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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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Dec. 20, 2022

How to Reimagine Work in a Way that Re-energizes You

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Today’s listener Paulina asks, as an Essentialist who thrives and is energized by chaos, problem solving and ‘putting out fires’, when you run your own consu...

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Dec. 6, 2022

How to Move Forward With Self Compassion & Curiosity After Loss

'How do you Move Forward with Self Compassion & Curiosity after experiencing Great Loss?'

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Nov. 22, 2022

How to take a Life-Changing Sabbatical with DJ Didonna

'How do you take a Life-Changing Sabbatical?'

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Nov. 15, 2022

How to Build the Team Habit of Belonging

How do you Build the Team Habit of Belonging?

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Nov. 8, 2022

How to Handle the Parts of a Job You Love that Don’t Come Easily

How can you Handle the Parts of a Job You Love that Don’t Come Easily?

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Nov. 1, 2022

How to Use Your Shadow Sparketype to Amplify Different Impulses

'How do Use Your Shadow Sparketype to Amplify Different Impulses?'

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Oct. 25, 2022

How to convert Creative Inspiration into Action Taking with Cynthia M…

'How do you convert Creative Inspiration into Action Taking?'

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Oct. 18, 2022

How to navigate Career 'Gaps' with Courage & Purpose

'How do you navigate Career Gaps with Courage and is it ok to keep starting over?'

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Oct. 11, 2022

How to Reframe the ‘Portfolio Career’ dilemma

‘How do you Reframe the so-called ‘Portfolio Career’ dilemma?’

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