Most people today work 24/7 without even realizing it.
As a creative and visionary, if you are not working 80+ hours a week, I can bet it is something very close to that. This is exactly why so many of you are experiencing burnout.
I have a client who knew she was on the brink of exhaustion and I truly do feel she got to me just in the knick of time. Her schedule is crazy, but what's worse is that she does not have a clear path to her systems and because of that she's flying by the seat of her pants.
That's no way to live.
Right now, I am forcing her to take a small step back and embrace a little pause. It's in those small moments when you can truly prioritize what's important. It's there that one finds balance.
And that's the key to avoiding burnout.
In this episode, I share 5 key tips that will help you stay on track, reach those milestones and goals, and hopefully eliminate the negative self-talk trap. It's hard to do, I know, but it can be done.
I am going to keep this brief - I promise!
Because, to be totally honest and transparent here, I am exhausted.
The fact that it's December 5th and I haven't put out one decoration or made a Hanukah list for my kids is saying something.
And it's telling me that I am tired.
I am ready for a break. A break from:
the constant dings and pings on my phone
the emails pitching me to buy a bunch of crap
and the list can go on and on. But I won't bore you with that.
Instead, I am going to re-evaluate what's important. Take a look t my list from last year and prioritize what I want next year to look like.
One of the tools that I use to help me do that is the 360 Review. It's the perfect time of year to take the temperature of what you have accomplished ( or didn't), what you want your life to look like in the future, and where you are today.
My three tips today might help you lean into that.
Instead of looking back on last...
Do you know why? Because I had a plan. As a mom of three man-children, the expectations on this meal is very, very high.
My fault entirely. I have spent 25+ years setting up the promise of what ends up on our holiday table, so I take full responsibility for that. In addition, being the sole "cooker"(as my youngest used to call me when he was a toddler), there's much to prep and do.
But over the years, I have developed and adopted a system on how to make the process as effortless as possible. It wasn't until I wrote an e-book about my Thanksgiving meal and prep that I realized that my success in both life and business comes down to one thing.
Without them, in my opinion, you're pretty much screwed!
With only 34 days left in 2022, there is no better time to get your sh*t together and feel good about entering a new year. That's plenty of time to...
Don't want to scare the crap out of you, but have you ever thought about how many computer files are buried on your computer's hard drive?
Most computers today have anywhere from 500GB to 1B of space. Does this mean you have so many files stored on your computer that you probably can't remember where they live?
I would bet you are one of the many that are shaking your head yes.
Life is busy. Or as I like to say "focused." The last thing on your big, fat to-do list is prioritizing and organizing your computer files. Out of sight, out of mind is what I always say and because you cannot physically see or tangibly touch those files, they are forgotten.
Until you want to create that birthday post for your kid and are searching for that one particular photo from kindergarten. An hour or two later, you are still diving deep down that rabbit hole.
What you intended to get done on that particular day is now pushed even further down your to-do list. Frustrated and...
Did you grow up believing that there was only one path to success?
I believed that you:
Went to college
Got a 9-5 job
Nabbed a partner
Start a family
Plan for the future
Balance career and family
Retire and live your best life
For most of us, not the case.
Generally, it doesn't always work as planned.
Most people I talk to are content. Most have gone down something sort of resembling that laundry list above and it’s “good enough.”
For me, life took a turn of events that I would never have seen coming. One after the other; tragedy, loss, and then a cancer diagnosis. I was so angry at the universe and was waiting for it to give me a break
It was this quote that gave me a little mini Ah-Ha moment; “Most millionaires have 7 streams of income.” ~ Tony Robbins.
I always thought being a Jackie of all trades was somewhat of a negative. As a multi-passionate, I...
In my opinion, working for yourself is way harder than working for someone else.
Yes, there are always tradeoffs. And I am not going to lie, there are days when I fantasize about being given a checklist of things to do knowing that I get to put it all behind me when I clock out at 5 pm.
But that’s not the choice neither you nor I have made.
You most likely made this choice because
take your kids to soccer practice
work, unshowered, in your sweats
control your own schedule (even if it’s 24/7 right now)
you’re an artist and creative and you want to do what you love
build something fabulous - even when it feels exhausting
Over the past 3 decades as a serial entrepreneur, I have learned a thing or two and it really wasn’t until the last 5 years that I figured a few key things out.
Without a viable plan and the strategy to execute that plan, you’ll go nowhere. You will ultimately go somewhere,...