The past couple months have been very exciting for me at IMPACT as I transitioned to a new role of Account Supervisor. In addition to being the point person for a select few clients, I now manage a team of six Account Executives. Without even realizing it, this new role and added responsibility has been something I've been working towards for a while now, all stemming to what I consider my passion in my career: helping people. Though "helping people" is a super generic passion to claim, it's something that encompasses so many aspects of my life. But determining that passion, honestly, has not come easy... and that's OK.
Well, last week was my very last episode as host of the Creator's Block podcast, which I founded with Jessie-Lee two years ago. While I'm excited to begin my newest podcasting adventure with IMPACT -- the Content Lab podcast -- I do want to pause and reflect today on a few of my favorite episodes from the past year, before I say goodbye for good. And if you missed my last episode, where I pass the co-host torch to the immensely talented Justine, check it out below... From morning routines to getting raw over a Brené Brown book, to carefrontations and mindfulness, it's been a good run. I'm really going to miss squawking in your ear once a week about my feelings. If you won't, just lie to me, tell me I'm pretty, and that you'll miss me, too. Creator's Block returns on July 17 with Justine Timoteo and Marcella Jalbert. Enjoy!
This is a big week for Creator's Block. In fact, it's quite a milestone for myself and the podcast. In a couple of weeks, Creator's Block will return (on July 17, to be precise), just in time to celebrate its second anniversary. But I will not be returning with it, as Marcella's co-host.
Ah, work-life balance. It's kind of like parenting or finding true love -- everyone has an opinion about it. "There's no such thing as work-life balance, only work-life blend." "There's no such thing as work-life balance, only LIFE!" "You can only spend X number of hours a day doing work, without ruining your personal life." "If you're not committing X number of hours to work, is it even worth doing or being passionate about?"
I don’t know how it happened, but I sneezed and somehow we’re now weeks away from the end of yet another quarter -- and not just any quarter. The second quarter. Which means we’re almost halfway through the entire year. WHAT?! While I’d love to say that I’ve got all my ducks in a row, and all of my plans to "crush my goals" or whatever are going along swimmingly, I would be lying. Here’s the thing though. Now that the finish line is in sight, I’ve noticed a lot of people saying, “I don’t have time for this, I don’t have time for that” -- myself included, I’m not immune -- in a way that makes me wonder if that’s really the case. Do we really not have enough time?
One of our long-time listeners, Frances Bowman, reached out to us awhile back with a request -- to talk more about how to give good feedback to creative marketing pros like us.
Marcella and I are back with a brand new episode. This week, we're answering a very important question: What do you do when your personal life starts to negatively impact work? We're not talking about having a bad hair day or spilling coffee on yourself before you get to work. We're referring to much more serious instances -- issues at home, a death or medical emergency in the family, etc.
One of the best parts of our job is the fact that we get to wake up each morning knowing we get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. So, this week, while our noses are deep in projects, processes, and creative objectives, Marcella and I are sharing with you our favorite episodes featuring other IMPACTers. From collaboration and career paths, to "carefrontations" and mindfulness, these have been some of our favorite conversations. Enjoy!