Episode Number 81Simon T. Bailey on Jobs vs. Work

Simon T. Bailey’s purpose is to inspire 10% of the world’s population to brilliant action by providing actionable takeaways that produce sustainable results. Directed by Mr. Bailey’s thought leadership honed by a decade of work with 1,000 organizations as part of the famed Disney Institute, his Brilliance Institute designs and delivers fresh insights on leadership, employee performance, and customer experience.

Show Notes

As a former executive with the Disney Institute, Simon T. Bailey has spent the better part of his career inspiring people. His Brilliance Institute helps people, “quit their job and go to work.” The distinction in his word choice matters. As Simon says, "a job is what you’re paid to do. You have to release your brilliance to realize what you’re made to do."

Aside from some good-natured New York football rivalry between DJ’s Giants (“It’s a rebuilding year!”) and Simon’s Bills, we had a great discussion on what our work really is. Too many of us sign up for a job where we trade our freedom for a check, coffee, and a cubicle. Simon helps people get where they want to go. His stories from the Disney Institute also make this episode one you can’t miss.

What keeps Simon going? Even on his worst day, seeing a note from someone he’s helped is the greatest feeling ever.

What Are the 3 Apps Simon Can’t Live Without? FlightView, Flipboard, and iHeartRadio.

Shout-outs and Shameless Plugs! Nick gave a shout to his upcoming, nationally ranked digital marketing conference, the Social Brand Forum, featuring many past Work Talk Show guests. Get a special rate using promo code worktalk. He also gave a shout to Marc Maron for reaching the milestone of recording his 500th podcast episode. Keeping the football discussion alive at the goal line, DJ gave a shout to Eli Manning and the New York Giants. Simon gave a shout to Kenny Rogers — reminding DJ to “know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em.” To learn more about Simon’s work, check out ShiftYourBrilliance.com.

Finally, as always, we gave a shout to our tireless Chief Technical Officer Jess Ostroff at Don’t Panic Management.

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