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Caution: Listening to this podcast will be detrimental to your limiting beliefs and may result in enlargement of your possibilities for success.
o12 - Don't Be Afraid to Start Over
Many people put pressure on themselves to figure out their path in life when they barely even know who they are. Those early messages from so-called authority figures can be hard to forget, especially when most people do seem to follow that advice, whether it suits them or not.
If you find yourself wanting to do something else, maybe it's time to consider starting something new, whether it's in the same field or a new one.
Don't Be Afraid to Start Over
Many people put pressure on themselves to figure out their path in life when they barely even know who they are. Those early messages from so-called authority figures can be hard to forget, especially when most people do seem to follow that advice, whether it suits them or not. If you find yourself wanting to do something else, maybe it's time to consider starting something new, whether it's in the same field or a new one.
The Cure for Perfectionism
Perfectionism may seem to be a good trait, but when you procrastinate on your plans because you want everything to be just right, this becomes a hindrance to achieving your goals. The real definition of a perfectionist is not someone whose life is perfect, it's someone who believes that it could be, wishes it were and suffers because it isn't.
In the Middle of a Shit Storm, Life Hands You Free Toilet Paper
Everyone gets to experience the ups and downs of life. There are no exemptions. There are moments when things do not go our way or something unexpected happens, and it is a situation we don’t want to be in. When confronted with difficult circumstances, how you perceive and respond to them will make things better or worse.
Zooming In , Zooming Out
When we are so focused on a goal, we can forget to stop and take in the big picture. Most driven people tend to zoom in or hyper-focus on their goals and on doing whatever is necessary to achieve them. Paying so much attention to those things means everything else going on around them just fades to black.
Change Your Story, Change Your Life
We all have stories, stories about ourselves, and stories about others. Some of these stories inspire us or drive us to do better. When our stories strengthen our belief in ourselves, our actions and decisions will reinforce them. If we believe we’ll do well and that we’re beautiful inside and out, these beliefs will be reflected in all that we think and do.
Late to the ADHD Party
Women with ADHD, depending on their subtype and especially if their hyperactivity is mental instead of physical, may not recognize themselves as someone with ADHD.
Many women would be considered high-functioning, as well, but they are still falling short of their true potential. In this episode, we talk about why and share an exercise for how to think about your history through a new lens.
Don't Suppress the Mess
Driven women have their own idea and way of how to get things done. Most of the time it is to an extent where the best must be achieved. Others may perceive it as being too much of a perfectionist or demanding. And because of this, most women who work in the corporate world and decide to venture into independent entrepreneurship often find themselves loading too much work for themselves because of hesitancy to ask for help.
A Woman with a Plan
Most of the time, people take delight or get excited more on the planning part of activities rather than the actual ‘doing’ part. Driven women are particularly not immune to this since they always have places they plan to go to, projects they want to get done, and people they want to meet. If one is not so keen on how to schedule their activities, it may get quite frustrating and counterproductive.
Driving With The Emergency Brakes On
Most women with ADHD operate with a fast-moving brain that is difficult to stop. However, since women are more relationship-oriented and tend to follow rules more effectively, they tend to be able to suppress their hyperactivity with an effective and more controlled response to certain situations. This is what I call driving with emergency brakes on.
The 6 Attributes of an Entrepreneur
Choosing the self-employment path typically means financial instability and insecurity, social and emotional isolation, added stress and pressure on romantic/intimate relationships, and increased challenges with mental health, but certain personal attributes may contribute to both choosing the entrepreneurial path and being successful as an entrepreneur.
Your Brain is
Not Your Friend
Most people think that their brain works for them, helping them to attain personal happiness, but little do they know the hard truth that it doesn’t work this way.
The opposite turns out to be true, the brain is actually the boss and its agenda is very different from yours.
Imposter complex has convinced women that despite their achievements, they are still not enough and don't see themselves as worthy of feeling successful.
This has been a common trait among highly driven women and has been called many different names over time.
In this episode, Diann talks about structuring your life to work for you and allowing positive drivers to catapult you forward.
Diann also advocates in giving yourself time to play and rest in order not to exhaust your creativity with work. She highlighted four segments in this podcast:
The Driven Woman Podcast Trailer
In this introductory trailer episode, Diann shares a peek behind the curtain at what listeners can expect to hear in future episodes, juicy topics like whether ADHD is the entrepreneur’s superpower, Diann’s beliefs about where confidence comes from, ambition shaming, and why our brains make it hard for us to stand out, instead of fitting in.
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