In episode 65 of the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast I speak with Elizabeth Crook about how to live a large life. Our discussion starts with the importance of creating your personal trail map (chapter 2 in my book Trust Your Next Step). In our interview Elizabeth tell us that recognizing themes and patterns in our life so we can determine who we are and who we have been helps us know what serves us moving forward. There is a celebratory feeling of affirmation when people use their greatest gifts and talents to do work that energizes them and makes an impact. The Living Large training Elizabeth shares teaches us to live on purpose and in purpose.
Discover insights into making decisions about careers, goals, and the future with your whole self, including your history, talents, characteristics, and the roles you play. When we interact with the world using only one or a few parts of ourselves, we can begin to feel small, says Elizabeth. It’s difficult to cut Fresh Tracks when you are feeling small! After listening in on this week’s show you will begin to live with your whole self, and how to not only make a larger impact on the world.
4:30 – Why it’s important to know where you’ve been to get where you want to go
8:30 – Looking at your past retrospectively. Which characteristics am I overusing?
13:40 – Navigating turning points in our life
19:20 – What it means to Live Large
20:30 – The triple J – Jury, Judge and Jailor
25:30 – Collecting evidence to prove your truth
28:00 – How to get started
About Elizabeth Crook
As the CEO of Orchard Advisors for the past twenty-plus years, Elizabeth Crook has helped CEOs and entrepreneurs think and act strategically to grow their companies and find greater personal satisfaction. She has shown countless individuals of all generations how to invent and reinvent themselves. Crook knows how to inspire people to gain a fresh sense of what they can accomplish in their lives, think about themselves with compassion, develop a sense of humor about their challenges, and ultimately take action.
Elizabeth holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MS from Tennessee State University. She lives on Music Row in Nashville