293. What to do when your dream job stops being your dream job! With former Harley Davidson CMO Shelley Paxton

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**Show Notes**

**Episode 293: What to Do When Your Dream Job Stops Being Your Dream Job**

**Guest: Shelley Paxton, Former CMO of Harley-Davidson and Author of “Soulbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life”.**

**This Week’s Topic:**

Have you ever found yourself questioning if the job you once loved is still a great fit? Maybe just considering this question makes you feel guilty, thinking “a million other people would kill for this job”. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

This common professional and personal evolution often hits unexpectedly. For this week’s guest, Shelley Paxton, a pivotal wake-up call led her to reevaluate and recalibrate her journey, reigniting her passion and soul. Now, she focuses on helping others benefit from the lessons she learned. Her empowering message emphasizes choosing values over validation, setting boundaries to prevent burnout, and finding your authentic path. Whether or not you are contemplating a career change or pivot, the advice in this episode provides practical steps to live a life aligned with your values, or to quickly recalibrate when you deviate from them.

**This Week’s Guest:**

Shelley Paxton, a seasoned marketing and branding executive, is the author of “Soulbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life”. With 26 years of experience, including as Chief Marketing Officer for Harley-Davidson, Shelley provides a unique perspective. As she reveals, the view from the top was amazing but not all it seemed or all she had hoped for. According to Shelley, her high-profile career was “sucking the joy out of my life—and the life out of me. I had been playing by someone else’s rules for so long that I didn’t even realize what I had lost amidst the shimmering ‘success’… a connection to my own soul.”

**What You Will Learn from This Episode:**

– How to align your core values and why it’s a continuous process.

– The importance of understanding your true self and maintaining that connection.

– Strategies to prevent burnout by setting effective boundaries.

– Practical steps to live a life that aligns with your authentic values.

– Guidance on recalibrating when you go off course.

Listen to this episode to gain insights and inspiration on living a life true to your values, whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey.



Shelley’s Website: here

Shelley’s book: here  

Brené Brown “Dare to Lead List of Values:” here

Follow Shelley: LInkedIn and IG 

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