Hey, my friend! I’ve been saving this one. Waiting for the release of my next book to share him with you and my world on the podcast. But I can’t stall any longer. He’s got too much to give and you’ve got too many dreams to make happen. The creative muses have put their feet down… It’s time.
This man, music icon Paul Williams, is an unbelievably precious soul. He’s one of the greatest angels and mentors and champions of my life (talk about a crazy-fairytale-Hollywood-
Paul’s standards have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, The Carpenters, Willie Nelson, REM, Diana Ross, The Dixie Chicks, and so many others. During our chat he shares a secret-weapon creativity tool that led him to win the Oscar for “Evergreen” with Barbara Streisand (and an armful of Grammy’s, Golden Globes, and co-author a recent New York Times bestseller). Oh, and an induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. There’s that.
Paul’s songs, “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays” “You and Me Against the World” and “The Rainbow Connection” from the Muppets, have been anthems for generations. Ever watch The Love Boat? Yep; that theme song’s there, too! Not bad for a guy who calls himself “orphaned trailer trash” and never had formal musical training—but instead scribbled down the songs playing in his head. We know you’ll be riveted hearing Paul’s iconic voice as he sings the play-by-play details and lyrics of a Grammy-nominated song he downloaded in the park, AND Paul’s advice for getting out of your own way to create the best work of your life (it’s so much easier than you think). If there’s anyone who can assure you you’re never, ever alone in this creative journey, it’s Pauli.
Get ready to be inspired, too, with how this tuned-in soul keeps getting MORE successful (and happier) with age. You won’t believe the creative heights he’s reached in the first half of his 70s (including accepting Grammy Album of the Year with Daft Punk & sitting with Oprah for Super Soul Sunday) and how he’s fighting for the digital rights for all writers. But career magic aside, it’s Paul’s humanity—that thing that’s led him to help thousands of people one on one in recovery, and millions throughout the world via his lyrics and recent book—that’s truly contagious. Trust me: you want to catch what this man’s got, so snuggle in and listen up.
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