“Fear does a good job of keeping us safe.” ~ Sara McArdle
Today’s conversation is with Sara McArdle.
Sara’s got an interesting story to tell. After working as a graphic designer for many years, she managed to, not exactly “switch” careers, but ADD a new layer to her life that has made her more fulfilled in her life as well as in her day job.
What I love about her story is that she spent a lot of time working on herself – she calls herself a personal growth enthusiast – she spent time investigating and thinking about her life and career. She didn’t make a huge pivot into a new lifestyle but, instead, found a passion that ultimately fulfilled a part of her that she didn’t realize she was missing. And then as she was pursuing this newfound passion, something magical happened with her day job, creating a more fulfilling environment for her there as well.
The bottom line is that she learned how to tap into and leverage her many talents as a human, not just her talents in her workplace as a graphic designer and all of those came together to make her so much happier than she had been.
She now coaches other women and helps them find their passions, believing that you don’t need to completely change what you’re doing to be happy, but adding to it by following what you love can make all the difference.
And she honors the fact that we all have our own path and rate of growth.
I’ve known Sara for years and am so happy that she’s got a podcast now called Women Who Went for It so you can hear stories from all sorts of women (I was actually on a recent episode of it!). And if you’re looking for a career change or just looking for more fulfillment in your life and work, reach out to Sara for some guidance—see below for how to connect with her.
I think you’ll really like this episode and Sara’s perspective on creating a fulfilling lifestyle. I’m very fortunate that my passion is also my work but I still felt really inspired by this conversation.
So with that, here’s Sara McArdle.
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Mentioned in this Episode
Women Who Went for It (podcast)
Women Who Went for It (Facebook)
Center for Non-violent Communication
Marshall Rosenberg (founder of CNVC)
Coach Training World
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (Amazon)
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin (Amazon)
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford (Amazon)
Kids for Peace
Elliott Bay Book Company
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