This week on the podcast, we are featuring Gail Robertson, the Chief Curiosity Officer of GailNow! She is a whirling dervish on social media and a networking super-connector, and I’ve been amazed by her energy and success for years. Listen in as Gail helps us to uncover what it takes to realize the potential of our curious brain and accomplish our wildest dreams by signing up, suiting up, and showing up.
Join us as we discuss:
01:57 Great work is about helping others to show up and stand out by sharing their story.
02:35 The 3 Steps - Sign Up - Suit Up - Show Up.
04:25 How Gail used curiosity, as a way to find the stories inside the world of manufacturing.
08:28 Being curious versus being judgemental.
11:01 Overcoming fears with curiosity and mindset.
16:20 Work with the right clients - Sometimes you have to say no to certain things so you can say yes to the great opportunities.
19:34 The biggest hurdle to get over is to get out of your own way - You can be the hero of your own story!
23:37 How Gail helps her clients get into the right mindset, get over insecurity and start sharing the stories of their great work.
26:57 Curiosity is like a muscle, you have to exercise it, you have to utilize it.
33:45 The muscle of curiosity led to the muscle of courage.
About the Guest:
Gail Robertson brings an unfamiliar and fresh outlook to the more traditional Manufacturing Industry. This (recovering) journalist knows how to use curiosity to celebrate innovation - and turn obstacles into opportunities. She helps transform businesses for extraordinary results! Curiosity is the foundation of her 3 step process: Sign Up, Suit Up and #ShowUP! Gail has always been curious, which led her into journalism. She now uses storytelling (developed as a journalist), in her manufacturing world. Her transferable skills have assisted her as she transitioned from journalist, to bed-and-breakfast owner, to fundraiser, to Marketing Manager at an insurance tech company and now, “Chief Curiosity Officer” at GailNow. She is a social media strategist and Keynote Speaker, who can help just about anyone exercise their Curious Brain! She and many others have found that with curiosity, so much is possible: step out of your comfort zone, overcome fear, do things you’ve never done before, meet amazing people and ShowUP with joy, passion and enthusiasm.
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?
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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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