How to level-set priorities in your life & career! Fran Hauser (Episode 198) Part 2 of 2

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TITLE: How to level-set priorities in your life and career!

GUEST: FRAN HAUSER [part 2 of 2]


Ever have trouble carving out time to strategize about your life, career, or a pivot you’re contemplating? Or maybe, once you do carve out the time, you aren’t sure how to structure that time so that you get the biggest return on your investment? What questions should you ask yourself? How much time should you spend? How often should you do this? 

Building in time for reflection and making it a regular habit or practice, is key to not only managing yourself, but to making sure that where you are spending your time is helping you move closer to the goals and/or the priorities that are most important to you. We don’t always think about reflection and time management as elements needed to build influence, and yet, without those practices in place, it’s really difficult to navigate all the competing demands on your time so that you can truly prioritize what’s most important while also helping you build and sustain influence in the process. 

This week, episode 198 is part two of a two-part conversation with startup investor, adviser, best-selling author (and renowned nice girl) Fran Hauser. If you missed part one, be sure and check it out here: Episode 197


About Fran: 

Fran Hauser is a startup investor and adviser who is focused on leveling the playing field for women by sharing all that she’s learned in her incredibly varied career. A long-time media executive, Fran champions the power of content in shaping culture and educating the public. She’s the author of “The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate.” The book has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year in 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book: Embrace the Work, Love Your Career” is a workbook for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. 

Fran started her career in public accounting at PwC, moved into finance at Coca Cola, then to Movie Phone, onto AOL/Time Warner, and then into a series of high profile media positions at People, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly. At the peak of her corporate media career, she opted to strike out on her own to coach, mentor and invest in countless female founded companies (you’ve met a few of those founders on this podcast!) You can find Fran’s full bio here. 


KEY TOPICS FOR EPISODE 198 with Fran Hauser:   

  • How Fran’s latest book:  “Embrace the Work, Love Your Career” can help you level-set your life and career goals
  • Why focusing on four key areas can have an outsized impact on your career journey
  • Fran’s perspective on setting boundaries, while still adhering to her core value: always be nice
  • How and why mindfulness and reflection make a difference in your career journey 
  • How an executive coach can help you
  • Fran’s four-square model for life and career alignment 
  • How to stop saying “yes” when you really need to say “no” 
  • Fran’s advice for developing a pitch that differentiates your brand or your business 



“Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate” by Fran Hauser

“Embrace the Work, Love Your Career” by Fran Hauser

Episode 197: Part one with Fran Hauser


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