REAL WOMEN. REAL LIVES.
With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart
All or nothing. That seems to be a practice many of us can relate to. But what is that mindset and approach costing us? Today, Barb and Melissa share their insights about their seemingly innate temptation to drive and strive. They share with us how they curb their workaholism, discovering even more productivity and fulfillment.
Barb shares that her natural propensity can be to work incessantly, as well as what motivated her to find another way. [00:01:10]
Barb discusses her learning curve around finding a balance between a revved-up and busy mind to one that allows the creative forces to keep her in the flow. And helps us see that churning activity out to take a day off makes no sense. [00:03:58]
Barb shares her incredulous experience in Paris, where she worked so hard that she couldn’t even enjoy her downtime in one of the most interesting cities in the world. [00:09:33]
Melissa recalls her all-or-nothing experience in college and her first job out of college. She also shares a great analogy about sprints and marathons to convey the pitfalls of striving. [00:10:40]
Melissa points out what most people equate success with and then challenges us to ask, “Is this true?” for business and life? [00:13:20]
Melissa uses a lemon metaphor that is super awesome and conveys how we have lofty goals for embracing all of life and life’s experiences. Yet, often we fail to reap the rewards because we are so intently focused on the doing. [00:14:17]
Melissa helps us realize that all life is forward momentum, so what does that look like relative to our decisions about striving or “going back” to how things were? [00:15:00]
Barb points from client experience how we’ve normalized striving as the definition of success, and how that overrides our internal wisdom. [00:16:01]
Melissa talks about human sustainability in business. We have to shift things, and she focuses on some ways we can do that. [00:18:34]
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You can follow Barb on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at barbarapatterson.com
You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at melissapalazzohart.com
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