Brigette’s Motivated To Ask For Motivation

Our new friend Brigette is in need of motivation. She's happy with her life, but thinks there may be some things she can do to make it better. The problem is she's not motivated to change much. 

Luckily, her friends Caroline, Gale and Anne give recommendations to help put a fire in Brigette's belly. They also talk about their own struggles with motivation, how hard it is to get up at night to pee, a dating app for people who like to eat chicken tenders, how women's ambition is depicted in 90s movies, seasonal depression, pump up playlists, mattress canoes, and the thing that motivates them the least, math! 

Brigette's pop culture prescription for lack of motivation: 

“The Idiot” by Elif Batuman (novel) Anne and Caroline

Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante (4 novels) Anne and Gale

The Hours Soundtrack (album) Gale, 

Gale Get Up (playlist on Spotify) Gale

Zeno's paradoxes (philosophical problems) Gale

"McDonald’s is Impossible” Chelsea Martin (poem) Gale

“Friends” Season 1, Episode 4 “The One With George Stephanopoulos” Gale

“The Irrationalist” by Suzanne Buffam (poetry collection) “The New Experience” (poem) Anne

"Don't confuse, comfort with happiness"- Dean Karnazes (inspirational quote) Gale

The National - “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (song) Gale “I owe money to the money to the money I owe”

The National - “Slow Show” (song) Caroline “I’ve gotta get my shit together, I’ve gotta gather my shit”

Election (film) and Big Little Lies (tv show) also Reese Witherspoon films in general Caroline

“Lessons on Expulsion: Poems” by Erika Sánchez (book) Gale

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika Sánchez (book) Gale

Follow Erika Sánchez on Twitter Gale

Also, stay off social media. Gale

“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari Caroline

Order Mama’s Tenders at Mama Iguana's. Caroline

“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys (song) or any pump up song Anne

Take a daily dose of Cardi B (music and social media) “Get that caching” Caroline

Lizzo Anne

Pick up a part time job for a particular reason to gain a sense of control. Gale

Make up a “messy mentor” (Karen Kilgariff and Mrs. Maisel) Gale

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”- Brené Brown (quote) Gale

DEAR SUGAR, THE RUMPUS ADVICE COLUMN #86: TINY REVOLUTIONS (column) “Real change happens on the level of the gesture.”  Gale

A haircut. Caroline

“The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win” by Jeff Haden (book) Bradley Whitford quote “In order to fall in love with the product, you have to fall in love with the process”  Gale

Chef’s Table (tv show) Caroline

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (documentary) Caroline

Chef’s Table Volume 4:Pastry Episode 1 “Christina Tosi” (tv episode) Gale

“It Is Daylight” by Arda Collins (poetry book) “With A Voice In Front Of You” (poem) Caroline

Lizzo’s Asschela promo instagram videos Caroline

Be Usher. Everyone


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