Your Choice

Your Choice

On this episode of the Balance Boldly Podcast for Ambitious Women In Business (and a few brave men), Naketa R. Thigpen talks about the necessity to admit your choice. If you continue to choose certain actions, reactions, and inactions than you need to deal with the consequence just as much as you’d like to receive the benefits of those choices.

The Selfish September Specials are solo episodes and nothing is held back.

 

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Now Go, Create Your Balance and Create Your Joy, but do it, BOLDLY.

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What a Difference A Day Makes

What a Difference A Day Makes

In this solo episode for the Selfish September series, Naketa R. Thigpen dives in and shares some of the pitfalls, triumphs and some of the more complex moments she’s experienced from September 2018 through September 2019. A year can make a huge difference in your life, regardless of how it began and Naketa opens up with just how much. Starting with the important takeaway of limiting people’s access to you to avoid burnout!

Thank you for listening!

How to Avoid Being Smothered by Emotions with Beth Lawrence

How to Avoid Being Smothered by Emotions with Beth Lawrence

Beth Lawrence is an event producer and experiential marketing expert who has launched several brands and provided PR services to many small businesses. She is the CEO of a events production, marketing, and PR firm based in Philadelphia as well as the co-founder of The Industry Formula, a company that offers sales and marketing templates as well as consulting services to small-to-mid-sized companies. She is a human rights advocate who served as the former Silent Auction Co-Chair for the Human Rights Galas and the campaign manager for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Women of the Year for two consecutive years. Additionally, she is a founding member of the PartyPartners of Philadelphia.

Beth joins me today to share how she understands her body, so she doesn’t feel trapped by the things that are going on around her. She explains why you need to listen to your body and how her closest relationships help her manage stress and avoid burnout. She also shares why controlling her emotions to look at things more pragmatically is daily work for her as well as how she deals with her ‘little glass box of emotions.’

“Come at things from a place of value and a place of learning.” – Beth Lawrence

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • What experiential marketing is and how it should impact customers and clients
  • The difference between an event planner and an event producer
  • Why connecting with her husband is one of the effective ways she handles burnout
  • How journaling, meditating, and guided meditation help her recharge
  • Why she feels the need to break her routine and do something else
  • The challenge with wanting to be the best at everything right away

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Look at your week and pencil in a FREE DAY.

Connect with Beth Lawrence:

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R.Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

If you like what you hear on the BalanceBoldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.

Thank you for listening!

Breaking Through and Becoming with Kyana Brathwaite

Breaking Through and Becoming with Kyana Brathwaite

In this episode, Kyana shares how she had her breakthrough while dealing with her own identity issues. She shares her identity journey, the challenges she faced and how she dealt with them as well as the significance of knowing what you want to give, what you’re open to receiving, and what you refuse to receive. She also shares why it’s crucial to break expectations and how honesty helps her continue to heal and have better relationships.

If you heard last week’s interview, you understand why we absolutely had to follow-up with Part-2, today!

If you are new to the show or missed last week, let me reintroduce you!

A registered nurse, Kyana Brathwaite founded KB Caring Advocacy & Liaison Services (or KB CALS) to help people, families, and businesses find the best wellness plan that suits their various medical needs. Kyana’s clients go through an interactive and participatory process as she connects with health systems and the medical community, including insurance providers, to coordinate assistance and support for her clients. When she’s not busy helping others, she spends her time taking care of her husband and two gorgeous children.

“Because I’m starting to get to know me — because there’s a process, I can now open up and give other people grace and share that love.” -Kyana Brathwaite

This Week on the Balance Boldly for Ambitious Women In Business Podcast:

  • How Kyana used to define success
  • The effect of growing up in a single-parent household
  • The negative statements she made herself believe growing up that contributed to the notion of her identity
  • Why she felt the need to cling to her relationships for her identity
  • The difference between listening and taking heed
  • How you can share your gifts
  • How knowing herself affected her relationships and connections
  • What she does when people get uncomfortable with her honesty

A Little Permission to Pause:

  • Give yourself permission to not plan and go with the flow.

Connect with Kyana Brathwaite:

On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa R.Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout and what work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional self-help podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily.

If you like what you hear on the BalanceBoldly for Ambitious Women Podcast, Please subscribe, rate and share to help us ensure the ambitiously bold and brave have access to valuable life, love, and business balance tools.

Connect with me, Naketa R. Thigpen @balanceboldly on IG, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Create Your Balance. Create Your Joy.

Thank you for listening!

Another Selfish Episode with Naketa R. Thigpen: The High Achievers Consequence

Another Selfish Episode with Naketa R. Thigpen: The High Achievers Consequence

Listen to “Episode 40-Another Selfish Episode with Naketa R. Thigpen: The High Achievers Consequence ” on Spreaker

Since we had a lot of good feedback from The Selfish Series we did in September last year, you don’t need to wait another year to hear some refreshing Selfish Episodes. I want to help you understand that it’s okay to hit the pause button so you can gain the balance you need to be able to do some selfless work. With this said, the Selfish Series is now going to be a part of the monthly episodes with this season’s theme: The High Achievers’ Consequence. 

On this episode, I’m going to share the two main consequences of a being a high achiever. I’m going to talk about the upsides and downsides of being competitive, the relationship between high achievement and perfectionism, and the effects of perfectionism in your life and your business.  

“Sometimes, competing with yourself in areas that you don’t need to shows as perfection that can paralyze you.” – Naketa Thigpen

Balance Boldly Podcast For Entrepreneurial Women in Business: 

  • New schedule of the Selfish Series 
  • Definition of a high achiever 
  • How perfectionism paralyzes people 
  • Where my trust center is 
  • What the Momentum Formula is 
  • The real meaning of balance 
  • Listening to advice versus taking action 

Key Takeaways: 

  • One consequence of being a high achiever, is that you can be paralyzed by your perfection and lean away from your trust. 
  • Lean into your center of trust. 
  • While you may have many counselors and advisers, in the end, you’re the one who executes and gets things done. 

A Little Gentle Honesty: 

  • Being a high achiever is both a blessing and a challenge. 

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