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#14 Forgiveness is exhausting, but worth your time

 

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What? We are still working on self-compassion?!  And that's somehow related to forgiveness? Yup.  Welcome to part 5 of this 6-part series. 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. The 5 steps to forgiveness
  2. Some ways to forgive others and why that’s useful for you
  3. Some ways to forgive yourself and why that’s useful for you

 

Let’s start by saying this… forgiveness is really freaking hard.  It’s exhausting. But spending time and energy and thoughts and emotions on being angry at yourself or someone else is also exhausting.  Ugh. And, no surprise, self-compassion is a big part of forgiveness.  

 

What I’m NOT saying:

I am NOT saying you have to forgive anyone or everyone. I am NOT saying that everything is forgivable. I believe that some...

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#13 Steps to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others

 

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I think that I created this episode because I found myself exhausted from caring for others.  I've experienced this before, when I got to care for my mother as she was dying from cancer - but during these unprecedented and challenging times, I find myself exhausted by caring for others.  

That's OK.

But I wanted to give you some strategies to make sure you can still love and support others right now. 

Remember- if you are depleted or exhausted then you can't keep showing up for others.

Part 4 in a 6-part series.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Why caring for others might make you tired.
  2. Steps to take care of yourself so that you can still take care of others.
  3. What self-compassion looks like while caring for others


"Caregiver fatigue is not a sign of weakness. But a sign of caring."  Kristin...

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#12 Three Steps to Be Nice to Yourself When Things SUCK

self-compassion Mar 24, 2020
 

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6 Part Series on Self-Compassion

Part 1  #10 Self-Compassion, Your New Favorite SuperPower

Part 2: #11 SIX Myths About Self-Compassion that are Limiting You

Part 3: #12 Three Steps to Be Nice to Yourself When Things SUCK

Part 4: #13 Steps to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others

Part 5: #14 Forgiveness is exhausting, but worth your time

Part 6: #15 How to Appreciate your Awesomeness

 

Sometimes things suck.  It's ok.  Here are three strategies to still be nice to yourself when things are challenging. 

I would argue that self-compassion during challenging times is even more important.  If I don't show up for myself, I'm not going to be able to show up to help or serve anyone else. 

Here are three strategies I am using right now to help me be a little nicer to...

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#11 SIX Myths About Self-Compassion that are Limiting You

kindness self-compassion Mar 17, 2020
 

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There are so many misconceptions about self-compassion, about basically being nice to yourself, that have been shown by science to be completely false!! 

And, what’s even more annoying, is that they are holding you back. Totally holding you back.

 

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. 6 misconceptions about self-compassion
  2. How to think about them differently so that you can use self-compassion as the valuable tool that it is
  3. Action steps to help you clarify your own beliefs about self-compassion, what’s limiting you and holding you back, and what to do about it.

 

6 Part Series on Self-Compassion

Part 1  #10 Self-Compassion, Your New Favorite SuperPower

Part 2: #11 SIX Myths About Self-Compassion that are Limiting You

Part 3: #12 Three Steps to Be Nice to Yourself When Things...

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#10 Self-Compassion, Your New Favorite SuperPower

kindness self-compassion Mar 10, 2020
 

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Self-compassion is an insanely powerful tool that is being under utilized by people.  I believe in using every tool and resource to my advantage, to curate my own health and happiness and sanity using whatever I can get my hands on.  And I believe that you will find that self-compassion, basically being nicer to yourself, is one of those tools that can change your life.  

 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Three core concepts of self-compassion that will change how you think about being nicer to yourself.
  2. The benefits of self-compassion
  3. One simple, clear action step you can take TODAY that will blow your mind and start making a difference in your life immediately.

 

Self-compassion: Worth your freaking time

Wait wait wait!  I can’t believe that I almost...

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#9 THREE Strategies to Reduce Decision Fatigue

 

As an entrepreneur, business owner, solopreneur, consultant, coach - you are making decisions all day long....from what you’ll have to lunch, to your social media strategy, to what tax software to use.

There is no shortage of decisions to be made. 

 

How can you make sure that you are working at your best when it comes to the decisions you make?

 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. What decision fatigue is
  2. Why you care about decision fatigue and how it is impacting your business and life
  3. 3 strategies to help you reduce decision fatigue RIGHT NOW

 

Decision Fatigue is Messing with Your Life

Decision fatigue is the idea that after making a bunch of decisions that you become tired and then your ability to make quality decisions decreases.  There is lots of science behind this concept that you can check out HERE and HERE.

But, bottom line, is that your willpower is influenced by more than just your inherent strength and self-control. ...

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#8 How to Stop Drowning in Information and Wasting Your Time

 

As an entrepreneur or business owner consultant freelancer, you have to not only prioritize what you are spending time doing but also how you are spending your valuable energy and attention.

 

What you’ll learn:

  1. How to NOT waste energy and time on content you consume..
  2. How to create a proactive plan to curate the content you consume.
  3. How to have more energy and free time while still getting done what needs to get done. 

 

Information is coming at us from everywhere.  It’s inescapable.

It's coming at us via email, in blogs, in podcasts, books, TV, radio, and SOCIAL MEDIA.

It's a lot!!! 

What are you going to CHOOSE to allow into your life?

DOWNLOAD your FREE worksheet to help you prioritize your information so you can stop wasting time.


I Lost 2 Hours on Facebook!

Last week I went on to Facebook for a purely business reason - I don’t even remember why.  I got sucked down a Facebook hole for 2 hours!!!  I got NOTHING...

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#7 Flow: A Tool to Help You Get More Done (while enjoying it!)

focus productivity Feb 18, 2020
 

 

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What would it be like if you could get more done while enjoying it??

In today’s episode you will learn

  1. What a flow state is and why it matters to you
  2. How you can use a flow state to help you get big creative projects done
  3. Steps to apply it in your life TODAY

 

What is flow

Flow is a concept created by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist.  In his book, Flow: The Pscyhology of Optimal Experience, he states that flow is “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it” (1990). For him, flow is about optimizing happiness and improving performance - which are awesome and useful, and fabulous potential side effects. ...

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#6 Finding Balance: Where I Am Right Now and Why It Matters

 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Why figuring out what’s going on with you right now is worth your time
  2. About a tool called the Life Balance Wheel
  3. How it can help you get a snapshot of your life right now
  4. How to prioritize your health and wellness goals 
  5. How to find more balance overall with all parts of your life while running a business

 

Why Health Assessments are freaking awesome (and useful)

One of the awesome things that assessments or quizzes or exercises that are about your health and wellness gives you is knowledge about what is going on with you right now.  I think that the importance of this concept is often overlooked.

When you are looking to change and evolve and grow, when are wanting to be healthier, happier and more sane, when you are wanting more calm and more focus - it’s important to know where you are starting from.  

When I know where I’m starting from - I can discover the things that are already working AND...

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#5: How to Work at Your Best

productivity Feb 04, 2020
 

 

What you learn in this episode:

  1. Why you care about figuring out how to work at your best.
  2. What supports you working at your best.
  3. How to create more times when you are working at your best.

 

Why do you care about working at your best?

When you figure out what supports you in being able to work at your best, you can create more opportunities to work at your best.  It can help you to get more done and to be more focused when you are working on your priorities.  What would it be like to be able to show up as the best version of you for next meeting or sales pitch? 

 

What do I mean by "working at your best?"

Working at your best is different for each person.  We each have our strengths.  We each have times when we are able to accomplish a task as the best version of ourselves.  Maybe you had a sales pitch that went perfectly - you were confident, articulate, kept your emotions in check when challenged, didn't get flustered when...

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