If you’ve felt overcommitted and struggled with procrastination and perfectionism, then this episode is for you. You’ll be reminded of why it’s important to say no, so you have the space to rest. You’ll also learn tips for identifying the warning signs of when things around you start to become frenetic, to avoid chaos and stress.
In today’s Lead with Love conversation, I get cozy with Michelle Courtney Berry who is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, wellness coach, workplace trainer, keynote speaker, outdoor fitness leader, and author of Keeping Calm in Chaos. She helps busy, overtasked visionary leaders mindfully de-stress so they can truly enjoy success. www.michellecourtneyberry.com
She has also opened for and shared stages with Dr. Maya Angelou, Howard Zinn, Mos Def, Amiri Baraka, and The Dalai Lama.
“I do think overcommitting has come from an inability for many of us to say no, and think that no is a bad thing.”
MICHELLE COURTNEY BERRY
What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)
The key lessons and takeaways that Michelle captured as a beta reader of my book She Builds: The Anti-Hustle Guide to Grow Your Business and Nourish Your Life [10:14]
How the She Builds Revenue Map really helped her stay on course with her work (and how you can implement this exercise, too) [16:07]
Why so many of us often overcomplicate and/or overcommit to things, and why it’s perfectly ok to say ‘no’ [20:25]
Why it’s important to allow ourselves to rest, not quit [24:54]
Tips for identifying the warning signs of when things around you start to become frenetic, to avoid chaos and stress [28:18]
Michelle’s experiences sharing the stage with icons (including Maya Angelou!) and the ways that doing this grew her bravery and belief in herself [34:37]
“When you show people that it's not perfect, when you show them the failures, when you show them the missteps and when you show them the mistakes, your tribe really responds. People not in your tribe go, ‘oh wow I'm not alone’.” [8:35]
“I do think overcommitting has come from an inability for many of us to say no, and think that no is a bad thing.” [23:09]
“Isn't it funny how procrastination and perfectionism are twins? Isn't it the same when you overextend and then suddenly you go too far and then you're in isolation and hibernation?” [29:10]
“Know it’ll all be there tomorrow. You don’t have to have to stay up all night; go to sleep. It’s so much better with rest, and it looks differently. All the things that you think are emergencies, if you get sick you can't do them anyway.” [29:49]
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