The Wayfinding Podcast
Find Your Micro-Motives. Why Your Small Preferences are Mega Important to Career Satisfaction.

Find Your Micro-Motives. Why Your Small Preferences are Mega Important to Career Satisfaction.

March 31, 2021

The book "Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment" by Harvard researchers Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas, explores how personal fit is the cornerstone of a successful career.  In the book, the authors share four elements that can help you identify your perfect fit. 

In this episode, I'm going to explain one of the elements outlined in the book.

And, I'm going to share an activity to help you uncover the small preferences that can help guide you in your work. Grab it here: https://laurenmalach.vipmembervault.com/

“Is This All There Is?” Mid-life Malaise and One Way to Address It

“Is This All There Is?” Mid-life Malaise and One Way to Address It

March 17, 2021
In Western culture, we hold the belief that once you reach a certain level of professional accomplishment and financial security, you'll achieve happiness and fulfillment. Grind it out long enough in the law firm, in med school, on the trading floor, or at the construction site and you'll get there.
 
But many of us reach the place of "having it all" and we're not happy or fulfilled.
 
In this episode, I share:
  • my story of "having it all" (except the happiness),
  • the nagging question that prompted action,
  • the Happiness U-curve,
  • and, a question to help you get to the core of what might be missing.

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

Success on Your Terms. The Case for a Personalized Definition.

Success on Your Terms. The Case for a Personalized Definition.

March 10, 2021

Are you pursuing your definition of success? Or someone else's?

 

In 2019, Populace (a think tank) coupled with the Gallup organization to ask Americans what they really think about success. (Canadians: I suspect the findings carry over the border.)

 

The results are fascinating.

 

There is a significant gap between how we think society defines success and how we personally define it.

 

This gap leads us to measure ourselves against standards that are not our own.

 

And, from what I see in my practice, this leads to dissatisfaction and frustration, as well as a dip in life satisfaction.

 

So if you want to feel more satisfied at work and in life, you need to take a close look at what your personal metrics of success are and work towards those.

 

In this episode, I:

  • walk you through the research on success,
  • make a case for defining and pursuing success on your terms,
  • and share a question to help you find your personal definition.

 

Discover your personal definition of success by completing my Start With the End in Mind Activity. You can grab it here!

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

 

You Asked. Listener’s Career Questions Answered.

You Asked. Listener’s Career Questions Answered.

March 3, 2021

You asked. I answered.

 

In this episode, I take on questions sent to me on social media.

 

Questions like:

  • What if the job I want to do won't pay the bills?
  • What if I take a stretch role and don't like it? Can I walk back gracefully or should I move on?
  • How can I reframe career setbacks?

If you're curious about these questions, tune in. And shoot me any question you have via DM on Instagram, LinkedIn or Facebook.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

The Wayfinding Checklist. What you Need to Know to Navigate Your Career.

The Wayfinding Checklist. What you Need to Know to Navigate Your Career.

February 24, 2021

In this episode, I offer a checklist of things every Career Wayfinder needs for their journey.

Essential Wayfinding tools like:

  • Knowledge of your strengths and skills.
  • Clarity on your values and priorities.
  • Solid ideas about your interests and what you want to learn next.
  • A plan for testing your ideas before you invest in them.

Don't get behind the wheel of your career without mastering these.

Buckle in and be ready to take notes.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

Talk Yourself Into It. How to Get Your Inner Critic on Your Side

Talk Yourself Into It. How to Get Your Inner Critic on Your Side

February 17, 2021

In your quest to progress or make changes in your career, your inner critic is likely going to have something to say.

 

Mean internal commentary, stalling tactics, harsh rebukes-- the inner critic knows how to keep you in your comfort zone.

 

For those of us who want to learn and grow in our careers, managing the inner critic is critical.

 

In this episode, I explain:

  • the purpose of the inner critic.
  • And, how to work WITH it so that it no longer holds you back.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

Building Bravery. How to Cultivate the Courage to Take a Career Leap

Building Bravery. How to Cultivate the Courage to Take a Career Leap

February 10, 2021

Making a change in your career takes self-awareness and boatloads of courage.

This is because leaving "the known" for "the unknown" naturally brings up fear and anxiety.

In this episode, I offer practical and soulful approaches to strengthen courage so you can make the desired changes in your career.

 

This topic was inspired by listener questions on social media.

 

Connect with me on Instagram and LinkedIn to share any questions you want addressed on the podcast.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

The Antidote to Imposter Syndrome

The Antidote to Imposter Syndrome

February 3, 2021

Imposter syndrome, also known as the imposter phenomenon, is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud."

 

Feeling like an imposter does not lead to happiness and engagement at work.

 

It keeps you from contributing, learning and growing-- all essential elements in a satisfying career.

 

In this episode, we'll explore how to manage your feelings of fakery so you can move from doubting yourself to taking on new challenges.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

Job Crafting. Turn the Job You Have Into the Job You Want

Job Crafting. Turn the Job You Have Into the Job You Want

January 27, 2021

Quitting isn't always the answer.

Depending on your particular circumstances, it may not be an option.

So, does that mean you're destined to be miserable at work?

Heck no!

In this episode, we explore job crafting-- how people can actively alter their tasks, relationships and outlook leading to deeper engagement and satisfaction.

In it, I'll share what job crafting is and the various ways me and my clients use it to take control of our happiness at work.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

Before You Quit, Ask Yourself This

Before You Quit, Ask Yourself This

January 15, 2021

Even the most engaged among us has probably asked themselves: "Is this worth it? Maybe I should quit."

Before you do, it's important to get to the core of WHY you want to quit. To the heart of what you want to remedy.

This episode offers a question to help you get to the core problem, thereby uncovering alternative solutions.

Once you've listened to the episode, download my Naming Your Need exercise from the Free Tools section of my member's vault. Grab it here.

 

Credits:

Audio Production: Erik Krosby

Cover Art: Nancy Neil Studio

Theme Song: Joyous Requiem by Out To Lunch

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