Podcast Show Notes: Episode 3, Laid Off and They Won't Let Me Out!


Episode title and number: Laid Off and They Won't Let Me Out Episode #03

Name of show: I’m New Here: A podcast for new instructional designers and e-learning developers

Airing Date: Every Monday

Host: Nyla Spooner


Questions/Comments/Concerns? Email the show: thenewhereshow@gmail.com


Episode Summary:

On Monday, I was laid off.


I saw it coming and yet, I was still blown away that this is life right now! So I want to spend this episode sharing my plan for what to do next AND how I’m keeping a positive attitude through it all. I’m also going to show you how you can recession proof your instructional design career.


In this episode, I discuss...


  • I’m also going to show you how you can recession proof your instructional design career” (01:03)

  • What kind of traits does it take to be an instructional designer?” (03:03)

  • Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset” (04:06)


List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:


Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset: https://hbr.org/2016/01/what-having-a-growth-mindset-actually-means


Brene Brown: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en


Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://www.nylalxd.com/shop (You can buy the book through my curated Amazon store)


My Blog: nylalxd.com/blog



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Homework: Explore and identify three main differences between what an Instructional Designer does and what an E-Learning Developer does.



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