Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Is Being Comfortable with Where You Are & Not Wasting Time On Things That You Do Not Have. – Mary Phillips Carlson
What’s up FLY Zone,
Today I have Mary Phillips Carlson joining me on the show and we had enjoyable conversation about her personal and professional life. I’ll let you in on a little secret… This was her first time being on a podcast and she did great. Mary told me that when I first reached out to her to be on the show, she said she was confronted with her comfort zone and wasn’t sure if she wanted to come on, but she stepped out of it and said yes.
It was interesting to hear how Mary took control to get to where she is in life. What I enjoyed about Mary was her candidness, her willingness to share her vulnerabilities, and her detailed discussion of the values important to her when looking for a profession.
Before you dive in, let me tell you a little bit about Mary. Mary is a strategic thinker and leader working in the field of higher education. She is never satisfied that the end result is the final result, believing there is always room to grow. Mary is a voracious reader, a believer in something bigger than herself, and a deeply loyal friend. She is also the creator of You Me Serendipity, a blog focused on recognizing your personal version of perfection and not letting the idea of someone else’s perfection hold you back. Mary is a transplant to the south after growing up in the northeast and spending the early part of her career in the Midwest.
Her 3 Favorite Topics To Talk About are:
Setting and going after your goals
Establishing your personal values
The importance of advocating for yourself
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Mary’s story
- Her love for higher education
- How she navigated her way to the position she’s in
- Her career advice as a professional
- That her job must align with these 3 values
- One of the problems with technology that is negatively affecting you
- Her blog: You Me Serendipity and the inspiration behind it
- Her definition of Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings
Want to Connect
You can find ways to connect with Mary and learn more about You Me Serendipity, as well as other tidbits, below in the Additional Resources Section.
Join the Conversation
My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each episode, I ask one FLY question. This episode, it is this:
Question: Amy’s personal version of perfection is being okay with who she is. What is your personal version of perfection? Snapchat me your answer. My username is bsoulet.
Explore Additional Resources
In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
http://www.levo.com/ – Levo arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs. Stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop. We believe you can create a life you’re passionate about.
http://www.youmeserendipity.com/ – Mary’s blog
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Subscribe to the Podcast
If you are new to the show, go here to and listen to FLY episode 001: Welcome to The Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings Podcast. This episode will catch you up to speed about: what my show is about, what Fulfilling Life’s Yearnings is, who I am, and the format of my show.
Another great episode that will get you up to speed is FLY episode 020: FLY Millennials Making History. On this episode, I share that I am expanding the show to include conversations with Millennials that are Fulfilling their Life’s Yearnings. These Millennials are writing the script of their lives to whatever they want it be, and are taking action on their dreams to make them a reality.
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