444: Dorie Clark: The Stand Out Lady Reinvents Us All
Today’s guest is a lady who has been on a bit of a journey in her professional life, to find the thing that she loves doing.
Now known as a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent writer to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog, it seems from the outside that she had a master plan from an early age.
A step by step blueprint to success and the life that she is living today.
But then you read in her words this interesting section detailing the life before it all came together and you can see that this is far from the truth.
As she says “I grew up in a very small town in North Carolina – pre-Internet era – and felt incredibly frustrated with the lack of opportunities and like-minded people. I left home early to head to college, so I could get a jump-start on doing the things I cared about, like getting a masters degree in theology and becoming a political reporter, presidential campaign spokesperson, nonprofit executive director, and documentary film-maker.
In 2006, I launched my marketing strategy consulting business, and eventually started writing, speaking professionally, and teaching for business schools. I’m passionate about helping others take control of their professional lives and make an impact on the world, and have written two books – Reinventing You and the Stand Out – to help make that a reality.”
And the key word being “eventually”
She took action, worked hard, undoubtedly hustled until eventually it all come together and she became being who she is today.
So looking back to her younger days, would she still leave home early or would she take a different road to where she is today?
And what would be the biggest learning that he has gained over the last few years?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up the dots with the one and only Dorie Clark.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Dorie such as:
How so many people get to a point in their life when they know that they could be doing something great, but just cant think how to start doing it.
Dorie shares the best practices for getting an idea out to the world, by getting it past the many obstacles that can kill it before it even gets the first chance to grow.
Why men and women are always going to be arguing over the central heating control, and who should win that battle (and unfortunately she has scientific facts to back the winner up guys!)
Make sure that you make decisions up stream, so that you don’t limit your decisions down stream…… live beneath your means so that you can take the risks to grow.