By: Liz Murphy

on January 30th, 2018

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By: Liz Murphy

 on January 30th, 2018

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"Even Workplace Gladiators Need Naps, a Minisode" (Creator's Block, Ep. 59)

Creator's Block | Leadership | Podcasts & Shows

Week after week, Marcella, Jessie-Lee, and I talk about topics that help us work smarter and create better.

This, however, is not one of those weeks.

Last Friday, while having lunch with Kathleen and Jessie-Lee, I got in trouble. You see, at the time, I was about to go on vacation, and I let it slip that I had planned to edit this podcast while I was on a plane to Paris.

This bit of news did not go over well with my lunch buddies, and soon it was decided that an intervention would be required -- an intervention that would be staged during this week's episode. 

Even though I feigned ignorance about why it was considered a bad thing to be doing work while on a plane with my husband to one of the most romantic cities on earth, the reality is that even the most goal-crushing of workplace gladiators needs to take a nap every now and then. 

But when you've got a team of other amazing people counting on you (and a to do list that's a mile long), the process of getting out the door for a well-deserved break can feel like an impossible obstacle course of shifting priorities, surprise meetings, and whack-a-mole, last-minute projects. 

How should you handle it all, so you can make it to vacation without losing your mind? And were Jessie-Lee and Marcella able to talk some sense into my pre-Paris, work-obsessed brain?

You'll have to listen in to find out...

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What We Talked About

  • How do you manage work before you leave?
  • How do you effectively balance your pre-vacation to do list as priorities shift and change?
  • What do you do when time runs out before you get all of your work done?
  • How do you make sure you leave for vacation with happy team members in your wake?
  • How do you set boundaries once you leave?

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About Liz Murphy

As IMPACT's content strategist, Liz does more than wrangle commas. With more than 10 years of editorial and inbound marketing experience, she's obsessed with innovating new ways of creating amazing content that's absurdly useful and effective. (She also works with in-house contributors and clients as an editor, strategist, interviewer, coach, and sometimes therapist.) No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple -- to empower organizations and thought leaders to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing content. Throughout her career, Liz has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries -- from cyber security and health care, to government sales and insurance. Liz lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband and two dogs. She loves public radio and is also a freelance beer writer and an enthusiastic camper. Finally, she has very aggressive feelings about pineapple on pizza. (It's best not to engage her on that topic.)

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