Episode 355

Finding Success Through Reevaluation and Support

Published on: 16th January, 2024

Primary Topic: Challenges When Hard Work Is Not Enough

- Frustration and its effects

- The temptation to quit

- Importance of reevaluation and review of goals and current strategies

Primary Topic: Building Trusting Relationships and Community Support

- The value of networking with successful people

- Importance of creating trusting relationships with like-minded individuals for mutual support

- Finding a mentor and being a mentor to others

- Utilizing the services of a professional coach to achieve goals

- The benefits of learning new methods or skills to overcome obstacles

Primary Topic: Delegating and Reducing Stress

- The realization that sometimes lack of progress is due to excess workload

- The benefits of delegating tasks to free up time and mental energy

- Hiring a professional service when necessary to handle specific tasks

- The impact of reducing stress in order to gain new insights and make progress

Primary Topic: Taking a Break and Gaining New Insights

- The importance of reassessing the current situation compared to desired goals

- The value of reducing stress to gain new insights and perspectives

- Embracing change and making necessary adjustments to move forward

Primary Topic: Conclusion and Encouragement

- Emphasis on self-care and self-assessment

- Encouragement to seek ways to reduce stress and gain new perspectives

- Acknowledgment of the importance of making changes to make progress

Janice Chaka [:

Hello, and welcome to the Traveling Introvert. So today, I wanna talk about kinda wanna talk about when no matter what you do, it's not quite enough and what you should do to help build community and support around yourself. No matter what you want to accomplish, success doesn't magically happen without putting forth some effort. But even then, it may not come as easily as you think or want it to, and that can be really frustrating. It can cause you to wanna quit. It can cause you to procrastinate. It can cause you to go and do thousands of other things, but accept that one thing. And quitting isn't always the right answer.

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User. But if you have been working hard and are not getting the results you want, maybe now is a good time to reevaluate. By taking the time to review your goals, your plan, your current strategies, you may discover different ways to reach your goals, and you may see previously overlooked issues that have been hindering your progress. Now now once you've completed your reevaluation, there are some other things that you can do to give yourself a boost. Look at building trusting relationships. If you look at successful people, you'll often see that they're surrounded by other successful people. They've networked and created trusting relationships with others who have similar goals as they do. These are people that they can call mom when they need help and who they can aid when needed.

Janice Chaka [:

So start networking and building trusting relationships with others who can offer advice and guidance and support when you need it and when they need it. Find a mentor and be a mentor. If you're not moving at a pace that is acceptable to yourself, maybe find a mentor who is. Search for who matches your values and is living the life that you wanna lead. They might be able to give you tips, introduce you to certain people and help you move forward. And, likewise, as you're reaching your goals, because you're always in front of somebody and you are moving steadily forward, being a mentor to someone who's a few steps behind you. You could also get a coach. A professional coach can help you accomplish almost anything you can dream up.

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Find a coach who specializes in the area where you're stuck, and you may find over time, you hire more than 1 coach to help you punch through to the next level, and I can't say this enough is learn something new or and or learn to do something differently. If your current strategy isn't working, look for other ways to reach the same goal. Research and read up on various different methods until you find The that resonates with you, or it doesn't even have to be 1. It can be bits and bobs from others that you amalgamate together that you think might work for you and what it is The you want to do and is in line with your core beliefs and values. Alternatively, you could choose to learn something new that is totally unrelated to what you're stuck on, which can be great because sometimes taking your mind off the problem and learning something completely different will reenergize your mind and body and or can make you think about, oh, wait. If I can apply this thing in this area to this thing in this other area, it might work. Sort of like how, like, in surgery now, it's it's almost like being a Formula team, the way that things are set up and way things work together. You can also delegate.

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Sometimes, no progress is due to just you don't have enough time. There's in the day or you are not the key person that needs to do this thing. When you have too much on your plate, you cannot properly focus on what you need to do, so you can buy more time by delegating to family members or paying others to help you or a professional service, whatever it might do might b. You can this could mean hiring a housekeeper, a bookkeeper, a marketing professional, whatever it might take. Sometimes just taking a little off your plate can make a big impact on how much brain space you have to do other things. So if you feel like you're always working hard but not making much progress, it's time for a change. Take a break, assess where you are compared to where you want to be, and then look for ways to reduce stress, gain new insight, and start moving forward. Thank you for listening.

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This is Janice at The careerintrovert.com, helping you build your brand and get hired. Have a great rest of your week

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The Traveling Introvert
A bite-sized podcast about traveling while running a business and being an introvert.
Not knowing what introversion was until my 30s, I feel that I wasted some of my early years by not really understanding myself. An inspiration for my business is that I want to help others understand themselves better, earlier on in their careers and their lives. Introversion is a very misunderstood area – introverts can suffer mentally and physically because people typecast them or act negatively towards them. It’s not nice to be trapped in a little box. When you label somebody, they tend to act like that label, which stops people from achieving their true potential. I don’t let being an introvert define me, I let it guide me.
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