7 episodes

Waffles Friends Work is a values-driven leadership and personal development podcast that explores how we show up for ourselves, in our relationships, and at work. Drawing from sources ranging from Parks and Rec and The Good Place to Brené Brown and Adam Grant, Waffles Friends Work gives relatable examples and actionable takeaways for your day-to-day life. Hosted by moms, business partners, and sisters Kara Wight and Jensie Wight, the podcast is a light—hopefully funny—way to think about growing into the person you want to be.

The name Waffles Friends Work comes from the Leslie Knope quote "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third." As such, each mini-season will explore a theme and apply it to those three areas giving listeners a mix of philosophical and down-to-earth concepts to think about and try.

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Waffles Friends Work is a values-driven leadership and personal development podcast that explores how we show up for ourselves, in our relationships, and at work. Drawing from sources ranging from Parks and Rec and The Good Place to Brené Brown and Adam Grant, Waffles Friends Work gives relatable examples and actionable takeaways for your day-to-day life. Hosted by moms, business partners, and sisters Kara Wight and Jensie Wight, the podcast is a light—hopefully funny—way to think about growing into the person you want to be.

The name Waffles Friends Work comes from the Leslie Knope quote "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third." As such, each mini-season will explore a theme and apply it to those three areas giving listeners a mix of philosophical and down-to-earth concepts to think about and try.

    Episode 7: How Can Your Values Help You Set Better Goals?

    Episode 7: How Can Your Values Help You Set Better Goals?

    In this final episode (probably really this time) of season one, Kara and Jensie break down the official Waffles Friends Work tried, proved, tested, and approved five-step goal setting process. By aligning your goals with your values, you'll have more success in completing those goals. Why? Because when you anchor those goals in who you are and what really resonates with you, you'll focus those goals on things that YOU want. Not the goals you think you should have (or what's trending on TikTok). Listen in to learn the 5 steps and how your values are key to setting the right goals for you.

    • 43 min
    Episode 6: What Are Slippery Behaviors?

    Episode 6: What Are Slippery Behaviors?

    Catch up with Kara and Jensie a couple of months after they recorded the first 5 episodes. They have some thoughts and experiences to share after thinking through personal values, including some challenging conversations they had and what they learned. Listen in to see how they're working to live their values AND learn how "slippery behaviors" can help you identify where you're starting to veer off the path of living your values. 
    Get all the resources from this episode on our website.

    • 44 min
    Episode 1: What are Values and Why Do They Matter?

    Episode 1: What are Values and Why Do They Matter?

    In the first episode of Waffles Friends Work, Kara and Jensie set the table for a rich season-long discussion of personal values. After convincing you that articulating your personal values is a worthwhile endeavor, they give some ideas on how to actually figure out what your values are. Using examples from their own personal values, you'll learn that no two people share the same values or the same route to finding out what those values are. Also, find out why Kara admires Leslie Knope so much, what Jensie admires in The Dude from The Big Lebowski, and why most of their family is obsessed with the parents from Easy A.
    Get all the resources from this episode on our website.

    • 54 min
    Episode 2: How Do You Show Up for Yourself?

    Episode 2: How Do You Show Up for Yourself?

    How does knowing your values improve your self-care? In this episode, Kara and Jensie make the case that knowing your values is self-care and finding ways to honor them makes your self-care practice much more effective. With practical examples from their own values and self-care practices to a story on being mansplained on how to drink more water, join them to get some ideas on how to incorporate your own values into how you show up for yourself every day. Self-care looks different for everyone, just ask Tom, Donna, and Ben from Parks & Rec—then find a way to treat yo self.
    See all resources and show notes on our website.

    • 46 min
    Episode 3: How Do You Show Up in Relationships?

    Episode 3: How Do You Show Up in Relationships?

    Showing up for ourselves and in our values can have a profound impact on our relationships. By knowing who we are, we allow the people in our lives to love us as we are, not as who we think they want us to be. And, in turn, gives us the perspective to love those around us as they want to be loved. In this episode, Kara and Jensie cover resentment and self-betrayal along with ways to identify both and most importantly, what to do when you find yourself in either space. Jump in to hear some ways to start small in learning to trust your gut and how to communicate with loved ones early and often.
    Find all the resources and other goodies from this episode on our website.

    • 46 min
    Episode 4: How Do You Show Up at Work?

    Episode 4: How Do You Show Up at Work?

    Living your values at work can be really tricky! Between navigating coworker relationships, leading a team, and even feeling comfortable and safe in your workplace, work can really be the "testing ground" for your values. In this episode, Kara and Jensie talk about ways to identify self-betrayal at work, how to course correct when you need to make changes, and how knowing your values can improve your experience at work. They also (finally) talk about the relationship that inspired this whole project: Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.
    Get all the references and resources on our website.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Tanbrunetteathome ,

Super enjoyable, personable and aspirational

Loved how the hosts took a very complex process and broke it down into episodes. I really appreciated how real they were about the messy parts of life and also framed the conversation about how setting a values framework can help organize your mind so that life is more fulfilling and rewarding. Can’t wait for the next season!

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