Smart Money Mamas Show

How to Make Power Moves to Find Your Successful Career with Lauren McGoodwin

July 30, 2020

#054: In this episode, I’m talking with Lauren McGoodwin, author of Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose. She is also the founder of Career Contessa, where she helps women build successful and fulfilling careers on their terms. Lauren’s genius lies in helping identify every size of power move you can make when you stop waiting for your dream job. We talk about why your career path looks more like a jungle gym than a ladder, why hustle culture needs to die, and why your fear of money can keep you stuck in a career you loathe.  


(03:00) What a power move is and why they need to be a part of your daily life 

(09:08) How we can figure out what we actually want in a career rather than just being reactive to what’s going on in this world 

(19:14) How can we focus on self-care at the office to make sure we’re avoiding burnout 

(26:55) How we can continue to develop good relationships with co-workers and make new relationships all while we’re working from home 

(34:43) Why your fear of money might be preventing you from pursuing higher-paying jobs 

(46:26) Chelsea’s Top Takeaways 


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