This episode is a recording of a presentation Charles gave on his career journey at our recent new-hire onboarding week.
Charles uses his journey to talk about the importance of thinking about a career as part of a life-long journey of growth, the need for a mental model to better facilitate work-life balance and well-being, and imposter syndrome as a roadblock to growth. Finally, Charles talks about the practice of voluntary discomfort as a way to inoculate us against fear and the underrated leadership skill of vulnerability.
Charles references several books and people in this presentation:
"High-achievers focus a great deal on becoming the person they want to be at work—and far too little on the person they want to be at home ... What this leads us to is over-investing in our careers and under-investing in one of the most important parts of our life."
― Clayton M. Christensen, How Will You Measure Your Life?
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."