Month: March 2015

Theresa Campbell on how to run your business alongside a successful corporate career

Our guest at this week’s episode is Theresa Campbell and I cannot express my gratitude enough for her taking the time to share with the synnection tribe! She is my mentor, coach and friend. She inspires and encouraged me many, many times and it is always fun to work with her. At Her Life, Her Legacy she helps high-achieving, remarkable women to life the life they want to live. No time to watch the full episode? This is the episode in a nutshell:   1. Blending the two worlds. Theresa created and runs her business Her Life, Her Legacy simultaneously to her full time career. While many people think they need to take the plunge, she balances both worlds. “I don’t want to be a starving artist.” – Theresa Campbell Her approach is to be 100% transparent, which gives her a lot of freedom.   2. Manage time & energy. She is an early bird and the morning hours before the sun rises are dedicated to Her Life, Her Legacy. She goes to work and fits in calls for lunch. She says, “you just focus on what needs to get done. And you do it!” Bonus: Listen to the interview to hear about how her baby has changed things… 🙂   3. Know yourself. She likes to announce what she is going to do to everybody, so she will...

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Laure Merlin on Positive Parenting

For today’s synnection Episode we are joined by Laure Merlin. She is your go-to person for positive parenting. Today she shares some insight on modern education. How can we raise our children in a way that they get to express their innate potential? No time to watch the full episode? This is the episode in a nutshell: 1. School is not a place for learning. School is great for support & community, but we don’t get to learn what we are naturally curious about or as deep as we would like. 2. Don’t teach “over” your kid – Let them grow like a tree. Let go of expectations and instead let him grow as a tree. This also goes for any profession that deals with teaching or helping individuals. 3. If a kid feels the drive and is nurtured, it might even learn to read at the age of 3 ½. Laure tells us, how her son learned to read – not in the way you would expect though… What would Laure tell her high-school self if she could travel back in time? “Take responsibility for your life and completely stop trusting the system. Adults have THEIR picture rooted in THEIR reality.” If she were a teen now she would start a blog about any subject that inspired her and make use of our connected world. Her advice: “Build...

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No if’s or but’s – just AND

It’s rare that a commercial video has such an impact on me. Usually when youtube plays the ads before my video starts, I wait for the ‘Skip Ad’ button. Well, and then this commercial came along. It had me in an instant. Why was that? Has it ever happened to you that you felt like you just didn’t fit in? You really tried, but somehow you didn’t feel 100% authentic. You got along with the people around you but something felt off. When the people around you talked about their plans for the future you just couldn’t relate. You might have talked about those plans like you believed in them too. You thought something must be wrong with you – everybody else seems to be happy, right? Why not me? This video shows us the reason why we didn’t feel authentic. If you are allowed to only show one facet of yourself, how are your going to feel like you? Why do we have to choose one thing? Why do we have to fit in just one box? Isn’t it a fact that we are unique? There is nobody else out there who is just like you. There is nobody with YOUR unique gifts and talents. Your unique combination of passions, skills, strengths or beliefs. And the most beautiful thing about that?! That means we are all in this...

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How can we shine some light on our own strengths?

A friend of mine helped me with some of my design stuff in the past and afterward we had an interesting conversation, which showed the main difficulty with finding our strengths. I thought I share some of those insights with you and give you some inspiration on how you can find yours. We will shine some light on the blind spot many of us have. When we finished the design for the ebook I was so happy with it that I wanted to put it up as a poster somewhere….I actually dreamed about it. That friend kept saying she didn’t do anything and made it seem like it is nothing. It is funny how we often don’t see our own strengths. What she did for me was amazing, phenomenal and definitely something that I would pay a lot of money for. Having somebody who takes your content – which I thought was already kind of pretty in its layout – and makes it stand out. It’s not only super stylish, but it absolutely reflects Synnection’s personality, message and me, the author. I didn’t even know that this was what I wanted, but somehow she filtered that out of my fuzzy little descriptions and transformed it into a professional looking ebook, which I don’t have to hide from anyone! She says she didn’t really do anything and that we just...

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March Comfort Zone Challenge: Create a WIN-journal

For March we will create a WIN-journal. Write down at least 3 wins every day. What have you accomplished today? What are things that worked out? Why did they work out? I first got the idea, when I researched on the Authentic Happiness website. Somewhere on the website it suggested that planning out the day and reflecting in the evening on the accomplishments can help feeling happier. I tried it and it felt good. So I stuck with it. While I optimized the structure a bit and made it more flexible to make it more authentic to my goals...

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