S2 – EP1: Doing Things Differently
They say change is the only constant – and in the past few years, that saying has turned into a way of life. During COVID, many of us have had to change the way we work, live and interact with others. In an era driven by setting goals, achieving milestones and pushing boundaries, COVID pushed back…
They say change is the only constant – and in the past few years, that saying has turned into a way of life.
During COVID, many of us have had to change the way we work, live and interact with others.
In an era driven by setting goals, achieving milestones and pushing boundaries, COVID pushed back – and when our (busy) routines were disrupted, two things happened:
- Perfectionism went out the window. Let’s be honest – even though you and I both know deep down that perfection has always been an impossible goal, the pandemic was the last straw. If there was ever a time to extend grace to yourself, this was it.
- Authentic self-reflection flew in. The pandemic was an opportunity to ask some difficult questions and find answers without the constant noise of hustling and rushing. Talk about doing things differently!
With that self-reflection came an opportunity to reset personal boundaries and encourage others to do the same, and in that process, humanity returned to the workplace.
One human the workplace was thrilled to see?
Recovering perfectionist Kt McBratney.
As the COO and co-founder of Own Trail – a platform that encourages women to visualize and navigate their unique paths through life – Kt has been through her fair share of partnerships along with all the boundary-setting required to make them successful (not perfect).
Whether you’re managing personal relationships, professional connections, or teams, success is founded on boundaries, mindfulness and self-awareness.
With a trail of her own traversing digital agencies, higher education, tech entertainment and the arts, Kt is an expert in doing things differently – and preventing burnout along the way.
In the first episode of Season 2, Kt and I covered everything from the power of mindfulness and self-reflection to the process of finding the right partner, in business and in life.
So what’s this episode really about?
- Why great leaders must understand the value of strong boundaries
- The balance between boundaries and “bringing your whole self to work”
- Networking, serendipity and what it means to find a truly complementary partner
- The introspective questions every busy woman (and mother) should answer
- Embracing creativity as a coping mechanism – for ourselves and for others
Why you should listen
Unfortunately, for many of us, being a woman is still synonymous with limitations and injustices – and fighting them can be draining, to say the least. The good news is, with the right support and a few fire-proof strategies in mind, a breakthrough is not just possible but inevitable. This episode is for every woman who wants to align the pieces of herself.
You can quote me on that…
“I don’t want to go back to the way things were working because they weren’t working for all of us, and they weren’t designed to work for all of us – so I’m hoping that the momentum of individual and systemic change that the pandemic and other events have forced, in a way, continues.” – Katie
“I think that’s the piece about entrepreneurs that people don’t understand – you have to have the big vision, the mission, the values, the big picture, but then you’ve got to have the tangible next steps. You’ve got to have the marching orders and moving forward – and juggling those is the biggest challenge.” – Hannah
“I think, as we get older, that’s why we have midlife crisis or midlife coms, whatever you want to call it. It’s really about aligning those pieces of yourself – your true self.” – Hannah
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