Sure, it feels great to love what you do, but your passion does *not* need to be your career. Finding a job that pays the bills and offers you a life *outside* of work that you enjoy is just as (if not more) important. As much as we're told "LoVe wHat yOu dO" a job, at the end of the day, is just that — a job. ✨Link in bio to read "Just So You Know, You Don’t Have To Be Passionate About Your Job"
1 month ago
Saying no more often will NOT result in your career failing. Y’all hear me in the back? 📢📢📢
So many of us are locked down by the fear that, if I say no more or put my foot down on things revolving around work, everything will COLLAPSE all around me.
And I empathize 1000%. I felt this way for so long — and I still do on the days my anxiety gets the best of me.
But it’s simply NOT TRUE. It’s an outdated story that says you gotta say yes to everything in order to make some cash. Well, I call bullsh*t.
The stronger I’ve gotten with my work boundaries, the BETTER my business has done.
Here are some of my current boundaries :
🔻Only saying yes to things that FULLY align with me, my work, and what I vibe with.
🔻Honoring when I’m burnt out or need a break — even if this means cancelling on people or changing plans.
🔻Only offering to work for free if the cause feels good to me — and never because I’m too scared I’ll be judged if I ask to be paid.
🔻This leads into knowing my worth. Literally, how much I want to be paid, what’s flexible, what’s my bottom line, and sticking to that.
🔻Staying true to myself. Which might mean saying no to more $$$ or exposure. But it also means I strengthen the INTEGRITY of what I’m trying to do in this world.
🔻Lastly, not trying to be a jack of all trades. Remember that the next part of that saying is “master of none.” There are things I’m good at, and things I’m not. And I’m okay referring people out, rather than try and be everything to everyone. Because that’s just plain exhausting.
Implementing these boundaries more have led me to feel super ✨GOOD✨ about what I’m doing + how I’m doing it. It’s resulted in less burnout, more quality work, and being SUPER CLEAR about the sort of mark I want to leave in this world.
And that has truly helped the tough world of running my own biz be soooo much more manageable.
What are your work boundaries? 🧐
Do you have any non-negotiables? 🙅🏼♀️
Share your ideas below — maybe someone else will be inspired by them! Me included. 😉
5 months ago
YOUR BUSINESS is YOUR GIFT. It’s your opportunity to do more for others — in whatever area or industry you’re in. If you take the opportunity to obsess on meeting and surpassing the needs of your clients — if you’ll truly do more for them than anyone else in your industry, and more than anyone else expects — then you’ll not only succeed but you’ll make a DIFFERENCE. And you’ll build a brand! ❤️🤝
In my 40 years in this business, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the highest achievers on the planet and I can say with absolute certainty that the human beings who perform at the highest level in ANY business — finance, medicine, music, art, health care, entrepreneurs, athletes, doesn’t matter — the best in ANY industry are the men and women who wake-up excited and energized by the work they do.
They are focused, they believe in what they do, and they’re lit-up by the service they get to provide to people, whatever it may be.
Here in #Amsterdam this week for #BusinessMastery class we’ve got a room full of 2,000 business owners and entrepreneurs from 68 countries translating 8 languages uncovering their unique answers to one primary question:
🎯What are you really here to GIVE?
🎯What business are you REALLY in?
🎯How can we SERVE ONE ANOTHER at the highest level?
REMEMBER: BUSINESS IS A SPIRITUAL GAME.
Drop a comment and tell us: What are you really here to give?
#business #entrepreneurs #smallbusiness #bigbusiness#purpose #worklifeintegration #addmorevalue#givemore#becomemore
4 months ago
In today’s 24/7 business world there isn’t a 9-5 workday. Work creeps into our personal lives. We respond to work email outside of the office, on weekends and on our vacations. That’s why we should be able to do personal activities at the office or during work hours. Setting boundaries is important but you should also empathize with those who are producing value for you and are sacrificing their personal time to do so.
1 month ago
//: ⚠️ This week Sen. @kamalaharris introduced the Family-Friendly School Act extending school hours to 6pm. This bill further shows the unfriendly policies we continue to see coming out of Washington. Some families will for save a little bit of money, however the implications for our children, family and the future of work are extremely damaging. As we push for flexibility and better work-life policies, we see policies like this demand more of working parents and kids. There are so many reasons why this is bad for American families: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✨ First off, we can start with the expectation to work longer hours at work. With employers completely aware of free before-and-after school program, more employees will be penalized for leaving work early. In addition, teachers will continue to shoulder the responsibilities of this nation’s continued conflict with work and life, while our children continues to be impacted by the effects of their absent parents. While we understand that there is a serious mis-alignment between work and school hours, the solution isn’t longer hours at work for parents and longer hours at school for our kids. This band-aid solution will offer nothing more than a stressful outcome on all sides, further exacerbate the mental health crisis in this country.. While we welcome affordable childcare solutions, we do not welcome lengthy childcare solutions that further places the bottom-line of employers ahead of the well-being of children and families. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💛 Over 1000+ mothers surveyed on the Mother Honestly platform do not support this bill for all the reasons mentioned above. Respectfully, we do not need family-friendly schools, what we need are family-friendly workplaces and policies that offer flexible solutions for employees, paid parental leave, subsidized childcare programs, universal preschools, and work-life balance.
💫 What are your thoughts on this bill? How can we better craft a policy that works for parents in this country without sacrificing quality time with our loved ones? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 month ago
I am thrilled to announce that I will be @thrive’s first-ever Work-Life Integration Editor-at-Large, curating their new Work-Life Integration hub. I will be collaborating with @ariannahuff and her team at Thrive! I am passionate about creating workplaces that acknowledge our humanity. I believe we don't have to choose between meeting our life goals and meeting our career goals. The things we value most outside of work aren’t obstacles to success that need to be hidden or apologized for, or checked at the door when we arrive at the office. With work-life integration, those things are the very aspects of our lives that can fuel our success. When you visit the hub—and I hope you do regularly—you’ll find advice, inspiring stories, and Microsteps you can immediately incorporate into your daily life. (A link to the hub is in my bio.) #workwellcommunity#wellpreneur#worklifeintegration#thriveglobal#wellbeing#productivity
2 weeks ago
Hey NYC! Join us at @google on 12/10 at 5-7pm for Breaking Breadwinning, a discussion about how breadwinning and caregiving assumptions have shaped the modern workplace, and what needs to happen so every woman and parent can succeed. You’ll hear from experts at @google, @facebook and @nytimes, as well as a clinical psychologist who specializes in women breadwinners. Plus, devour yummy treats from our generous partner @breadsbakery! Bring the boys and the babes — everybody is welcome. .
Quick poll: throw up a hand 🙋🏻♀️ if you think these tickets will last 😆 Get ‘em while they’re hot via the link in our bio. 🥖🍞🥯 #BreakingBreadwinning
3 months ago
This is so true!!
4 weeks ago
//: “American mothers are carrying heavy burdens. The burden is so heavy, and so many other women are carrying it too, that we can start to assume it's normal. That this is what it's supposed to be like. And that everyone else is carrying it well—that it's just you that is struggling.
Mama, it's not just you. Motherhood shouldn't be this hard. It is society that is failing, not you.
We live in a culture that gives lip service to the importance of family, but sees investment in women and children as an 'entitlement' too far. We operate in a business climate that prizes consumption and profitability above all, and leaves families, and especially women, behind in its wake. We're citizens in a country where 'women's issues' are seen as side-issues, rather than foundational functions of our society.”
- The United State of Motherhood address by @jillkoziol CEO + Co-Founder of @mother.ly was delivered at the @motherhonestly Mother: The Summit 2019 in a Detroit, Michigan. Click the link in our bio to read the full address to mothers in America. #motherhoodisbettertogether#motherhonestly#teammotherly
I like this quote from the CEO of Google Australia, Melanie Silva. It is important for her to be home for dinner with her children and she values this family time. ⠀
We often wonder how do CEO/executive women manage the juggle and this is a very small insight into the priorities on family time Melanie has. ⠀
We need to share the stories of both women and men who are every day managing the juggle, to normalise flexible work and the wide variety of forms that this takes, and works for their family. ⠀
As a working parent, what is most important for you? Is dinner time what you aim to get home for each night? Love to hear your thoughts. 👇
"I am a super driven person so I am never going to be one of these people that wants to holiday for a month but I am very conscious of making sure I am not over investing my time in my business at the expense of my family.⠀
I have a very understanding partner that is so supportive of my career so if I have to work on the weekends sometimes it is not a drama. As long as I get my daily exercise in, and quality time with my family then I am happy to work the hours required to do my job."⠀
@thatbrandinggirl // Co-Owner and Strategy Director at Tiny Hunter ⠀
15 hours ago
Sundays are my absolute favorite day of the week. I can’t ever seem to put my finger on why, but the “vibe” isn’t ever lost on me.
Recently, my weekends have been busier than the weekdays, but I always make sure to minimize obligations for the day in particular and carve out Sunday for whatever will make me feel most refreshed and recharged like:⠀
💛 Going on long walks⠀
🧡 Taking care of my hair⠀
💙 Making a healthy dinner with leftovers to start the week
These are a few of my fav recharges as of late. What do you do to truly take CARE of yourself on the weekends?
ゴール後もやっぱりジャンプ🙌‼️ We are proud of ourselves👍😍 #RUNwithHEART
#世界最大規模のチャリティマラソン #学びがいっぱい #RunforSDGs #runforhealthy
#move7and314 #世界遺産を走る #angkorwatinternationalhalfmarathon
19 hours ago
Sin duda este año ha sido especialmente intenso y de crecimiento personal y empresarial.
Y estos dos últimos meses han sido literales de non stop, y he sido muy consciente en cuanto al no dejar tiempo suficiente de recuperación entre una meta y otra. Se han solapado algunos retos en los que me he comido mi estimación inicial con patatas, y es que nuestro cerebro es por naturaleza demasiado positivo y lo más probable es que no calculemos bien nuestros timings reales.
Cuando tenemos que hacer un “sobreesfuerzo” (como si estuvieras haciendo una carrera y te quedaran 5km más cuando estabas pensando llegar a la meta) tenemos que ser conscientes y decirnos “ok seguimos adelante” pero que nuestro cuerpo y mente nos pedirán una recuperación mayor. Y por otro lado que esos últimos kilometros los haremos algo más cansados y para mantenernos fuertes tendremos que quemar más energía que al empezar.
Sin duda tenemos más capacidad de la que pensamos, y está bien a veces buscar nuestros límites. Sin embargo ten planeado cuál será tu post sprint, qué vas a hacer para liberar tensión física, mental y emocional después de la carrera. 💡
¿Te gustaría que compartiera mis hábitos y tips para hacer un intensivo más sostenible y llevadero? Déjame un comentario con lo que te gustaría que contara 👇🏻
🙌A Sunday reminder that, whether it's related to your career or the pressures of an increasingly busy festive period, you are enough and your true worth is not determined by other people. We believe in YOU! ❤️Double tap if you agree - and share this with anyone who needs to see this today.
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“GRIT, She is unshakable not because she doesn’t know pain or failure, but because she always pushes through. Because she always shows up and never gives up. Because she believes anything is possible no matter the odds... in the way she embraces all of life’s experiences - good or bad. In her willingness to bend but never break, and in her courage to believe that the darkness can’t hold her as long as she continues to create her own light. She is just like a pearl - made from grit but full of grace. She is unstoppable - she knows it’s not what happens, but how she chooses to respond, with perseverance in her mind and passion in her heart.” - Bryan Anthony #grit#nevergiveup#worklifeintegration#disruptingchildcare#lovelifelive#mompreneur