"How do you handle a drive to innovate inside a system that adapts to change slowly?"
“We need people to lean on when things don't go as planned because we're gonna spiral down to the bottom. But then we're going to recover, when we have the processing and sharing in the disappointment, the sadness, the frustration. Naming that when it does happen and it doesn't work out and allowing that part of you to be seen from a safe person is really helpful for you to then get back and try something else again.”
Every week on the SPARKED podcast, we invite a listener to share what’s going on in their work & life, then pose a specific question to Jonathan Fields and a rotating lineup of wise and kind mentors - the SPARKED Braintrust.
In today’s episode we’re in conversation with:
SPARKED BRAINTRUST ADVISOR: Jadah Sellner | Website
Jadah is a multi-time founder and CEO of Jadah Sellner Media, the co-creator of the Simple Green Smoothies social and business phenom, sought-after advisor to entrepreneurs, and bestselling author.
LISTENER: Brandi - Sparketype: Primary: Nurturer, Shadow: Advocate, Anti: Performer
QUESTION: Listener Brandi, sets up a really relatable scenario where as a visionary in her industry she feels frustrated by the slow moving pace of systemic progress.
She wants to find a home for her Sparketype drives to Nurturer and Advocate, but feels unfulfilled and bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of her job and volunteer roles. She poses the question, how do you find a way to spotlight a yearning for helping others in a way that feels more impactful and step away from the minutiae of day to day tasks in a culture and system that doesn’t easily support a different approach?
YOUR HOST: Jonathan Fields
Jonathan is a dad, husband, award-winning author, multi-time founder, executive producer and host of the Good Life Project podcast, and co-host of SPARKED, too! He’s also the creator of an unusual tool that’s helped more than 650,000 people discover what kind of work makes them come alive - the Sparketype® Assessment, and author of the bestselling book, SPARKED.
So what is your Sparketype? Turns out, we all have a unique imprint for work that makes us come alive, this is your Sparketype. When you discover yours, everything, your entire work-life- and even parts of your personal life and relationships - begins to make sense. Until you know yours, you’re kind of fumbling in the dark.
How to submit your question for the SPARKED Braintrust: Wisdom-seeker submissions
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