Lead with Love® Podcast

Creativity. Business. Life.

A Conversation on Heart Projects, Rest, and Play

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Welcome to Season 4 of the Lead with Love podcast. In this episode I get cozy with my right hand of over 5 years, Michele. I share an update on my book writing process, my inner rebel, and how I deal with resistance. We also talk about productivity and why it’s okay to watch shows and still have time for meaningful work. We also explore where we are right now in the world, in our bodies and in our minds, and all the various shifts and uncertainties we’re still facing today.

“A heart project really is about the work that your soul is calling you to do.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • How I define a “heart project”, and what I’ve done to further the book writing process
  • The resistance I felt with writing this past September and what happened when I stepped back to gain perspective of it
  • The importance of having a coach or mentor in your corner,
  • The ways you’ll know if it’s time to keep pushing or to step back and play more
  • My own practices for creating a “play menu” to feel liberated during this season of life

Resources + links mentioned:

» AJ Harper | Top Three Authors Club

» Lead with Love 156: Unhooking self-worth from success with Rebecca McLoughlin

» One Heart Music

» NY Times: There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing

» Austin Kleon: I’m not languishing, I’m dormant

» How to do Nothing by Melville House

» Creating a play menu, Brené Brown: On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source

Key Quotes:

  • “[A heart project] really is about the work that your soul is calling you to do. It doesn’t necessarily have to have revenue attached to it. It might, but you’re not in it for the money.” [Jadah, 3:47]
  • “It’s really working for me to just immerse myself in the book [writing process], and not have all the distractions of home life.” [Jadah, 11:16]
  • “We’re still in survival mode as a collective and as a community, but we’re trying to almost ignore it.” [Jadah, 13:46]
  • “I personally have a project that I’m really excited to work on, so that’s where my joy, direction, and clarity is coming from.” [Jadah, 17:19]
  • “I feel like for those who can find a meaningful project, a heart project or something to sink your hands into, that’s the thing that can keep us in the game.” [Jadah, 18:07]
  • “You have permission to watch [tv] shows and still be productive, and create meaningful work in the world.” [Jadah, 25:40]

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