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Author: Lisa Zawrotny

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The Positively Living podcast, hosted by Lisa Zawrotny, helps the chronically overwhelmed make space for what matters most in their lives. Lisa is a Certified Stress Management Coach specializing in Productivity & Organizing who understands overwhelm personally as a wife, mom, business owner, and former caregiver. Lisa teaches value-based decluttering for your whole life (inside and out) and gives you the tools to create the systems and habits that work for you. Join her and explore ways to do less, live more, and breathe easier.
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Money is consistently one of the biggest stressors and it can be difficult to have money conversations, for women especially. That’s why episode 09 of The Positively Living Podcast with Janice Pica-Scholl is about motherhood and money! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Janice Pica-Scholl and I share the importance of how we handle money conversations and offer actionable steps you can take right now to become more proactive financially, which will serve our families no matter what is happening in the world. We cover the following topics:The four ways we interact with money: making it, managing it, growing and investing it, and our mindset and relationship with itHow viewing our financial situation at home as though we were running a business can help us reduce our family’s risk and take back our controlHow to gain confidence and understanding about money, career, and business topics as they relate to motherhood and familyHow empowering it is to recognize that there are areas where you need help and you don’t have to have all the answersWe urge you to take the time to view your finances and do so without guilt or shame. I know this is a stressful topic, which is why I wanted to cover it. I want you to know you are not alone and that we get it and are here to support you. It’s time to be proactive. Money is no longer something that happens to you - let it be something you make happen.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 lifeIf 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!CONNECT WITH JANICE PICA-SCHOLL:WebsiteFacebookFacebook GroupInstagramLinkedInMoney Prepared ChecklistMoney, Career and Motherhood PodcastCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Money Coaching InstituteMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Toxic positivity is an excessive and ineffective overgeneralization of a happy and optimistic state. It takes away our permission to explore, to get messy, and most importantly to learn and to heal. All this from something considered positive. That’s why episode 08 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Toxic Positivity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Valerie Friedlander and I are sharing the importance of reducing patterns of stress and anxiety and actionable steps you can take right now to overcome toxic positivity. We cover the following topics:The excessive dose of positivity and why we as a society try to dole it out this way.Cycles of change and how we can change confrontation to conversation.How our perspective shapes us and how we see the world.I hope you enjoy your time with Valerie as much as I have. Please be sure to find her online and download her free stress quiz, which is really a stress and personality quiz.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 lifeIf 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!CONNECT WITH VALERIE FRIEDLANDER:FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInStress Management QuizCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Trailer Episode of Positively LivingMotivation & Gratitude conversationBook: When the Body Says NoMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
In early 2020 I became a certified stress management coach because I believed that stress was both an underlying cause of my clients’ problems as well as a distracting symptom blocking their progress. That’s why episode 07 of The Positively Living Podcast is about stress management! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of stress management and actionable steps you can take right now to manage your stress for good. I cover the following topics:Two types of stress and three types of stressors.My own experience with Eustress and DistressThe biological response to stress and the link to physical ailmentsTips for managing stress in your life and a free checklist to help you get startedWhen you become aware of what your stressors are and how they shift depending on what you do and what you think, you will become much more effective at managing your stress. 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 lifeIf 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!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 10 Steps to Stress Less - ChecklistMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
What happens when two organizers and certified life coaches come together about leading with gratitude? This episode! That’s why episode 06 of The Positively Living Podcast with James Lott, Jr. is a candid and FUN conversation about organization and productivity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, James Lott, Jr. and I are sharing the importance of organization and actionable steps you can take right now to simple, inspired hacks to organize with large rewards. James Lott, Jr. and I cover the following topics:James’ journey into becoming The Super Organizer. How he did it through positivity and how he let go of so much stress in the process.Sort it Out Sundays: Small Organizing Tips that Lead to Large Rewards, a book by James with the tips he's created, or collected from older family members, with lots of trial and error, from his 11 years in the Professional Organizing biz!My favorite recommendations from his book: Grab a Notebook — safe place to capture and bold ideas, aka Getting Things DoneEnvision the End result — drives you forward, gives you clear goal “start with the end in mind”No Man/Woman is an Island — collaboration is key. We think we “should” be able to do it.How when you put good things out into the world, it comes back to you.James is a Certified Professional Organizer, is the Founder/CEO of The Super Organizer, LLC, and of JLJ Media. He is a national speaker/teacher and Certified Life Coach. He produces his own content and does work with Maria Menounos’ Afterbuzz Media Networks! as a Producer/Creator/ Director/Showrunner/Host for over 1,000 hours of TV over the last 5 years. Extra Connections is his interview show on the network. For five years running, James has the only weekly Organizing radio show called THE SOS SHOW with James Lott, Jr. He has 7 other weekly podcasts and 3 Web series. James is also the author of over 20 books and has 5 albums out! James holds many certifications and a Doctorate in Divinity. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss. You never know how what you do inspires others. This man inspires me so and I’m thrilled to share his personality, positivity, and wisdom with you today.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 lifeIf 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!CONNECT WITH JAMES LOTT, JR.:FacebookInstagramYouTubeSoundcloudSpreakerThe SOS Show (Podcast)A Lott of HelpBooks on AmazonCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
When celebration is in the air, it’s hard not to share! That’s why episode 05 of The Positively Living Podcast is a crossover episode with Sarah Argenal, MA, CPC! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Sarah and I celebrate big news together by sharing the details and offering combined advice on how to go beyond the burnout as a working mom. Sarah and I cover the following topics:The reasons Lisa started her podcast and how Sarah’s book came to be and the overlap of the twoThe overarching philosophy of Sarah’s book where she helps us flip the focus and go insideHow deep healing cannot come from surface-level tactics and what to do insteadSarah’s book is an excellent companion to what Lisa coaches and an effective resource to help you do the work necessary to live the life you desire. 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!CONNECT WITH SARAH :FacebookLinkedInWorking Parent Resource PodcastThe Whole Self Lifestyle (Sarah’s Book)CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:WPR046: The Deeper Purpose of Productivity with Lisa ZawrotnyWPR068: The S.I.M.P.L.E. Way to De-Clutter your Environment, Your Mind, and Your Life with Lisa ZawrotnyWPR087: Sneak-Peek! The Whole SELF Lifestyle for Working Parents Book and the Positively Living Podcast with Lisa ZawrotnyMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

2020-06-0817:20

Gratitude is a topic you find everywhere. I believe in the power of gratitude, but I also believe we need to understand it and approach it the right way. That’s why episode 04 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Gratitude -- the power habit that brings healing and abundance! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of gratitude and actionable steps you can take right now to have more gratitude in your life. I cover the following topics:The three categories of gifts and opportunities that gratitude can give us.Some real statistics that back up a gratitude practice5 myths I believe perpetuate our misunderstanding of gratitudeHow you can join a community that will help you develop and/or deepen your own gratitude practice.There are as many ways to practice gratitude as there are reasons to be grateful. For some, the concept can be overwhelming, especially when life is challenging. But, with a little guidance, it can be one of the easiest things to include in your life and it offers one of the greatest return on investments. It is a cumulative process that builds so beautifully on itself.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 lifeIf 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!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 1: Gratitude StatisticsThe Psychology of GratitudeShawn AchorHow Gratitude Can Help you Through Hard Times10% Happier - Podcast by Dan HarrisPositively Grateful SeriesMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Time management is a struggle for so many people because it’s less about managing time and more about managing ourselves. That’s why episode 03 of The Positively Living Podcast is about understanding and changing our relationship with time.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of self-management as time management and actionable steps you can take right now to take your time management to T.A.S.K. I cover the following topics:A quick self-assessment to see how well you manage your time.How the struggle with time management varies depending on your life.Four steps to improve your time management within a week: T.A.S.K. How you can secure a free Time Management Audit with LisaRemember to celebrate what you’re doing right. Even listening to this podcast is a step in the right direction to be celebrated. Well done! 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!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Time AuditBest Time Tracking Apps15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time ManagementMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Clutter is a hot topic for a reason. It’s easy to create and not always easy to remove. That’s why episode 02 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering your life using the SIMPLE™ system! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the impact of clutter in your life and actionable steps you can take right now to start your decluttering journey. I cover the following topics:What is clutter and why does it matter?The five types of clutter -  I cover each of themWhat is the true cause of clutter in your life?How to take the next steps toward decluttering your lifeClutter isn’t just what’s in your closet. It can be in your mind and heart, or your smartphone. It causes stress and costs you money. Investing in its removal is worthwhile, but do it the right way for you. 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!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Declutter & Destress WorkbookData Report OneMobile Apps StatisticsStorage Industry StatisticsHow to Get Rid of IPhone AppsEmail Overload StatisticsApps that Use the Most DataPeter Walsh Organizing BooksDoes This Clutter Make my Butt Look Fat?Sort it Out Sundays: Small Organizing Tips that Lead to Large RewardsThe Clever Girl's Guide to Living with Less: Break Free from Your Stuff, Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the WayOrganize 365 by Lisa WoodruffMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Are you curious what the #1 productivity tool is? That’s why episode 01 of The Positively Living Podcast is about the deeper purpose of productivity and the #1 tool to achieve a higher level of productivity! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of productivity as a way of life and actionable steps you can take right now to be more productive without doing more. I cover the following topics:Why productivity is important for survival.How productivity practices not only helped me survive but also helped me thrive and I’m excited to share that with you.That creating space helped me make room for ME again.How I started with the necessary efficiency in mind and discovered something much greater along the way.If you take the time to work through these phases, honestly and genuinely, you cannot help but come out the other side with a completely different perspective. 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!CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Library & Gratitude Resources  PageMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Join Lisa Zawrotny as she dives into what you can expect when listening to the Positively Living podcast. With new episodes every week, tune in to hear about topics like decluttering, stress management, habits, personalized productivity, grief, and gratitude. The podcast is filled with a lot of heart, a smattering of sarcasm, and an understanding that comes from having lived it personally. Join Lisa and question everything, get to the heart of the matter, and find the simplest solutions so you can do less, live more, and breathe easier.View all Show Notes and extended content at https://positivelyproductive.com/podcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
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