In this Season 2 premiere of Unleashing YOUR Great Work, it’s just me, myself, and I. 

This podcast episode is a reflection on myself and MY OWN Great Work. In reality, doing Great Work is a joy, but it is also a struggle. 

Our ideas become filled with such high stakes, and we need to remember to lower those stakes, drain the drama, and remember what matters most to us. 

If you find yourself struggling and second-guessing your own Great Work, remember that you are not alone.  We are doing this Great Work together.

Join us as we discuss:

03:28 In reality, doing great work is a struggle and a joy.

04:57 Struggle is reasonable because great work at its core is high stakes.

05:24 Reasons why doing your great work is hard.

08:19 Think about the proposition of great work.

09:10 The question of leaving your legacy behind you.

09:51 Nature of great work is terrifying, yet nobody says that they don’t want to do great work.

12:11 There was a part of my great work that I had been ignoring.

14:26 Middle school is a vital age because it is the time when the body is triggering the body, hormones, the brain, and puberty is happening.

15:26 My stories and realizations in my orientation keynote at the University of Toledo.

17:56 If you think you don’t have any great work, or you don’t know what your great work is, think through all the times that you were just consumed with jealousy or envy.

20:36 Middle-grade students are not getting the educational media that they deserve.

22:21 If you are in the thick of the terror of doing great work, know that you are not alone.

About the author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist and business coach who helps accidental entrepreneurs get more clients and have a bigger impact. She is the author of Great Work, the host of the Unleashing Your Great Work podcast, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.