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!

Handling Emotions Part 1

3 Ways to Handle Emotions at Work

Ever snap (or cry) at work? I understand, we’ve all been there. And while I don’t want you to hide your emotions, there is a way to handle them with maturity and leadership.

This post is all about building a strong foundation for emotional resiliency and in the next one, I’ll be sharing all my favorite in-the-moment tips (no more angry outbursts and crying at the office!).

1) Take care of yourself outside of work. Because none of us are our best selves when we’re tired, hungry and lacking connection.

2) Find healthy outlets outside of work to get out your emotions. 
Some ideas:
– workouts like boxing and bootcamp
– calm movement like yoga
– journal
– meditate
– time in nature
– creative time
– time with friends

3) Do the inner work/healing with a coach or therapist.
Pay attention to those persistent thoughts that appear when you’re most emotional. Start with awareness and then consider working with a professional to help heal these triggers.


Success Without Selling Your Soul – Is it possible?

“I have no choice.”

“It is what it is.”

“If I don’t take on the extra project/work until 10pm/come back early from vacation, they’ll find someone else who will.”

“It’s just for this month – after that, I’ll start leaving work at a normal time.” (that time never comes)

What’s your reason for continuing to accept less than ideal circumstances at work? When you’re in the middle of it, it can feel like you have no choice but to work late, take on the extra project, or whatever it is… (I know because I’ve been there myself, and help clients through it all the time.)

But you DO have a choice. And no job, no amount of people-pleasing, and no number of gold stars is worth sacrificing your relationships, health and overall well-being.

➡️ Whether you’re in a corporate job, an entrepreneur, or just want to have the best relationship possible, being able to know and stand for your needs is vital to your success and happiness. ⬅️

Watch the video to learn how you can start to set boundaries of your own, at work and beyond!

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)?

Alter Ego

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

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.

How to Be Yourself at Work & Home

How to be Your True Self – at Work & at Home

Does it ever feel like you’re wearing a mask to work? Like in order to be successful (or at least fit in), you have to act, sound or look a certain way?

Imagine how it would feel to actually be paid to be yourself – quirks and all?!

I believe this is not only possible, but an essential piece of your career happiness.

And while I encourage my clients to only work for companies where they can be their true selves, sometimes the problem starts at home.

Watch the video above for 4 ways to handle this tough situation, so you can be authentic both at home and at work!