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Short on Wisdom

Short on Wisdom | I read this morning a dear sweet message…it felt so true?  It certainly has been true for me in the past and in some area’s still true.  It went something like this…

we are short on wisdom when we cannot put aside an ordinary routine so that we can

♥️ #rest (self-care)

♥️ #evaluate (look at patterns or obsessions of the mind that no longer serve us)

♥️ #change (implement new devotion & new habits)

♥️ #meditate (quiet the busy mind in a very noisy world)

True wisdom can really inspire, move, change & motivate us IF (and only IF); we’re able to take them into our heart & soul & truly implement them (as the life & business enhancing resources they’re designed to be.)

They (rest, evaluation, change & meditation) ONLY help us IF we are able to implement into our daily life & lifestyle.

That’s the tricky part‼️ Implementation‼️ Creating a NEW‼️ way of being & doing.

I don’t have it all figured out YET (I guess that’s the essence life being called a journey.)  I can share that I’ve never been closer to doing & being what FEELS SO GOOD to my heart & Soul.   Which is why – I’m sharing with you!

Please accept my invitation to few resources where you’re able to experience the essence (have a feel good taste test) of what WE are doing that is SO INCREDIBLY “Life & Business” changing.  At first sight you’ll probably think “I’m not doing that.  I’m not bubbly like that.  I’m not into this or that.”  All the things – to be honest – I did – and said. Okay add – I’m too old to do that.  Smile.  Don’t judge.  Don’t dismiss.  Every bit of this information, the teachings, the energy is designed for you to “take in” and process.  Process in a way – that you’re able to make it your own.  Your way.  In your time.  Completely designed with customization on your behalf, on your Souls behalf and on your hearts behalf.

Bring an open mind, evaluate, sit with this information for a month or so and evaluate ALL THE THINGS so you too can co-create, co-design, customize & co-collaborate with some of the best teachers & teachings in all the nation!

3 Resources to Get You Started

2 Completely Complimentary

Soul + Social Tribe (Private FB Group)

Merry Meditation www.MerryMeditation.com (must register – starts Dec 10 & runs until Dec 24 Christmas Eve)

SpeakEasy.live | Private Coaching Community (Click my Speakeasy Partner Link for 5-day Trial +++)

Big LOVE, I hope you’ll expand your beautiful mindset and join us.

It FEELS SO GOOD to implement NEW‼️ ways of seeing & being.

Theresa

Founder | Talk of the Town LOVE

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Career Advice Women Receive…and Why You Shouldn’t Follow It

The Four Most Common Pieces of Career Advice Women Receive… and Why You Shouldn’t Follow It….
By: Alison Nail-Malone, Executive Coach & Founder of Malone Consultants Group

#1 Leave your job if you’re not passionate

Alright, I’m not saying to stay in a mind & heart suck job. However, I see WAAYYY too many women beat themselves up because they: a) aren’t working a job that fulfills what they are truly passionate about; and/or b) have no real clue what they are passionate about and how to do ‘that’ as a career.

Here’s the deal ….

You can ‘work a job’ that pays your bills and have the things you are passionate about outside of work. AND yes, you absolutely can have a career that includes what you are passionate and purposeful about.

Take your time to find what you are passionate about. Don’t just check out because right now this role doesn’t fit you. Find small ways in your job and your life outside of office that starts to feed your soul.

If you already know what your passionate about…begin your research on how to include that in your career. Then ask for those opportunities at work; but also keep your eye out for the open career opportunities too.

#2 Network, Network, Network

Seriously this is one that makes me crazy when experienced professionals say, “Network, network, network” to build your career credibility. It’s a waste of time!

Ultimately, your network should be made up of people who will be, or currently are, your advocate. Your professional network need to be the people who know what you do, how you contribute and how they can tell your story no matter who they talk to.

Your professional network should be the people you are an advocate for as well. But make sure…there is a balance between these two groups.

#3 Save it for the annual review

Ok, maybe this one really rubs me the wrong way. How many times have you been surprised about the feedback you received in your annual evaluation? I don’t know about you… but it’s happened almost every time I’ve had an annual review!

But …

Admittedly I have also been guilty, in the past, of not providing real feedback (both positive and constructive) until an annual review (or maybe not at all).

Let’s commit together to something right here. No more of that. Take a proactive approach in receiving and giving feedback on a regular basis. Perhaps you need to just start with once a quarter. Maybe you need to be committed to once a month. Whatever that is, commit to owning your career in a big way…and feedback is one of the most vital components of that.

#4 Stay at least a year

I know I just eluded that you shouldn’t leave your job. However, give yourself permission to leave when its time.

My clients, and other professional women I am connected with, will notoriously stay ‘committed’ to a job … even when they KNOW the job is not right.

Most likely you don’t have the luxury to jump ship without another boat to drive; AND you do have the RIGHT to explore and interview for new roles.

Do not limit your growth to time. If it’s not right, it’s not right. Don’t waste your time.

Your time…your talent…your presence is valuable. Step into that knowingness!

When you ask for career advice, first take it with a grain of salt and then consider it carefully before you follow it. It could either be the worst piece of career advice, or the best. Find out which before you bet your future on it.

Finding a tribe of other women heading on the same journey where you want to go. If you have not found a group of people, I created this FREE Facebook community of ambitious and high-performing women who are coming together to position themselves as top talent to advance in their careers quickly and with purpose. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THIS FREE FACEBOOK GROUP:

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, Intentional Speaker, and Corporate Leadership Expert; and runs Malone Consultants Group.  Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

 

Millennial Gifts 84.6 Strong

Millennial Gifts 84.6 Strong | Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed to see a #transformationtuesday? Or a picture of someone’s super food salad? Or even the cliché selfie at the gym? Everyone, right? Millennial’s have a knack for making changes, mostly when it comes to health and wellness. Since we are the largest living generation, at 84.6 million strong, we seem to put a target on our head for businesses focused on a healthy lifestyle. 

I came across a quote the other day a friend posted and it struck a chord with me. “Fitness is 20% workout and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork!” How clever and unbelievably true is that? If you spend hours a week at the gym but after, swing by your local donut shop, you’re going nowhere. If you Google ways to lose weight or get fit, most articles will talk about your caloric intake. If you put in less than you take out or burn, you should be shedding the pounds, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. If you eat 1,200 worth of carrots and work out to burn 1,500, most would expect to see a lower number on the scale but, that’s not always the case. Where does your body get the protein, iron, and other vitamins it needs to sustain itself? This is where superfood comes into play.

A superfood that seems to be catching much hype is Moringa. Good Morning America even named it the superfood of the year. One cup of the leaves from a Moringa tree gives you 25x more iron than spinach, 12x more vitamin C than oranges, 15x the potassium of bananas, 17x more calcium than milk, 9x more protein than yogurt and 10x more vitamin A than carrots.  It even helps the body rid itself of toxins and free radicals. If that’s not a superfood worth raving about, I don’t know what is! We live in a fast paced society where preparing and cooking meals with real, nutrient dense foods is simply impractical. Thankfully, there are very convenient ways to consume Moringa, and let’s be real, we are all about convenience.

Another way Millennial’s are living a healthy life style is currently sitting in your bathroom. Of all the places in your house, it seems like the most unlikely but you’d be surprised. Have you ever read and googled the ingredients in your deodorant? Your face wash? Shampoo and conditioner? How about your kids’ toothpaste? All of these products touch or are absorbed into the biggest organ on your body, your skin! Even the products you clean your bathroom with that have harsh smells, most of which, recommend wearing gloves when using. Millennial’s have started taking a more natural approach. Essential oils have multiple uses and are replacing everyday household products. From helping with headache relief, weight loss, replacing toxic multipurpose cleaner and boosting immunity, these oils are becoming an essential part of a Millennial’s life.

I am proud to be a Millennial in the business of helping others learn how to create a life unlimited and rid their lives of toxins. We are truly disrupting the status quo with the natural health revolution.   Next article I’ll bring the the mindset magic that makes a difference regarding being a leader, influencing others and accelerating while living a beautifully designed life and business.  Meanwhile don’t forget to follow me on Facebook here.

Our generation believes that profit and purpose can go hand-in-hand. Unlike previous generations, whose pursuits of money and excess are well documented, Millennial’s have far different goals. It is no longer simply about making money, and that is an extraordinary shift in thinking.

I am an entrepreneur and my efforts are driven by making an impact, building dreams, and helping others to reach a beautiful life, too.  Let’s connect.

Lindsey Conti | Entrepreneur | Millennial | Leader

Nature is the Best Supplement for Leadership

Nature is the Best Supplement for Leadership

Research shows that the practice of spending time in nature is good for your mind, body, and spirit. But how does nature impact our wellbeing?

As an Executive Coach for emerging women leaders, I often hear my clients ask, “What can I do to feel less stressed and feel better in an ever-changing, ever-demanding career and life?”  (Ever feel that way?)

One of the most effective, low-cost ways to recharge your fatigued brain is nature therapy, or what is commonly called, “forest therapy”.  A growing body of science is showing that nature is good for you. That includes spending time in nature, but it even means looking at natural scenes out a window.

The basics behind the “nature is healthy” concept goes back decades. A classic study found that hospital patients recovered from surgery quicker if their room offered a view of nature compared to those who looked out on a brick wall.

Experts in both natural science and psychotherapy are touting the effects of nature on the human body and mind, as well. According to psychotherapist and owner of East Sooke Counselling, based in Canada, Sarah Nakatsuka, ‘walking in nature’ is part of treatment for her clients and that connecting to nature is a wonderful way feel better – mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Spending time in natural spaces can boost the immune system, positively change moods, and may reverse muscle tension and decrease blood pressure. Furthermore, time in nature or viewing nature scenes increases our ability to pay attention. It also provides a respite for our overactive minds, refreshing us for new tasks.

“Forest Therapy” is one exercise that not only do I regularly practice, but also encourage my clients to incorporate in their daily routines to feel less stressed and restore psychological wellbeing, meaningfulness, and vitality.

So…literally…take a hike!

In the Northwest Arkansas and surrounding area, we are fortunate enough to multiple ways to have easy access to trails, parks, and places to enjoy nature scenes. Here are just a few of my favorites to explore whether you are new or local to our area.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail

Hobbs State Park

Compton Gardens & Conference Center

Here’s an interesting video on the importance and science of grounding – Down To Earth.

Alison Nail-Malone is an Executive Coach, speaker, and corporate leadership consultant; and runs Malone Consultants Group.

Get her free leadership article by clicking here.

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Alison will also be a featured speaker in the near future sharing her wisdom and insights via Wisdom Workshops.  A Co-Ed community event designed for connection, growth and inspiration.  Alison will be in attendance at our next Wisdom Workshop Saturday, March 31st.  You can learn more about each Speaker here.

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~Theresa | Connector & All About You Accelerator  | TalkoftheTownNWA.com | 479.633.GROW