Lucy Scott is a very special guest who wants to inspire you to author your own story!
Lucy was a mentor of mine in the early days of my career. We were both laid off working for the same company during the Dot-Com Bust of 2000.
She’s a storyteller who has shared her talents for over 40 years as a broadcast journalist working as a producer for CBS News, NBC News and ABC News. She has covered some of the most important stories of our time and has interviewed some of the biggest names in politics and business.
She’s now on a mission to help you get noticed by telling your unique story!
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- It’s people that keep you engaged with your career.
- Why she believes self-awareness is the most important life skill.
- If it doesn’t fit, don’t force it.
- Understand the needs of others.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build community.
- Self-directed learning.
- Tell your story.
How Lucy Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: About 6:00 am
- Ideal work environment: When she feels comfortable with the genesis of the work, she believes in what she’s doing, she feels that it will be helpful to someone, and she feels spiritually driven to do something.
- Superpower: Trying to be open-hearted.
“I’ll lay down in front of traffic for somebody that I believe in. I won’t leave the house for somebody that I feel doesn’t have my back.”
“What I seem to have a knack for is telling somebody something they don’t know, telling them before somebody else tells them, and having fun.”
“It’s not the mistake, it’s what you do next.”
“Yesterday is heavy. Set it down.”
“Generalization is poison to creativity and innovation.”
Feeling stuck? Lucy offered this guidance for telling the story you really want to tell:
1) Focus on specificity. Don’t generalize and paint your thoughts in broad strokes, be specific about your own skills and articulate what you’re offering that other people can’t
2) Think about, and maybe even write down, things you know that you’re damn good at, don’t make it about what you feel you’re supposed to do.
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