This podcast is designed to help you get out of your rut or talk you back off the ledge. Surviving corporate America is not easy, but it is doable with the right tools and insights. We will discuss topics like knowing who is really in your corner, having courage to speak out when something just isn’t right, investing in your own development with or without corporate sponsorship, choosing your words carefully and many other topics. I will also interview some interesting regular people who have made it through successfully. Life is way too amazing to be stuck in confusion and misery! Subscribe to the podcast, give us a rating, send me some comments (I really do use them for the development and improvement of content). Thank you for listening!
Clarify the Caution. Subdue the Fear.
Fear in and of itself is not bad. It keeps us on our toes. But when taken to an extreme, it can prevent us from moving forward. Tapping into caution as a bellwether for action is a way to move forward with awareness of the risks and plans to mitigate them. Caution gives pause where fear makes us stop. So the next time you are hesitant, ask yourself, “am I afraid or just being cautious?” and adjust accordingly.
A Magnificent Mess
It’s been a “messy brain” kind of month already. But this show is all about “perspective” so we are finding the power in the mess. The reality is that sometimes what we feel is messy is what makes us really good at what we do. It’s our “superpower” of sorts. But if we spend too much time focused on cleaning up the mess as opposed to finding the gems hidden inside, we miss opportunities for greater impact.
Do You Have PRESENCE or Do You Have POWER
Is being “influential” enough to cause systemic change? You can increase your influence by increasing your presence and being seen everywhere. BUT does mere presence carry enough power to create sustainable change? According to Rashad Robinson, President of The Color of Change, real power is the ability to change the rules. As leaders, are we exercising the kind of power that changes hearts, minds and institutions? Good question…
Interview with Lisa Caprelli
Our guest this week has found a way to successfully earn a living AND serve others at the same time. Author, TV Show Creator and Songwriter Lisa Caprelli left a thriving marketing business to follow her passion and fulfill her purpose.
Lisa Caprelli is a speaker, songwriter and an award-winning author of the unicorn book series, Unicorn Jazz. ™ She is the producer and director of Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do - Seasons 2 is live as of August 24, 2021, a family show on Amazon TV.
Good Intentions. Bad Impact.
What we intend isn’t always what happens. But what with do with that unexpected outcome is what matters. If we justify or explain, we ignore or negate how our actions have impacted others and we have a hard time processing how our actions didn’t give us what we wanted. But if we pause, take a minute to understand and OWN the outcomes, we can apologize and make it right. When we know better, we do better. Actions may start with intent, but they end with impact and that’s what ultimately matters.
Is It Planning or Paranoia?
Sometimes we can plan ourselves right into failure. Why? Because we get so caught up in making sure the plan is perfect and all-encompassing that we have a hard time letting go. Instead of giving ourselves the grace of knowing that there is always something unforeseen and including flexibility in the plan, we try to plan away the unexpected. But here’s the rub, if we never do anything, the plan is just a nice exercise in wishing.
Refreshing and relevant
The Rutledge Perspective brings light and wisdom to any facet of your life. Laurel is so engagingly real and truthful about her life and work experience that you want to heed her advice to the letter. She challenges your thinking while supporting you. Her knowledge coupled with her heart keep you coming back for more. Proud to be part of the village.
Going thru some personal issues now and found this podcast to personally speak to my situation; i. e. garage, closest, and table in bedroom. 😬
Thank you Rutledge Perspective for encouraging me to make changes in my life, my mind and my space.
She gets me!
I came across this podcast recently and have found that every time I listen I get a message or bit of advice that has been so relevant to what I have going on in my work and personal life. If you need a quick hit of inspiration and ideas you can put to work right away, listen to Laurel! She gets it.