6th February, 2024

The Most Powerful Question You Can Ask Yourself About Your Work

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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If you were in a life-or-death scenario and the only path out was over hot coals, would you take it? Of course. But when it comes to situations that are making us uncomfortable or even miserable, we seldom want to experience that discomfort to get to what we know will be better for us.

In this quick dip episode, Rachel explores the importance of considering the long-term impact of our work, and offers a single question you can ask yourself right now, to discover what you really want to do with your one wild and precious life.

If you’re on a burning platform or in a situation that could get worse, you can make a change – even if it’s a small one. Any change can help you break free from the status quo.

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Reasons to listen

  • To discover the importance of considering the long-term impact of your work on your well-being, mindset, character, and relationships
  • To learn practical steps to recognise short-term discomfort, assess risks and benefits, seek external perspectives, and take action towards positive change
  • To understand what happens if you ignore the impact of your work, and how to create a fulfilling work life by addressing this problem

Episode highlights


Walking across hot sand


The burning platform


What is your work doing to your mind, your character, and your relationships?


Should I stay or should I go?


Where to go for guidance


Taking action

Episode transcript

[00:00:00] Rachel: There were lots of us at the moment really very happy at work, but the thought of making a change, either completely changing our jobs or careers, or maybe moving practice or moving where we work, or maybe even just altering the role that we do within our work, that feels too scary to contemplate. And so many of us just fear the change that might come and we think what if? What if it goes wrong? What if I fail? What if it’s worse than now? What if, and it keeps us paralyzed and we never make…

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