What can bravery do for your career? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Raluca Comanescu, an architect turned productivity trainer shares her thoughts on an emotions-based approach to setting authentic goals, the power of accountability, and the importance of self-love.  I also share some thoughts on how you can inject more bravery into your own career decisions.

Key Career Insights

  1. People too often “borrow” goals from others that sound good on paper but don’t really carry the same meaning or importance.
  2. Finding and having an accountability partner can help you stay on track with your goals.
  3. Emotions are a big part of goal setting. That means you need to pay attention to which emotions are serving you and how you can recharge those emotions.

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Resources Mentioned

  • Raluca mentioned that she got her first client on Odesk (now Upwork). Read more about where you can hire freelancers.
  • Brave businesses learn to love failure– great article about bravery from the Drum Marketing Magazine. Geared toward marketers, but applicable to anyone who’s interested in the topic of bravery.

Listener Challenge

Mental Fuel®During this episode’s Mental Fuel segment, I talked about the importance of bravery. I’d welcome you sharing your brave decision in the comments below. Also, if you’re looking for an accountability partner, consider joining the new Career Relaunch Facebook group.


About Raluca Comanescu, productivity trainer

Raluca Comanescu- TheFeathers-inkRaluca Comanescu is a Productivity Trainer, and creator of thefeathers.ink Navigator – the planner to break dreams down into actions. Passionate about design and curious about experiences and emotions, she’s gone from being a full-time architect, to unfolding her design agency, then launching two products to give people more time. After experiencing work addiction herself, she’s now training people to take control of their time, strip away all the junk, and get down to action. Follow Raluca on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu is dedicated to helping people relaunch their careers and have more meaningful careers. As a public speaker, career consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, he shares insights from relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals to more effectively marketing their personal brands.

About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu helps aspiring professionals relaunch their careers to do work that matters. As a keynote speaker, career & personal branding consultant, and host of the Career Relaunch podcast, his passion is helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands.