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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 unlocking your true potential? Welcome to our podcast, where we dive into the world of anxious achievers, and explore how mental health plays a crucial role in the success of leaders everywhere.

In this riveting episode, we will uncover the fascinating relationship between anxiety and achievement, shattering the stigma around mental health in the world of leadership. This is where we’re heading in today’s fascinating SPARKED hot take, and we’re welcoming another expert guide, Morra Aarons-Mele.

With Morra’s depth of expertise we’re uncovering the often underestimated and misunderstood elements of anxiety. We look at how embracing anxiety can fuel your ambition and drive you to new heights. Morra share’s the hidden strengths of anxious leaders and how deep empathy and awareness is transforming leadership and the way we think about success.

She offers powerful strategies for channeling anxiety into productive energy and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. As well as the surprising research that links high-functioning anxiety with extraordinary leadership.

Don't miss this enlightening conversation with Morra Aarons-Mele as we delve into the untold stories of anxious achievers and discover a refreshing reframe for those of us who have felt our experiences with anxiety were an obstacle for our success or would be perceived as a weakness. Tune in to learn more about the misconceptions of anxiety and how to harness the power of anxiety for success in your work and life.

SPARKED HOT TAKE WITH: Morra Aarons-Mele | Website | LinkedIn

Morra is the host of the top leadership podcast, The Anxious Achiever, which is also the name of her upcoming book, The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears into Your Leadership Superpower, will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in April 2023. Morra has dedicated her career to helping people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. In 2010, she founded the award-winning digital consulting firm, Women Online, which has since become a powerhouse in the world of digital campaigning. Morra's impressive career spans across working with political and social leaders, including helping Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat, launching digital campaigns for President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, the CDC, and many more.

AND HOSTED BY: 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.

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