About the Episode
Today’s guest is Laura Gassner Otting, a keynote speaker, media personality, executive coach, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She encourages audiences to imagine bigger and accept greater challenges that go beyond their existing, constrained scope of belief in order to help them think beyond the uncertainty and indecision that leave wonderful ideas in limbo. She joined us today to talk about her book, ‘Wonderhell: Why Success Doesn’t Feel Like It Should… and What to Do About It.’
Laura discusses the struggles that successful individuals often face behind the scenes, shedding light on the importance of personal freedom and prioritizing what truly matters. Laura introduces the concept of consonance, emphasizing the significance of alignment and flow in our lives. She highlights the experiences of individuals who have achieved work-life alignment rather than traditional work-life balance, showcasing how their calling, connection, contribution, and control align with their values and goals.
We also delve into Laura’s personal journey, from her overachievement struggles during the pandemic to her decision to start a search firm with a mission-driven focus. She shares the lessons she has learned about defining success on one’s own terms and making decisions based on personal goals and values rather than societal expectations. Throughout the episode, Laura addresses the challenges of motivation and accountability, drawing from her own experiences as an athlete. She reveals how she overcame a sprained ankle during the New York City Marathon, pushing through the pain to finish the race.
Join us on this episode of The Growth Guide as we unpack these transformative insights and learn how to navigate the journey towards personal growth and success.