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The Positively Living podcast, hosted by Lisa Zawrotny, helps multi-passionate entrepreneurs and multi-tasking caregivers make space for what matters most in their lives. Lisa is a Certified Stress Management & Productivity Coach 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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Purpose is another buzzword with big meaning. There are so many workshops and workbooks intended to help you “Live Your Purpose” and I think that throws us because it makes us feel as though we’re doing something wrong if we are NOT living our purpose, which is hard because it feels like it takes a LOT of work to figure it out. That’s why episode 23 of The Positively Living Podcast is about finding your purpose by paying attention! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Michelle Perry is sharing the importance of paying attention and actionable steps you can take right now to discover your purpose. Michelle and I cover:How it doesn’t take much to live your purpose by making a difference in someone else’s lifeHow resilient you can be when you can connect meaning to what you’re experiencing -- even if it’s a true hardship.That you show up -- with energy and enthusiasm and focus -- when you feel as though you are doing what you are meant to do.How living your purpose is truly a process...of paying attention and acting on that.You’ll find out the #1 thing you need to do today to figure out your purpose, which -- spoiler alert -- involves stopping and paying attention.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 MICHELLE PERRY:WebsiteSchoolSuccessful Diligence PodcastFacebookInstagramCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Getting Things Done (David Allen)Deep Work (Cal Newport)Atomic Habits (James Clear)The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)Episode 2 Declutter your Life with the SIMPLE SystemEpisode 18 Declutter through Delegation with Liz August Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
With the holidays fast approaching, gift-giving will be on the rise, along with the challenges of clutter and debt. An alternative? Giving experiences as gifts.  The benefits go beyond reducing clutter: traditions, memories, and relationships all benefit from more intentional gift-giving. That’s why episode 22 of The Positively Living Podcast is about clutter-free gift giving! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Zurwaski is sharing the importance of giving gifts that don’t clutter the recipient’s home and actionable steps you can take right now to start planning the gifts you’ll be giving for holidays and birthdays. Katie Zurwaski and I cover the following topics:How gift giving requires some decluttering of your mindset around what it means to give giftsConcrete examples of gift ideas that will work this year and beyondHow we have an opportunity as gift-givers to making real connections with othersHow a system like the Five Love Languages can help you understand the receiver and avoid wasted time, energy, and moneyMany people want a simpler way to celebrate the holiday season or loved ones and events throughout the year but they don’t want to give up the impact...what makes it special. Katie and I know it’s possible to have both and today we’re helping you with some first steps.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 KATIE ZURWASKI:WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:5 Love LanguagesSanta’s Bag AppMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
How much do you think about the clothes you have?  How much time do you take when choosing what to wear each day? Do you have a specific wardrobe or is it more of a sprawling selection of items? I’ve had both, but find myself more organized and productive when I have a specific collection. That’s why episode 21 of The Positively Living Podcast is about capsule wardrobes! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Hanna Donnelly is sharing the importance of a curated capsule collection so you can spend your time where it matters most. She also shares actionable steps you can take right now to create a capsule wardrobe that fits your life. Hanna Donnelly and I cover the following topics:What our style means for us and how clothes connect to confidence and productivitySimple steps you can take today to turn your wardrobe aroundThe benefits of spending some time now curating your clothing and creating a capsule that fits your life Fun and inspiring stories about Hanna’s grandmother -- the woman who embraced the fashion frontier and let her style speak for herSometimes fashion can seem complicated, but today we break it down because it all comes back to how you feel...or how you want to feel...and you can do that through your wardrobe.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 HANNA DONNELLY:FacebookInstagramPinterestLinkedInWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Are you working from home right now? Or have you considered it? As I record this podcast in September 2020, working from home has become more prevalent than ever in light of COVID-19 quarantine measures and continued restrictions. That’s why episode 20 of The Positively Living Podcast is about navigating the ins and outs of working from home! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Kimberly Crossland is sharing the truth of what it’s like to work from home with small children and actionable steps you can take right now to be efficient and to enjoy doing so, regardless of your challenges. Kimberly and I cover the following topics:Kimberly’s 5 G’s of working from homeDebunking the need to multitaskHer “museum” metaphor — she describes in detail how to make your life and purpose similar to a museum and the benefits of doing so. If you work from home, I’d love to hear from you. What have your greatest challenges been? What are your favorite tips to make the most of it?  Do you love it or are you made for the commute? Send me a message.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 KIMBERLY CROSSLAND:Facebook Page  |  Facebook GroupInstagramTwitterLinkedInFree Gifts - PlanFree Gift - WebinarWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Enthusiasm Study from Harvard Business ReviewIngrid Fetell Lee’s TED Talk:Carl Dwecks TED Talk: Keri WalshOnly 10s 2.0 by Mark SilvermanMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
None of us has “arrived” in our wellness journey—it’s a life-long process. Support is key for success when you are still searching for answers for your own wellness and wanting ways to inspire your family. That’s why Episode 19 of the Positively Living Podcast with Dr. Orlena Kerek is about creating fit and fun habits as a family! In this episode, Dr. Orlena Kerek is sharing the importance of family habits and having fun. She provides simple, yet effective advice for your family mindset. Dr. Orlena and I cover:The three key points of overlap with her approach and mine as coaches, even though we’re working with different topics.Why our brains do what they do and how we can work with them to become fit and fabulous!Her Four Pillars of wellness: nutrition, sleep, exercise, and emotionsHow important it is to understand ourselves as we strive toward healthier habits.Without self-awareness, we often doom ourselves to repeat things that don’t work. With it, we can create effective habits that lead to living well “without having to think about it”.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 DR ORLENA KEREK:FacebookInstagramLinkedInResource - Healthy Easy Food SystemWebsiteFit and Fabulous PodcastCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
If you’ve tried to delegate but struggled with the results or considered delegating, but weren’t sure how to or what to or why then this episode is for you. I’ve worked with clients on delegating and I understand how it can be a struggle and also how it can make all the difference. That’s why episode 18 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering through delegation! In this episode, my guest, Liz August, is sharing the importance of decluttering through delegation and actionable steps you can take right now to simplify your life and address the struggles with delegation. Liz and I cover the following topics:How being selective and structured can benefit us personally and professionally.The actions that helped her take back precious life moments she was missing and allowed her to live in her zone of genius.How Liz consciously codesigned a life with her husband.How she declutters and delegates in her own life.The three most common reasons people struggle to delegate: Fear, Habit, and Explanation.Our conversation today is also an important reminder that delegation isn’t only for business and it isn’t only for those who aren’t able. It’s often those who are talented and capable who need it the most and it’s one of the best ways to create a simple and satisfying 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 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 LIZ AUGUST:FacebookInstagramLinkedInWebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:“Getting Things Done” by David Allen“The Big Leap” by Gay HendricksMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is over a decade old and still a polarizing point in the organizing world. Some found her system life changing, some thought it fell flat. I can see both sides and believe there are some aspects that need clarifying. That’s why episode 17 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how simplicity sparks joy! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Tim Lucier, a Certified Konmari Consultant, is shedding light on Marie Kondo’s approach and highlighting its elements of simplicity and gratitude. Tim and I cover the following topics:Tim’s story and why Marie Kondo’s system works for himWhat Spark Joy means to him (and it’s really good!)How seeking simplicity can help you assess aspects of your lifeHow Marie Kondo teaches us to honor what we ownWhat steps you can take right now to start decluttering How to add habits to be incredibly productiveI think you’ll enjoy a fresh perspective on a system that’s been around for almost a decade and I hope you’ll be inspired to find a way for simplicity to spark joy in your 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 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 TIM LUCIER:FacebookInstagramWebsiteTwitterLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Decluter Episode 2 - Positively Living PodcastGratitude Episode 4 - Positively Living Podcast“Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Marie Kondo“Atomic Habits” James ClearMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Self-care isn’t simply a luxury or pampering, but rather a critical business strategy. That’s why episode 16 of The Positively Living Podcast is about self-care! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Stacie Walker is sharing the importance of self-care and actionable steps you can take right now to include self-care as a strategy in your business and life. Stacie Walker and I cover the following topics:What self-care really means, distinguishing pampering from true self-careThat true self-care is essential for living our best lives and especially important when you add on a business.How alignment plays a big part in how we achieve our goals and how we need to ask for help and seek supportI am so inspired by Stacie Walker and I know you will be too. She has gone from almost losing her life to creating one that she absolutely loves and showing you how you can do the same.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 STACIE WALKER:FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInElite Society of Ambitious Women (Facebook Group)WebsiteCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Positively Living - Productivity (Episode 1)“Deep Work” by Cal Newport“Atomic Habits” by James ClearMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Habits are a building block of the life we lead, whether we realize it or not. And it’s likely we don’t realize it. That’s why episode 15 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Habits! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing what “good” or “bad” habits are and actionable small steps you can take right now to establish new habits. I cover the following topics:What habits are and how they relate to declutteringHow our brains “chunk” information together to help us make decisionsThe framework for establishing new habits as described by two of my favorite habits authorsHow to create new habits and break old ones using my S.T.E.P. methodWith the power of habits, we can automate good choices and we can help ourselves want to make good choices because we’ve done them repeatedly and teach ourselves the benefit that way.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:Power of Habit (Duhigg)Smarter, Faster, Better (Duhigg)Atomic Habits (James Clear)Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Grief has no timeline. It has no end date. It isn’t linear. It lives within us, sometimes quietly and sometimes manifesting itself at unexpected times and with unexpected intensity. Learning to live with it and embrace it is critical to our well-being. That’s why episode 14 of The Positively Living Podcast is about grief.In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Rössler is sharing the importance of focusing as a way to grow and offers actionable steps you can take right now to deal with grief. Katie Rössler and I cover the following topics:Waves of grief come from many life experiences, not only death.We are taught to run from grief and to cope in ways that don’t serve us.Katie’s specific, actionable advice for when you are dealing with grief.Society's desire to “move past” grief instead of sitting in the feelings and learning from them.I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all she shared about this subject near and dear to my heart. I know you’ll love hearing Katie’s stories and words of encouragement and I’m looking forward to your feedback. 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 KATIE RÖSSLER:WebsiteFacebookInstagramStories of MeaningCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 8 - Toxic Positivity10 Steps to Stress Less ChecklistBook - On Grief and GrievingMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Why is it so hard to accept ourselves? Why do we struggle so hard to treat ourselves with the love and compassion that we would treat a dear friend? Finding out the challenges and figuring out how to change that is important for our wellbeing in so many ways. That’s why episode 13 of The Positively Living Podcast with Jane Tornatore is about relieving stress through self-acceptance! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jane Tornatore and I are sharing the importance of addressing the strange tendencies that keep us stuck and stressed and actionable steps you can take right now to start practicing gratitude and experiencing self- acceptance today. We cover the following topics:There is power in choosing...choosing how we perceive our feelingsHow we embrace habits like gratitude to create new neural pathways in our brainThe way we speak to ourselves has more impact than we realize...words truly matterJane’s dedicated list of words she wants to ban from our languageI think we can all agree that kindness matters. And I firmly believe we need to start with being kind to ourselves first. The benefits are far-reaching, and with the right initial effort, self-acceptance can become an automatic part of your life that not only serves you but others too.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 JANE TORNATORE:Website - FREE eBook toward the bottom of the pageFacebookInstagramLinkedInCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Trailer - Positively Living PodcastEpisode 4 (Gratitude) - Positively Living PodcastEpisode 7 (Stress) - Positively Living PodcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Menopause is a topic that needs clarifying and support. That’s why episode 12 of The Positively Living Podcast is about menopause and the changes that women experience throughout their lives! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Jacqueline Rose shares the myths surrounding menopause. She and I cover:How important self-awareness is (which has been a repeat concept from other podcast episodes)The three myths surrounding menopause and why they aren’t trueHow the menopause journey includes much more than we realize and can impact women physically, emotionally, and cognitively.That it’s possible to navigate this menopause time with ease and confidence.It is so important that we come to understand and accept what hormone fluctuation can do to our bodies and I hope you are both educated and encouraged by Jacqueline’s take on it.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 JACQUELINE ROSE:WebsiteFacebookInstagramDoctor Appointment ChecklistCONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Incorporating meditation into your life and doing it in a way that works best for you is effective for stress management and much more. That’s why episode 011 of The Positively Living Podcast is about meditation! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of meditation and actionable steps you can take right now to start implementing a meditation practice in your life. I cover the following topics:Meditation's full potential to help the body calm and heal on a practical level.How meditation allows your mind and body to settle into a state of balance.Using meditation as a decluttering technique and its link to productivity and organizing.What the “downside” to meditation really is.Progress, not perfection is key here. And the good news is that you’ll benefit from each and every session, no matter how poorly you think your meditation time went.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:FacebookInstagramFREE Resource LibraryWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:HeadspaceInsight TimerCalmTen PercentChopra Center MeditationTen Percent Happier PodcastMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Self-care is a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  I have spoken about it many times on podcasts, summits, and on social media, linking it to productivity and to energy management. That’s why episode 10 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how self-care creates resilience! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Gillian Behnke and I are sharing the importance of building a healthy foundation, identifying your personal priorities so you know what matters most, and establishing boundaries to protect those priorities. Gillian Behnke and I cover the following topics:Gillian’s burnout story and the turning point that led her out of survival mode.How the word “simplify” led her to make the changes she needed.That learning to ask why we do what we do -- which is something we both love as questioners -- was a key component to uncomplicating her life at work and at home.It’s hard to pick a favorite takeaway for me, but if I had to, I would say that selfcare can be so quick and so simple.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 GILLIAN BEHNKE:FacebookInstagramMom Camp LifeMom Camp: Around the Campfire (Podcast)CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:FacebookInstagramResourcesWork with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Joy List Download - Positively Productive Resources LibraryLisa Zawrotny on Mom Camp: Around the Campfire Podcast10% Happier with Dan HarrisGlennon Doyle’s Book UntamedMusic by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
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
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