Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

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

Resources

Fiona Smart Books
”I Can Be a Superhero” Version One and Version Two
Fiona Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: FionaSmartonWomenWorldwide.mp3
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