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EP 71 - Jo Saxton: Lessons in Failure, Beating Burnout and Why Spa Days Don't Fix Everything

6/21/2022 00:35:20
EP 71 - Jo Saxton: Lessons in Failure, Beating Burnout and Why Spa Days Don't Fix Everything
Ever felt called to something BIG and go for it, only to discover that "sure thing" didn't quite work out - like, at all? This week's guest has been there, done that and came out on the other side of "utter failure" only to discover something truly powerful: the wreckage of our lives holds great purpose. 

Jo Saxton is a speaker, author, podcast host, leadership coach - and a beloved contributor for CARRY Media. She's dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering others to find their purpose - both in their leadership and their personal lives. Paula and Jo discuss how failure has shaped Jo's current calling and career, why she says our calling is different than a blueprint, and the B word: Burnout. This episode will coach you up on why so many of us have it and how the answer to fixing it lies in lowering our expectations. 

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Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

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Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.


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Talk less & listen more Paula!

I love Paula- LOVE her! However, I'm consistently disappointed when she talks about herself, her business, her past, her family... most of a show. For instance, I was really excited about the Dan Harris episode, but Paula talked the entire time. I know what she has going on. I'm more interested, during this episode, to hear what DAN has going on. It's a trend I'm seeing for most of her interviews. Please let your guests do 95% of the talking, Paula.