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Aug 31, 2020



Paula Rizzo is a media trainer, strategist, consultant, and speaker. She is also an Emmy Award-winning television and video producer, working with individuals including Deepak Chopra, JJ Virgin, and Jillian Michaels, and has formerly served as a senior health producer at FOX News. Paula is a productivity expert, an instructor at LinkedIn Learning with her course “Organizing Your Remote Office for Maximum Productivity,” and the best-selling author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed as well as Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You.


Paula joins me today to discuss the value of change and the power of embracing the unknown when life doesn’t go according to plan. Paula shares the service mentality she brings to her work and her belief in the importance of intentionality, knowing your “why,” and having a plan to achieve your goals. Paula also highlights the importance of knowing yourself and your tendencies, recognizing your progress, and paying respect to your journey, not just your major accomplishments.




“It was the times when I didn’t get what I thought I wanted that really made the biggest impact.” - Paula Rizzo




This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:


  • How things not going according to plan can lead to even better experiences
  • The importance of adaptability and looking for opportunity in times of uncertainty
  • An experience in Paula’s life that led her on the path to becoming an author
  • What Paula loved about working in the news industry and her process of transitioning to self-employment
  • An email Paula wrote to her future self at a critical point in her career journey, and what it was like to receive that email a year later
  • What Paula struggled with in her early days as an entrepreneur and how she addressed it
  • Wellness practices that Paula incorporates into her life and how she checks in with herself
  • How and why Paula approaches her work from a mindset of service
  • Paula’s message to those who feel they are “not ready” to make big leaps in their lives
  • Why you may need to go back to certain learnings and insights at different times in your life



Our Favorite Quotes:


  • “Writing a book is like having a business.” - Paula Rizzo
  • “Whatever it is that you’re doing, whatever message you’re putting out there, it really needs to be of service.” - Paula Rizzo



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