Mar 10, 2020
Pamela Slim is an author,
consultant, and former corporate director of training and
development at Barclays Global Investors. She has created and
delivered training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles
Schwab, and Chevron, and has advised thousands of entrepreneurs.
She shares how we can feel comfortable finding different types of
work for our existing skills, and explains why she loves a good
side hustle. Pamela also talks about how we can be aware and open
to see new opportunities and display courage through the difficult
parts of creating meaningful work.
What You Will Hear in This Episode:
- Pamela wrote Escape from Cubicle Nation
while she was coaching people that
wanted to start their own business. That eventually grew into
writing more books, building classes, and moving out of the
time Pamela spent abroad lit a fire inside of her to be interested
in global studies.
the growth mindset, you are open and curious, and it is a choice
that we can make to be open and flexible.
are different ways we can utilize our “ingredients” or skills and
qualifications in different work modes, and also change up the way
we apply our skills to certain jobs.
can develop new skills and stay curious about our industry, and at
the same time just stay aware of new possibilities in which we can
use our already existing attributes and talents.
- Pamela is a giant advocate of a side hustle and
learning as much as you can while you still have a steady
Fact — Pamela has done MMA and martial arts, which does help her
with focus and discipline.
- Courage can be quiet and under the radar, it
doesn’t always need to be loud and intrusive.
amazed and astounded every day by the kind of progress, learning,
and transformation that women can make.”
a matter of deciding to acknowledge the power that you do
- “Start small, and learn as much as you
- “There needs to be a consistency where you are
building up your capacity to do hard things.”
Escape from Cubicle
Quiet: The Power of Introverts
in a World That Can’t Stop Talking