Behind The Scenes Of The First Season Of Unleashing Your Great Work | UYGW27

After 27 episodes, the first season of Unleashing Your Great Work is coming to a close. Amanda digs into what it has been like to learn podcasting. She shares what has surprised her about doing an interview-style podcast show. She also shares the lessons she’s learned in the second half of the season from her guests. Listen in for this special behind the scenes episode!

Join us as we discuss:

01:07 How Dr. Amanda launched her podcast by mistake.

04:17 Why it is essential to know your own skills and preferences.

05:42 Solo episodes versus interview episodes.

07:00 How Dr. Amanda was surprised to discover how much she learned about great work by talking to people who are doing it.

09:11 The top lessons that Dr. Amanda learned from the second half of the first season of Unleashing Your Great Work.

13:15 There are real skills to great work.

17:26 The most interesting thing about interviewing people on a podcast.

About the Host:

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author and coach changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work– launch a successful business, make a scientific discovery, raise a tight-knit family, or manage a global remote team– without sacrificing your health, happiness and relationships.

Amanda is the Author of the forthcoming book, Great Work: Do What Matter Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda’s TEDx talk has received more than a 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.

Sponsored By The Aligned Time Journal

The Unleashing Your Great Work podcast is sponsored by the Aligned Time Journal! The Aligned Time Journal is here to answer the question “But HOW?” How can we figure out what our Great Work is? How can we get started, stay with it, and finish our Great Work so it can go out in the world and have an impact?

Click here to learn more, and try it out for yourself!

For more information about the Unleashing YOUR Great Work podcast or to learn more about Dr. Amanda Crowell, check out my website: amandacrowell.com

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Transcript
Dr. Amanda Crowell:

Welcome to unleashing your great work, a podcast about doing the work that matters the most to you. I'm your host, Dr. Amanda Crowell, a cognitive psychologist, coach, and the creator of the great work journals. Every week on this podcast, we are asking the big questions. What is great work? And why does it matter so much to us? What does it take to do more of your great work without sacrificing everything else? And how does the world change when more people are doing more of the work that matters the most to them. So whether your great work is building your own small business, or managing a remote team at a multinational company, you'll find insight and answers here.

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And that actually is a great segue to the second lesson I've learned, which is great work really, thrives on courage. No, nobody I talked to who was doing remarkable things, did it without ever feeling nervous, without ever feeling uncomfortable without ever really, really questioning what they were doing. Every single person I talked to tells a story of being really afraid, and then doing it. Anyway, probably the best example of that is the most recent episode with Stephanie Willoughby, where she talks about the fact that she was a television producer, the work timeline, the work hours, just wasn't conducive to the kind of mother that she wanted to be. And so she took a flying, you know, took a flyer on becoming a photographer, a newborn photographer. And she describes so eloquently what it was like to ask her husband to trust her, and then to feel the crushing weight of that responsibility, as she tried to build her business. And that story of courage, is when I hear over and over again, I didn't want to say it, I didn't want to do it. I was scared. I was nervous. Everyone thought I was crazy. But I did it anyway. And that's what made all the difference.

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If it were only important. I think the thing I loved the most about interviewing these people on my podcast was how much fun. It was. Great work is fun. And it's fun to talk about hearing my guests light up about the difference. They're making the people they help the, you know the animals, they get to play with the students, they get to talk to you. The pictures, they get to take the executives, they get to coach, they just light up and we need so much more of that in the world. People doing their great work doing the work that matters the most to them. And my sincere hope is that over the course of this first season of unleashing your great work that you dear listener, have been called to do your great work. Have you started to wonder what it is? Have you started to consider what action you could take? I really hope so. Because I think that the world is so much better, so much brighter, so much more able to solve problems and be innovative and be a better place to live. A better place to raise a family a better place to to exist when more people are doing their great work. This is the end of season one of unleashing your great work but it is not the end of the podcast. I'm happy to say we will be returning in the fall. I'll be returning in the fall with Season Two of unleashing your great work. And I am already knee deep in interviews for season two. And I cannot wait to see you then.


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