Fear of failure

3 Ways to Overcome Fear of Failure & Go After Your Dream Job! 

Have you ever felt paralyzed by fear of failure?

If so, you might have done your best to muscle through and ignore it (and maybe that’s worked for you for a time).

But in the above episode of Morning Joy, I encourage you to do the opposite – to invite the fear in, to hear it out, to bring it along for the ride (and maybe even get all dramatic and play that Simon & Garfunkel song, “Sounds of Silence”)… but NOT let it be in the driver’s seat.

PLUS sign up for next week’s FREE Job Joy Challenge – 5 days to completely revamp your LinkedIn profile to attract perfect-for-you opportunities!

Inner Work

Why Strategy & a Plan Isn’t Enough to Land Your Dream Job

Truth: Strategy Alone Isn’t Enough to Land Your Dream Job (or whatever big goal you’re going after)

Doing the inner work AND taking action is twice as (if not more!) powerful than action alone.

I encourage you to start small, by setting an intention for your day and before any big meetings, presentations or events.

Tell me in the comments below in one word: What’s your intention for today?

Emotions at Work, Part 2

In-The-Moment Process to Avoid Breaking Down at Work

Last week we talked about the foundations of emotional resiliency, and this week we followed up with in-the-moment tools to handle your emotions with grace and leadership in the workplace.

Stop – Set – Support Method:

Stop: Resist reacting while you’re emotional. Breathe. Get out of the current location if possible (take a walk around the floor or outside).

Set: Ask for what you need and set boundaries. When we have a strong reaction, it’s our body/mind telling us something isn’t right. Ask yourself what that is, and what you need to be successful. Then set the boundary. 

Support: Make sure you have a support system – someone you can call or send a message to in the moment. Maybe it’s a mentor, good friend or coach. But talking things out and having someone remind you of what’s important can be huge in re-gaining perspective, even in the most stressful situations.

What’s your favorite tool to handle emotions at work? Please share in the comments below!

Take Time Off from Work (Glastonbury Revelation)

How “Not” Working Is The Most Important Work You Can Do

Have you bought into the idea that it’s not a good idea (dangerous even) to completely disconnect from work?

What I’ve come to realize in my personal and professional work with clients is that for those of us who are high achieving “do-ers” (I’m willing to bet that’s you if you’re watching this!): NOT WORKING IS THE WORK.

Taking time away from our day-today is our chance to: 
✔️Step away from the urgent but unimportant tasks, 
✔️Re-ignite our passion for our work,
✔️Relax and recharge and 
✔️Be inspired and tap back into the creative juice that is the most meaningful differentiator in any career

What do you think? Tell me in the comments below!

Give what you want to get

Do This One Thing to Get More of What You Want

** Note! In this episode we were also celebrating the launch of Job Joy! Skip to 4:52 to get right to the juicy stuff!

One underused method to get more of what you want is to give that exact thing to others.

Want to be recognized? Recognize others.

Want to be included? Include others.

Want to be heard? Listen to others.

Want support? Support others.

Said another way, think of what you want most right now. Whether it’s more connection, support, appreciation – or just a hug! – how can you give that exact thing to others (and yourself)?

3 Work/Life Balance Hacks

3 Work/Life Balance Hacks to Reduce Overwhelm & Bring More Joy to Your Days

Last weekend I presented at a Brunch & Learn at Cincinnati’s Women’s Health Expo. The topic was “Work/Life Hacks to Reduce Overwhelm and Bring More Joy to Your Days.”

I thought this was a perfect topic for Morning Joy listeners, and so I brought it to you. Watch the episode above for details and examples, but here are the 3 tips in a nutshell:

1️⃣ Determine & then schedule your priorities (and treat it just as you would any appointment)

2️⃣ Re-evaluate your to-do list, Set Boundaries, Get Support!
Ask yourself: Does this need to be done?
Does this need to be done by me?
Does this need to be done now?

3️⃣ Treat yourself at least as well as you would your dog. Seriously though – implementing basic self-care like getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating quality food, making time for play, and forgiving yourself, can go a long way towards your happiness and overall resiliency.