Today I talk with digital marketing trainer, writer and business coach Brook McCarthy about 4 major self-care themes for the self-employed. And even if you are not self-employed these themes are still relevant to the workplace, and life in general. We discuss:
Boundaries: How to set boundaries with clients, money and time. Indicate where your boundaries are through action, rather than getting cranky when they're over stepped. And how to create space for yourself to work (and relax) at home, especially when you have small humans.
Managing Stress: Understand your unique triggers- ie the root cause of the stress (which may be a boundary issue) and how to deal with stress in a crisis. Brook shares a few of her favorite stress busters.
Getting Your Focus Pants On: Don't kid yourself that mucking about on social media is a replacement for real work. Concentrate on what's important. Brook shares a few fantastic tools you can use to bring laser focus to running your own race and tuning out the noise.
The Comparison Trap: Given the visibility of business in the age of the internet, it's so easy to get stuck comparing ourselves to folks who may be decades ahead of us in their career. Brook shares some helpful reminders of why comparison is not even accurate metric of your success, and how to stay focused on running your own race.
Finally Brook shares a "Homeplay", get ready, because this one is so much FUN!!
Her article on the problem with "charge what you're worth"- Money and Self-Worth
Focus Pants on:
Forest- grow a tree and stay out of the social media rabbit warren.
Connect with Brook:
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Love, Kate xo