The first weeks of parenting a newborn can be exhausting, traumatic, and completely confusing. You think you’ve read all the parenting books, but then those first few weeks hit you like a ton of bricks. Vanessa Van Edwards shares why she felt betrayed by this absence of information and how she dealt with a business crisis in the middle of her maternity leave.
The other day, I heard myself say, “Are you so excited?!” to a friend that’s 8 months pregnant. Why are the questions we are asking pregnant women so bad? I HATED getting that question because the answer was always no. Here are a bunch of better questions we can ask each other.
Kate Swoboda built her coaching practice on the idea that fear-based habits can be replaced with courage-based behaviors: we can be afraid and do it anyway.
It’s fun to brainstorm, to be clever, to solve things. There’s a smattering of satisfaction associated with this—at least for me—because it feels good to solve things. It feels so good, in fact, that I notice sometimes I interrupt, break in, or try to solve something before we’ve even gotten to the root of the question. In our lives, it’s easy to jump right in and propose solutions before we even understand the scope of what’s happening. The trouble is, how do we know that our advice is what really needs to be said? Here’s how and why to listen, instead.
There is a lot of cultural pressure to figure it all out on your own, but you don’t have to. You can build communities of people around you and support each other in the decision-making process. Listen in to hear the benefits of joining (or starting!) your own mastermind group.
How can we change the way we operate? While there are tons of suggestions out there on how to break bad habits and build better ones in their place, how can you figure out what strategies of habit change work best for you?