Chasing Creative

Episode 21: Intentional Creativity with Erica Layne

Episode Summary

Erica Layne is the mom of three behind Let Why Lead, a place for purposeful women. Listen in as we chat with her about finding your why as a creative, living by your values, and being intentional about self-care and wellness.

Episode Notes

Erica Layne is the mom of three behind Let Why Lead, a place for purposeful women. Listen in as we chat with her about finding your why as a creative, living by your values, and being intentional about self-care and wellness.

Here's where you can find Erica

Website: http://www.letwhylead.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/letwhylead

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LetWhyLead

Here's where you can find Abbigail

Website: https://www.InkwellsandImages.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbigailekriebs

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbigailekriebs/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkwellsandimages/

Here's where you can find Ashley

Website: https://www.brookseditorial.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brookseditorial

Instagram: http://instagram.com/brookseditorial

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brookseditorial

Resources from this episode

Tsh Oxenreider's post that inspired Erica's search for her "why": Neither Poverty Nor Riches

Erica's post on reducing noise: 9 Practical Ways I Reduce Noise in My Life

Erica's post on productivity: How to Detangle Productivity and Your Self-Worth

Erica's post on self-care for moms: 24 Self-Care Practices for Mothers

The Lively Show podcast

The Unmistakable Creative podcast

The Happier podcast with Gretchen Rubin

Mini Book Club

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Love Does by Bob Goff

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

The Wild Diet by Abel James

Quotes from this episode

“If you focus on why you’re doing what you do---the things that really
matter---then you can let go of everything else.” --- Erica

“I’ve broadened my definition of creativity to include anything that
makes my soul come alive.” --- Erica “I love having my kids around
while I work because I think it’s a great example to them, especially
to my daughter, to see that her mom always had a creative passion that
filled her up.” --- Erica

“Who are your creative ventures for?” --- Erica

“A lot of people in my real life don’t know how much my online writing
means to me.” --- Erica

“Learning to live by your values and guard those and let go of the
extra stuff is key to finding joy.” --- Erica

On self care: “It’s a lens of loving yourself and taking care of
yourself and then giving yourself to other people.” --- Erica

“Now I feel like I’m living this life I designed instead of a life I
tumbled into.” --- Erica

“Being very specific about what I choose to spend my time on has
helped me appreciate my time more.” --- Abbigail

“It’s such a skill to be able to sit with your own thoughts and find
goodness in them.” --- Ashley