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The Positively Living podcast, hosted by Lisa Zawrotny, helps multi-passionate creatives who are trying to balance business and family. Lisa is a Productivity + Organizing Coach Certified in Time and Stress Management who understands overwhelm personally as a wife, mom, business owner, and former caregiver. She shows you how to boost productivity simply and sustainably to avoid burnout. Join her and her guests as they explore ways to do less, live more, and breathe easier.
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As an entrepreneur, your mindset is equally as important as your strategy. You can defer the foundational work for a bit but eventually, it will catch up to you. That’s why episode 82 is about the planning mindset you need to create your best year! In this episode, my guest Angela Henderson shares the importance of understanding what is keeping you from achieving your goals and provides actionable steps you can take right now to do the foundational work to conquer your mindset and crush your goals. Angela and I cover the following topics:The 7 major mindset blocks you need to get to the root of and address before setting your goals. The 3 reasons you need goals and the 3 reasons you may not be achieving them. Understanding what success looks like to you and aligning your goals with that vision of success. The number 1 thing keeping business owners from achieving their goals and what to do about it. By addressing your mindset blocks first and understanding what matters to you, you can go so much further with your goals than ever before. Learn more at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, join me for a Strategy Session. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a discount.CONNECT WITH ANGELA HENDERSON:WebsitePodcastFacebookFacebook GroupInstagramLinkedinCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living: Freedom from the HustlePositively Living: Is ClickUp Right for Me with Layla PomperThe Go- Giver by Bob Burg and John David MannDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
As a caregiver, there is so much that is demanded of you on a daily basis so it is more important than ever to build resilience. That’s why episode 81 of The Positively Living Podcast is about boosting caregiver resilience through setting boundaries and using creativity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Kate Chapman shares the importance of bringing joy into difficult moments and actionable steps you can take right now to find a creative outlet or create your sanctuary, whether it be physically or mentally. Kate and I cover the following topics:The life and mindset pivots that happen when you become a caregiver. Choosing the meaning you are putting onto everyday scenarios in order to change your perspective on the situation at hand. Bringing a theatre games mindset into the everyday world of caring for an Alzheimers or dementia patient. Finding a creative outlet for yourself or building a sanctuary for you to escape to and be with yourself as needed. How Kate’s constant creative response led her to buy a billboard and alter her environment to reflect back reminders to herself that she needed in that moment of time.Using the tips we talked about today, you can build resilience no matter what caregiving or other demands come your way. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH KATE CHAPMAN:YouTubeWebsiteFacebookCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Martha Beck Resources:The Gathering RoomBewildered PodcastBooksPositively Living Episodes:Building Resilience Through Self Care with Gillian BehnkeMy Caregiving and Clutter StoryForgiveness and Resilience with R. Patryce Bryant Intentional Happiness with Julie LeonardReduce Stress and Connect More Through Humor with Lisa David OlsonDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
We all grieve differently and it is important for you to decide how to grieve in the best way for you, even if others don’t support or understand it. That’s why episode 80 of The Positively Living Podcast is about navigating grief through humor! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Katie Rössler shares the importance of understanding how all life experiences feed into the bigger picture and gives actionable steps you can take right now to experience grief to the fullest in order to heal and grow from it. Katie and I cover the following topics:Grief is largely linked with death and loss, but it can be so much more than that. Using the movie theory to understand how each and every one of your life experiences had to happen for the bigger picture of your life. Instead of asking, “why me,” reframing the question to “what is the lesson or deeper intention behind what is happening” to redefine grief and suffering.The mental and emotional freedom that comes from addressing your grief. Giving yourself permission to use humor to cope even if it may not make sense to others. Grief, gratitude, and joy can coexist beautifully and are meant to support each other, helping you move through the pain into living life. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH KATIE ROSSLER:WebsiteThe New Face of Grief BookInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 14: How We Grow Through Grief with Katie RosslerEpisode 29: Trauma Informed Life with Mallory JacksonEpisode 37: Estate Organizing with Eileen MoynahanEpisode 63: Letting Go of the Weight of Grief with Sherry TrentiniPresent Over Perfect by Shauna NiequistDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
Physical stress remains in our body far beyond the events or “stressors” that put it there. This stress needs to be removed and luckily, there are simple ways to declutter your body of this stress. That’s why episode 79 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how your body responds to stress! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Christa Bevan shares the importance of decluttering the physical stress your body is holding onto and actionable steps you can take right now to discharge that stress and reset yourself. Christa and I cover the following topics:What stress trauma looks like and what happens to your body when experiencing it. Distinguishing between stressors and stress. What happens when we avoid dealing with stress in our bodies and 9 ways to discharge it. Adding TRE to your toolbox ALONG WITH talk therapy, meditation, yoga, etc. to round out your wellness routine. How we can prepare for or plan around stressful circumstances. Stress relief is not a one size fits all journey so it is important to know all of your options and choose the best ones for you. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH CHRISTA BEVAN:WebsitePodcastInstagramFacebookCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Voxer Accountability On-Demand CoachingLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:The Impact of Stress and How to Manage it for Good Stress Relief through Self-acceptance with Jane Tornatore Trauma Informed Life with Mallory JacksonReduce Stress and Connect Through Humor with Lisa David Olson Increase Focus and Reduce Stress through Music with Tim RinggoldVoxer  Dance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Lack of confidence led by our own limiting beliefs is something the majority of us share and it keeps us playing small in our own lives. That’s why episode 78 of The Positively Living Podcast is about overcoming limiting beliefs and boosting your confidence! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Lucy Liu shares the importance of acknowledging where your limiting beliefs come from in order to overcome them and actionable steps you can take right now to drop those limiting beliefs and live your best life. Lucy and I cover the following topics:The external factors that lead to the limiting beliefs we formulate internally. Practicing turning our negative limiting beliefs into positive self-talk.Acknowledging that you hold the power to make the choice to change your mindset. Taking inspired action to the baby steps towards conquering your fears one by one.Journaling your wins alongside your gratitude to boost your confidence by celebrating your successes. It all starts with you making the choice to be confident and practicing it every day until it becomes automatic. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH LUCY LIU:WebsiteInstagramPodcastCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living: The #1 Tool To Achieve ProductivityPositively Living: How to Harness the Power of HabitsPositively Living: Feel the Fear, Do it Anyway with Raven WatermanPositively Living: Embracing Change with Nicole MixdorfPositively Living: Conquer Your Inner Critic Through Play with Jeff HarryPositively Living: Eco-Friendly Living and Clean Beauty with Kelly BonannoDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
We are often consumed with the uncertainty of the future, but by becoming more self-aware, we are able to pave the path to a chosen future for ourselves. That’s why episode 77 of The Positively Living Podcast is about unlocking your past to transform your future! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Heather Murphy shares the importance of using your ancestry to become self-aware and actionable steps you can take right now to use this knowledge to inform your present choices and change your future ones.  Heather and I cover the following topics:How uncovering her family tree led Heather to uncover where her jaded perceptions came from and why they were blocking her from progressing in her business. Letting go of the traditions you are unknowingly holding onto (that may be holding you back).How to keep the information we uncover from affecting us negatively. Researching your ancestors is a gateway to a deeper sense of compassion with not only your family but strangers as well. Where to start if you want to begin use your own family history to empower future choices.We have the power of choice and we can only strengthen that when we become aware of ourselves and others.If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH HEATHER MURPHY:WebsiteStories in Our Roots PodcastRelease Limiting Beliefs FreebieFacebook Instagram CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Out of Milk AppTop 10 Geneology and Family Tree Building Tools Dance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
Whether you’re a business owner or you have a personal mission that needs to be shared with the world, one of the best ways to increase your visibility is through guest appearances and podcast guesting is one of the simplest and most effective. That’s why episode 76 of The Positively Living Podcast is about pitching yourself like a pro! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Angie Trueblood shares the importance of guesting on other people’s podcasts to boost your visibility and actionable steps you can take right now to reduce your time and increase your effectiveness when pitching your next guest opportunity.  Angie and I cover the following topics:The benefits of pitching yourself as a guest on other people’s podcasts. Common mistakes that are easily avoided and tips to elevate your pitching game and successfully land guest appearances in alignment with your brand. Angie’s secret for the most effective and efficient ways to pitch yourself despite having a busy schedule. Using what you’ve learned and mastered about pitching and applying it to other aspects of your business and landing quality guests for your platform.Focusing on the quality of guest appearances over the quantity or perceived value from “big names” that don’t necessarily bring you the visibility you want.The only “perfect pitch” is the one that leads with value and focuses on building a genuine connection.Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less while achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH ANGIE TRUEBLOOD:WebsitePodcastThe Pod-Wize Co-OpInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living Podcast: Speaking Your Mind and Mission with Carol CoxHeadliner AppGo Pitch Yourself Podcast: How to Approach a Mama Bear Podcast Host with Kendra HennessyGo Pitch Yourself Podcast: Pitching High-Profile Guests For Your Podcast with Kate KordsmeierDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
Speaking up can be challenging, especially for women. It is my goal to encourage you to find the best way to share your views and to be a thought leader. That’s why episode 75 of The Positively Living Podcast with Carol Cox is about speaking your mind and mission! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Carol Cox and I are sharing the importance of speaking your mind and mission and actionable steps you can take right now to feel more comfortable and confident in your message. Carol shares:five questions to answer that will show us where to begin as thought leaders.the challenges we face as we begin our thought leadership journey, why we hesitate, what helps us push through, and what it can look like for each of us to be a thought leaderhow she encourages the use of our preferred contenthow baby steps are an effective way to start speaking your mind and mission. (You don’t have to do it all at once.)Being a thought leader does involve leadership, but what makes it effective is not the platform or style -- it’s the message.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH CAROL COX:Carol's gift Welcome, Positively Living Listeners! | Speaking Your BrandLinkedInSpeaking Your BrandCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Speaking your Brand episodes: 114, 232, 233Ep 29: Trauma-Informed Life with Mallory JacksonBrene Brown PodcastsDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
Multi-passionate people have been conditioned to bottleneck their focus and interests and often feel forced to choose ONE path. I would like to reimagine the possibility of “having it all” by accepting and embracing all of the things we love and doing them in a way that fits our life and energy. That’s why episode 74 of The Positively Living Podcast is about living a multi-passionate life! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Lauren Yee shares the importance of accepting and embracing your many interests and actionable steps you can take right now to find harmony in incorporating your passions into your life in a healthy way.Lauren and I cover the following topics:What it means to be multi-passionate and how to identify this within yourself. Being conditioned from a very young age that the “correct” path is to choose one interest and career path and follow that. How exploring your other passions and interests can jolt you out of a mundane routine and in return offer up more energy, passion, and perspective to all of the aspects of your life. Reflecting on your interests and prioritizing them to fill your needs. Understanding how your play values link to your personal life values. You can create harmony in your life and find greater productivity when you embrace your many passions and explore what makes you uniquely you. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH LAUREN YEE:Website: cultivatorofcuriosity.com Website: thisusnow.comTwitterCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living Podcast: Conquer Your Inner Critic Through Play with Jeff Harry Emilie Wapnick Multipotentialite TED talkDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
One of the reasons most entrepreneurs start a business is to have the freedom to live life, take off when they want, and have the business support them in doing so. We need to encourage work-life harmony to regain momentum, remain flexible, and stay productive. That’s why episode 73 of The Positively Living Podcast (part of the Strategy Session Series) is about regaining momentum and staying productive! In this strategy call episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing with my guest Stacy Kessler the importance of curbing self-doubt as an entrepreneur and actionable steps you can take right now to regain momentum in your business after a break. I also cover the following topics with Stacy:The two reasons Stacy struggles with productivity: self-doubt and energy and why you may be struggling as well. Making a point to ask for client feedback as a reminder of how many clients you help and the value you bring them. Tips to prepare before and after a vacation to ensure the motivation and momentum are there when you return to work.Repurposing content and setting up automated processes so that your business can work even when you’re not.Approaching your tasks with the energy you have and not the energy you are comparing to what you see in others. You are going to love how simple and doable these solutions are and I think they’ll work great whether you’re vacationing or shifting seasons in your business.Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session.CONNECT WITH STACY KESSLER:WebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 58 [Strategy Cal] Increase Productivity Based in Personality with Venese LauEpisode 54 Repurpose Your Content to Increase Productivity and Income with Yong PrattGretchen Rubin - The 4 Tendencies Dance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff ZawrotnyStart your own podcast with Buzzsprout!
It is so important to get clear on who you’re talking to, what you're saying and why before you even start marketing to your ideal client. That’s why episode 72 of The Positively Living Podcast is about aligning your message to your ideal client! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Alishbah Lakhani shares the importance of breaking down and truly understanding why you are in business and actionable steps you can take right now to reframe the messaging in your marketing to align with your ideal clients. Alishbah and I cover the following topics:Knowing your why in order to keep you focused on the long game that is marketing. Speaking your clients’ language and telling them how what you are doing benefits them in a way they resonate with and tips to do just that. 3 simple questions to ask yourself about your ideal client to tailor your messaging to solve a problem or alleviate their stress. The importance of having clear directions and messaging in order to lead your client towards your call to action. The 3 components that are vital to aligning your messaging with your ideal clients. Whether you’re creating a course, updating a website, or seeking to be effective on social media, these tips will ensure you’re setting yourself up for success.Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session.CONNECT WITH ALISHBAH LAKHANI:FacebookInstagramWebsiteDIY Website CourseCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:7 Levels Deep Exercise Start With Why by Simon SinekEssentialism by Greg McKeown AudibleEp 64: Ethical Copy that Converts with Mia Francis- PoulinEp 44:  Ethical Marketing Rebellion with Dr. Michelle Mazur  Ep 71:  Choosing the Right Social Media Platform with Mariana PadillaDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
There are countless social media platforms to choose from and it’s impossible to show up 100% on all of them in a way that works for your business. That’s why episode 71 of The Positively Living Podcast is about choosing the right social media platform! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Mariana Padilla shares the importance of knowing the strategies you can leverage behind each social media platform and actionable steps you can take right now to meet your customers where they are by choosing the right social media platform. Mariana and I cover the following topics:Leveraging the most popular social media platforms in order to match your message and your mission.Gaining clarity on social media goals and pairing them with the right platform to get you there. The key items we need to know about our audience and our business in order to target which platform resonates best. Using social media to build a value-based community so your audience feels like they are part of your brand. Analytics tracking to know which social media strategies are driving engagement, and which ones are not.By choosing the right social media to focus your time, you will avoid the burnout that comes from trying to be everywhere at once. Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH MARIANA PADILLA:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeLinkedinInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Buy Lisa a coffee!LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living Episode 60: Social Media DetoxPositively Living Episode 65: Ethical Copy that ConvertsCyfe Analytics CanvaDance Song Playlist Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Project management platforms are as varied as the users and processes behind them and definitely not a one-size-fits-all. That’s why episode 70 of The Positively Living Podcast is the first in a series of episodes helping you choose the best one for you. Today we ask if ClickUp is right for you!In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Layla Pomper is sharing the importance of first understanding how your brain works best and the actionable steps you can take right now to set up your project management platform in a way that works for YOU. Layla and I cover the following topics:How it’s crucial to determine your process before your platform and the order of setting your systems up for success. Questioning your business practices in order to ditch outdated systems and adopt more intentional processes. Reframing intentionality into “familiarity” in order to remain open to exploring new systems and processes in your business. How to know if you are drawn to more flexible or more rigid project management systems (or if you require one that meets in the middle). Using ClickUp templates to gain familiarity and comfortability with the platform and then adjusting towards a flow that works best for you and your team.  The 2 list approach that will get you to a million-dollar business. Understanding your process is the number one factor in creating a platform that works best for you.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH LAYLA POMPER:Website YouTubeFacebook- Process Driven CollectiveInstagram CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! Link to Affiliate DisclaimerLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living: The #1 Tool to Achieve ProductivityClickUpMissive- Collaborative EmailDance Song Playlist Vol1 & Vol 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Although we cannot control what life throws at us, we can learn the best ways to manage it with the right tools. That’s why episode 69 of The Positively Living Podcast is about tackling your to-do list! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of managing your life by using to-do lists in a productive and healthy way and actionable steps you can take right now to become more efficient so you can live more and achieve more.I cover the following topics:How a to-do list that is seemingly helpful can easily become cluttered and actually create more stress. Deleting the items from your to-do list that you do not intend to do is acting as a distraction from the more important tasks.Delegating items on your list that others can do by asking “how can this get done” instead of “how am I going to get this done?”Delaying tasks that are important but are meant for another time.Tackling your tasks head-on now that you’ve narrowed it down to the important items you should be focusing on in the present moment.  Having a list that reflects what really needs to be done gives you clarity and boosts your confidence and focus. Tackle your to-do list the right way and you can't help but be more profitable and productive in your business and everyday life. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life.If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! Link to Affiliate DisclaimerLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 2 -Declutter Your Life with the SIMPLE SystemEpisode 18 - Declutter Through DelegationEpisode 61- Freedom From The HustlePositively Productive Free Resources Library The 80/20 PrincipleDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Acknowledging trauma and seeking help is not a weakness, but rather the most courageous thing that you can do for yourself. That’s why episode 68 of The Positively Living Podcast is about mental health for men! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Tim Beisiegel shares the importance of normalizing mental health, specifically for men, and offers actionable steps you can take right now to acknowledge your trauma and open yourself up to seeking help. Tim and I cover the following topics:Tim's life experiences from childhood leading up to his daughter being hospitalized for 97 days and how that led him to advocating for mental health and normalizing seeking help.The ways in which society’s perception surrounding men’s vulnerability is extremely toxic and dates back farther than we recognize. Having conversations on the topic of mental health is the number one way in which we can reverse the stigma and normalize mental health for all. The difference between acknowledging and accepting your trauma versus deflecting your trauma. It’s time that we not only support men seeking counseling and therapy, but that we encourage it. If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.CONNECT WITH TIM BEISIEGEL:Focused on Forward PodcastTwitter- Focused on ForwardYouTube- Focused on Forward Funny Science Fiction PodcastYouTube- Funny Science Fiction Twitter- Funny Science FictionInstagram- Funny Science FictionUpcoming- Pop Culture Addicts PodcastInstagram- Pop Culture AddictsLINKS AND RESOURCES: Psychology TodayThe Body Keeps the Score by Bessel VanDerKolkIt Didn’t Start With You by Mark WolynnMaybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori GottleibAuthors: Melody Beattie, Anne Lamott, Brene BrownEnding The Stigma PodcastEpisode 4Episode 7 Episode 14 
When we are under stress or constant overwhelm, sleep is often the first thing we forfeit in order to tackle our growing to-do lists. Unfortunately, giving up this adequate sleep can lead to an even longer list of health concerns.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Mollie McGlocklin shares the benefits that sleep has on our bodies, minds, and overall health and actionable steps you can take right now to train yourself to work with your circadian rhythm so you can fall asleep sooner and stay asleep longer. If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet still achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.Mollie and I cover the following topics:What happens to our bodies during sleep and why it is so important we get adequate sleep every night. The list of issues connecting to lack of sleep involving the cardiovascular, brain, and hormonal health How our circadian rhythm works and how we can leverage this and train ourselves to cue better sleep. How food and screen time have a bigger impact on sleep than we may realize and what we can do to rest easier.Resources and diagnostic tools you can start using to access the quality and details of your sleep and other important health markers. Getting adequate sleep is one of the best things we can do to bump up our overall health, focus, and productivity. Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH MOLLIE MCGLOCKLIN:WebsitePodcastNewsletter LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Ep 61 - Freedom From the Hustle Why We Sleep- Matthew WalkerThe Circadian Code- Satchin PandaChasing the Sun- Linda GeddesOura RingBip Strap Fitness WatchWhoop Band Muse HeadbandDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and
Following your gut can help you identify what is right for you so you can start letting go of self-doubt and find a life that will flow in our favor. That’s why episode 66 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how to trust your gut and make the right choice! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Gwen Austin shares the importance of following the path that feels authentic to you, no matter how scary it may feel. You’ll receive actionable steps you can take right now to identify that genuine gut feeling and find what feels right for you.If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.Gwen and I cover the following topics:How she trusted her guy to create a strong and supportive community of women that lifts one another up and encourages further success. What it means to trust your gut and why we often don’t. What it takes to move through obstacles and push past the people who are encouraging you to give up on your instinct. Letting go of what we believe life “has to” look like in order to live the life that is meant for us. As you move forward, working on trusting yourself, don't look too deep into the future. Focus on what you can do today and start taking bite-sized pieces to keep you moving forward.  Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH QWEN AUSTIN:Website (With All Associated Links)MembershipCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 13 | 30 | 31 | 55 | 62The Help Start with WhyThe Four TendenciesTrelloDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
In marketing, we still see people using misleading sales copy for self benefit and profit without regard for the consumer.  That’s why episode 65 of The Positively Living Podcast is about reversing the strategies we have been taught to use and replacing them with ethical copy that converts! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Mia Francis- Poulin shares the importance of taking responsibility of marketing with integrity and actionable steps you can take right now to infuse humanity back into the buying process—starting with your messaging. If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.Mia and I cover the following topics:What is ethical marketing and how we can spot sleazy sales tactics that we might not even recognize as such. Maintaining the respect of our clients while still making the sale with the copy we write and share. Why business owners have a responsibility to spread messages backed with integrity. Questions to ask yourself when creating copy for your business to stay in alignment with ethical and responsible sales strategies. Why ethical copy is actually more effective and leads to customer retention and loyalty. It is possible to build a profitable business without doing so by any means necessary. There are avenues to make the sale all while doing what is morally and ethically right. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life.If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH MIA FRANCIS-POULIN : WebsiteCommand Your Copy CourseInstagramLinkedinCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! Link to Affiliate DisclaimerLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Otter aiDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Branding, which is the visual side of your business, is only one small part of what you need to properly market it. That’s why episode 64 of The Positively Living Podcast is about the three signs that your business needs a rebrand! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Maria Platusic and I are sharing the importance of having a brand strategy and actionable steps you can take right now to know if a rebrand is right for you. If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.Maria Platusic and I cover the following topics:What a brand foundation truly is and doesThe top three signs you need a rebrand for your businessHow critical our knowledge of our ideal client is and to what level we need to know the detailsThe distinction between visuals and messaging and how they need to work togetherWhat to do once you realize the rebrand is necessary and how you can definitely make progress without reinventing the wheel.The idea of rebranding may sound intimidating, but Maria helps us see that it can actually be invigorating and empowering.Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life.If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH MARIA PLATUSIC:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Maria! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! Link to Affiliate DisclaimerDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Listener Advisory: In this episode we talk about some triggering subjects, including loss of a loved one, suicide, and grief through that process. We love to open up the conversation for these topics but understand this may not be for everyone. Episode 63 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering mentally and physically through grief. In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m talking with Sherry Trentini, sharing the importance of letting go of the weight of grief and providing actionable steps you can take right now to release the pressure you feel as you grieve. If you’re ready to reduce stress and overwhelm by doing less, yet achieving more, I invite you to join me for a Strategy Session: a heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting session that gives you the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. Go to www.positivelyproductive.com/strategy and be sure to use the promo code PODCAST for a special listener discount.Sherry and I cover the following topics:Not measuring your grief to others’What parts of mental clutter involve grief and how to declutter itWhen it’s time to let go of physical items after losing a loved oneHow we can tap into gratitude to release the weight of grief.Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we’ll experience. Sherry and I talk about our own experiences of losing a loved one in the past, and share how we felt letting go of those mental and physical items or ideas over time. I hope this episode offers healing and a sense of peace and understanding to those who have gone through it and for those who will. Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!Learn more about Positively Living and Lisa at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcast/CONNECT WITH SHERRY TRENTINI:FacebookInstagramWebsiteGrief Recovery HandbookCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesJoin the MembershipWork with Lisa! Link to Affiliate DisclaimerLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Grief Episode with Katie RosslerChange Episode with Nicole MixdorfTrauma Episode with Mallory JacksonMy Clutter and Caregiving StoryDance Song Playlist Volume 1 & Volume 2Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
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