If you are spending more time on LinkedIn these days to look for a new job, take a break from zoom or connect with your network, you may have wondered what it's like to work as a Linkedin News Editor. In this conversation, Riva Gold, Linkedin News Editor for USA/Canada, joins us to walk through a day in her life. Riva shares her career milestones and the creative push she made to land her current job. We discuss Riva’s role in creating and curating a wide range of content on LinkedIn and how Riva transitioned from a traditional journalism role.
Tracy McCubbin is a professional declutterer, but what she really does is help people manage their relationship to stuff. When Tracy realized she had a talent for helping people organize their stuff, she turned it into dCluttefly, a thriving business.
In our part 2 of our conversation with Tracy, we discuss the 7 emotional clutter blocks Tracy discovered while running her business. Tracy walks us through each emotional block and offers examples of how people use shopping or holding on to excess stuff as a way of avoiding their emotions or problems. We discuss some of the ways our society is rigged against our desire to buy less and how your home can become a more peaceful and joyful place when you remove the things that you don’t need. Whether you are hanging on to the past, creating a fantasy life, feeling guilty about your purchases or feeling shame for not using the stuff you bought, Tracy can help. After 14 years helping people declutter their homes, Tracy has seen it all and can help people move past common emotional mistakes related to the things we own.
Tracy McCubbin is a professional declutterer, but what she really does is help people manage their relationship to stuff. When Tracy realized she had a talent for helping people organize their stuff, she turned it into dCluttefly, a thriving business. Recently, Tracy decided to start a service that will help others start their own decluttering and organizing businesses. The $22B storage industry, Tracy’s waiting list for her services, and the fact that most Americans cannot park in their garages due to exceed stuff, is an indicator of the market size and need for people who can help us manage what we buy.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the problems of the world and unable to help, but there is a way to help by making conscious choices to buy less things. In our conversation, we discuss the mental and financial impact to our health, our finances, the environment and our homes when we buy too much. In Tracy’s book, Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need, Tracy outlines a range of 7 emotional blocks that people have related to stuff and offers advice on how to move past emotional blockers such as hanging on to the past or creating a fantasy lite. Listen in to this conversation and read Tracy’s book if you are feeling overwhelmed with the stuff in your home or if you want change your buying habits. Tracy breaks down the emotional triggers that create the urge to buy and hold on to the things that don't serve our needs.
Our guest today Katie Fogarty is the founder of LinkedIn Reboot and Reboot for Business, Katie Fogarty’s work helps people transform their LinkedIn profiles, personal brands and career opportunities. Katie's background writing for morning TV news, working for a global PR firm and even for a U.S. Senator has given her a perfect combination of skills to help others summarize their personal stories on their LinkedIn pages.
In our second conversation with Katie, we discuss key tips for helping job seekers update their profiles and make the most of out LinkedIn’s latest features.
Laura Vanderkam is a Nationally-recognized time management expert, author, podcast host and a mother of five. Laura’s latest book, The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work From Home offers advice for remote work based on Laura’s 18 years of experience working remotely. In our conversation, Laura shares top tips on working remotely, engineering serendipity into your days, and ideas for trying side projects that can lead to new ways of thinking or unexpected opportunities.
If you enjoy this conversation, listen in to our conversation with Laura in 2017 where we discussed Laura’s book, I Know How She Does It: What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast.
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