In this interview, you’ll learn about deep work and how it helps us accomplish amazing work. Catherine Morgan is an author, coach and consultant that helps people reduce stress and grow their careers. One of my favorite parts of the interview was how she deals with procrastination and uses it to her advantage.
Highlights from the interview:
- Catherine’s three stages to her career.
- She discovered her superpower by seeing what people came to her for in her career.
- Understanding your genius zone.
- Understanding employee engagement or lack of it.
- Why communication about our why is so important in companies.
- Taking control of your career.
- Look for your skill gaps and how to close them.
- How to work on your mindset so you take action on an uncomfortable project.
- Why your mind is like a golden retriever.
- How meditation helps her relationships.
- How to turn an arduous task into something better so you aren’t cranky.
- How our inner voice holds us back from doing the important task that should be done.
- Why procrastination happens.
- Being kinder to ourselves helps in these key areas.
- What task she does when she is avoiding doing a difficult task.
- How to use deliberate procrastination to help us solve a problem.
- Making procrastination a part of your creative process.
- Her secret to getting stuff done during her work day.
- Building good habits that support your deep work.
- How London Writers Hour works.
- Why we need to talk to people who are ahead of us in our career.
- How to notice when you feel burnout coming on, so you can make adjustments.
- Asking for help when we need it.
- Favorite book, podcast and favorite toy as a kid
You can learn more about Catherine over at her website Point A to Point B Transitions. You can check out her book This Isn’t Working!: Evolving the Way We Work to Decrease Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (Amazon Link) and also connect with her on LinkedIn.
And as always, if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing, just reach out to me on the Dig to Fly website, and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you enjoy the interview, please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!
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