#6 – Changing the Definition of Success

Let’s talk success! Specifically success for women, which definitely comes loaded with career connotations and the dreaded “having it all.” What is success, who defines it, and how does that definition change over time?

Plus where does the pressure to succeed come from, and how much of that is socialized into us as women vs. completely self-imposed? Is it the same for hetero women vs. LGBT women? We dig into all of this and more in conversations with Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial, and Meg Sather, a friend and colleague of Tanja’s, plus an awesome human in her own right.

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4 thoughts on “#6 – Changing the Definition of Success

  1. Just finished this one on the train!

    I think this is such an important discussion to be having. Much like Tanja relayed in her story, I currently have the look of success from the outside. Especially that “right” job to kickstart my career.

    My problem is that it is not the career I want, nor do I even want to spend all my weekdays sitting in an office or working for someone else. My living expenses are too low and my value on freedom too high.

    So one day, this story will change. It won’t look like success to the conventional eye, but it’ll be success to me!

  2. Hello Kara and Tanja
    Thanks for this excellent episode on success. So much of what you had to say rang true to me. I think defining success can be such a struggle…as Tanja’s friend said-there is no “right” way but it seems society seems to think there is a “right” way, hence all the pressure. I also really identified with what you talked about at the end-the constant striving for the next successful thing and can we just create without the creation having to be successful. Sometimes I feel that I think so hard about a project and how it will succeed I never end up starting it in the first place! This podcast has motivated me again to just jump on the projects and not worry about the success.
    Thank you! Looking forward to season 2!!

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