168: Stephanie Calahan: A Lady Who Found Her Peak Performance By Slowing Down
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Stephanie Calahan.
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is Stephanie Calahan, a lady who has a path that is so similar to many of us, who are searching for a better way of living our lives.
We are in a job that we dislike, and feel the ambition and drive to take control of our futures and go it alone.
But what can it be like when you also have the burning passion to also help the world find a better way of living too, but you find that path that you know is right for you, is actually destroying you little by little.
Your dreams and ambitions are actually the very things that kick you in the teeth and stop you in your tracks.
Well, Stephanie had been in corporate America and was used to hustling, working extremely hard everyday, and coming back for more again and again.
It was what she did.
And what she knew.
But after taking the leap of faith and setting up her own coaching business, helping clients and friends find the passions and path in life, she realised that she had taken on too much.
So determined was she to make a huge difference her body started closing down.
She had pushed herself to the limit of her personal endurance, and had hit a crossroads
In her own words “I created a trap for myself where I took that toxic environment that I had in the corporate world and created my own version. I was doing things that I was really excited about, but the problem was that I did not put any of me into any of that time.”
And so she stopped and assessed.
She made the difficult decisions that went against who she was, but knew would make her who she should be.
And now with a flourishing business, a wonderful home life and a smile that literally covers the whole of her face, isn’t she glad that she did just that.
But why did she leave a situation that she didn’t like, and recreate it step by step?
What made her decide that she had to reach out to others for help, to be able to help the people that she was so determined to provide support to?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Stephanie Calahan
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How she decided the time had come to make her leap, when she realised that the values of her employer did not match that of her own!
How she now believes that she stayed in her miserable job for two years more than she needed, so as to remain loyal to the staff that she personally hired
How the only fear she felt in quitting her job, was what she would tell her friends and family!
The importance to her of doing a “Resentment Test” to any new work or opportunities that come her way
How it is integral to our success that we allow time of reflection and quietness to enter our busy lives!
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