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Episode 6 - Playing Big with Tara Sophia Mohr

Episode 6 - Playing Big with Tara Sophia Mohr

Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on well-being and women's leadership. She has a book entitled, Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message and Tara has been featured on Maria Shiver, Huffington Post, and more. She talks to Charlie today about some of the problems women face in modern times, self-doubt, launching her book with a new born in tow, and resisting our true calling. 

Key takeaways:

4:22 – It's hard to be seen as the likeable and good girl when you're trying to challenge the status quo. 

9:55 – Play big. Identify what that means to you. Sometimes playing big doesn't have to be big at all. 

14:16 – We tend to resist our true calling because of fear. 

17:15 – Tara explains about two types of fear in this segment. 

22:10 – Women want to be both competent and likeable, but sometimes the two collide with each other and women dumb down their competence to seem more likeable. 

29:10 – Both Tara and her husband are in the same type of career field, but Tara thinks it is important to advance each of their careers individually and without using your partner as a crutch.
34:20 – Tara didn't anticipate the amount of opportunities that would open for her as a result of the book and it has been one of her challenges to manage. 

37:15 – It's so hard to focus on one thing when we get 20 new ideas a day. 

41:22 – The biggest takeaway? Self-doubt is a big problem for women. Tara says to work on taking action when you feel self-doubt. 

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Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.