Several years ago, I was experiencing a lot of busyness in my life, and anytime someone asked me how I was doing, I would automatically respond, “I’m so busy.” And I got so bored with saying it, realizing I was wearing this busyness like a badge of honor, and it didn’t feel good.
So, now that I’m a coach, my clients, as you can imagine in today’s world, have similar stories. Even now, whenever I hear them talk about how busy they are, I cringe. And this is because I have banned the word busy from my own life and work (this episode notwithstanding) and in this episode, I’m showing you why you should too!
If you’re wearing the badge of busyness, I want you to join me on the podcast this week as I invite you to consider banning the word busy from your vocabulary. I’m sharing how we miss out on so much that life has to offer because we think we should be busy. And I’m giving you my favorite thing to think instead of, “I’m too busy…”
If you can’t get aligned or on the same page, don’t give up. Try this simple framework, my Same Page Leadership Framework instead.
What You Will Discover:
- Why I don’t want any of my clients to be describing themselves as busy.
- How the word busy feels in our brains and bodies when we say that.
- My own story of how wearing the badge of busyness caused so many problems.
- What I invite my clients to use instead of the word “busy” and where they should focus instead.
- How busy shows up for us and why buying into busyness can completely ruin our experience of work and life.
- The work I do with my clients when they come to wearing the badge of busyness.
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