In the last two years, individuals have challenged the traditional scripts of career paths, a factor contributing to the Great Resignation. On today’s episode, we sit down with Paul Millerd, a solopreneur and author of “The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story for Work and Life.” Since leaving his corporate consulting career, Paul has studied the concepts behind burnout, work-life balance and the economic impact on the current job market.
This episode provides insight to employees willing to leave full-time jobs to explore and experiment and how you might be able to retain them and increase their value to your organization.
3:02 Background to “The Pathless Path”
4:41 Wonder vs. Comfort
8:22 Conquering Fears
10:00 The Economic Reasons Why “It’s Not Worth It”
14:06 What is Work?
17:39 The True Cause of Burnout
21:06 Purpose is Personal
26:19 Defining “Enough”
31:10 The “Script of Success”
33:09 Defining Success in Creative Work
38:08 Rewriting the Script as Leaders
42:39 Defining Output
44:44 Paul’s Billboard
For more on the topics we covered in this episode:
Learn more about Paul’s journey and research –
Book: The Pathless Path
Podcast: Reimagine Work
Writing: Think Boundless
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn or Twitter