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Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain
42 minutes | 3 days ago
Exhausted? Try Way-Power Instead of Willpower: How women are moving forward re-energized without bypassing what needs to be addressed
GET FREE INSTANT ACCESS to the ELEVATE WITH "AND" GUIDE Karlee mentions on this episodeYou’re scrolling through your phone, and the news is (as always) a never-ending cycle of doom and gloom. So, you close that app, make yourself a cup of tea, light your favorite smelly candle, and cozy up on the couch. Just when you’ve settled in, your phone pings with an unpleasant email from a co-worker, or another “breaking-news story”. Uggghhh. Why can’t the world just leave me alone?!?!Our instinct is to feel the negativity of that moment; to let it run through our bodies and change our behavior. And ohhhhhh...the amount of guilt we’d feel if we just ignored it. Enough already. In times like these, when your willpower is waning, it’s time to call upon your waypower. We all know that the big issues the world is facing today aren’t quick-fixes. But, it’s entirely possible to acknowledge the challenging parts and still summon the good parts.In today’s episode, Karlee reveals why willpower alone won’t get you over the humps in life. If you want to meet the challenges of today, and prep yourself for challenges yet to come, you have to be ready to face the world as one whole, unified being. Because humans aren’t fragmented. If we want to be sustainable, we have to know how to balance the lows by reaching for the highs. If this message rings a bell, then you’ve been paying attention. It’s time to connect the dots and revisit our very first episode of Messy & Magnificent: One Word That Will Elevate Everything You Do. It feels especially poignant these days as we’re witnessing so many changes that feel big and beyond the grasp of our own, individual control. We need to be reminded of what women have relied on for centuries: our waypower. Waypower is that ancestral resilience that rests within our bones until it’s called upon. It’s that superpower that’s gonna get us through the tough moments, over the unforeseen humps, and high-five us the other side. If you’re feeling the weight of the world right now and looking for a little hope to grasp onto, then this episode is for you.What You’ll Learn in This Episode:The most common characteristic of the driven people Karlee works with (9:39)When transformation happens (11:32)How to unify your whole being (14:46)The difference between willpower and waypower (16:15)Karlee’s waypower warrior (17:33)The power of AND (20:05)How positive psychology helps us bounce back (23:33)Traversing our swamps and ponds together (25:17)Karlee’s personal moment of calling on her waypower (32:40)Resources Mentioned In This Episode: GET FREE INSTANT ACCESS to the "ELEVATE WITH AND GUIDE" Karlee mentions on this episodeEpisode 1: One Word That Will Elevate Everything You DoEpisode 2: Nobody really gets you? How to upgrade your adult relationshipsPeople Mentioned in This Episode:Dr. Maria SiroisConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 10 days ago
2 Ways You’re Thinking Like A White Supremacist: How women are upgrading from overwhelm to focus right now
There’s a stack of unanswered emails mounting in your inbox and more than a few text messages that you’ve pushed aside for “later”. There are calls you need to make, deadlines relentlessly flying out the window, and you’re living off of peanut butter and celery because you haven’t been to the grocery store in two weeks. How did it get to this point? You’re successful. You’re the one who always has her s**t together. Unfortunately, having it “together” doesn’t make you immune to OVERWHELM.On top of it all, it’s hard to forget that it’s not just your world that’s being rocked right now. We’ve got bigger issues. There’s a pandemic that’s been raging for nearly a year, we just witnessed an attempted coup at the White House, and the threads of systemic racism and white supremacy are being exposed so vividly that being too “busy” or “uninformed” to address them won’t pass anymore. Ok, take a moment. Pause. Deep breath. We got you.In this episode, Karlee is gonna help bring you down from the ledge. She’ll talk about the two most common extremist beliefs that almost all high achievers share, and how you can save yourself from the resulting feelings of overwhelm. She’ll also tell you how these very beliefs tie into the history of white supremacy. Finally, you’ll hear about a tried and true antidote that her clients have found to be the most effective way to get unstuck from that all too common feeling of “too much”. Throw your hands in the air, fall into a comfy chair, and let out your most powerful exhale of submission. It’s not ok, and we can do something about that. In fact, acknowledging what isn’t ok is our starting point for moving forward. Next comes rest. Recoup from that pressure you’ve been bearing. Tend to what needs to be acknowledged. Be real. Get vulnerable. Then, we get back out there, together.We all know that self-care is essential, but we also know that it can’t come at the expense of progress. Take the time you need. But remember that we have to nurture each other by supporting the collective community. If we sink too deep into our own comfort, we get stuck, and others will pay the price for our inaction. If you’re ready to look at the world differently, find focus, and off-load that feeling of overwhelm once and for all, then this episode is for you. What You’ll Learn in This Episode:How our desire for comfort is sabotaging our need for connection (6:38)Becoming a true kind of pioneer for change (8:42)How being hyper-self-focused can become self-destructive (14:10)Why extremism, in all of its forms, causes fragmenting (15:37)The antidote to overwhelm (20:02)Voices with insights and answers in the space of diversity, equity, and inclusion (21:37)Why quick-fixes don’t work in the long run (23:13)Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Parenting Like a Ninja: An Autism Mom's Guide to Professional Productivity by Faith ClarkeThe Conscious KidPeople Mentioned in This Episode:Faith Clark- The Melody of Autism on FacebookDebra KaufmanLuvvie AjayiBrittany Packnett Alicia GarzaBrené BrownConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 17 days ago
Experiments in Spaciousness: How women know where they can afford to do WAY less without messing anything up.
Well, we made it! The year (or was it a decade?) 2020 is finally behind us. After such a tumultuous collective experience, the dawn of 2021 brings with it the invitation to integrate rest into your growth strategy. And, in this time of strategic rest, we have a unique opportunity to think about how we can make our lives in this new 365-day cycle easier on ourselves.On top of all of the social, political, and health upheavals of the past year, we’ve still had to manage our own lives. That’s no easy feat when you’re accustomed to having a constantly packed calendar. So, rather than making this a year to do more, what if we focused on ways that we could do less?You’ve just discovered the not-so-secret formula for joy.If you’ve ever looked at someone you admire and wondered how they seem to be able to do it all, I have some news for you. Nobody has it all figured out. But, those people who seem like they have a relatively stable, healthy grip on life do share one thing in common. They leave enough space for joy.They know that life isn’t about work-life balance. It's about work-life connection. In today’s episode, Karlee talks about the Pareto Principle, sometimes referred to as the “80/20 Rule”. She’ll guide you through a quick assessment so you can instantly uncover whether or not you're using your time effectively, and she’ll give you the tools you need in order to drop what’s not working in your life and focus your attention on what is working. In a world that expects us to keep on adding more and more to our plate, women know that breaking that outdated “stay busy” convention is the key to allowing space for joy. If you’re ready to invite a little experimentation into your life so you can clear away the clutter, re-claim your time, and invite more joy into your life, this episode is for you! What You’ll Learn in This Episode:The one personality trait among women who have it “figured out” (2:19)Introducing a little experimentation into your career (3:11)How embracing the 80/20 rule can help you navigate through personal trauma (9:02)The origins of the Pareto Principle (13:27)Signs that you might be doing unnecessary work (18:29)Emotional indicators of a 20% lifestyle (20:11)How to start eliminating the busy work in your life (22:39)Personal revelations from Karlee’s business metrics assessment (25:30)Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Episode 60: Daring To Pause Before you Plan: Karlee's Nourishing "PPE Method" for Making Your Best Decisions at Work and Beyond, Part of 1 of 3Episode 61: The Art of Subtraction: How Women Keep Career Plans Simple, Life-Giving And Successful During Complex TimesEpisode 19: Sh*t just hit the fan: How We Do Well At Work During Tough TimesConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | 24 days ago
The Art of Subtraction: How Women Keep Career Plans Simple, Life-Giving And Successful During Complex Times
As we look to plan a new year, that inevitably means that our schedules fill up with really important tasks, meetings, and projects… right? Well, it could mean all of the above, but it definitely doesn’t have to. Successful women everywhere know that being busy all the time doesn’t equate to achievement. Being weighed down with a calendar just means you're busy and that you’re good at filling in the blanks. But, what if I told you that being less available and more choosy about that blank space in your calendar could actually make you more effective? Time management is a word that gets thrown around among the busy crowd, but the real meaning of that is misunderstood. We think it’s about squeezing as much into those daily hours as humanly possible. The truth is that it really means the opposite. In today’s episode, Karlee shares the second part of her professional PPE method: planning. She’ll teach you how to recognize and root out complexity, and how you can master the Art of Subtraction. Finding ways to simplify your life isn’t about being lazy or inactive. It’s about choosing the most important ways to spend your time. It’s running through your daily grind with a fine-toothed comb and getting rid of the clutter that doesn’t need to happen at all, could be done by someone else, or could be drastically simplified. If you’re ready to learn how to eliminate the clutter in your schedule and create more space in your life, then this episode is for you.What You’ll Learn in This Episode:How distraction throws us off course (10:17)Closing the gap between what we communicate and what’s understood (13:08)Using simpler language to make the message clear (15:02)The myth of the multitasker (17:12)The unconscious fear behind why we delay (17:58)How to make your life 3% simpler (19:14)3 steps for streamlining your planning for 2021 (22:02)The Art of Subtraction (24:28)Scheduling in moments to recharge (28:30)Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Karlee’s FREE Course: Boundaries Like a BossEpisode 60: Daring To Pause Before you Plan: Karlee's Nourishing "PPE Method" for Making Your Best Decisions at Work and Beyond, Part of 1 of 3Episode 36: Reopening Gently: A Simple Practice to Process What Just Happened and Move Forward with Wisdom and GraceStudy: “Putting a stereotype to the test: The case of gender differences in multitasking costs in task-switching and dual-task situations”Hirsch, P., Koch, I., & Karbach, J. (2019). Putting a stereotype to the test: the case of gender differences in multitasking costs in task-switching and dual-task situations. Plos One, 14(8). Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220150Study: “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress”Mark, G., Gudith, D., & Klocke, U. (2008). The cost of interrupted work. Proceeding of the Twenty-sixth Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – CHI 08. Doi: 10.1145/1357054.1357072Get the Culmination Mastersheet Karlee Mentions In This Episode for Free Below "Episode 36" HereConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | a month ago
Daring To Pause Before you Plan: Karlee's Nourishing "PPE Method" for Making Your Best Decisions at Work and Beyond, Part of 1 of 3
What’s the point of these cold, winter months? Why can’t we just run around outside all year long with sun-kissed shoulders and bask in the brightness? Well, as nice as that might sound, we need professional downtime. Our bodies need rest, and our minds need pause. Still, “downtime” is just a hard concept to digest. And it doesn't help that we’re conditioned to feel guilty about it. Despite the dreary mood of winter scenes, those naked branches and gray skies have purpose. When leaves fall from trees and shriveled brown buds drop to the ground, the body of that tree is giving itself permission to rest. It’s really important that as humans, we do the same. The cycle of the seasons holds purpose, and we zip through it at our own peril. While we might look outside and see a vast stillness, what we’re looking past and through is a whole lotta space. And that space is a lot more fertile than we give it credit for. It’s in that newly transparent space, the space that was once taken up by distractingly pretty blooms... the space of their absence is where we’ll find answers. In today’s episode, Karlee talks about the importance of making space for pause. Winter is a time to integrate & marinate. It’s a time for healing the burnout of the hustle season. It’s a culmination. It’s an invitation to rest. For that, you’ll need your P.P.E. We’re not talking about masks here. This stands for Pause, Plan, and Experiment. This is the season to find space in the void, distinguish the difference between urgency and importance, and to approach things a little more experimentally. If you’re ready to honor the presence of space in your life, see the unseen, and find meaningful pause, then this episode is for you.What You’ll Learn in This Episode:What we can learn from the darkness of winter (1:36)How to find answers in the stillness (4:40)Why you should be paying attention to the unseen (8:30)How to equip yourself with P.P.E. (15:36)Why pause is necessary to inspire creativity (22:45)5 things that have brought meaning to me this year (25:31)Why it’s OK to feel two opposing things at the same time (30:10)Why goals aren’t all they’re cracked up to be (32:27)The productive power of rest (34:04)People Mentioned In This Episode: Dana LemayResources Mentioned In This Episode: NASA: Slime Mold Simulations Used to Map Dark Matter Holding Universe TogetherSunset and Twilight: From the Diaries of 1947-1958 by Bernard BerensonKarlee’s FREE Course: Boundaries Like a BossEpisode 1: One Word that Will Elevate Everything You DoEpisode 12: Permission to Rest: And how to have the time to do it!Connect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | a month ago
Lifestyle Rich: Free yourself from the tyranny of "I need to do it all" thinking and get big results by going small with Karin Rozell
A year ago today, what did your morning routine look like? Maybe you peeled open your eyes as your alarm clock annoyingly assaulted your senses way too early in the morning. You did your hair, put on a sensible outfit, and made the commute to work. You toiled all day, came home tired, and did your best to shut off your brain before crawling into bed. Work. Rest. Repeat. Oh, how things have changed. For the better part of a year now, Covid has caused us to slow down. It’s forced us to step out of the hustle and alter our daily routines. If you’ve been able to look away from the general train wreck that has been 2020 and slip on your rose-colored glasses for even a second, you might have noticed that as the pace of life has slowed down, it’s also created space for you to breathe. In this strange season of relative stillness, is it possible that there’s a gift hidden in there somewhere? It’s time to ask yourself: Do I need to be going so fast? Today, Karlee talks to Karin Rozell, a self-proclaimed “business nerd” and marketing mindset teacher. She’s written 2 business books, and created the Happy Little Practice Method to help moms create and scale their businesses. After consciously defecting from the big city hustle and recalibrating to the rhythms of nature, Karin found that a 'less is more' approach to life and business brought a new sense of calm and clarity to everything she did. In this episode, she flips our concept of the definition of success into something that’s based less on the traditional model, and shaped instead around the concept of lifestyle richness. Wealth isn’t about collecting cash, it’s about choosing how you spend your day. The gift hidden in the chaos of this year might actually be simplicity. How can we adopt a minimalist mindset? How can we do less, but do it better? If you’re ready to unbind yourself from the pressure of constant doing, and transition into a space of peaceful being, then this episode is for you!Some Questions Karlee Asks:How did you transition from doing such big work in the city to running your practice in a totally different way? (7:39)Why is small the new big? (13:19)How does a lifestyle-rich shift begin to happen? (17:55)How do you fan the flames of your focus during Covid? (21:27)How do you simplify your social media presence? (27:05)What do you do in your practice that might surprise people? (36:05)How little is enough? (46:40)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:What happens when you synch your work to the natural rhythm of nature. (9:25)Why that feeling of peace might mean you’ve made it to where you want to be. (14:00)“Happy” as a business strategy. (18:22)Why the feeling of overwhelm is a message to simplify. (22:20)The human value of exposing our “wildly imperfect” moments. (31:25)Why self-care isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. (39:12)How to create your personal definition of wealth. (51:05)People Mentioned In This Episode: Sonia Renee TaylorDana LemayFabienne FredricksonResources Mentioned In This Episode: The Happy Little Practice MethodSmall is the New Big The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary KellerEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeownJerry Before SeinfeldEpisode 15: Building the Habit of Courage: How to stop enduring what drains you with Dana LemayConnect with Karin Rozell:WebsiteInstagramConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | a month ago
Being Lied To? The 4 Types of Power and What to Do When What Someone Says, And What They Do, Are Different
Get FREE Access To The Power Assessment Guide Karlee Mentions In This EpisodeWhat comes to mind when you think of a powerful person? Historically, the image conjured up might be that of a seasoned politician, or a ruthless corporate mogul. It might look like that CEO who wielded ultimate authority; the one who kept you in your place, had all the answers, and always had the final say. If that characterization of power sounds familiar, then you’ve experienced the most traditional expression of the 4 Powers. Yep, there are actually 4 types of power, and 3 out of these 4 have for too long been overlooked and undervalued. Since they’ve been virtually absent from the existing power narrative, we’ve been conditioned to view power through tunnel vision, believing it to be heavy-handed and authoritative. Why has this single expression of power been so dominant?The answer is scarcity. When powerful people believe that power is scarce, that belief forces them to grasp onto it for dear life, refusing to share it with anyone else. The truth is that power is actually abundant, and the more we share it, the greater it becomes. A belief in the abundance of power is the basis for real, genuine power. The kind of power that helps everyone rise, not just the person in charge. In this episode, Karlee defines The 4 Powers at play in the world around us. She explains how we can move beyond the myth that power is scarce and embrace the abundance of power that actually serves us. Invoking the wisdom of Brené Brown around vulnerability in leadership, Karlee reiterates the true definition of a leader as someone who brings out the potential in people and processes. A great leader empowers the people around them, knowing there will always be enough power to go around. Whether your life has been enhanced by a great leader, or you’re struggling to endure an ineffective one, this bumpy year has been living proof that human beings need nourishment over punishment. We deserve to exist within positive power structures, and we should expect nothing less from leaders, mentors, and above all, ourselves. If you’re ready to explore how power, in all of its forms, is showing up in your workplace and your personal life, then this episode is for you. What You’ll Learn in This Episode:The true definition of a leader (6:32)The purpose of your power (9:26)The 4 Types of Power that manifest among people (13:24)The repercussions of a scarcity mindset (15:52)The potential of empowerment (20:55)Why power is infinite & how we can make it grow (23:31)Elements that exist where shared power is present (24:15)The Godzilla Effect: And how to know what to do when someone’s words don’t match their actions (25:07)People Mentioned In This Episode: Brené BrownTom StedingAlicia GarzaResources Mentioned In This Episode: Get FREE Access to Karlee’s Power Assessment GuideBuildings and Bridges by Ani DiFrancoDare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené BrownReal Teams Win: What Smart Leaders Need to Know Now About Achieving Peak Performance by Thomas L. StedingEpisode 57: Trying To Do It All Yourself? How smart leaders stop being the hero and start building emotional integrity with Tom StedingThe Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia GarzaBlack Lives MatterLady Don't Take No Podcast with Alicia GarzaConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
Trying To Do It All Yourself? How smart leaders stop being the hero and start building emotional integrity with Tom Steding
People see you as someone who’s got it together. You prefer to have an organized home, you strive for meaningful relationships, you’re juggling one opportunity after another around work, and care that your kids do their homework and eat their vegetables. You get all the accolades, but something in you still isn’t satisfied. Could having it all actually be weighing you down?This culturally programmed notion of what success looks like is actually an antiquated idea - and it could be responsible for holding you back. The truth is that the pressure we put on ourselves to know all of the answers and be in control actually impedes our success instead of contributing to it. You can release that pressure valve with this simple admission: “I don’t know everything. And it’s ok!” That, my friends, is an example of radical empathy. In this episode, Karlee welcomes Tom Steding, an expert in the convergence of advanced technology and depth psychology. Tom has been the CEO of 12 high tech startups. Through those experiences, he’s learned that people can’t be managed by fancy formulas because humans just aren’t predictable. Recognizing this complexity as a part of the human element, he developed an active interest in depth psychology. This led him to apply a more empathetic model in the workplace, which ultimately helped him to build more effective, performance-driven teams.Tom talks about the myth of the solo hero, the person who does whatever it takes to sit at the top of today’s hierarchical leadership model. These are the people in positions of authority who believe wholeheartedly in the superiority of their own capacity for decision making, the Narcissuses among us. The problem with that style of leadership is that it doesn’t work for thinking, feeling humans.And, thankfully, it’s quickly becoming obsolete in favor of a new model of teamwork that’s based on emotional agility. When teams are created with our humanness in mind, and our individual psychological safety at their core, everyone on that team thrives. It’s time to stop being the solo hero and start recognizing the power of your lateral network.If you’re ready to unleash your inner Athena and practice effective, empathy-driven, lateral leadership, then this episode is for you. Some Questions Karlee Asks:How did you get from an Engineering and Management mindset to a place of being so focused on trust and teamwork? (9:26)How do you delineate the difference between a real team and a fake team? (15:26)How is the myth of Narcissus being played out in the boardroom? (19:47)How does a person who's in that mindset start to make the shift into being even just 3% more comfortable with the unknown? (25:36)What is the connection between marketing and empathy? (27:01)How do we spot dysfunctional thinking? (40:46)What do you mean by emotional integrity? (44:37)Why do you think some of these outdated leadership models are still happening? (48:55)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:Why people and predictability aren’t compatible. (10:20)The disproportionate effect of holding it in. (13:19)The 3 Principles of building a safe and supportive network. (17:51)How dogmatism kills creativity. (21:29)How to take the Empathy Challenge. (27:39)The truly important layers within a team. (37:09)The 4 Archetypal Dimensions of Mindset. (38:38)How complementary twinning can resolve an impasse. (42:44)Why 87% of startups risk failure. (49:31)How you can be a part of the conversation. (53:52)People Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Howard TeichResources Mentioned In This Episode: Built on Trust – How to Gain Competitive Advantage in Any Organization by Thomas L. StedingReal Teams Win: What Smart Leaders Need to Know Now About Achieving Peak Performance by Thomas L. StedingThirteeners: Why Only 13 Percent of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy--And How Yours Can Be One of Them by Daniel ProsserConnect with Tom Steading:LinkedInConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
6 Unspoken Rules Women Are Breaking: How we have a career that gives us life, not takes it
If you’ve been a human on this planet in the year 2020, your life probably looks a lot different than it did at this time last year. The pandemic has left its mark on everything. Your work situation probably looks a little different than it used to, relationships feel different, the entire education system has been rocked, and our social lives have become less tactile and more virtual. Every one of these changes eats up a little bit more of our time as we try to mold our old routines around the present circumstances. And as we watch that time disappear into the ether, we start to feel an abundance of something else: scarcity.When we feel like we don’t have enough time, that awareness of scarcity can easily ripple into other aspects of our lives. It trickles into our perception of confidence, the quality of our relationships, and even the state of our finances. But, if we can unburden ourselves from the unnecessary with intention as our guide, we can lighten that entire load and come up stronger. This is the moment to step back and really evaluate how your time is being spent.In this episode, Karlee gives us a glimpse inside the rules her and her clients stop following to break out of hustle culture to help you reclaim more of your time. She’ll show you how to foster deeper, more authentic connections by making yourself less available. Through bending deep-rooted good student behavior and breaking from internal doctrines that no longer serve you, you’ll discover a path towards release that will leave you feeling lighter, more grounded, and more focused than ever.Today, we’re evaluating the rules we live by to determine which ones you should be breaking. Stop being the A+ student and start breaking the rules. If you’re ready to find out which rules you’re living by that deserve to be broken, then this episode is for you. In This Episode You Will Learn:The effect of arbitrary rules versus intentional rules. (3:30)Why good student habits might be holding you back. (10:24)Questions you can ask yourself to get unstuck. (13:58)Six most rules that Karlee and her company break often (16:32)Why connection isn’t about quantity. (17:32)The curative power of Culmination Week. (20:47)Why you need a vacation runway. (21:56)How holding space for magic leaves room for possibilities. (24:34)Why listening is more powerful than talking. (27:14)What that knot in your stomach is trying to tell you. (30:37)Why you should accentuate what sets you apart. (31:44)People Mentioned In This Episode: Dr. Maria SiroisTara MohrDr. Carol DweckRachel SimmonsResources Mentioned In This Episode: Episode 3: Done Burning Out? The 4 Phases of Growth and Sustaining SuccessEpisode 49: Masterful Storytelling: How to Share Your Stories to Transform and Engage with Others with Dr. Maria SiroisWhat to Remember by Dr. Maria SiroisPlaying Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara MohrGirls LeadershipOpinion: Why do women fail? Episode 33: Got Information Overload? How to get clear and sturdy so you can keep rising right nowConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
The Art of Humble Leadership: How to Soften into Your Power And Expand Your Team with Michela O’Connor Abrams
We’ve all had those days. You know, those days: the kind that make you want to turn off your phone, pull the covers back over your head, and just disappear for a while. But what do we do instead? We get up, we drink way too much coffee, and then look at ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves to power up and push through - which is the exact opposite of what your body is signaling you to do. If that pressure is so unnatural, then why do we force ourselves to abide by it? In this episode, Karlee sits down for a vibrant conversation with Michela O’Connor Abrams, former CEO of Dwell Magazine, and Owner of Moca+ in San Francisco. Her agency puts design thinking at the forefront of media campaigns for an impressive list of global clientele. Michela is a sought after keynote speaker who shares her wisdom of leadership to help people better understand how to effectively inspire teams to work as a whole. Michela believes in the power of the collective team. When a leader is grounded, humble in their execution of authority, and asking questions rather than stating demands, the organization thrives. In order to achieve all of those things, leaders need to approach their teams as humans. Her leadership philosophy is based on the idea that we’re not put in these human bodies, full of feelings, just to bottle up our emotions and pretend that everything is ok. Bottling it up just gets you behind. Today we’re talking about a new form of leadership that’s actually built around humbleness - as in, groundedness. It’s not modesty, and it’s definitely not weakness. It’s an example of leadership that has driven Michela’s success. Knowing what to share and when to share it will actually strengthen the tapestry of your company, and the entire collective fabric of women in leadership. If you’re ready to find out how to show strength through vulnerability, effectively process your feelings, and help build the greater collective consciousness of women allies everywhere, then this episode is for you. Some Questions I Ask:What are some of the entry-level steps that got you interested in design and leadership? (7:39)How do you know when it’s time to move on? (10:27)How did you first recognize that humility was an important component of who you were? (15:01)What does resilience look like when you're not toughing it out? (31:50)How did you gauge what was appropriate to talk about with your team in moments of vulnerability? (40:51)If you came with a warning label, what would it say? (50:41)What is one thing you know to be true? (52:38)In This Episode You Will Learn:Why it’s ok not to know everything (9:27)What humility in leadership looks like (13:43)How to know when it’s time to speak up and when it’s time to observe (22:27)How shaking things up can actually result in better outcomes (25:54)The true definition of resilience (32:28)How to partake in the collective conscience (45:28)How to identify what you really want (51:16)People Mentioned In This Episode: Shelley Tatum KieranResources Mentioned In This Episode: Episode 48: Rising Together: Hear Revolutionary Career-Driven Women Share Their Wits & Wisdom Inside Our Podcast Pajama Party Collective Conscience — The MOCA+ Salon SeriesThe Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time by Nancy Davis Kho Connect with Michela O'Connor Abrams:LinkedInMOCA+Connect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Celebrating The Wisdom of Women: Your Favorite Guest Moments From Our First Year
We owe so much to the women who came before us, and equally to the ones out there today, making waves and fully embracing themselves in the modern world. The emotional memories of the women that have paved paths rest deep within our bones, and it empowers us to be our best, most authentic selves.You are the bridge between the courageous women that came before you, and the ones who will look up to you in years to come. Now it’s up to us to pay our knowledge forward, and tell our stories to future generations. In part two of our One Year Anniversary series, we’re revisiting the most impactful and powerful messages in carefully selected interviews from just a few of the magnificent women we’ve had on the podcast. Through the willingness of each of these women to share their time and stories, we’ve explored some of the most important themes that I know have helped listeners discover valuable wisdom that has made a difference in their own lives. This is a master collection of episodes featuring universal topics like embracing who we are in the world today, setting boundaries, honoring our instincts, and believing in the power of our own stories. There’s never been a better time to hear these messages. As we’re all adjusting to life under the influence of a pandemic, doing our best to manage the stress and uncertainty that an election year (here in the US) brings. As we rise together in the anticipation of a coming new year, let us hear the wisdom in these stories. Let us embed this confidence, strength and empowerment in our bones so that these are the things that future generations of human women carry in themselves. If you’re ready to revisit, implement, and bestow the bounty of truth and wisdom carried in the stories of these women, then this episode is for you. May it remind you that your story is also essential, and needs to be told. In This Episode You Will Learn: How we carry the experiences of our ancestors into our present-day lives (6:34)Understanding the lasting legacy of the patriarchy and how we live it (10:50)Why boundaries are the secret to reclaiming your time and energy (12:16)Why the concept of “noble self-sacrifice” isn’t acceptable (15:46)How to tap into your intuition, and why it’s an underappreciated asset in business (20:32)You Holy Knowing: How women elevate from doubt to gaining confidence (23:17)An exercise in hearing your own holy knowing (25:24)How being unapologetically yourself can guide you to a place of greatness (26:37)Leveraging your values to reflect who you really are, and making it work for what you do (28:40)Why our stories matter and the generational value in telling them (31:35)How we open the door of joyful possibilities (35:08)Episodes Mentioned:Episode 22: Patriarchy Stress Disorder: Removing invisible barriers to your joy and fulfillment with Dr. Valerie ReinEpisode 32: Curing the Knee Jerk “Yes”: Doable Boundaries That Will Set You Free with Nancy LevinEpisode 26: Self-Sacrifice Is Not The Future of Business or Medicine with Shavawn Boyer, RNEpisode 15: Building the Habit of Courage: How to stop enduring what drains you with Dana LemayEpisode 35: Trust Your Knowing: How Women Rise From Doubt to Leading Themselves Forward with Suzi Banks BaumEpisode 47: Single Mom Strong: How Our Body Leads Us Into Courageous Activism for Ourselves and Others with Lanna BrownEpisode 40: Emotional Success: How to Leverage Your Unique Values Like the World’s Best Brands do with Farryn WeinerEpisode 49: Masterful Storytelling: How to Share Your Stories to Transform and Engage with Others with Dr. Maria Sirois Connect with Guests:Dr. Valerie Rein Nancy LevinShavawn Boyer, RNDana LemaySuzi Banks BaumLanna BrownFarryn WeinerDr. Maria Sirois People Mentioned:Sonya Renee TaylorStacey AbramsNse’ Ufot - CEO of the New Georgia ProjectHelen Butler - Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s AgendaDeborah Scott - Executive Director of Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (GA STAND-UP)Tamieka Atkins - Executive Director of ProGeorgiaReverend Raphael WarnockJon Ossoff Resources Mentioned:Boundaries Like A Boss FREE Online Course with Karlee Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness And Fulfillment by Dr. Valerie Rein The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee TaylorSetting Boundaries Will Set You Free: The Ultimate Guide to Telling the Truth, Creating Connection, and Finding Freedom by Nancy LevinMake Sure All People Get to Vote By Supporting the Georgia Senate Seat Run-off: GASenate.com Connect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramContact Karlee if You Have Access to N95 Masks in Size Small for A Frontline Worker: email@example.comMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
The Best of Our First Year: Your Favorite Messy and Magnificent “Karlee Moments”
We spend a lot of time working really hard to get “there.” Once we’ve arrived, we’re pretty quick to move the goal post ahead a few more inches. We keep moving, hustling, and pushing to be our best selves. But every once in a while, we’re reminded to pause. We’re reminded to take stock and look around us, and revel in what we’ve created. For me, that moment is now. Friends, we have created an ENTIRE YEAR of Messy & Magnificent podcast episodes!!This podcast was created to help women rise up to meet and acknowledge our greatest, most authentic selves in our careers and beyond. Messy and Magnificent exists so we can connect and learn from one another. It’s a place where we’re able to encourage each other to activate, to be vulnerable, and to uncover that bright light that shines within every single one of us. Over the course of the last year, we’ve come together in this sacred space to focus on our well-being, deepen our relationships, and accelerate our careers. Ultimately, we’ve strengthened our understanding of ourselves. I’m honored, humbled, and incredibly excited to continue sharing this space with you. You are showing up for yourself, and it’s time to celebrate!!Whether you’ve been on this magnificent learning curve with us all year long or this is your first time, this Best of episode is like having our richest moments right in one place. We’re recapping relatable truths, soul-shaking ah-ha moments, and the meteoric nuggets of wisdom that have helped us all breakthrough this year. This is the moment to raise your teacup and toast our messy & magnificent selves! This is our 1 Year Anniversary Special, and we’re celebrating the abundance of Wisdom On Tap: What IS Working!In This Episode, You’ll Learn:The one word that changes everything. (7:56) The 3 pillars of creating healthy boundaries. (10:27) Why rest should be a part of your journey, and not the destination. (17:12) What it is you’re actually craving when life feels off balance. (21:21) Why it all circles back to self-care, and how you can make it a priority. (24:36)Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Upgrade Your Boundaries On The SpotEpisode 1: One Word that Will Elevate Everything You DoEpisode 4: Hit Your Limit? The 5 Doable Steps to Setting Realistic BoundariesEpisode 12: Permission to Rest: And How to Have the Time to Do ItEpisode 20: The Antidote to Overwhelm- How to Stay Steady Within Yourself In Moments of UncertaintyConnect With Karlee: WebsiteLinkedInInstagramMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
When People Don’t Do What You Want Them To: Opening The Door To Meaningful Human Connection with Jack Mason-Goodall
You’ve just received the email you’ve been waiting for. Earlier in the day, you outlined exactly what you needed from your assistant, and reminded her of the tight deadline. But when you open the document, it feels like a boulder hit. Your cheeks get hot, palms are sweating...it’s nothing like what you had asked for. If this sounds familiar, you’ve no doubt wondered how this kind of thing happens. And your directions were so explicit. Why don’t people do what you’re asking them to do?In this episode, Karlee welcomes a special guest who will enlightens our understanding of communication, and strengthens our ability to connect. Since he (yep, our first male guest!) was 16 years old, Jack Mason-Goodall has dedicated his life to working alongside people with autism and other developmental differences. After studying psychology in the UK, Jack moved to the USA to train in specialized play therapy, becoming a global play therapy consultant. After a decade in the nonprofit world, he founded Autism Optimism International in 2020, a support organization for families touched by autism all over the world. It’s really easy to forget that communication is, at minimum, a two-way street, and there’s more than one cognitive being in every equation. Processing information involves a lot more than simply listening and doing. Language travels through a complex web of environments, emotions, and experiences on the road to comprehension and action. It’s time to recognize that we live in a neurodiverse world. When someone's actions don’t match our intentions, we can actually keep the door open by choosing acceptance and curiosity instead of defaulting to judgment.If you’re ready to become a better communicator, have more open and meaningful interactions with other humans, and create deeper connections with the people in your life, then this episode was made for you. Some Questions Karlee Asks:What drew you towards working with autism? (9:07)Where have you noticed judgment show up in your life? (14:17)What’s an example of a typical judgment you see in your work? (18:14)How does our cultural lack of permission to ask for help show up in the parents you work with? (22:48)How do you care for your emotional well-being? (34:49)In This Episode You'll Learn: An example of seeing the world through someone else’s eyes (10:19)Why judgment closes the door on connection (13:22)Why being a parent is like being a CEO (21:16)The relationship between emotional well-being and career success (24:20)The magic word that can help you shift from judgment towards acceptance (30:33)Why neurodiversity is an invitation (39:32)The question you should be asking yourself right now (44:02)Connect With Jack Mason Goodall:Autism Optimism International WebsiteFacebookResources Mentioned in This Episode:Jack’s Self Care ClassFree Talks Series Connect With Karlee: WebsiteUpgrade Your Boundaries On The SpotMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Got Decision Fatigue? The 4 Acts of Discernment That Women Who Make ‘Right Decisions’ Know
There you are, working diligently to get something done, sticking to your commitment to pick up the tasks your coworkers or employees needed help with. But now it’s 7 p.m. on Friday, and you would rather be able to stop working and get the essential moment to recharge that you know you need. You ask yourself, “Why did I say yes to doing this?” If this feels familiar to you, here’s what I want you to know: Women have not been taught how to make decisions. Instead, we’ve been taught how to default. In this episode, Karlee shares her process for making fully-informed decisions and provides the tools to avoid slipping into a default “yes.” At the heart of it, this episode is all about up-leveling yourself and reclaiming your time, energy, life and best work. Karlee provides case studies of how real women shift their decision-making process, and how it’s opened up new doors for them on the spot. Karlee covers three main topics in this episode: what causes women to default rather than discern, the four acts of discernment that allow women to feel satisfied with their careers and lives, and a step-by-step process for making "right decisions". Tune in to this episode to kick off a lifelong conversation about your own discernment, and begin the journey into a more beautiful career and life than you have imagined. In This Episode You Will Learn: How stepping into the role of making decisions for your own life leads to experiencing a life of excellence. (9:42)Why we don’t always know the answer to a decision before us. (16:22)The 4 Acts of Discernment. (20:10)How to discern if a decision even needs to involve you. (20:54)How your thoughts and environments affect your ability to make decisions. (25:55)How to “try on” potential decisions. (40:17)Get in touch with Karlee HerePeople Mentioned In This Episode: Nancy Levin Martha GrahamGlennon DoyleSuzi Banks BaumDana LemayLakshmi VoelkerResources Mentioned: Episode 32 – Curing the Knee Jerk “Yes”: Doable Boundaries That Will Set You Free with Nancy LevinEpisode 35 – Trust Your Knowing: How Women Rise From Doubt to Leading Themselves Forward with Suzi Banks BaumEpisode 15 – Building the Habit of Courage: How to stop enduring what drains youEpisode 24 – Hearing The Answers Within You: How Lakshmi Voelker Re-invented Her Business And Our WorldMessy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Is Doubt Messing With You? How to Cultivate a Partnership with Doubt So It Helps, Not Hinders, You.
As a high-achieving woman, you have new and great ideas all the time. Inspiration visits you, excitement builds up and you start laying out every detail in your plan of action and what barriers you’ll have to work through. Well, all except one: doubt. Though doubt, on the surface, looks like a barrier, it’s actually the sign of a good idea. It’s a sign that you are stepping out of a smaller version of yourself and into a new opportunity. In this short and yet power-packed episode, Karlee shares all about how to deal with doubt. Instead of keeping doubt at bay or choosing to ignore it, Karlee encourages you to cultivate a relationship with your doubt and understand why it shows up for you. Additionally, you'll learn how to discern between what is your own doubt, what thoughts or feelings you’ve absorbed from those around you, and what role cultural conditioning plays in fueling doubt.Tune in to learn how you can begin a conversation with your sense of doubt, stop spending your energy on shoving it down, and start reclaiming your time. In This Episode You Will Learn: How doubt shows up alongside every new good idea. (5:44)How to keep self-doubt in check. (7:58)3 things that happen when you invite doubt to the table. (11:03)How cultural conditioning results in doubting that it’s okay to receive help. (13:14)What your doubt is here to teach you. (18:35)How Karlee addressed with the doubt and impostor syndrome she experienced around starting a podcast. (19:30)What questions to ask yourself when doubt shows up. (23:33)Get in touch with Karlee.Messy & Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Masterful Storytelling: How to Share Your Stories to Transform and Engage with Others with Dr. Maria Sirois
You are a living breathing archive of hard-won wisdom and experience. On purpose or not, you've been collecting valuable lessons in your personal and professional life, and some people would be in awe to learn from you. But how do you share your story in a way that captivates and motivates those listening, and how do you know which stories to share in the first place? Human beings are hard-wired to engage deeply with story. Storytelling is more than entertainment; when done well, it opens the door to the best of what is possible for us next. If you are game to inspire, connect with, and motivate others in transformative ways, masterful storytelling is an essential business tool; the impacts are endless. In this episode, Karlee has the pleasure of welcoming back Dr. Maria Sirois to the podcast. She is a master teacher, facilitator, author, speaker, and positive psychologist focused on the resilience of the human spirit. Throughout their conversation, Maria shares the research behind why Storytelling is such an impactful mode of communication, what elements make up a Story that lands well with the audience, and some of the most common mistakes accidentally cause an audience to zone out so you can be sure your stories landed well.If you, a human and professional woman in this world, are looking to amplify your voice and share your experiences in a way that opens the doors of possibility for you and all those you connect with, this is the episode for you. Some Questions Karlee Asks: Why does Story matter? (8:15)What's an example of Storytelling being used particularly well in a professional capacity? (10:09)Why is Storytelling such a compelling way of gathering people around an idea or concept, versus the facts and data? (16:56)What's a question for someone to ask themselves to begin sharing Story? What Storytelling practices don't work? (25:28)How do you practice sharing a Story? (27:52)Who gets a seat on the life raft in your life? (36:36)In This Episode You'll Learn: How Stories expand the realm of possibilities in life. (8:18)What makes Story work? (12:48)The 3 layers that make Storytelling the most impactful way of communication. (17:39)How to know which Stories you should share. (19:40)The 2 most common mistakes people make around Storytelling. (27:11)About Maria's next project: What to Remember. (32:42)What elements Maria consciously leaves off her life raft. (43:18)Connect with Maria Sirois: Maria Sirois' WebsiteContact Maria SiroisResources Mentioned In This Episode: What to Remember: FREE Video Series by Dr. Maria SiroisNavigating a Peaceful Transition with Dr. Maria Sirois & Karlee Fain See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Rising Together: Hear Revolutionary Career-Driven Women Share Their Wits & Wisdom Inside Our Podcast Pajama Party
In less than a year, the Messy & Magnificent podcast has reached 10,000 listeners all over the world, it's time for celebration! While it sure feels like magic, there is method that Karlee employes to get these kinds of results. Hint: it's not about working super hard or being some type of genius. So to mark this milestone, and share what's working, Karlee sent out an invitation to everyone who listens to the podcast around the world to join her (and previous podcast guests!) for a cozy hour to gather. Within just a few minutes, the women who joined in began sharing immensely powerful experiences, opening up to offer some insights they’ve gained over the last six months, share their successes and the challenges they’re still up against. In your PJs or not, this episode will give you a cozy sense of what happens when professional women gather to nourish themselves and each other. And you'll learn what specific practices Karlee attributes to the success of this podcast and her coaching practice. Some Questions Karlee Asks At the Party: If you had a warning label, what would it say? (13:09)What’s something from the podcast that’s stuck with you? (14:56)What does it physically feel like in your body when something’s right? (21:48)What are you letting go of that’s not working for you? (37:40)What’s one thing you know to be true? (55:56)In This Episode You Will Learn: The myths that restrict the professional growth of driven women. (3:10)How life can shift when you start taking time for yourself. (15:26)How upgrading your language to say “and” rather than “but” can be a game-changer. (18:15)How to tap into your "Holy Knowing". (22:58)How your epigenetics may influence how you interact with the world around you. (28:00)Karlee’s Culmination Practice: How we dare to pause and gleam the best wisdom about what just happened. (32:25)Why it’s not necessary to “stay busy.” (41:20)The greatest gift that this podcast has given Karlee. (52:52)People Mentioned: Dr. Maria SiroisGinni SaraswatiLakshmi VoelkerShavawn BoyerSuzi Banks BaumDr. Valerie ReinResources: Get the Culmination Mastersheet Karlee Mentions In This Episode For Free BelowEpisode 6: Feeling The Holiday Stress? Here’s a framework for more ease during full times with Maria SiroisEpisode 15: Building the Habit of Courage: How to Stop Enduring What Drains You with Dana LemayEpisode 21: Creating the Career & Life You Want: Even if Others Disagree or Don’t Get It with Ginni SaraswatiEpisode 22: Patriarchy Stress Disorder: Removing invisible barriers to your joy and fulfillment with Dr. Valerie ReinEpisode 24: Hearing the Answers Within You: How Lakshmi Voelker Re-invented Her Business and Our WorldEpisode 26: Self-Sacrifice is Not the Future of Business or Medicine with Shavawn Boyer, RNEpisode 35: Trust Your Knowing: How Women Rise from Doubt to Leading Themselves Forward with Suzi Banks BaumPatriarchy Stress Disorder by Dr. Valerie Rein See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Single Mom Strong: How Our Body Leads Us Into Courageous Activism for Ourselves and Others with Lanna Brown
Authenticity is the buzzword on social media in the business world right now. But there is a difference between authenticity and "polished vulnerability" or just plain oversharing.A few months ago, Karlee noticed Lanna Brown shift the way she shows up on social media, and the immediate outpouring of support and engaged she created - connecting with people in meaningful ways and bolstering her community. She has rucked up the courage to demonstrate what sharing your can look like, and the ways it's been therapeutic to set herself from the confines of "having to say things just right".In this episode, Karlee interviews Lanna Brown, a personal fitness trainer and coach in the Berkshires. Lanna shares about the personal revelations that have made her "Single Mom Strong" and how taking a chance to speak up gave her power, clarity, and passion to move forward. Tune in to be inspired by Lanna’s journey and learn how to start including your voice in the global conversation happening online in a way that true and unique for you.Some Questions Karlee Asks Lanna: What made you decide to turn up the volume on your social media posts? (6:07)How is physical well-being and activism connected in your world? (12:54)How can somebody begin to reconnect to their body? (16:30)What are you noticing about speaking up more? (20:56)What’s one thing that surprised you about the experience of sharing more of how you think and feel in the world? (24:58)Tell us a little bit more about what you’re working on. (35:59)In This Episode You’ll Learn: What it means to be “single mom strong.” (11:16)How Lanna practically prioritizes her physical health in her day to day life. (13:04)How speaking out is liberating Lanna. (21:05)How share our voice leads to more authentic connections. (25:30)Why Lanna chose to start speaking up now. (28:31)How Lanna moved away from living to meet someone else’s expectations. (34:42)People Mentioned: Terry Tempest WilliamsSuzi Banks BaumBrené BrownConnect with Lanna: Coaching with LannaInstagramFacebook Facebook Fitness Community See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Feeling Scattered? Replenish Your Clarity With This Grab-n-Go "Focus Sandwich"
You’ve got a full plate for the week: meetings, emails, little fires to put extinguish at work, a family and a life to tend to. Maybe you’ve gotten caught up in the movement of life, and although you do plenty throughout each day, you still feel like there’s still so much more to do.If this resonates with you, ask yourself this question: what’s one thing that you can do this week that would make everything else a little bit easier?In this episode, Karlee shares with you a foundational awareness that has made a tremendous difference in reducing both her professional worries and stress, and helped her let go of the unattainable concept of “doing things perfectly.” This foundational awareness is all about how to prioritize your time and fan the flames of your focus onto the one or two things that actually need to be addressed. Karlee wraps up this awareness with a grab-n-go "focus sandwich" that will give you a quick scoop of clairty about where to focus on the spot.Tune in to learn strategies around how to prioritize your time, center your focus on what truly matters, and make it possible to genuinely live into your life, career, and relationships.In This Episode You Will Learn: What Karin Witzig Rozell taught me about the importance of focus in our current economy. (8:46)What’s squashing our mental faculties to create and come up with productive solutions in life and work. (11:39)What is soft focus? (12:23)How focusing on one small, simple solution can make everything else easier. (17:18)How to make it possible to live into the one small solution you will focus on this week. (20:31)People I Mention: Karin Witzig RozellResources I Mention:You Are Invited: RSVP For Our Podcast Pajama Gathering Of WomenEpisode 7: How to Set Your Best Goals & Finally Follow Through on Things See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
The Matrix of Receiving: How Women Elevate From Grind to Spaciousness with Marla Mattenson
You’re working as hard as you can, trying to get everything possible done before someone or something else calls for your attention. When you first started your career, it felt essential to answer all those calls, to stretch yourself, and appear superhuman to your coworkers, clients, and boss.Here’s the truth: Hustling can only get you so far. What worked then may not work for you now. In fact, it may hinder your ability to be productive, connect with others, and ultimately take care of yourself along the way. In this episode, Karlee interviews Marla Mattenson, who is an internationally recognized expert that works with thought leaders and partners on all topics surrounding love and business. She effectively utilizes her background in neuroscience and mathematics to guide individuals to unlock their passion, financial success, and joy.Throughout our conversation, you’re going to hear Marla’s take on the five types of intimacy and practical tools to help you succeed in life, love, and at work. She breaks down why “hustle culture” is unsustainable, five steps to learning to receive, and how to create space in your schedule.Tune in to learn Marla Mattenson’s practical tips to staying focused, and getting focused, grounded, and present.Some Questions Karlee Asks: How does working in neurology and mathematics give you a different perspective on intimacy and relationships? (8:03)How do driven women learn to surrender and relax without things falling apart? (12:27)What ways are you seeing the collective consciousness present within women right now in your practice? (20:10)What does it look like to increase your capacity to receive? (39:51)How can you ease the transition between who you were and who you’re growing into, when the people around you don't understand that you are changing? (47:02)In This Episode You'll Learn: Why holding the duality of your heart and mind is essential to intimacy, life, and business. (8:14)What it means to truly and powerfully surrender. (12:56)Why it’s essential to schedule space and creative time to stay grounded and present. (16:42)How hustling is both initially effective and extremely limiting. (25:29)What it means to be open to receiving. (26:39)The Five Steps of Receiving. (35:29)Marla’s technique for increasing your capacity to receive. (41:09)Resources Mentioned: Episode 41: Is Your Work Mojo Down? Here’s 4 Types of Nourishment for the Soul of Your CareerConnect with Marla:MarlaMattenson.comInstagram: @theintimacyexpertsPeople Mentioned: Paul Selig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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