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Let’s Stop Feeling Ashamed About Our Jobs! (Here’s How)

It’s inevitable, isn’t it? When you meet someone, the conversation always makes a stop by your work.

You feel it coming from the moment you first learn someone’s name: “So, what do you do?”

A lot of us really hate this questions.  How do you feel about it?  If you have any ounce of struggle with your job or dissonance between what you do and who you are, you likely don’t care for that question.

When we do work that is congruent with our identity and values, it’s easy and fun to talk about. But if it’s not something we believe in 100%, there can be awkward feelings of shame or embarrassment around it.

If you’ve ever had a job that you weren’t in love with, I have something to say to you:

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[Short] The Obstacle is the Way

In story form, the main character or hero wants something and embarks on a quest to achieve it. That quest is riddled with challenges and obstacles, which is what makes the story fun and entertaining.

But in our lives and careers, we tend to think of obstacles differently. Host, Dan Cumberland invites you to reframe everything you thought you knew about failure, obstacles, and hope.
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From Burned-Out to Bakery Founder with Michelle Savage

Michelle Savage is a friend and former client.  A few years ago she left her job and moved to Europe for few months, and dream about what would come next for her.  I had the chance to work with her one-on-one through that discernment process.  Since then she has been on quite a journey.

Today’s episode is a conversation that we shared recently while she was visiting Seattle.

I’m excited to share her story with you because her story isn’t that of an expert, but of a woman who has made some courageous choices to create work and a life that she believes in.  She’s still in process, and it’s beautiful to witness.
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What’s Your Inciting Incident?

In story form the Inciting Incident is the event that jump starts the narrative. It sets in motion the events that push the main character out of her/his comfort zone.

In life, there are certain events that commonly push us to make changes and reevaluate who we are, where we are, and where we want to go. In this episode, host Dan Cumberland talks about the main events that push people into conversations about calling, purpose, and finding their dream job.

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Self Compassion in Your Career with Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta is a blogger, author, and teacher.  He is the creator of the popular blog zen habits.com.  Leo’s work and expertise centers on personal change.

I had the opportunity to speak with Leo about his journey into blogging, and what makes it worth while.  And it was such a gift to speak with him.  He carries himself with a gentleness and kindness that puts you at ease in his presence.  I had so just much fun talking with him.

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