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June 6, 2023

How to Balance Security and Self-Expression at Work

Are you struggling to find work that nourishes your soul - yet still provides stability? Do you feel like you’re dancing between security and soulfulness in your day to day responsibilities? You're not alone. In fact that is ...

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May 30, 2023

How to Find the Courage to Speak Up at Work

We’ve all heard the phrase, “don’t escalate things.” Especially, in the context of work. But, what if there were moments when escalation, done in the right way and with the right intention, was actually the right move? Are th...

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May 23, 2023

How to Outsmart Your Own Blind Spots & Think Outside Yourself

Have you ever struggled with a problem or decision where the solution seemed impossible to see, yet obvious once someone pointed it out? You start kicking yourself for not seeing something that now appears so simple and clear...

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May 16, 2023

How to Turn Many Passions Into a Joyful & Successful Career

We’re often told, the only way to succeed in work - and, in no small part - in life, is to pick one or two things, focus intensively, go all in, and say no to anything that distracts you from …

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May 9, 2023

Is AI Really Coming for Your Job?

You’ve heard about it everywhere - AI, ChatGPT. But what does AI have to do, if anything, with how you live and work and play? With the choices you get to make, and the choices that might be taken from …

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May 2, 2023

Thriving in Mission-driven, Burnout-inducing Work Environments

Do you feel like you're constantly sacrificing your own well-being for the sake of your patients or clients? Do you struggle with burnout and feel like you have to leave your job to take care of yourself? Do you feel …

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April 25, 2023

How to Lead Through Uncertainty (when Your Team Still Hasn’t Recovere…

There’s this myth in the world of business that, if you’re tough enough, practiced enough, and motivated enough, you can push hard, 24-7, for months, quarters, years even and endure all manner of obstacles, stressors, adversi...

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April 18, 2023

The Power of Pause, Play, Perspective & Planning

Have you ever felt like you're on a hamster wheel, constantly running, but not getting anywhere? It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of life and business, losing sight of the bigger picture. But what if you …

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April 11, 2023

Why Success Can Sometimes Feel Like Hell

Ever notice how, the moment you step into a new level of accomplishment and visioning, it’s amazing, but it almost always comes along with a success-sized helping of struggle, fear and uncertainty that leads to suffering? Our...

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April 4, 2023

The Unseen Battle: How Anxiety Fuels Achievement

Are you unknowingly harnessing the power of anxiety to drive your success? In today's fast-paced, high-pressure world, it's no secret that anxiety is on the rise. But what if we told you that anxiety could be the key to unloc...

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March 28, 2023

Defying Expectations: Unraveling the Secrets of the Portfolio Life

Are you tired of the 9-to-5 grind? Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a fulfilling and sustainable portfolio career? In today's SPARKED Hot Take episode, we’re back with Joy Batra for part two of our fascinating co...

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March 21, 2023

The Art of Decision-Making: Trusting Yourself and Avoiding Decision b…

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Have you ever found yourself stuck in the endless cycle of indecision, unable to make a choice, and constantly seeking input from others? What if we told you...

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March 14, 2023

Myth-Busting Productivity | Unlocking the Secret to More Free Time

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Question - when it comes to work, do you really care about being more productive, or is the real goal to get all the important stuff done, but in …

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March 7, 2023

How Workarounds offer a Solution to the Most Complex Problems

We constantly encounter complex problems at home, in our places of work, and in society at large. Even if we had all the time and money in the world, sometimes no good solution can be found. So, what should we …

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Feb. 28, 2023

How to Find a Sense of Belonging in the Freelance World

Over the last few years, there’s been a massive acceleration in the trend of people leaving mainstream jobs to start their own business, from freelancing or private practices to portfolio careers. Largely in the name of freed...

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Feb. 21, 2023

How to Ask for Help and Actually Get What You Need

Following on from last week’s episode we dig deeper into how to ask for help in a way that is more likely to actually get you the support or guidance you are looking for. Deborah shares supportive guidelines and a …

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Feb. 14, 2023

The Real Reason Why We Don’t Ask for Help

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. There’s a mythology in work and in life, of the individual who goes out and does all the things they want to do, completely on their own. The Self-reliant, …

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Feb. 7, 2023

The Surprising Power of Creative Disappointment

It’s a challenge we all deal with. We show up, work incredibly hard, strive to create something powerful, unique, impactful. And, yet, it lands with a thud. Maybe not an outright failure, but also nowhere close to what you th...

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Jan. 30, 2023

How to Succeed at Anything Worth Doing | 2023 Kickstart

What if this was the year you actually did the thing that you have dreamed of doing, the thing that’s been in the back of your mind for months or years, maybe even decades? The thing that when you think …

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Jan. 24, 2023

How Do You Scale a High-Touch Service Without Losing What Makes It Ex…

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. You’ve spent years becoming really good at what you do. Expert level. And, you’ve reached the end of your ability to serve clients on an individual basis. It...

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Jan. 17, 2023

How to Make a Big Difference, In a Sustainable Way

Got a career or business question for the Braintrust? Submit here. So many of us look at the world we live in, and wonder how we might make a bigger impact. After a decade in academic setting, with a focus …

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Jan. 10, 2023

How to Hold Onto Your Spark When Work Seems All-Consuming

How do we find the time to make our own art? How do you blend your own creative or expressive practice with running a business? Today’s listener Claudia presents this question. She has been running a successful Paint Your Pot...

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Jan. 3, 2023

How Do We Know What Truly Sparks Us vs. What’s Social Conditioning?

Can social conditioning, past experiences, and external pressure affect the way we explore figuring out our Sparketype? Or, for that matter, any metric we might look to, as a way to help figure out what drives us? And how do …

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Dec. 27, 2022

How to Thrive as a Multi-Passionate Person in a Specialist-Craving Wo…

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. How do you satisfy an impulse to build a living around multiple passions and be in constant learning and growth mode, in a work world that keeps pushing you …

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