“I can’t make the meeting”; “I won’t join that cause”; “I don’t schedule lunch on Mondays.” Three different ways of saying no with very different implications. Rachel and Suzanne take apart what it means to say can’t, won’t or don’t.
What happens when you have to completely reboot a product, an idea, or even your whole life? Starbuck’s CEO (and Rachel’s fantasy boyfriend) Howard Schultz is a perfect case in point, with his radical re-do of the #RaceTogether campaign after a fiasco lauch 3 months ago. Today’s guest, Jordan Ruden of Acres Media Group, shares his harrowing personal story of having to reboot his life when brought down by a debilitating disease at the prime of his life and career at age of 38. What do these two men have in common? They faced the brutal facts and kept their faith. Starting over never sounded so good.
Do you dread the question: What do you do for a living? If your work involves doing lots of different gigs, strung together by the common thread of what you like doing and do well, you’re living what we call a “portfolio life.” On today’s show we talk to the poster child for portfolio life, Brenda Bergen— a creative director working with several different companies, including Vosges Chocolat, who also makes room for her own creative expression on her cool blog, fuelyourprocess.com. We don’t want to whitewash the anxiety that comes from juggling multiple projects, but this way of living also offers joys, freedom, and huge creative growth. And that, friends, is the big payoff.