Jan 7, 2021
I’m coming in hot into 2021 with Episode number 53 of the Impact Makers podcast!
I’m ready to emerge from my 2020 coronavirus induced cocoon, and to make great things happen in my world, and for you in this shiny and promising new year. And I can think of no better way to kick off the year, than with my BFF, Laurie Ruettimann.
Laurie is back as a guest on the podcast to chat about her first traditionally published book - Betting On You - which will be released on January 12, 2021.
And that’s truly a big deal.
In Episode 2 of the Impact Makers podcast, I shared a little bit about how I originally found Laurie online through one of her early blogs - Teambuilding Is For Suckers. She wrote every day about work, life and cats - among other things - and even though I didn’t always agree with her, or share some of her views, her writing style was totally engaging, and she always had an informed point of view that made me think.
Over the last 15+ years, she’s evolved online from the anonymous voice behind the Teambuilding Is For Suckers blog, to being the pixie of the apocalypse who penned the wildly popular Punk Rock HR blog, and then the successful blogger who blew everything up to rebrand, and become The Cynical Girl for awhile.
And while she’s become my best friend over the last 11 years, I’m also her biggest Fan. She’s simply one of the best writers out there, and can always be counted on to share frank, informed - and sometimes contrary to popular opinions - career and life advice, which is what is needed in a world where many of the so-called career experts sound very much the same.
It’s always been a personal dream of Laurie’s to write a book and to have it published by a traditional publishing house, and she’s finally made that dream come true. Her book - Betting On You: How To Put Yourself First And (Finally) Take Control Of Your Career - will be published and released by Henry Holt & Co on January 12, 2021.
So, of course, we needed to talk about this moment in time, and what it took to accomplish this major life goal. Of course, it hasn’t always been easy, but I’m so glad that Laurie pushed through the challenges, did the hard work, and has reached the point where the book will go from a dream to reality next week.
In this episode, Laurie will share a couple of the career and life stories that are included in the book, and she’ll also unpack the framework she proposes for fixing work by fixing yourself - which includes focusing on self-leadership, well-being, continuous learning, and risk-taking.
I’m so proud of my friend. And I’m really proud of this book.
I’ve read an advance copy, have pre-order a hardback version, and will also purchase the audiobook. I hope that you’ll buy at least one copy too, and will connect with Laurie to continue to follow her journey, as well as learn from her in the future.
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