033: Your Body of Work (with Pam Slim)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3:57pm

In this episode, you will listen to an interview with Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and the Body of Work.

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Pam is a passionate, engaging speaker with proven advice for building careers in the “New World of Work” – a world filled with economic instability, rapid change, increased demands on leadership, work-life balance pressures and 24-hour a day social media sharing.

Our conversation focused on her last book:

Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together.body_of_work

We discussed:

– Body of Work – definition

– Need for a new type of career advice

– Finding the thread that ties your story together

“You need to tell a story about your own body of work, in a context that will make sense for the work you want to get.” – Pam Slim

– Ethical and effective story telling

“More and more people, by choice or by force, don’t have a straight-line story for their work experience.” – Pam Slim

– Mindset shift needed to succeed in our rapid changing world

“Craft a story that explains your highest values, your strengths, and the value you can provide to the audience you care about influencing.” – Pam Slim

– Importance of defining our roots

– We can have more than one singular life purpose

– Our work recipes and ingredients

– A definition of success

“Don’t aim at success–the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

More about Pam Slim at:

http://pamelaslim.com

 

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