As kids we probably all heard it at one time or another, and as adults we surely say it to our own children if we have them: “What do you want to be when you grow up? You can be anything you want!” Some little kids have pretty predictable dreams of being a doctor or a teacher, but some kids dream really, really big. They want to grow up to be explorers, superheroes—or even kangaroos and lions.
Fiona Smart, a classically trained singer and songwriter, is the author of the song and accompanying book, I Can Be a Superhero. Written about and for her first daughter, Fiona wanted to encourage kids to use their imaginations, dream as big as they possibly can for their futures, and foster a love of reading in families.
Follow along as Fiona shares how she transitioned from late-night jazz singer to children’s book author, the in’s and out’s of the publishing world, and what it’s like pursuing her passions from home as a mother of three.
In This Episode
- Why creative pursuits require a strong support system
- The rewards of having children as your number one audience
- How to keep an eye on your personal passions
- Fiona’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
Quotes in This Episode
“We read all the time… It’s really important I think.” —Fiona Smart
“I think we all wish there were more hours in the day to achieve the things we would love to.” —Fiona Smart
“If I feel like I need to re-energize and I’m feeling a bit lackluster, I find just a bit of yoga and pilates really help… If I’m feeling tired, the best thing I can do is exercise.” —Fiona Smart
“You have to focus on yourself as well and do things you love.” —Fiona Smart
“If you’ve got a passion, a dream, a vision, just go for it!” —Fiona Smart
Fiona Smart Books
”I Can Be a Superhero” Version One and Version Two
Fiona Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram