Ep.85 – Jenny Wood – Finding The Meaningful Moments in Career, Parenting & Life

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Jenny Wood, Google, OYC

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What do you want to go after in life unapologetically?  Are you willing to be strategic and give yourself the intentionality you deserve?

Jenny Wood is an executive at Google who helps people thrive in their careers.  So much so that she founded and led Own Your Career (go/OYC), one of Google’s largest and fastest-growing career development initiatives.

“You do not rise to the level of your goals.  You fall to the level of your systems.”  This quote by James Clear, author of the best-selling book, Atomic Habits, has helped lead Jenny to launch her site dedicated to helping you get what you truly want. 

With Jenny, it starts with being strategic in deciding what to do or what not to do when it comes to anything in life, be it your career, parenting, or relationships.  Having systems in place that help you to drop, delegate, do, or delay are all central tenants in helping you get to where you want to go. 

In addition to being strategic, Jenny points out, you also need to be intentional and have pride in what you focus on and what you are going after.  No apologies.

Jenny also shares how she sometimes deals with the guilt of having a demanding career and being a mom.  The coordination tax levied on working parents, but that by being a hard-working mom, can have lessons her kids can learn from.

Listen to Jenny describe her FLIP system to help decide if you are ready to make a career change, launch your side hustle, or in Jenny’s case, chase her future husband off a rail platform in New York City.

Please enjoy my conversation with Jenny Wood.

Jenny Wood – LinkedIn

Jenny Wood – Website

James Clear – Atomic Habits

Serendipity: 1.  Spreadsheet: 0. – New York Times Article about Jenny meeting her husband