This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Host] What would you say are some of the biggest recurring themes that show up again and again as you're doing your writing? - [Maxie] Yeah, you know, there's a few of them, and I think in order to understand where they come from it's important to understand why I started writing to begin with. I actually was spending about 90% of my time on the road talking to women, building out offline networking communities, and there were just so many universal themes that kept coming up. I was like I have to capture this somewhere because these conversations that we're having in anywhere from groups of 10 to groups of 300 could be brought together for other people to gleam from, and what really came out of that, and it's what you see as you're cruising around on my site is this, you know, kind of incessant doubt around our future. You know, there's just a lot of these themes of am I doing the right things? Is what I'm feeling normal? How do I handle this doubt? Where the heck am I going with my life? And really the writings there are one giant love letter to women that, you know, they're not alone, that we're actually all feeling these things and asking these things, and most of it comes into career as a cornerstone in our life and my writings. So those are some of the big ones. - [Host] That's good, and so now now our audience is mostly women but not all, and so I'd say, you know, gentlemen too, experience some of these questions, the where am I going with my life obsession, you call it. And so your book "You're Not Lost" tackles this, and how would you phrase the main idea behind "You're Not Lost?" - [Maxie] Yeah, well, "You're Not Lost" came because in all those conversations I was referencing, it was the one thing, and I'm sure you have this with your podcast also, it's the one thing that I just kept hearing over and over and over again, and, you know, it brought me to the main thesis and the solution that I was trying to create from having heard this so much is just simply that you don't have to know where you're going in order to begin, that we can find our way when we tap into a really deep sense of self-belief in order to take small step after small step after small step.