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7 | How to cultivate inner peace and presence when work gets to be too much with Charlotte Myers

The Art of Speaking Up

Release Date: 10/24/2018

57 | Finding the courage to show up boldly when fear and self-doubt creep in with Michelle Gomez show art 57 | Finding the courage to show up boldly when fear and self-doubt creep in with Michelle Gomez

The Art of Speaking Up

 In this week’s episode, I am chatting with Michelle Gomez, a success coach and working woman in the corporate world.  This conversation is full of wisdom and comfort, and will be especially helpful for anyone who feels like they are struggling to figure out how to feel peaceful, happy, and confident in their roles.  In this conversation, you’ll hear Michelle and I talk about: -Getting past fear -Feeling good enough to do things now (and not waiting until you’re ‘ready’) -Building holistic self esteem to be able to show up at work -The challenges Latina women face in...

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56 | Your next promotion, part 2: The lies your brain tells that make you too afraid to take action show art 56 | Your next promotion, part 2: The lies your brain tells that make you too afraid to take action

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  In today’s solo episode, I am continuing on the previous episode (part 1), where I shared a framework that you can use to put a communication plan in place that enables YOU to control the conversation around your career development, and things like promotions & salary raises.   In part 2, I am sharing some of the lies your brain might try to tell you to keep you from taking action and to keep you staying small.   Today’s episode is intended to jump start you into action, and give you the courage to take matters into your own hands.  Yes, it can...

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55 | Your next promotion, part 1: Get what you want by asking for what you want show art 55 | Your next promotion, part 1: Get what you want by asking for what you want

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  In today’s episode, I’m outlining why asking for what you want is the key to accelerating your journey to your next promotion.  I’ll share a framework that you can use to begin to build a communication plan that ensures that when the time comes for you to step up for your next promotion, the stars are ALREADY aligned in your favor. Today’s episode is perfect for anyone who is really to step up and ask for more in their career. As always, please reach out to me on instagram (@theartofspeakingup) and say hello! To submit an anonymous listener question,...

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54 | Finding the confidence to face & overcome your professional struggles with Petal Modeste show art 54 | Finding the confidence to face & overcome your professional struggles with Petal Modeste

The Art of Speaking Up

Today I am talking with Petal Modeste, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Administration at Columbia Law School.  In this conversation, she shares advice and reflections from her own career, as well as from her experience helping thousands of students at Columbia launch their legal careers.  This conversation centers around self-confidence and sense of self in our professional environments, and we hit on so many interesting topics, including:   -The challenge of dropping your mask at work to build connections -Nurturing professional relationships authentically -Being the only...

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53 | When your career starts to take off in unexpected ways show art 53 | When your career starts to take off in unexpected ways

The Art of Speaking Up

Today’s episode is all about the light at the end of the tunnel – the positive things that start rolling in in your career once you begin showing up with a greater presence.   This episode is meant to encourage anyone who might be struggling, and to remind anyone who’s encountering success to CELEBRATE their success.  It was inspired by a listener under the avatar of Sarroyo1991.  Thank you Sarroyo!! (-:   I hope you enjoy it! And please feel free to reach out to me on instagram (@theartofspeakingup) and say hello!   To submit an anonymous listener question,...

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52 | Embracing the discomfort of professional growth and learning to trust that you belong with Marissa Germain show art 52 | Embracing the discomfort of professional growth and learning to trust that you belong with Marissa Germain

The Art of Speaking Up

This week on the show, I'm talking with guest Marissa all about her professional growth and the challenges she's grown through as she has built up here career in international development.  In this conversation we dive deep into the struggles of questioning one's belonging and we also talk about:   -Learning to speak up and feel more FREE at work -Imposter syndrome -Wondering if you fit in -The processof learning to believe in yourself, your ideas, and what you have to offer so that you're able to step into greater leadership roles -Working in foreign aid / int'l development -How...

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51 | The Art of Speaking Up, Sitcom Edition: A special (comedic) episode celebrating the 1st BIRTHDAY of the podcast!!! show art 51 | The Art of Speaking Up, Sitcom Edition: A special (comedic) episode celebrating the 1st BIRTHDAY of the podcast!!!

The Art of Speaking Up

Today we are celebrating the podcast turning 1!!!   In honor of this birthday, I decided to stray from the typical episode format and bring you a scripted mini-episode where I ask the podcast what gift it would like for its first birthday.   Listen in to find out the answer ;-)

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50 | The 3 most important steps towards your next promotion + the fears that get in the way show art 50 | The 3 most important steps towards your next promotion + the fears that get in the way

The Art of Speaking Up

Welcome to the show!  In this solo episode, I’m walking through a simple 3-step map that you can use to pursue your next career move.  But even more importantly, I’m covering the mindset blocks that might get in the way.  Because the truth is, it’s not really about knowing what to do.  I believe you likely already know more than you think.  I believe it’s about having the confidence to take those forward steps.  And this episode is all about that – I’m chatting about the three steps you’ll want to take, and how to keep your confidence high as you...

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49 | Move past shyness & fear of judgment so you can show up powerfully + authentically at work with Sarah Ghattas show art 49 | Move past shyness & fear of judgment so you can show up powerfully + authentically at work with Sarah Ghattas

The Art of Speaking Up

If you have ever worried that you’ll never be outgoing or bold enough to advance to higher levels of leadership in your career, today’s episode will prove you wrong.  Today’s guest, Sarah Ghattas, has reached VP level at a major organization.  She boldly leads teams and pushes forward her company’s vision, but her leadership & boldness was something she grew into over time.  As a kid and during her early career years, she was incredibly quiet and shy, and throughout her career she did the inner work necessary to help her show up with greater courage in her...

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48 | Silence the noise of self-criticism so you can unleash your deepest strengths, powers, & ambitions show art 48 | Silence the noise of self-criticism so you can unleash your deepest strengths, powers, & ambitions

The Art of Speaking Up

Do you find yourself getting swept away by the negative chatter that permeates your mind?   Do you feel like sometimes you are struggling because you’re getting in your own way?   Do you wish you could see yourself in a more positive, optimistic light?   If the answer is yes, this episode is for you!  In this solo episode, I walk you through a model that I use to help calm the noise of self-criticism, and be my own strongest supporter.   If you relate – let me know!  Come chat with me on Instagram - @theartofspeakingup   In the meantime – have a...

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Once upon a time, before smartphones were the norm, my employer gave me a Blackberry phone so that I could check email on the go. 

Did you know that Blackberries have a tiny little light that blinks red every time an email comes in?

And remember, this was my work phone, so in my case - the little light blinked red every time a work email came in.

My job was high-pressure, rapid-fire, and very demanding - which meant that the red blinky light blinked often, and with a distinct aura of urgency.  

Over time, the red blinky light became my master and I its slave, in a bizarre Pavlovian tango in which I’d constantly check to see if it was blinking.  But that wasn’t the weirdest part of things. The weirdest part is what would happen when I wasn’t checking the phone to see if the light was blinking.

Somehow, someway, by some crazy malfunction of my brain - the red blinky light began following me.

I saw it in the shower, I saw it in the subway train - I even saw it one time in a breadbasket when I was on a date with my boyfriend at an Italian Restaurant.

My mind had become completely consumed.  And I felt stuck, because getting away from the red blinky light itself was not enough.  The red blinky light was following me!

If I could go back and advice my 25 year old self, I’d encourage her to try something that I was unfamiliar with at the time: meditation. 

Simply stated, meditation is strengthening our ability to observe our own thoughts.  When we do so, we are able to identify unwanted thought patterns and disengage with them - even when we’re not meditating.

In this episode, Charlotte Myers talks about how to meditate, and shares similar stories from her own career of times when her mind became consumed with negative thoughts and stress, and when she turned to mindfulness and meditation to feel better despite her difficult work circumstances.  

If you want to connect with Charlotte, her Instagram handle is @airyfairyfeminist and she hosts The Airy Fairy Feminist podcast.

 

Shawn Achor’s podcast on positive psychology:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0  

 

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod:https://amzn.to/2R5SvGF

 

10% Happier by Dan Harris:https://amzn.to/2D2JJX4

 

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor: https://amzn.to/2q5hfU7

 

Want to get in touch?  Follow @theartofspeakingup on Instagram or email jessica@theartofspeakingup.com.