Episode 109: Ambition on Hold

I really have tried to stop measuring my own value from what other people think...I have come to a place where I’ve stopped feeling bad about not having ambition right now.
— Tess Vigeland
 Tess at the pinnawala elephant orphanage in sri lanka

Tess at the pinnawala elephant orphanage in sri lanka

In this show we reunite with Tess Vigeland, one of the guests on my most popular show to date - Redefining Success. Within a few years Tess quit a longtime job as a national radio host, wrote a book, got divorced and set off to travel the world.

 Tess at borobudur temple, indonesia, with local young people

Tess at borobudur temple, indonesia, with local young people

She had always been fueled by ambition, and lots of it. She also valued herself mostly through her job. We talk about how her attitude to ambition, success and office politics has changed in the 18 months she's been on the road. 

You can read more by and about Tess at her site, Tess Untethered. Her book is Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want.

Thanks to former guest and sponsor of this episode Joanna Bloor. Check out her services - and get a 10 percent discount on coaching - at JoannaBloor.com.

You can also read a transcript of the show.