Welcome to the Newsletter
I’m Matt Harriman from Pod2. You’re getting this email because you signed up to hear from my company, maybe on our site, maybe through one of the events we’ve run, maybe through LinkedIn or Twitter. I’m going to start sending emails with things that I think are valuable to you, but I want you to make an informed decision as to whether you want them.
TLDR: I’m on a mission to help people enjoy work. Work shouldn’t suck. Spending 1/3 of your life doing something unfulfilling is tragic and it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m planning to send you a weekly-ish email with the most interesting ideas, most valuable resources, biggest breakthroughs, and critical updates as I help companies and managers get better, and help individuals find clarity and direction. Hit me on Twitter or LinkedIn if email isn’t your thing.
For those of you that want to know more about my company and what I’m planning, keep on reading.
First, I’ll explain why I’m here.
I started this company because I believe that work shouldn’t suck. It should be a source of joy, pride, and fulfillment in our lives. Not a burden.
There are lots of reasons that work might be a burden. Too many meetings. Toxic culture. Managers that don’t care about the people. Managers that don’t know what they’re doing. People in jobs that they hate. Companies that view people as their first cost to cut.
Pod2 is being built to combat this. It doesn’t have to be this way, and we’re spending every day proving it. Breaking up the archaic mindsets that cause these problems. Finding, creating, and sharing ways to approach work and business that are good for both the people and the business.
Our mission is to make work be a source of joy and fulfillment in as many people’s lives as possible. We do this through teaching, consulting, coaching and providing resources to:
- help companies be better places to work
- help managers become leaders
- help individuals lead themselves
If this message resonates with you. If you’re sick of the unnecessary bureaucracy, the “corporate” feel of things, time wasted on meaningless tasks. If you’re interested in changing work for the better, then stick around and let’s work together. If not, no problem. Unsub button is in the footer and works instantly.
What you’ll get from my emails
The purpose of these emails is to spread the valuable work that we’re doing. Not to sell you stuff, but so that all the time and energy we put into doing great work can be leveraged by others. If you find that you want to work with us or pay us for something, cool. If not, we’re fine with that too because if you’re using or learning from our content, you’re contributing to mission.
This will evolve over time, and I want to hear from you as to what you might find valuable but here’s what I’ve got planned. Our paid work consists of leadership courses, effectiveness workshops, consulting, and coaching. In addition, we create content on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. From all of this work, we’ll extract the most interesting ideas, valuable resources, and breakthroughs that we create or find and put them in an email for you. I’ll also include updates on our other projects and events (course cohorts, webinars, product launches).
Here’s a few things to give you the flavor of our work:
- How to run meetings that don’t suck – video and thought algorithm
- “On your death bed…” – an essay on servant leadership
- Effective feedback worksheet
Again, if our mission doesn’t resonate with you, or if you just don’t want another email coming through, no problem. Unsub below. If Twitter or LinkedIn are more convenient for you, links below. You’ll get updates there too but won’t get things packaged up like you will here.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you. I know this is a longer email, but I wanted to help those that care understand a bit more about what we’re doing here. Every bit of feedback is gold to us. So please, if you have any thoughts, questions, ideas for what you’d like out of these emails, from our company, just email me, reach out on social, or put some time on my calendar.
I’m glad you’re here.
We’re just getting warmed up.