Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
Dorie Clark came to reinvention the old-fashioned way: by being laid off. As it happened, she was laid off on Monday, September 10th, 2001 – a terrible time, and a terrible job market. It was around that time that she realized that whether we like it or not, reinvention was going to be a necessary element our lives and how we live in the world.
Fast forward to now, and Dorie Clark is a globally-recognized expert on reinvention and helping others make change in their lives, as a bestselling author, professor, and sought-after speaker and consultant – but even with all that, she has felt her own pull to reinvent herself and how she lives her life.
In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” Dorie speaks with host Shoshanna Hecht about turning dreams into long-term plans so you can reinvent yourself on your own schedule, accounting for your own shifting priorities, and why if you create a long runway for yourself, you can do almost anything.