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The Unseen Struggle Behind Success: My Journey with Unrealistic Expectations and Finding Balance

In the latest episode of my podcast, 'From Now to Next,' I switched it up a bit! I dive in with a Life Update - where I am at with alllll the things, but also, I dive right on into my #stickyfloors and all the places I feel STUCK. (HINT - it has something to do with my own unrealistic expectations.)

As someone passionate about growth and gender equity, I've always set high standards for myself. However, lately, I've realized that these expectations are often unrealistic and counterproductive and they are diverting my energy away from what truly moves the needle in life and work.

Because here is the deal! Passion can't carry you across the finish line. Passion cannot even get you started! And passion, does not always pull you through the challenging times.

Yes - passion is KEY. You can't do the really hard things without it - but you must also have focused and intentional action.

Me? I was getting caught up in the mundane tasks that "only I could do" and tasks that "just HAD to be done" and in doing that, I neglected the things that move the needle.

And that required a Shift in Focus:  It's SO easy to get lost in busyness and consistency, but real progress comes from strategic actions. Whether it's in business, relationships, or personal growth, identifying and acting on these key activities is essential.

Good thing I have my SNAP Method: This is the the personal framework I have developed, the SNAP method, to help me navigate through these challenges. (To hear more about this fool-proof method and how it can be a game changer in your life - head to the POD.)

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that no one has it all figured out. We all have our struggles and 'sticky floors.' But by sharing these challenges openly and supporting each other, we can overcome them and achieve unimaginable success.

That is why I share them here! My 'unrealistic expectations' do not go away because I am aware they are there - but with a shift in focus I can then start to take the steps necessary to pivot both my mind, and my actions - to get back on track - back to those needle-moving activities.

Feeling stuck? Don't worry! I GOT YOU! In this same podcast, I announced that I have a few spots open for Group Coaching and Community Support designed to offer structured support and the shared wisdom of a community. It's about empowering each other in our journeys, whether it's breaking into leadership roles or managing life's many demands.

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