Technology makes things easier and improves our quality of life. But it also brings complication and creates stress unique to its very presence. How can we keep technology on the helpful side of life? This episode wraps up our summer series on work-life balance. We have a complicated relationship with our technology — which we […]
Are you on your way to burnout city? How to catch the telltale signs and what to do about it — quitting your job not required! Highlights of Episode 92 How to recognize what Dara refers to as the “zombie” work-life. Three common misconceptions around burn out Workaholism doesn’t always result in burnout. Conversely, burnout […]
Are you a working mom or dad and balancing having a career with new parenting responsibilities? This one’s for you. How to stop feeling guilty and maximize the time you spend with your new baby. Highlights of Episode 68 How Strength-in-Words got started Common misconceptions new parents have about how their babies learn/play Recognizing […]
How to use “play” and improvisation to address organizational goals and challenges. Highlights of Episode 67 How “playing” with Lego blocks can help with problem solving and strategic planning Avoiding perfectionist tendencies Addressing the fear of the “blank page” Being open to exploring options (instead of shutting down everything right away) Proceeding with your idea […]
Five things I do regularly as part of my self-care routine to keep depression at bay and continue to thrive in my career. In honor of the upcoming World Mental Health Day, I wanted to share my experience with depression while working and growing a career. I suffered from depression for a long time but […]
The term hustle carries a certain connotation. You hear the word and you immediately imagine long days filled with hard work fueled by driving energy and burning passion. For some, this scenario is exactly what they need to push them forward to work on their goals. For others, like Nik Poplavksy, it drove him the […]
Tools of the trade
In a world where change comes fast and furious, the person with a plan is ahead of the game. And more often than not, that plan involves a career pivot.
It may have something to do with our nature.