Laura Morrison, Senior Product Manager
Laura is a technical product, project, business, and people manager with 10+years of experience helping companies solve customer and business challenges.
on this episode
Many of us get exhausted. Maybe it’s because of a lack of sleep. Maybe it’s from working too much or too hard. Maybe it’s from stress.
You know the feeling – you get done with work, mindlessly drive home, and all you want to do is sit on the couch and eat pizza.
If you don’t know what that’s like (or you don’t like pizza), you’re in the minority.
However, most of us have experienced this draining feeling.
But being exhausted doesn’t mean that it has to be a negative in your life.
Laura Morrison was used to being exhausted from her job.
She made a career change to a job that provided her meaning and fulfillment.
Laura was still exhausted, but it was different now.
“Whereas I would leave work before exhausted because I was bored. I was kind of frustrated with myself for continuing to be bored. So, I still leave work exhausted. It’s just that now the exhaustion is from kind of flexing my brain and personal development and kind of much more excitement about the work that I’m doing and being invested in it.”
Laura comes back on the podcast to share her experiences since making her career change about 18 months ago.
Not only does she talk about what she calls “happy exhausted,” she also talks about the struggles of having a newborn and the shift in her priorities. This shift occurred from deeper self-awareness and led to another career change.
Listen to the episode today to hear the details of her story and see what it’s really like after making a like-impacting career change.
What you’ll learn
- The ways a growing family changes your growth curve
- The time it takes to get comfortable with a new role
- How to adjust to a new role that’s different from what your expected
- Why sometimes exhaustion is not necessarily a bad thing
- What it means to thrive
It turned out to be the best fit possible they had all the tools and all the resources. It helped me to approach the job search in a completely different way. It allowed me to put myself out there in a vulnerable way (even in the interviews) and it allowed me to get exactly what I wanted.
“It’s hard to find something that fits, that’s why so many people change careers. When I finally understood my strengths and how I could apply them it all made sense. It just made it easier to see what types of jobs and roles would fit me. In my new career I get to do the marketing that I love with a company I’m excited about.”
Thank you both for inspiring me to always ask, "Why NOT me?" and stick to my values for what I want for my life. I couldn't be happier and more excited for this new life!
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