Whitney Spotts: putting curiosity, authenticity and creativity in play

 

Motivation is not one size fits all, and neither are leadership skills. Our conversation today dishes out a unique perspective on how curiosity and creativity can turn unexpected outcomes into happy accidents.

 

Whitney Spotts, promotions coordinator at Schuler Books, hits us with important lessons in authenticity, approaching situations with a beginner’s mind and letting yourself get lost in order to find out where you’re going. That last one might sound a little cliche, but as Whitney shares in this podcast, she lost her fear of getting lost (literally and metaphorically) because she learned that by staying open to possibility she is often rewarded with learning something new or discovering a solution to a problem.

 

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QUOTE IT

“I am fascinated by everything... so a large part of my problem has been determining which direction to focus my energies.”(4:14)

 

“One thing that’s really important is maintaining your sense of authenticity. I think one of the reasons I make people so comfortable is that I’m myself no matter what.” (13:30)

(A note from the team: We were so close to making this another dig in point. If you have time, listen to this part of the interview. You won’t be disappointed!)

 

DIG IN

Listen in at 5:45 to hear a simple trick Whitney uses to shake up her routine when she feels stuck in a rut.

 

At 11:30 Whitney shares the one leadership skill that she applies in her day job as well as in her role as the lead singer of Starfarm, a popular 80s cover band.

 

TAKEAWAYS

Small disruptions in your day-to-day routine can shake loose new creative thought.

When you look toward the future, make sure you’re also on the lookout for different ways to get there.

Learn how to motivate others the way they need to be motivated.

Maintain your sense of authenticity.

Get lost on purpose.

Direct download: Whitney_Spotts_Final.mp3
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