Discover Your Talent Interview: Embrace the Moxie Within–Lori Robinson Talks Having No Apologies for Nurturing Big Dreams
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Don Hutcheson of Discover Your Talent podcast. I have to say, this was probably one of the best interviews I've had. Thank you for allowing me to share my talent and my passion for helping people through Corporate Moxie!
Here are some highlights:
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Lori has a clear memory from age three. “I saw a picture in a magazine and said, "I want to be a business woman." After college, she started at the bottom as a Human Resources assistant. Bumps, bruises, promotions and a master’s degree later, she founded Corporate Moxie on her own.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
The sudden passing of her mother when Lori was 35 brought the realization, “You’ve been pushing and pushing. You have to put some living in your life!” She earned a master’s in organizational leadership because she’d seen it was a missing element in the corporate world. “After that, everything changed.”
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Let’s face it’s never easy leaving the comforts of a job that you have had for many many many years. When you start feeling out of sorts and uncomfortable, you have to pay close attention to those feelings. Your comfort zone is no longer comfortable for you and you have to start weighing the pros and cons of why you are the still there.
Remember, no one is responsible for your peace of mind or your happiness. Whatever your reason for leaving make sure you are happy and that you are ready. Others will try and interject themselves in your decision because they are narrow minded and have no idea it is not about them. News flash, just because someone leaves does not mean they are not happy with the company, it simple means they are moving on.
Saying all that, here are a few steps to take when you have decided that sometime soon you will be exiting your current situation.
If you take these steps, you should set yourself up for respect as you leave. That’s what it is all about. We have all had that dream where we get everyone told off and leave with a digit in the air and wheels spinning out of the parking lot. Listen, if you want to discuss concerns and issues about the organization, request an exit interview. Word to the wise, come in with your concerns written out so that you don’t ramble and come off as just another disgruntled worker.
Sometimes you are not offered a platform to share concerns and leadership strategically tries to get you out with as little hoopla as possible. That’s okay because you are going to a bigger better opportunity. You are a Rock Star and by you leaving with class and dignity, you are already showing them what they will be missing. Go Moxie!
January is perfect to be designated National Human Resource Month. Now, I could go on with the obvious and discuss the business of human resources, but I’d rather speak to each of us having an obligation to be a “human resource” on this earth.
According to Merriam-Webster online, one definition of “resource” is a place or thing that provides something useful. As humans, we each have a divine purpose that makes us an automatic resource and allows us to provide something useful to our friends, family, co-workers and community.
Whether it be individuals, organizations, or institutions, they ALL can benefit from what you already possess, and you’d be surprised to know that it doesn’t take much at all! Here are three points to consider when determining your own human resource:
TIME - Time is a great resource because it’s something we can carve out of our schedule that will benefit your spirit as well as others.
TALENT - Your talent is another great resource because your God-given ability can help cut administrative costs or expenses that many non-profit organizations incur.
POSSESSIONS - The most obvious and also important resource is something you may already have in your home that’s in good condition and/or has never been used. Go through your pantry, linen closet, attic or garage, and you will see a treasure trove of items that can be donated.
See how easy it is to be a human resource? You definitely have what it takes, so let’s celebrate this month with a spirit of giving! And of course, that's always Moxie!