Let’s Fix Work Episode 87
This week my BFF, Jennifer McClure, joins me on the podcast. Jennifer is a professional speaker and business advisor. She helps leaders embrace the future of work and leverage their influence to create positive, lasting change in and through their organizations. She is also the CEO of DisruptHR, an information exchange designed to energize, inform, and empower people in the HR field.
Today’s episode is a great representation of what happens when Jennifer and I get together to chat. We typically start off on one topic, in this case it was my book writing and publishing journey, and move on to the next, in a somewhat rapid-fire succession. You’ll hear us chat about work, including our 2020 work outlook and epiphanies about time management. We also discuss burnout and rethinking the way we view business.
So if you want to hear two BFFs talk about the importance of slowing down, our outlook on work in 2020, and some other random topics, then relax and enjoy this episode of Let’s Fix Work.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- About Laurie’s book writing journey, the editing process, and what to expect in the new year and beyond
- Goodreads and Amazon as incredibly important platforms for authors and how Laurie’s publishing team is prepping for her book launch later next year
- Where in the world is Jennifer McClure? Some of the sights and sounds she will be traveling to in 2020
- Jennifer’s epiphanies around time management, which she had while recovering from a horse-riding accident
- What we are excited about for 2020, including doing things a little bit differently in our lives, including getting a bit more sober and taking a time Sabbath
TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR BESTIE, JENNIFER MCCLURE. WHO IS SHE?
Jennifer McClure is a full-time professional speaker and business advisor. She helps leaders embrace the future of work and leverage their influence to create positive, lasting change in and through their organizations. To date, she has spoken at more than 350 industry-related conferences both in the U.S. and abroad, including Europe, Australia, and Asia. In these settings, she speaks on the topics of high impact leadership, talent strategies, and the future of work.
I AM INTERESTED IN WHAT IT TAKES TO PUBLISH A BOOK. WHEN WILL YOUR BOOK BE RELEASED AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE PUBLICATION?
People need to have a chance to replenish themselves if they are going to do their My book is currently in the editing stages. The tentative release date is in early 2021. In late 2020, I will be doing PR and, hopefully, book tours in advance of the book’s release. I will be attending different publishing conferences to talk about my upcoming book. But until then, I will be sitting on a book that’s ready to go, but not quite published. I trust the good advice of my editor and my agent. I’ll be talking to sales, marketing professionals, and booksellers. It’s definitely a different way of working for me, but I’m excited to learn.
WHAT ARE SOME WAYS IN WHICH JENNIFER IS PRACTICING TIME MANAGEMENT?
Following a horse-riding accident, Jennifer was struggling with focus. She would continue to show up at the desk every day and plot away at things. However, she wasn’t able to concentrate and she missed some commitments. She realized she had to do a better job of not only prioritizing her schedule, but she also had to get help. She needed to put into practice some time management strategies. So she began taking some baby steps in that direction. She hired a project manager who has really helped her take control of her business. Many of the strategies she is employing have been foundational and very helpful.
WHY IS TAKING TIME OFF SO IMPORTANT?
Taking time off is vital to productivity for each and every entrepreneur. Time off allows you to step away from your business so that when you come back you can love your business. It allows you to be excited about your business again.
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