#6: A Visualization Exercise: What’s It Really Like to Job Share?


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This powerful visualization exercise will help you envision what it’s like to work in a job share in under 15 minutes.

Work Muse Founder Melissa Nicholson taking listeners through a guided audio visualization exercise: What's It Really Like to Job Share?

There are several barriers to job sharing that those interested in sharing roles need to overcome, but the hardest barrier to overcome might be you.

It takes people a while to wrap their heads around job sharing. After all, there are two people, meaning two personalities bringing two sets of ideas into one full-time position. They’re sharing their income, profession, and personal lives, even. It can seem brilliant but tricky to pull off successfully until you’ve experienced job sharing firsthand.

So before you come across any outside obstacles or barriers to creating your job share, you need to make sure you are not standing in your way. Visualizing the day-to-day life of one week as a job sharer with this powerful exercise will enable you to slip into the job share mindset and embrace what it’s like to job share in less than 15 minutes.

So get comfy, settle in, and go there with me as I take you through this exercise to help you open your eyes to how job sharing could impact your life.

Here’s a glance at this episode:

  • [3:20] The biggest worry and hardest thing for new job sharers to do at first which, ironically, is also why they are a great fit for job sharing
  • [4:48] The job share visualization exercise begins: What your first work day of job sharing is like each week from how it feels to walk into your week after four days off to tackling your to-do list
  • [6:41] Handover Day is here! What happens during your partner handover and how do you work on your shared day together? And, the most surprising thing about your handover day.
  • [8:53] What is the first home day after passing the work baton to your capable job share partner like?
  • [10:29] When Sunday Scaries are a thing of the past, the surprising thing you’ll do before you start your workweek with your job share schedule the next week.
  • [12:00] My challenge to you and the advice to help face down your fears to create your job share.

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Guided Audio Visualization Exercise: What's It Really Like to Job Share?

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Melissa Nicholson job shared for nearly a decade and is the Founder & CEO of Work Muse. Work Muse drives the adoption of job sharing in business as a source of competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Join the #JobshareRevolution here.


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