Unveiling the Blueprint for Work-Life Wellbeing: A Conversation with Kelly Mackin

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Unveiling the Blueprint for Work-Life Wellbeing: A Conversation with Kelly Mackin

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Discover the harmony between work and life. Delve into the fusion of purpose and passion, where success intertwines with fulfillment on the Dominate Your Day Podcast. Join us as we explore work-life balance with our special guest, Kelly Mackin, CEO of Motives Met, offering insights from her upcoming book, "Work Life Well Lived."

In our conversation, Kelly shares the touching inspiration behind her book, tracing it back to a pivotal moment in her childhood. Recalling the sight of her mother, a dedicated professional in the corporate world, making pancakes after an all-nighter at work, Kelly witnessed firsthand the delicate balance between dedication and exhaustion. Through her mother's journey, from illuminated purpose to eventual burnout, Kelly recognized a profound need for change in the workplace narrative.

As Kelly talks into the intricacies of her research, she reveals a groundbreaking revelation: the essence of work-life wellbeing lies in the fulfillment of 28 distinct human motives. These motives, ranging from autonomy and flexibility to passion and growth, form the bedrock of a thriving professional ecosystem. Through extensive research and introspection, Kelly and her team have crafted a transformative framework—the Motive Circumplex—that shines a light on the intricate design of human needs in the workplace.

What sets Kelly's approach apart is its personalization. Recognizing that each individual's journey is unique, the Motive Circumplex not only identifies the top five motives driving personal fulfillment but also offers actionable insights and tailored strategies. Whether you're a seasoned executive navigating corporate hierarchies or an aspiring entrepreneur charting uncharted territories, this framework serves as a guiding compass, illuminating the path towards holistic wellbeing and professional fulfillment.

One of the most compelling aspects of Kelly's work lies in its real-world impact. Through conversation and testimonials, she uncovers stories of transformation—individuals who, armed with newfound self-awareness, have embarked on bold career transitions and pursued avenues aligned with their deepest passions. From seizing new opportunities to creating authentic connections, the ripple effects of embracing one's motives extend far beyond the confines of the workplace.

As our conversation unfolds, Kelly offers invaluable insights into the dynamic nature of human needs. Just as seasons change, so too do our aspirations and priorities. With the Motive Circumplex serving as a compass, individuals can embark on a journey of continual self-discovery, recalibrating their trajectories in alignment with evolving passions and aspirations.

When it comes to work-life wellbeing, Kelly Mackin stands as a guiding light—a visionary architect reshaping the very fabric of our professional narratives. And as we walk our own journeys, her wisdom can serve as a compass, guiding us towards a future where work is not merely a means to an end but a source of profound meaning and fulfillment.

Episode Minutes:  

5:00 - The Genesis of 'Work Life Well Lived': Unpacking the Research and Motivation

15:00 - Personal Stories of Transformation: The Impact of Understanding Motives

30:00 - The Importance of Prioritizing Wellbeing at Work

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Learn more about Kelly Mackin

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