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SPOS #899 – Cara Brookins On Getting Unstuck

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Release Date: 10/01/2023

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Welcome to episode #899 of Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #899.  Have you heard the story about the mom who built her own home with her four kids using YouTube videos? That's my friend, Cara Brookins. Cara built software systems for 20 years as a software architect, but when her life crumbled around her, she turned herself into a builder and architect of a different kind… With no construction experience, Cara and her children built a 3,500 square foot house from the ground up by watching YouTube tutorials. Convinced that by building a house, they could rebuild their broken family, she and her kids poured the concrete, framed the walls, and laid the bricks. In the end, they had built a two-story, five-bedroom home. Using real-life examples from her unconventional construction site, Cara now helps organizations by focusing on teamwork, perseverance, and the resilience in each of us to overcome incredible odds. Her tactics of self-empowerment show how to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents, and temperaments into a cohesive, unstoppable team. While her story went viral in more than 75 countries and has been viewed more than two billion times, Cara has become a go-to expert for getting people unstuck and moving on their projects in business and beyond. Her first non-fiction book, Rise, is a must-read memoir that traces her family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves. Her latest book, Unstuck - End Procrastination Using The Ancient Psychology Behind How-To Videos, offers the tools your team (and you) can use to overcome procrastination and reshape the way you think about productivity. Enjoy the conversation...