Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling Overwhelmed?

This past weekend, I attended a 1:1 coaching intensive with my business and mindset coach. It was a deeply meaningful, reflective and transformative 3.5 days. I came home with SO many ideas, step by step plans and utter excitement for the future. But I also felt REALLY mentally exhausted (we worked hard).

It’s like, you just SO want to keep going, but your mind and body are like, calm the F down. You need to relax. It’s an awesome feeling, but also challenging. I’ve been doing my best to pace myself, but let’s face it, I’m human...

Is Motivation Really the Thing You're lacking?

Is Motivation Really the Thing You're lacking?

I hear this a lot in my work... "why am I not motivated enough to just accomplish what I want each day? To make change in my life that I deeply want? Why do others have motivation and I just don't." While some may lack motivation, I believe the vast majority of us have it, we just have to learn how identify it, observe how we are using it today and then re-channel it into our deepest priorities. We are all human, and motivation is a finite resource, so how do we do this?

Why are we so damn scared of not being liked?

Why are we so damn scared of not being liked?

I've recently watched the controversial Netflix series, 13 Reason's Why. Despite what critics say, I think the show brought to life a new, truly raw view of what it feels like for kids to just want to be "normal" and liked by their peers in high school. 

The show made me think a lot about my own high school experience, how painful and lonely certain times were and how much of what other people thought of me mattered. I think of this today as people pleasing. This mentality seems typical in high school, especially for girls, but what about when the need to please extends into college and your adult life? When does this need to please heal? Because let's face it, it's exhausting. 

Is your career soul sucking? Top 5 ways to know...

Is your career soul sucking? Top 5 ways to know...

Sometimes we get comfortably uncomfortable. We can forget what it feels like to be fulfilled and satisfied with our work and settle for ok.

Sometimes we get a feeling that something isn't right, but we can't pinpoint what it is.

It could be your soul talking to you... I know it sounds all "woo woo," but we've all got a soul - it's that beautiful thing that makes you unique. It's your sense of humor, the kid in you, your life stories and experiences, your faith, optimism, curiosity and vitality. Don't let your career zap it!

Here are my top 5 ways to know whether your career is sucking up the best of your soul and what to do to change it!

Settling Sucks...

Settling Sucks...

You're at a pivotal moment. You've realized something is missing from your current job, you can't pinpoint it, so you have an internal debate.

Do you jump ship immediately because the "hitting snooze 10 times each morning because you dread going to work" routine is not how you want to live? 

Do you strategize an escape plan while you plow through the discomfort?

Or...

Do you accept that this is what work is supposed to feel like? It's inevitable, isn't it? This must be why people call work, work? In other words, do you stick with status quo

Who Do You Work For?

Who Do You Work For?

You might be wondering why Austin Powers' bathroom scene is relevant to this week's blog post? A, because I'm in a silly mood, and B, because we're talking about bosses and clients, aka, the people we work for. And let's face it, if there's a mismatch in values or personality on the team, blood can BOIL, and you end up feeling like Austin. 

But what's cool is that we have more control over how we react to these circumstances than we think we do...