Jen Vermet — An AltMBA Alumni Shares Her Lessons on Everyday Writing, Courage, and Boosting Your Creative Output (#34)

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Writing is the function for me that helps me process life and know what I’m experiencing, otherwise I don’t know how to articulate it. And if I don’t know how to articulate it, nobody else will know the life I’m living.

Jen Vermet

Hey there. Welcome to another episode of The Penguin Latte Podcast.

Today I’m joined by writer and altMBA alumni Jen Vermet (@jenvermet). Readers and listeners know I’m subscribed to a bunch of newsletters. Jen’s newsletter, Letter from a learn it all, is one of my favorites. She’s kind, wise, generous — the whole package.

Fans of my episodes with Cullin McGrath (episode 2!) and Rich Hebron will enjoy this one.

In this episode we cover…

  • Writing and shipping creative work everyday
  • Jen’s experience with Seth Godin’s altMBA
  • Scheduling joy
  • My resistance with writing
  • Her kickass grandmother
  • How being creative is a choice, choosing it often
  • How to apply constraints to boost creativity
  • Writing for gratitude
  • Nerding out on our journals
  • Geeking out on Seth Godin and Steven Pressfield
  • and more…

Please enjoy!

Cheers, and here’s to your good health.


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