Managing Your Mindset Episodes

June 19, 2020

Week 25: Juggling all the jobs to do to get ready for World of Away

As you ease into the second half of this trek towards your World of Away, you'll be doing more and planning less. We look at strategies to help focus on completing the little jobs that are imporant for your career break, whi…
June 13, 2020

Week 24: Making the ordinary a bit more extraordinary in World of Away

It is time to give some thought to the daily chores and errands you'll be doing during your career break because these every day tasks are what hold the rest of life together, but they can be easy to overlook, even if you're…
May 29, 2020

Week 22: The Company You Keep in World of Away

This week you consider who you want to visit you while you're in World of Away.
May 22, 2020

Week 21: Staying Healthy in World of Away

This week you take a look at ways to stay healthy while you're doing what you have planned for World of Away.
May 16, 2020

Week 20: Key Ingredients for your World of Away

This week we take a look at how you have arranged your goals, itinerary, finances, network, and housing for World of Away.
April 10, 2020

Week 15: How to plan for a career break when so much of life is up in the air

Leaning on the wisdom gleaned from our last three guests, we review the landmarks to follow to help get to World of Away And here is an interesting TED Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer and founder of Sagmeister In…
March 27, 2020

Week 13: What is an academic sabbatical and how do you fit it into your career?

This week we talk with an Academy insider, a tenured professor who serves on a University sabbatical review committee and has taken several career breaks of his own.
March 13, 2020

Week 11: Hit Pause...Take a Break

It can be hard to predict how your professional peers will react to your career break plans so before you initiate a formal conversation at work, we review some options for how to configure your break within the context of y…
March 6, 2020

Week 10: Family, Friends and Fans

If you're on track to launch your career break by the end of this year that puts you at 42 weeks from departure, about 10 months away. You have time to get everything done, and you need to start recruiting help to get everyt…
Feb. 28, 2020

Week 9: Build Demand for Your World of Away

Energize your desire to go to World of Away into a demand to make the experience happen. If you want some ideas for designing your World of Away here are some links to companies and organizations that sponsor extended travel…
Jan. 24, 2020

Week 4: This is my story and I'm sticking to it

This week your World of Away ideas turn into a narrative describing your career break.
Jan. 10, 2020

Week 2: Whacha Wanna Do?

This week you begin writing down your ideas for World of Away - the exciting, scary and even the crazy ones - write them ALL down. Or take dictation, create photographs, paint pictures, record videos. Use whatever idea gener…
Jan. 3, 2020

Week 1: A Place of Promise

This week listeners shore up their determination for taking a career break, going to World of Away, by making a promise that they really will do it, including writing it down and signing it. It may feel a little odd to write…