Turning your Career Path into a Body of Work With Pamela Slim

In this episode Pamela Slim returns to the show to discuss her latest book Body of Work. A stable career in any field is quickly becoming obsolte, and by creating a body of work, we can navigate the uncertain world of work that lies ahead of us. Here are a few of the highlights from our chat. 

  • The various work modes of Pam's career
  • Why having a sporadic work history isn't a problem
  • How farming influenced the early part of Pam's career
  • An incredible story about hand restoring a 100 year old school
  • The epidemic of doing work your'e not excited about it
  • Overcoming the limiting self beliefs of big projects 
  • The tunnel vision of the non-conformist mindset
  • Why you shouldn't obsess over your work mode 
  • The reason there is perfect way to be with your career
  • Working towards contributing and making something better 
  • Finding your individual sacred journey 
  • The moments in your life and and career that are tipping points
  • Why acting interested in your work when you're not is dangerous
  • The good intentions of parental advice
  • Why people change and blossom when they're able to do the right work
  • Finding the right combination of Ingredients to create great work 
  • Why the search for a singular purpose can get in your way 
  • Learning to developing criteria for the work that you want to do

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, business coach and speaker. She spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees. Her new book, Body of Work, gives a fresh perspective on the skills required in the new world of work for people in all work modes, from corporate to non-profit to small business.


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