The story that you believe can either free you or imprison you. On today’s episode, Tom Asacker shares what he’s learned about how these narratives can prevent you from doing your best work, collaborating with others, and leading at your full potential. Tom has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, helping them unlock how belief drives action, and helping them overcome barriers that are impeding their growth. His latest book is called I Am Keats.
Ever feel like you can’t possibly please a boss or client? Or, are you ratcheting up the expectations for yourself (or your team) in a way that makes it impossible for you to be satisfied with an outcome? You might be experiencing something called expectation escalation. However, it’s not always the boss or client that’s to blame. We often do this to ourselves. On today’s episode, I share how to mind your baseline.
Is the thing you think you’re trying to do with your work really what you’re doing? What if the entire system is set up to get you to do something else, but you don’t even realize it? On today’s episode, I explain why pop radio is so bad, how artists end up as willing accomplices in mediocrity, and how your team might be doing the same thing (and not even know it).
It’s such a joy to have Seth Godin back on the podcast. In this conversation, Seth shares insights about the nature of doing creative work in the face of uncertainty, and how to succeed with the smallest possible market instead of aiming for big.
He also shared a bit about his altMBA program, an intensive, 4-week online workshop for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.
Ever feel like you have too many interests and curiosities to choose just one? For some people, this attribute makes them feel a little out of place in a world of specialists. However, today’s guest says there’s nothing wrong with you, and that in fact, you might just be a multipotentialite. Emilie Wapnick will tell you what that means with insights from her new book How To Be Everything.
Your career is going really well, and you’re knocking it out of the park with your projects. Then suddenly, one day you realize that your work just isn’t quite giving you the same spark or gratification that it once did. Everyone around you is happy with what you’re producing, but deep inside you know that you’re kind of phoning it in. Why does this happen to even the best and brightest people in the workplace? On today’s episode I share the two places where creative pros get stuck, and what you can do about it.