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Episode 65: Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell

Episode 65: Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell

Update: 2019-07-032
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Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell



Guest



Amy Newell:: Director of Engineering at Wistia. Previous Director of Engineering at PatientsLikeMe. RailsConf 2019 - Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching Suffering at Work by Amy Newell



Summary



Our guest this week is Amy Newell. Amy is the Director of Engineering at Wistia, and she gave a talk at RailsConf this year entitled “Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching pain and suffering at work”. We have what I hope is an uplifting conversation about failure and pain, how to recognize it, and how to skillfully manage those feelings to be more resilient, prevent additional pain, and ultimately be more satisfied with your job.



Notes



01:56 - Why Use Words Like “Pain” and “Shame” When Talking About Work Experience





04:21 - Specific Kinds of Pain and Suffering at Work



07:31 - Mistakes People Make When They’re Dealing with Failure, Anxiety, and Shame



10:28 - Skillful Responses



17:37 - Mitigating Pain



21:57 - Skillful Responses (Cont’d)



25:04 - Mindfulness





30:34 - Feedback and Identity



Special Guest: Amy Newell.

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Episode 65: Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell

Episode 65: Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell

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