Start More Than You Can Finish with Author, Becky Blades

November 17, 2022 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 97 / Guest: Becky Blades

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Show Summary:

Becky Blades wants us all to be stARTISTs! Her daughter coined the term “startist” when she noticed that Becky had her hands in a lot of different enterprises, from business, to art, to writing. We talked about writing through grief, and the creative process. Becky has great insight into launching, whether it be sending our children or our ideas into the world. If you have a fear of starting because you’re hung up on the end product, Becky’s perspective – and her new book – will change the way you approach everything!

Topics From This Episode:

  • Becky’s books
  • Creativity
  • Writing habit
  • Raising children
  • Perfectionism
  • Skill mastery
  • Experimentation with new skills
  • Allowing failure
  • Leaving room for success
  • Doing a project inventory
  • What do you need to get started? (Hint: You don’t need everything!)
  • Idea generation
  • Avoidance vs. startup time
  • Shame
  • The brain science of getting started

Look, Listen, Learn




  • The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • College application process, and learning to let our kids handle it

More About Becky:

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, entrepreneur, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living.

After starting the award-winning public relations firm, Blades & Associates, and merging it with Trozzolo Communications Group, Becky now shares the power of “stARTistry,” a philosophy she unveils in her new book, Start More Than You Can Finish: A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas.

Becky also wrote and illustrated the best-seller Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone, named a Best Books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. 

A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Becky has written for, The Huffington Post, Live Happy, and more. Her artwork is in collections around the world.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript available upon request