The Atlas

Grow or Die - Intentionality

Do you feel like you spend your time chasing things for the sake of someone else's rat race? Is it productive? Is it useful? Is it serving you? In this week's episode, Lawrence and I talk about the value of being intentional. Pick your battles, and then choose to be intentional in how you expend your time and energy. It's harder than it sounds, but it's definitely worth it.

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Grow or Die - Living in Limbo

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and before the results were called, we all had to sit in a truly uncomfortable state: limbo. We took the opportunity to discuss this, particularly as it pertains to self-management, leadership and larger organizational impacts.

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Grow or Die - Climbing out of mental traps

What are the traps that you create for yourself because of how you are thinking -- or not thinking -- about things? All of us have a different set, and they are usually caused by a combination of how we grew up, our values, the lessons we've learned from those around us and what identities we choose to adopt. But without being clear about the impact, we can keep our biases intact and operating to our detriment. So what do we do about it?

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Grow or Die - Sucking it up when you hate your job

Coaches like to talk about values and self-care. But the truth is, the ability to quit a job you hate is a luxury that not everyone has -- or, at least not one that everyone has all the time. Whether it's for your own reasons or your family responsibilities, you may feel (right or wrong) like you have no choice but to stay in a job that you dread. If/when that is the case, how do you square your sick gut with what you need to do, even when you hate it? Join us for this discussion.

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Grow or Die - Dealing with Hostile Coworkers

The first presidential debate of the 2020 US general election presented us with an all-too-common work scenario: trying to get work done while dealing with a hostile, belligerent co-worker. While most of us don't typically face as extreme a version as we saw in the debate, the reality is that pushback surfaces constantly. Whether it's with clients, peers, partners or project teams, there are different techniques you can use, and so Lawrence and I spend this episode discussing the very tactical things we and our clients use.

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Grow or Die - Authenticity as a Business Owner

Owning your own business can be exciting. But it often brings up questions and challenges you didn't typically face as someone else's employee. One of them is what happens when you have to decide the right type of client to work with. Whether you are a consultant or a coach, the match of personalities, values, working styles and priorities can be extremely important but also enormously difficult to surface in time to make the decision before it's too late. Or, worse yet, as a business owner, can you afford to tell a client no? Join us in this episode while we explore how you stay authentic to yourself while also building a business.

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Grow or Die - Identity, Family and Trust

We have kicked off Season 2 of Grow or Die -- Join me and Lawrence while we discuss identity, family and trust. Throw in some sexism and racism, just for good measure.

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Grow or Die - Transition

How do you deal with transition? What kinds are no big deal versus which ones are a struggle? Join me and Lawrence while we discuss what goes into that process, how we struggle with it, and what things cause us to bristle against it.

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