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
How to Channel Your Inner Sasha Fierce to Overcome Your Obstacles
In today’s episode we talk about a fun technique to use to overcome your biggest challenges so you can reach your goals faster and with more ease and joy! This is what the Queen B, herself, used to step into performer mode!
It all starts with creating an alter ego that embodies the exact qualities you need to succeed – the qualities already inside of you, but that you may have not fully stepped into yet. Sound fun? Have a listen and let me know what you think!
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.
Going after a big dream or goal – whether it’s asking for the promotion, looking for a new job, going full-time as an entrepreneur, or finding the love of your life – requires putting yourself out there.
Understandably, this can make us feel vulnerable and fearful of rejection. But you don’t have to let that fear take the driver’s seat in your life and prevent you from going after your dreams.
Here are 3 ways to handle and overcome rejection:
1️⃣ Check Yourself! (Is this rejection real or perceived?) – Many times, a perceived slight is really just in our heads. Ask yourself – Is this thought true? Do I know for sure it’s true? And look for evidence that it’s not. (If overthinking and negative thoughts are consuming your headspace, I highly recommend the work of Byron Katie.)
2️⃣ Don’t Take Anything Personally (because it never is) – Even the most personal-seeming interactions are not personal. Give people the benefit of the doubt and assume best intentions. We’re all dealing with a lot, and we’re all afraid of rejection ourselves. If you hear a “no” from someone, it likely has nothing to do with you.
3️⃣ Learn and Let Go – Do your best to learn from the situation and make your next effort even better. See rejection as an opportunity to grow and to get even better prepared for that perfect opportunity that is on it’s way to you. Know that every “no” gets you closer to your “YES.”
Now I want to hear from you! Tell me in the comments: Where does fear of rejection come up for you – and how do you handle it?