For many women, it feels like there are obstacles that stop them from getting to that next level and they desperately need someone to help them shed light on the path. Why isn’t it the best strategy to make friends and family the people to hold us accountable? How can we start spending time in the activities that get us closer to our goals? On this episode, Optio founder, Charlena Smith shares overcoming her biggest challenge, and how that helped her find her passion and legacy.
If you put your mind to it and you create the right goals, have the right partner and the right attitude, you can break through a lot of glass ceilings. -Charlena Smith
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
One factor that leads to burnout (07:19 - 09:09 )
Charlena went through two difficult pregnancies, one of which turned into an illness that completely derailed her life. Even when she was going through it, she still struggled to tell her loved ones she needed help, and overwhelmed herself with tasks. This is something many moms struggle with, because we feel like we should be good at multitasking and working well under pressure but this can easily burn us out.
The nurturing mistake we make (09:18 - 10:06)
As women, we are naturally nurturers and we’re wired to feel valued when we’re nurturing, whether it’s necessary or not. We always seek out ways to try and nurture, and very often we forget that it’s about the end result. So if our children need to be fed, we don’t necessarily have to do the cooking, we just have to make the food available.
How to find the right accountability partner (21:31 - 22:57)
One huge thing that holds us back from achieving our goals is having the wrong priorities. An accountability partner isn’t just about reminding us what we need to get done, it’s keeping us responsible to spending time in the right places. For this to be truly effective we need an outsider who can help us see those things and call us out on it when we’re not.
Charlena is the founder of Optio an organization that empowers women to live their best, most inspired lives through Matched and Guided Accountability. Go to https://www.myoptio.org/ for more information.
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