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Mindful Academy

Author: Jennifer Drake Askey

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If you work in academia--as a professor, administrator, instructor, etc.--your personal development IS your professional development. Join me to explore how you can maximize your potential and support your wellbeing!
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How can you ensure long-term career success while maintaining personal satisfaction? In this episode of The Mindful Academy, our academic coach, Jennifer Askey, dives deep into the emotional journey of transitioning out of academia. She empathizes with individuals experiencing uncertainty and disorientation, recognizing the various practical and intellectual considerations that come into play. She encourages listeners to embrace their emotions while exploring avenues within their control to effect positive change. This empowering episode offers invaluable guidance and support for those seeking a new direction beyond the confines of academia. Are you ready to take control of your professional path and futureproof your career? Grab your notebook and secure your seat at The Mindful Academy; Class is in session!
How can you ensure long-term career success while maintaining personal satisfaction? In this episode of The Mindful Academy, our academic coach, Jennifer, shares some invaluable insights and strategies to futureproof your career. Regardless of the current status of your industry, it's essential to take control of your professional path and adopt a proactive mindset. By prioritizing learning and development, staying tech-savvy, and building a robust personal and professional network, you can futureproof your career for a successful and fulfilling journey. Jennifer emphasizes the importance of discerning your purpose and understanding your competencies as crucial in achieving a harmonious balance between long-term career success and personal contentment. Whether you're just starting your career or looking to transition, this episode offers valuable tips and insights to help you make meaningful career choices. So grab your notebook and secure your seat at The Mindful Academy. Class is in session!
Are you constantly under pressure, trying to balance long-term career success and personal satisfaction? In this episode of The Mindful Academy, our academic coach, Jennifer, underscores the significance of safeguarding your career for the future. She stresses the importance of adopting a mindset where you are the architect of your professional path, irrespective of your profession's current status. Jennifer imparts three strategies to futureproof your career, initiating with discerning your purpose and comprehending your competencies. How can you utilize these valuable insights to prevent feeling overwhelmed and maintain a harmonious equilibrium between long-term career success and personal contentment? Class is in session - secure your seat, take out your notebook, and prepare for an insightful lesson on making resonant career choices!
Are you constantly overwhelmed and swamped with work, struggling to balance career success and personal fulfillment? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host, Jennifer Askey, emphasizes the importance of commitment to our work and how it can combat overwhelming and busy feelings. Jennifer encourages listeners to identify what is truly important to them, focus on a limited number of priority strategies, break them down into achievable goals, and commit to taking action. How can you utilize these valuable insights to prevent becoming overwhelmed and maintain a harmonious balance between career success and personal fulfillment? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Have you ever felt trapped in the cycle of busyness in academia, only to find yourself feeling unfulfilled? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey explores the concept of busyness and feeling unfulfilled in academia. She offers practical ways to prioritize your work and manage your time better. She also emphasizes the importance of defining success for yourself and aligning it with your institution's expectations. Are you ready to break free from the cycle of busyness and redefine what success means to you in academia? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
How can developing a deep sense of physical self-awareness and practicing proactive decision-making empower individuals to overcome the fear of missing out and make deliberate choices?In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about the challenges of impulse control and fear of missing out and how they can affect our ability to say no to unhealthy temptations. She then shares her experience of being perimenopausal and wanting to lose weight for health reasons. Jennifer emphasizes the importance of mindfulness in helping us make better decisions and take care of our well-being.Are you ready to learn how mindfulness can benefit you? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Do you ever feel like you have to do everything perfectly? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey explores the concept of being a completionist. She shares three stories from her coaching practice where clients struggle to achieve perfection and overachieve. She encourages listeners to find a middle ground and not succumb to the pressure of always going above and beyond. Are you a completionist? If so, what are some of the challenges you face? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Are women carrying the weight of academia's progress on their shoulders? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses the hidden challenges women face in higher education. With a remarkable surge in female undergraduates, the academy is more feminized. Yet, despite this shift, women still struggle to attain leadership positions. Discover the reasons behind this disparity and how it affects their research progress and journey towards a full professorship. Prepare to question the status quo and delve into the complexities of gender dynamics in academia. Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Are you tired of being told to 'lean in' and seeing little progress in your academic leadership journey? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses the strategies and core values that will help you overcome the unique challenges female associate professors face - how to balance business demands and people's needs, cultivate emotional and social intelligence skills, and find supportive allies to guide your path towards triumphant leadership. Ready to get over the fear of failure to unlock your creative potential? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
How can people in academia overcome challenges and advance to the total professor rank when transitioning from tenure to high-level service positions and leadership roles? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses the challenges of being a department chair in higher education, particularly for women in leadership roles. In addition, she provides insights into navigating the complexities of leadership in the academic setting. Ready to get over the fear of failure to unlock your creative potential? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
How can growth outside of our comfort zone help us become more creative and innovative in our work? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses overcoming imposter syndrome by believing in our growth potential and being open to learning, taking risks, and accepting failure. So how do we give ourselves a chance to grow, learn, and become more creative and innovative in our work? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
How can we learn to trust ourselves and overcome the fear of failure or imposter syndrome to create something meaningful? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses how reusing and repackaging our excellent work can combat imposter syndrome and shares the powerful question we can ask ourselves to reignite our excitement and creativity. Ready to get over the fear of failure to unlock your creative potential? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Do you ever feel like you don't deserve the success you've achieved in your career or that you're just lucky to be where you are? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey discusses the imposter phenomenon, also commonly known as Imposter Syndrome, which reflects feelings of having achieved successful positions due to sheer luck or some oversight on the part of gatekeepers rather than merit or achievement. Ready to learn more about Imposter Syndrome, from it's origins all the way up to it's modern-day perceptions? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
Are you an unnecessarily miserable academic? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey examines the causes of misery among academics, recognizing our strengths and weaknesses and managing them accordingly. Ready to figure out how to identify the signs that you may be creating more misery in your job than necessary? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
What are these beliefs that you have that are limiting the future that you imagine for yourself? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about how understanding and challenging our self-limiting beliefs can help us create a new vision of who we want to be and what we can achieve, looking for some motivation to ditch the clutter-collecting dust. Looking for ways to adapt your concept to reflect who you want to be? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another great lesson!
How do you acknowledge that you can't be optimal all the time? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about noticing the energy you put into tasks, the demands, and the effort. Needing to make the most of your efforts and avoid burning yourself out? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and prepare for another lesson!
How do you establish and maintain boundaries between your personal and professional life as an academic, especially when it comes to the lines between teaching, research, mentoring, and service responsibilities? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about setting and establishing boundaries and understanding that you can limit access to yourself and not be available to everyone 24/7. Looking for some motivation to ditch the clutter collecting dust? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and get ready for another fabulous lesson!
Are you tired of feeling like you have to be everything to everyone, and spreading yourself too thin? Are you ready to identify your strengths, acknowledge your limitations, and focus on where you can make the greatest impact? In today's episode of The Mindful Academy, our host, Jennifer Askey, discusses working on identifying what energizes you and what doesn't and balancing your calendar, energy, and commitments - no more trying to be a jack of all trades, let's focus on being a master of one. You will either truly love or really dislike this conversation. Looking for some motivation to ditch the clutter collecting dust? Class is in session - grab your seat, take out the notebook, and get ready for another fabulous lesson!
2.13 - Resistance

2.13 - Resistance

2023-01-2053:50

Are you being met with resistance by your inner critic on a daily basis? In today’s episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about what resistance is, and how you can recognize and furthermore overcome resistance. Do you find resistance in your day-to-day life and need to overcome? Class is in session – grab your seat, take out the notebook, and get ready for another fabulous lesson!
Do you know how, when, and why to make changes in your life? In today’s episode of The Mindful Academy, our host Jennifer Askey talks about what the processes are to notice when change is necessary, and furthermore how to make that change. Want some insight on how change can be the most important part of your life? Class is in session – grab your seat, take out the notebook, and get ready for another fabulous lesson!
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