Episode 4: Oreo People with Kimberly Stuart
Welcome to The Drumbeat of Life podcast, where your always curious host, DonJay Rice, speaks with a wide variety of servant leaders to uncover the drumbeat of their lives.
A drumbeat is what keeps someone motivated, keeps their joy alive, and refills their cup every day. Drumbeats can be found through our highest highs or our lowest lows. Through this podcast, you and I will learn how to implement these drumbeats to better our own lives and relationships.
This week’s guest is witty and wise Kimberly Stuart. When Kim transitioned from teaching ESL to being a stay at home mom to her young kiddos, she felt an unmistakable calling to the written word. What began as a borderline compulsion to write has blossomed into a successful writing career, mentorship and coaching of other aspiring authors, two successful podcasts, and awesome public speaking opportunities.
In this episode Kim talks to us about intentions and boundaries when you hear your drumbeat and start following its call. She urges anyone who is starting to pursue a new (or revisit an old) passion to carve out time for it wherever you can and communicate with loved ones about your workload during busy seasons of your life. Kim also shares her experience finding out who her biggest cheerleaders are – and how you can suss out those special people in your life.
Remember, listeners – there’s a beautiful drumbeat inside of every one of us. Let’s discover it together!
Kimberly Stuart grew up in Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and good storytelling. Stuart is the author of eight novels, including Sugar, Heart Land, and the Heidi Elliott series. Her books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Huff Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times, and Publishers Weekly.
She and New York Times-bestselling author Bob Goff have coached hundreds of aspiring authors through their executive coaching, online courses, and events at The Oaks Retreat Center. Kim’s solo podcast, For Real with Kimberly Stuart, launched in fall 2021. A joint podcast with Goff, The Writing Room, launched in fall 2022.
Stuart has made her home in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Costa Rica, Nebraska, and Iowa, where she now lives with her brave husband and three wily children.
Kim’s Book Recommendations
- Books by Louise Penny
- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
For Real Podcast: https://www.kimberlystuart.com/podcast