Hot Mess Hotline
Hot Mess Hotline
Aug 19, 2022
Ep. 50: Powerful Leaders Define Success for Themselves First with Karen Mangia
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There's a balance in leadership success between being nimble and controlling the right kind of controllables. Karen Mangia is that leader who has found personal and professional success because she decided to prioritize — and control — what that looks like on a daily basis for her.

You'll hear in this interview how Karen was letting other people's definitions of contribution, meaning, and boundaries drive her. And it wrecked her body, mind, and spirit. Lucky for us she found her way out and even used the pandemic as her reset time. She has changed her relationship with her career and invites you to do the same.

Our episode brought tears to my eyes and I hope it touches you in a similar way with these lessons:

  • Saboteurs will hold you back if you keep listening to them.
  • Success doesn't mean more, more, more.
  • Commitment to success can be toxic.
  • Blending in to fit in will cause you to lose yourself.
  • It's not other people's responsibility to meet your needs.
  • Do you have an addiction to activity? Do you know your body's warning signals when it's time to slow down?
  • The difference between dopamine happiness and joy
  • Set priorities to do your best work and communicate to those you work with.
  • Divest before you invest.
  • You always have choices.
  • Why you need to stop asking others for approval
  • Busy is a belief
  • You only need 10 minutes a day to define success for yourself.

About Karen Mangia

Karen Mangia is a WSJ Best Selling Author and one of the most sought after thought leaders in the world, sharing her thought  leadership with over 15,000 organizations during the course of her career. She is the author of four books: Success from Anywhere:
Create Your Own Future of Work From the Inside Out (Wiley), Working from Home: Making the New Normal Work for You (Wiley), Listen Up! How to Tune in to Customers and Turn Down the Noise (Wiley) and also Success With Less (Marie Street Press).

A prolific blogger and sought-after media interview, she has been featured in Forbes and regularly contributes to Thrive Global, Authority Magazine and ZDNet. Thinkers 360 named her as #9 on their List of Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Health & Wellness, #12 for Mental Health and one of the top 150 B2B Thought Leaders to Follow.

As Vice President of Customer and Market Insights at Salesforce, she engages current and future customers around the world to discover new ways of creating success and growth together. She leads the company’s Work from Home Taskforce and is shaping the strategy for the workplace of the future globally. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, she also serves on the company’s Racial Equality and Justice Taskforce. Prior to Salesforce, she spearheaded Customer Experience at Cisco Systems.

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