Episode #26: Huma Qureshi on Selling in a Quiet Way, Writing Creatively and Finding Your Still

Huma Qureshi is an author and former newspaper journalist turned blogger at Our Story Time. We talked a lot about writing and creativity, and also ventured into impostor syndrome, owning your expertise, banging your own drum and selling what you do in a nice, quiet way.

Show Notes

Huma Qureshi is an author and former newspaper journalist turned blogger at Our Story Time, where she also runs online writing courses that guide people to find inspiration and their creative writing voice. We talked a lot about writing and creativity, including Huma’s tips for those who want to write more creatively, and her experience of carving out a new career path based on a desire for freedom. We also ventured into impostor syndrome, owning your expertise, banging your own drum and selling what you do in a nice, quiet way.

“I don’t want to talk to myself in a way that would break my heart if my kids talked to themselves like that” – Huma Qureshi

Some of the things we talked about:

  • Huma’s unique journey from journalist to author to blogger and online course creator (alongside raising a family)
  • Changing course in the name of freedom and creativity
  • Impostor syndrome, owning your expertise, and selling what you do in a nice way
  • Huma’s tips for those who want to write more creatively 
  • The importance of calm, taking a step back, and spending time offline and alone
  • Huma’s philosophy of being intentional and true to yourself in your work

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“There’s very few people that are going to bang your drum for you and it’s up to you to do it, but you can do it in a very nice beat and it doesn’t have to be very, very loud” – Huma Qureshi

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