In a year with a pandemic, wildfires, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more, it can be easy to fall into despair, sadness, or anger. Even if you’re reading this years from now, things can go wrong—and they often do. People pass on, projects go under, businesses are forced to change. Part of the work of being human is reconciling with all that is beyond our control. Here’s a practical exercise to understand what’s within your control, and how to use it.
Think of a difficult conversation that you are in the middle of, or one that you’ve recently had. Maybe it’s onboarding a new team member, or working with a client. Maybe it’s with your partner or your spouse, and you’re trying to negotiate all those logistics of parenting. Maybe it’s with the grandparents, your kids, your boss, a colleague—whoever it is, I am sure that you have had the experience of how challenging it can be to go through a hard conversation. Today on the podcast, we get to have Sharon Stolt join us to teach us what to do and how to start the art of having challenging and uncomfortable conversations.
What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed with invitations and requests? Setting boundaries and saying no can feel impossible and get the best of us stuck. Well, I’ve got five words for you, and you can use them to say no simply, easily, and cleanly in almost any situation. Yup, it’s a script for you to use—steal these words and keep them in your back pocket for the future.
Leaning Into the Power of Sisterhood, Personal Leadership, and How Sharing Changes Shame — Episode #069 With Nisha Moodley
Nisha Moodley came to understand the power of sisterhood by accident. Since then, Nisha’s work has come to focus on the power of women in groups.
If you’re having trouble identifying your strengths and values, Alex Jamieson has your back. The creator of The Fuck It List, she flips the script and guides you in replacing the bad stuff in your life with a positive alternative, crafting a life focused on what you truly care about.
How can you be sure you’re hiring the right person? Or that you really want to work with a particular client, for that matter? Val Geisler shares her learnings (and past mistakes) when it comes to client and employee connection.