159 episodes

What does it mean to love and work well? What’s required? What gets in the way? And how do I pursue what truly matters? Freud taught “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness,” and our ability to love and work well is deeply connected to our happiness in life.

Working at the intersection of business and psychology, Dr. Melissa Smith helps you identify what it takes to love and work well, pursue what matters, and live with more joy today. Get clear on intention, lead yourself first, and thrive in love and work.

Pursue What Matters Dr. Melissa Smith

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

What does it mean to love and work well? What’s required? What gets in the way? And how do I pursue what truly matters? Freud taught “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness,” and our ability to love and work well is deeply connected to our happiness in life.

Working at the intersection of business and psychology, Dr. Melissa Smith helps you identify what it takes to love and work well, pursue what matters, and live with more joy today. Get clear on intention, lead yourself first, and thrive in love and work.

    Episode 159: Are You Doing Too Much?

    Episode 159: Are You Doing Too Much?

    Are you doing too much? Join me to talk about how you may be pushing yourself to the brink. Burnout is definitely a thing. 

    This podcast will help you:


    Understand the impact of burnout



    Identify signs you may be doing too much



    Learn specific ways to help yourself do less



    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith

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    • 25 min
    Episode 158: Build Mastery

    Episode 158: Build Mastery

    Join today to learn how mastery and self-worth are foundations for building secure self-esteem both at work and at home. 

    This podcast will help you:


    Understand mastery



    Identify how mastery can help you trust yourself



    Learn what the paradox of self-esteem is 



    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith

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    Show notes available at:

    https://drmelissasmith.com/158-buildmastery/

    • 28 min
    Episode 157: Strengthen Self Worth

    Episode 157: Strengthen Self Worth

    Join me on the podcast to understand how cultivating self-compassion over self-esteem builds the foundation for greater well-being, happiness, achievement, and meaning. As we strengthen our foundation of self-worth, it becomes internalized. We know we matter, and we are less vulnerable to how others see us. 

    This podcast will help you:


    Identify what self-worth is and why it matters 



    Learn that your view of yourself will always be tied to your relationships  



    Cultivate self-compassion and forget about self-esteem



    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith

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    Show notes available at:

    https://drmelissasmith.com/157-strengthenselfworth/

    • 16 min
    Episode 156: Book Review - Courage is Calling

    Episode 156: Book Review - Courage is Calling

    With this week's podcast, I'll be diving into Ryan Holiday's new book: Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave. In this episode, I'll unpack the elements of fear, cowardice, courage, bravery, and lastly, the elements of heroism, an expression of valor. 

    This podcast will help you:

    Identify the elements of fear
    Learn how acts of courage can inspire you 
    Understand why the world needs your courage

    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith


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    Show notes available at:

    www.drmelissasmith.com/156-courageiscalling

     

    • 21 min
    Episode 155: Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Focus on Two Things

    Episode 155: Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Focus on Two Things

    Join in as I discuss the two things you’ll want to focus on in order to feel better about yourself. I will share what healthy self-esteem is and how you can truly cultivate this both for yourself, your family, and those you lead. 

    This podcast will help you:

     Understand what healthy self-esteem is
    Learn how healthy self-esteem develops
    Identify the two components of healthy self-esteem

    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith


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    Show notes available at:

    https://drmelissasmith.com/155-feelbetter/

    • 37 min
    Episode 154: When Self-Esteem Backfires

    Episode 154: When Self-Esteem Backfires

    Join me on the podcast as I talk about the problem of self-esteem and give you practical suggestions to keep you on the right side of self-esteem.

    This podcast will help you:

    Identify the problem of self-esteem
    Learn how facing challenges sets the foundation for secure self-esteem 
    How self-esteem can feed narcissism

    Connect on Instagram @dr.melissasmith

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Lisabree ,

Lisa Hall, family nurse practitioner

Dr. Smith is the real deal! I always find her insights and advice spot on. Whether applying her recommendations in a work setting or in personal relationships in a variety of setting, you will take away wisdoms from each podcast to make you a better person. Sometimes a title of a podcast doesn’t grab me, but after I listen to it, it hits on something I needed. She talks fast and the material is substantial, and it amazes me that she gives all of this therapy for free, - so I usually try to listen when I can sit and take notes!

Pinter-what? ,

Leadership with heart

Dr. Smith teaches us how to be leaders with heart and she uses science to do it! Her podcast teaches us grace and the importance of service as leaders. I’m so grateful that I found her podcast!!!

Carrie-Val ,

Powerful and motivating podcast!!

Amazing and motivating podcast about the learning process, the issues we face while
learning and solutions to combat them. This podcast is an absolute must listen for everyone, especially those in school or looking to continue on with their education. Dr. Smith nails
it again!

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