Top 3 Hidden Signs That You Need More Balance

Top 3 Hidden Signs That You Need More Balance

These three things are often disguised as some of our favourite things, but they are actually the top three hidden signs that you need more balance.

In this video training, you will:

  • Be able to watch for those hidden signs that stress is impacting you more than you think
  • Identify when stress shows up sooner, and in a healthier way.
  • Build your self-awareness so you can make positive changes.

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5 Simple Steps for When You’re Too Busy

If you weren’t so busy, what would you spend more time on? Add your answer to the comments and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a beautiful bag of luscious dark chocolate mini eggs. These exact ones from Purdy’s (I resisted saying eggsact).

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In the meantime, in this video, you will learn the five simple steps you need to take in order to get more balance, have more focus, and be more productive.

How to Build Resilience and Reduce Stress

Stress and Resilience in Entrepreneurs – Expert Interview

In this interview with resilience expert Dr. Brianna Caza, she shares many insights, including:

  • The three simple techniques to build your resilience
  • How what you think about yourself plays a key role in determining whether you keep going or give up.
  • Why the old adage of “love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” could make you LESS resilient.

There is also a study on stress and resilience in entrepreneurs underway. If you are an entrepreneur, you can participate. By taking part, not only will you be contributing to this fascinating topic, you will also receive a report about your own resilience and how it compares to others, build awareness of the stressors in your life, and receive a gift card for your efforts. I participated in the study. I can attest that it was quick and easy and I was delighted with the gift card I received.

Take part in the survey here > Stress and Resilience in Entrepreneurs

What is your biggest a-ha? Leave it in the comments!

Dr. Brianna Caza is an Associate Professor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and has previously held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Wake Forest University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

The overall aim of her research program is to understand the resources and processes that produce resilience at work. Within this framework her work falls into three interrelated streams of research. The first examines how individuals perceive, experience and react to adversity or setbacks in the workplace. This includes issues involving work crises, interpersonal conflict, incivility, and organizational (in)justice. The second stream of research focuses the nature, construction, and importance of individual and social resources that are used in creating functional responses to this adversity. Important resources include work identity, perceived meaningfulness of work, creativity, and relational capabilities. Third, she examines the processes that foster resilience including cognitive flexibility, behavioral adaptability, and resourcefulness.

4 Qualities of Resilient People

There are some special qualities that make for the most resilient people. These qualities help them bounce back or recover more quickly from setbacks or failures, keep them from burning out, and give them tenacity, determination, and drive to keep going long after others stop.

You’ll learn:

  • What resilient people do with an initial spark of interest.
  • The essential difference between the person who goes on to become a concert pianist and an amateur who still plays piano every day.
  • How the grittiest people deal with failures.
  • Who they need to challenge them to go further, faster.

In the video, you’ll find out if you have these resilient qualities, and discover how you, too, can become more resilient in your own life and business.

5 Steps to Finish a Project… Even When You’re Totally Overwhelmed

5 Simple Steps to Finish a Project… Even When You’re Totally Overwhelmed

In this video, I share the five simple steps to take when you have a big goal and you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or stuck in the messy middle. It’s also effective for anyone who wants to keep any of those things from happening as you shoot for the stars.

I share this because I help business owners who have big goals and dreams to achieve amazing things without burning out, and yet, there are specific moments in the middle of a project where even the most determined and successful person can struggle.

If you are currently feeling that way, this video is for you. In it, you’ll learn:

  • The two times you are most at risk of quitting or burning out
  • The best way to build resilience for the long-term
  • How you can get your hands on a free tool to stop overwhelm and procrastination and get focused–quickly!

How to Get Better Faster with a New Skill or Habit #FailFriday

Learning a new skill can suck!! What to do when you’re frustrated with your progress and how to get better faster.

In this #FailFriday video, I share what I’m learning as I learn how to do my eyebrows and what my daughter said to me this morning when she saw them. Yes, it’s hilarious. And yes, there is a lesson in there.

I also share a process you can use to get better faster when you’re learning a new skill or working to implement a new habit.

You’ll identify the three key pillars to getting better faster.

Once you know those, you’ll be able to easily identify the steps you can take to go from where you are now to where you want to be.

The video also includes a fun game to win access to a module in my group coaching program and a 1-to-1 coaching call with me.

This program is for people who want to go from burnout to balance or for those who have big goals and want to keep burnout from happening… so that they can become more focused, calm and productive in eight weeks.

Enter the secret word in the comments and let me know which of the below training modules you want to access:

  1. Module 1: Create clear goals that you’ll actually achieve and keep doing
  2. Module 2: Take care of you. Without the guilt. Learn to ditch the guilt that often comes with self-care and that often keeps us from doing it. Taking care of yourself is the key component to creating resilience, getting out of burnout, and keeping burnout from happening.
  3. Module 3: Get clear on what’s most important to you. Most of us think we know. This one gets you super clear on your vision and mission. Again, this is incredible for building resiliency and also identifying the things that are on your plate that shouldn’t be there.
  4. Module 4: Clear your plate so you can make time for you and the things that are most important to you. Time management 101. Tips, tools and strategies to make time your friend and not your foe.
  5. Module 5: Learn how to say no. When you’ve identified the things that are important to you and found the ways to clear your plate, you’ll likely have a number of people or things that you’ll need to say no to. Learn how to be respectful yet firm.

Good luck!

The woman I am honouring…

The woman I am honouring…

On this International Women’s Day, we often think about the women who have inspired us. Usually, they are women who have achieved amazing things. In this video, I share the woman I am honouring today and why.

I also ask a question to help you re-frame your daily actions. It’s inspiration and action all rolled into one with the intention to supporting you to find more balance in the day-to-day.

I’d love to know your answer to the question I pose in the video. Leave me a comment below!


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people-both seasoned and new-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.”

Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own “character lab” and set out to test her theory.

Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers-from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

How to set boundaries with your work schedule to create better balance

If you master the concept I outline in this video, you will experience:

  • Greater satisfaction with your work
  • Get more work done than before
  • Feel less stress and anxiety
  • More healthy habits to support you

Because you’re no fun when you’re exhausted and overwhelmed all the time. Take it from me. I struggled with burnout as I led the communications for a $50M company and what I outline here is one of the exact strategies I used to create my own transformation from burnout to balance.

And if you stick through to the end of the video, you have a chance to win a prize! Enter in the comments below.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by David Allen

“The Bible of business and personal productivity” —Lifehack

“A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from ‘the personal productivity guru'”—Fast Company

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.