Building Relationships with Important People (Who Seem Out of Reach) – with Pamela Slim

Building Relationships with Important People (Who Seem Out of Reach) - with Pamela Slim | NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua

Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, talks about building relationships with important people who seem out of your reach, the most important type of person to have in your professional posse and the importance of setting an intensely clear vision statement for your business (and how to tell if yours is good enough).

Pam  is an award-winning author, speaker and leader in the new world of work. She has consulted to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of employees, managers and executives. In 2005 she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, which is now one of the top career and business sites on the web. Her latest book Body of Work was released with Penguin Portfolio in January 2014.

Episode Highlights: Building Relationships with Important People

• 1:45 – About building relationships with important people who seem out of your reach
• 2:55 – How Pamela has developed true courage and “a huge tolerance for risk” (and how you can too)
• 14:38 – The simple process you can use to gain momentum on intimidating projects
• 16:27 – The most important type of person to have in your professional posse
• 21:00 – The importance of setting an intensely clear vision for your business (and how to tell if yours is good enough)
• 41:07 – Why families grow apart and the surprising way Pamela has used business to bring hers closer
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • Frequent massages – “My husband and I really put a priority on massage; it just helps everything.”

3. A valuable mentor you’d like to acknowledge?

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One thing you’d tell your 5 years younger self?

  • “Do your work. Stop messing around on Facebook.”

Resources Mentioned

Pamela’s Website
Brooke Castillo
• Related: Get my free 22-page e-book: Natural Attraction: 9 Rules to Attract the Right Man by Being Yourself with No Games or Gimmicks

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