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

Liz Murphy

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

Published on January 30th, 2018

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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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