If It’s Hurting It’s Not Working
Everything Changes

Everything Changes

August 12, 2022

Emily and Richard are back, albeit briefly, to talk about what's going on in each of our lives right now, why that means that you probably won't hear from us again until the autumn, and some modifications to the format that we're considering when we do return.

Thanks to all our listeners for your support during this first year of our podcast. It's meant a lot to see the interest in our episodes and to get feedback from some of you, often via our most popular social platform, LinkedIn, and sometimes in person.

Keep listening to the end, because even in this short an episode we still manage to produce a fair few outtakes.

You can find us on our website: https://ifhurtnot.work

Our LinkedIn page is: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Our fantastic cover art was designed for us by Bea Garrido. She's a really talented artist, who listened to what we wanted to do with the podcast and then stepped us through a series of concepts until we found the one we really liked. Thanks Bea. You can find her on Twitter using @BeaGarrido00, where she's recently posted some remarkable paintings of characters from Richard's other passion, Doctor Who.

Working In Concert

Working In Concert

July 8, 2022

We recently had the chance to bring If It's Hurting It's Not Working to the company where we work, as a live show at three of our major sites. And it was fantastic to talk with colleagues about their working lives and some of the pivotal moments in them. While we can't share those recordings with you, as they're too company-specific, one of the highlights of the series of shows was our chat with Sean West. So Emily and Richard have remounted and expanded that discussion with Sean for everyone who was unable to hear the live version.

Sean has some great observations about what he's learned from a variety of jobs, including some that are a long way from his current role as a Chief Finance Officer. These include the importance of us all working together to achieve an outcome, the need to avoid assumptions, how we can all make an impact and how our views can be at least as valid as those who apparently have more knowledge or experience. We talk about the continued disruptions to the marketplaces in which we work and how we can best handle the impact of uncertainty on both our work and household finances.

Sean is great company and doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but his humour and honesty are infectious and he imparts plenty of wisdom along the way.

You can find us on our website: https://ifhurtnot.work

Our LinkedIn page is: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Our fantastic cover art was designed for us by Bea Garrido. She's a really talented artist, who listened to what we wanted to do with the podcast and then stepped us through a series of concepts until we found the one we really liked. Thanks Bea. You can find her on Twitter using @BeaGarrido00, where she's recently posted some remarkable paintings of characters from Richard's other passion, Doctor Who.

And finally, the reason you're hearing this podcast at all is because Emily had her wits about her and pointed out that we needed to start the recording when Richard had forgotten to. As Sean says, it's all about teamwork.

Smart Money

Smart Money

May 3, 2022

It's been a while, but Emily and Richard are back with an episode all about money.

As a cost of living crisis hits in the UK, it's a good time to discuss one of the key reasons why we all work. Yes, fulfilment and career development are really important, but work is the main or indeed only source of income for most of us. And while having money isn’t everything, when you don't have enough it's all you can think about.

We talk about our experience with money, how to have a healthy relationship with it, how to find a job that pays you enough of it and where things can go wrong. We also talk about how money struggles can impact your mental health and how to find help if that happens.

You can find us on our website: https://ifhurtnot.work

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Artwork: @BeaGarridoArt

Resources:

Money and Mental Health Policy Institute https://www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/

Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/

Young Minds https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

CALM https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Mental Health UK https://mentalhealth-uk.org/

In the Public Domain

In the Public Domain

February 28, 2022

Emily and Richard have another guest on the podcast, and this time it's the fantastic Clare Salters, who tells us all about her career, which she has spent in the public and voluntary sectors. We hear what it's like to work with people and on issues that make the news and how that's not easily compatible with family life.

Clare also has some important observations on how middle-aged women are perceived in the workplace and she and Emily talk about how it's harder in general for women to have a voice at work (sometimes literally).

It's a fascinating, funny and moving discussion about a career, with a happy ending as Clare discusses the fulfilment she has found in a different set of roles.

You can find us on our website: https://ifhurtnot.work

Our LinkedIn page is: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

And finally we have the space in our show notes to discuss the fantastic cover art that was designed for us by Bea Garrido. She's a really talented artist, who listened to what we wanted to do with the podcast and then stepped us through a series of concepts until we found the one we really liked. Thanks Bea. You can find her on Twitter at: @BeaGarridoArt

Winter Blues

Winter Blues

February 6, 2022

It's cold, it's dark and we've been spending too much time shut up in our own homes. Emily and Richard chat about the Winter Blues at work and what we can do to tackle them.

Website: ifhurtnot.work

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Cover art: @BeaGarridoArt

Who Wants To Be A CEO?

Who Wants To Be A CEO?

January 24, 2022

Emily and Richard chat with their CEO Paul. We talk about Paul's life and career and it's a fascinating and thought provoking discussion on what it takes to be a leader.

Website: ifhurtnot.work

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Cover art: @BeaGarridoArt

A New Leaf

A New Leaf

December 31, 2021

New Year is a great opportunity for fresh starts and reinvention, so Emily and Richard discuss New Year's resolutions and how to use this time to get more from your job and career.

Website: ifhurtnot.work

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Teaser Clip

Teaser Clip

December 31, 2021

Join Emily and Richard for "If It's Hurting, It's not Working", our podcast about why we work, how we work, and what makes a great job. This is the teaser clip to give you a sense of what the podcast is about

Social media @IfHurtNotWork on Twitter & ifitshurtingitsnotworking on Instagram.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Email ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

It‘s Christmas!

It‘s Christmas!

December 5, 2021

It's Christmas, so Emily and Richard talk about what Christmas means to us, reflect back over the year at some of our successes and give tips for our listeners for how to use this time of the year for reflection and to help prepare ourselves for the coming year.

We also introduce the subject of peer coaching and how the two of us have found it a valuable tool to help us to discuss and get perspective on business problems with a trusted colleague.

Website: https://ifhurtnot.work

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/ifhurtnotwork

Twitter: @IfHurtNotWork

Instagram: ifitshurtingitsnotworking

Email: ifhurtnotwork@gmail.com

Artwork @BeaGarridoArt

When The Music Stops

When The Music Stops

October 31, 2021

Emily and Richard talk about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our working lives, including our mental and physical health, and also the opportunities it's given us for reflecting on our careers.

Social media @IfHurtNotWork on Twitter & "If It's Hurting It's Not Working" on Facebook & Instagram. Email ifhurtnotwork@gmx.com

Bea Garrido designed our artwork @BeaGarridoArt

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