September Finds

September finds – products, posts and podcasts

September Finds

Goodbye September. Super excited to be heading deeper into spring and warm weather. This month there is a work / career focus to my finds. Hope you find them useful!

Product finds

Designing your life

Designing Your Life : How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life – If you are at a point in your life where you are wondering if your life is really panning out the way you want it, Designing Your Life walks takes you through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would.

Bared Work Shoes

Bared Footwear – I have a niggle with my toes due to lots of running so good work shoes are key for me. My mother in law kindly bought me some winter shoes for my birthday in May from Bared Footwear and they are so good! The above from Bared are on my wish list for summer shoes.

vegan work bag

Vegan messenger faux leather bag – My sisters bought me a beautiful vegan bag or my birthday this year which I love. This one pictured is on Etsy and is made from PU leather with a feature flap that is an upholstery fabric swatch rescued from landfill. It has an adjustable webbing strap for shoulder or crossbody wear. The lining is handpainted cotton polyester fabric.

reusable coffee cup

SOL Large Glass Coffee Cup – a reusable coffee cup is essential to help reduce your waste at work if you love a barista made coffee.

nude by nature make up

Nude By Nature Enlighten Natural Radiance Collection – as I get ready for work a couple of days a week at work, I bought a simple Nude by Nature make up set to have in my work bag (not this one, but very similar). It makes my life so much easier to have what I need and not have to swap it in and out of my bag all the time.

Recommended posts

career advice for kids

Why I Support My Child Pursuing A Career In The Performing Arts – Larissa Dann is a highly experienced instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training. In this post she shares a personal story on offering career advice to her son.

My son chose to study his passion – performing arts. I had to do some soul searching, as his parent, in relation to how I would respond.

Are You Developing Skills That Won’t Be Automated?A recent study from Forrester estimated that 10% of U.S. jobs would be automated this year, and another from McKinsey estimates that close to half of all U.S. jobs may be automated in the next decade.

Recommended podcasts

Zig Zag podcast

Zig Zag S4 EP14: When Women Don’t Support Other Women at Work – I have recommended this podcast before and usually try to recommend different podcasts, but this one has so much super information in it, that I really wanted to share it!

In 2015, Katharine Zaleski wrote an op-ed for Fortune that went viral called I’m Sorry to All the Mothers I Worked With. In it, the former media exec apologized for “a long list of infractions against mothers,” whom she’d assumed couldn’t handle long hours or weren’t committed to their career because of parenting duties. One of those mothers was ZigZag host Manoush Zomorodi. On this episode, she and Katharine make amends and track Katharine’s metamorphosis from a childless boss at the Huffington Post to a mother-of-two and gender-equity advocate as co-founder of the recruiting platform Power to Fly. Katharine also shares her company’s surprising research on why highly-skilled women decide to quit jobs they love or don’t apply for positions in the first place. It’s NOT, she says, because women lack confidence.

Zig Zag Podcast

Freakonomics radio – Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be – if you work in an open office you will no some of the big issues that come with that type of office set up. This podcast looks at why the open office came into play and what current research shows about its effectiveness, including this:

an empirical study of open offices finds that the primary benefit they are meant to confer — more face-to-face communication and the good things such communication can lead to — that it actually moves in the opposite direction! 

Freakonomics podcast

I would love to see what have you been reading and listening to lately!

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