Chasing Creative

Episode 20: Being a Global Creator with Amy Lynne Hayes

Episode Summary

Amy has played with wearing many hats over the years - artist, designer, blogger, freelance journalist. But at the root of all of this lies two things: a passion for travel and a creative, free-spirited soul. She now combines all of the above as the creative director for a luxury travel company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with 43 additional offices in 34 countries around the world. We chatted with Amy about how she makes travel a priority, what it’s like to run an Instagram hashtag that stretches around the world, and how the building blocks of her career led her to a dream job.

Episode Notes

Amy has played with wearing many hats over the years - artist, designer, blogger, freelance journalist. But at the root of all of this lies two things: a passion for travel and a creative, free-spirited soul. She now combines all of the above as the creative director for a luxury travel company headquartered in Miami, Florida, with 43 additional offices in 34 countries around the world. We chatted with Amy about how she makes travel a priority, what it’s like to run an Instagram hashtag that stretches around the world, and how the building blocks of her career led her to a dream job.

Here’s where to find Amy:

Website: https://www.amylynnehayes.com

Blog: https://www.creatricemondial.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/creatricemonde

Instagram: https://instagram.com/creatricemondial

Here’s where to find Abbigail

Website: www.InkwellsandImages.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbigailekriebs

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

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

Here’s where to find Ashley

Website: www.BrooksEditorial.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brookseditorial

Instagram: http://instagram.com/brookseditorial

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brookseditorial

Mini Book Club

Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai

Essentialism by Greg Mckeown

Anything by Sharon Kay Penman

The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

Anything by Ann Rinaldi, especially Time Enough for Drums and The Last Silk Dress

Amy’ Three Things To Have for Planes:

iPod for books; Noise-cancelling headphones; Eye-mask

Abbie’s standing desk: https://www.ergodesktop.com/content/kangaroo-elite

Abbie’s Book-reading tip on iPad: Turn on airplane mode! Battery lasts longer, no notifications to interrupt your reading. :)

Quotes from this episode:

“All of those different things led you to this one dream job.” - Abbigail

“It literally took me a year to realize that travel was the thing that combined it all.” - Amy

“It just worked out - that could be the motto of so many creative people.” - Ashley

“I’ve tried everything… the thing that sticks may not be the thing that you wanted to do originally.” - Amy

“It’s about trade-offs. If you want to travel, you may not be able to go shopping every weekend.” - Amy

“Location independence is not Instagram feed-worthy all the time. You are still going to be working really hard.” - Amy

“When you are doing something that feels right and you’re not getting that resistance that feels so discouraging, it doesn’t really feel like work. You are doing stuff and you are busy, but it’s not the soul-sucking busy of ‘I’ve got to tick these things off the list.’ ” - Amy

“Everywhere you go, McDonald’s will have WiFi.” - Amy

“I love being able to put something out there and connect with people.” - Amy

“I didn’t want all the pressure of creating all the content.” - Amy

“When I’ve traveled, I have met up with people all over the world that I’ve met on Twitter.” - Amy

“If you want to do the creative work, something else in your life is probably going to have to go.” - Ashley