Mindful & Driven

MAKE TIME FOR LIFE EXPERIENCES to Grow as a Person and Unlock Opportunities w/ Michelle Woo

April 12, 2022 Amardeep Parmar/Michelle Woo Episode 43
Mindful & Driven
MAKE TIME FOR LIFE EXPERIENCES to Grow as a Person and Unlock Opportunities w/ Michelle Woo
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 43 of the Mindful & Driven podcast! It's all about how to not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing your dreams.

Episode 43’s guest is Michelle Woo. She’s the editor of Forge, the Medium publication all about self-help and self-development. She’s had a varied history as both a journalist and an editor and she even published her own book called ‘Horizontal Parenting: How to Entertain Your Kid While Lying Down’ which received rave reviews. 

In her role as an editor in Forge, she’s read hundreds of thousands of articles by people trying to help other people to grow. She has to look at them and work out what’s really going to make a difference and what’s actually going to help the reader which makes her a perfect guest for my show.  Since this interview is recorded, she has now left Medium and is now the head of the travel section at the Los Angeles Times.

Topics discussed in this episode:
Why you should have more free time on your schedule. Why creatives improve when they spend more time away from their craft. Why you should make more time to have everyday experiences. Why it's important to be mindful of your daily experiences. How to bring more meaning to your work life. How to be more mindful of what gives you energy. Why it's important to look for help and support. Why it's important to appreciate the small things in life.

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Go big or go home. (2:17)

When the whole balance isn’t there (5:29)

Inhale and exhale years (7:19)

The impossible question (10:15)

Focus (13:07)

Having the support system (16:16)

Inbox 0 (20:48)

The transition (25:10)

Gratitude vs frustration (29:41) 


Intro Music:
"Himalayas" by Mona Wonderlick —
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
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