Positively Living

Positively Living

Lisa Zawrotny
Oct 19, 2020 43 min

Pay Attention, Find Your Purpose with Michelle Perry

Purpose is another buzzword with big meaning. There are so many workshops and workbooks intended to help you “Live Your Purpose” and I think that throws us because it makes us feel as though we’re doing something wrong if we are NOT living our purpose, which is hard because it feels like it takes a LOT of work to figure it out. That’s why episode 23 of The Positively Living Podcast is about finding your purpose by paying attention! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Michelle Perry is sharing the importance of paying attention and actionable steps you can take right now to discover your purpose. Michelle and I cover: How it doesn’t take much to live your purpose by making a difference in someone else’s life How resilient you can be when you can connect meaning to what you’re experiencing -- even if it’s true hardship. That you show up -- with energy and enthusiasm and focus -- when you feel as though you are doing what you are meant to do. How living your purpose is truly a process...of paying attention and acting on that. You’ll find out the #1 thing you need to do today to figure out your purpose, which -- spoiler alert -- involves stopping and paying attention. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH MICHELLE PERRY: Website School Successful Diligence Podcast Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Getting Things Done (David Allen) Deep Work (Cal Newport) Atomic Habits (James Clear) The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks) Episode 2 Declutter your Life with the SIMPLE System Episode 18 Declutter through Delegation with Liz August Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Oct 12, 2020 35 min

Clutter Free Gift Giving with Katie Zurwaski

With the holidays fast approaching, gift giving will be on the rise, along with the challenges of clutter and debt. An alternative? Giving experiences as gifts. The benefits go beyond reducing clutter: traditions, memories, and relationships all benefit from more intentional gift-giving. That’s why episode 22 of The Positively Living Podcast is about clutter free gift giving! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Zurwaski is sharing the importance of giving gifts that don’t clutter the recipient’s home and actionable steps you can take right now to start planning the gifts you’ll be giving for holidays and birthdays. Katie Zurwaski and I cover the following topics: How gift giving requires some decluttering of your mindset around what it means to give gifts Concrete examples of gift ideas that will work this year and beyond How we have an opportunity as gift-givers to making real connections with others How a system like the Five Love Languages can help you understand the receiver and avoid wasted time, energy, and money Many people want a simpler way to celebrate the holiday season or loved ones and events throughout the year but they don’t want to give up the impact...what makes it special. Katie and I know it’s possible to have both and today we’re helping you with some first steps. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH KATIE ZURWASKI: Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 5 Love Languages Santa’s Bag App Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Oct 05, 2020 41 min

Capsule Wardrobe Stories and Secrets with Hanna Donnelly

How much do you think about the clothes you have? How much time do you take when choosing what to wear each day? Do you have a specific wardrobe or is it more of a sprawling selection of items? I’ve had both, but find myself more organized and productive when I have a specific collection. That’s why episode 21 of The Positively Living Podcast is about capsule wardrobes! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Hanna Donnelly is sharing the importance of a curated capsule collection so you can spend your time where it matters most. She also shares actionable steps you can take right now to create a capsule wardrobe that fits your life. Hanna Donnelly and I cover the following topics: What our style means for us and how clothes connect to confidence and productivity Simple steps you can take today to turn your wardrobe around The benefits of spending some time now curating your clothing and creating a capsule that fits your life Fun and inspiring stories about Hanna’s grandmother -- the woman who embraced the fashion frontier and let her style speak for her Sometimes fashion can seem complicated, but today we break it down because it all comes back to how you feel...or how you want to feel...and you can do that through your wardrobe. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH HANNA DONNELLY: Facebook Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn Website CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Sep 28, 2020 45 min

The 5Gs of Working from Home with Kimberly Crossland

Are you working from home right now? Or have you considered it? As I record this podcast in September 2020, working from home has become more prevalent than ever in light of COVID-19 quarantine measures and continued restrictions. That’s why episode 20 of The Positively Living Podcast is about navigating the ins and outs of working from home! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Kimberly Crossland is sharing the truth of what it’s like to work from home with small children and actionable steps you can take right now to be efficient and to enjoy doing so, regardless of your challenges. Kimberly and I cover the following topics: Kimberly’s 5 G’s of working from home Debunking the need to multitask Her “museum” metaphor — she describes in detail how to make your life and purpose similar to a museum and the benefits of doing so. If you work from home, I’d love to hear from you. What have your greatest challenges been? What are your favorite tips to make the most of it? Do you love it or are you made for the commute? Send me a message. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways. CONNECT WITH KIMBERLY CROSSLAND: Facebook Page | Facebook Group Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Free Gifts - Plan Free Gift - Webinar Website CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Enthusiasm Study from Harvard Business Review Ingrid Fetell Lee’s TED Talk: Carl Dwecks TED Talk: Keri Walsh Only 10s 2.0 by Mark Silverman Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Sep 21, 2020 35 min

Fit and Fun Family Habits with Dr. Orlena Kerek

None of us has “arrived” in our wellness journey—it’s a life-long process. Support is key for success when you are still searching for answers for your own wellness and wanting ways to inspire your family. That’s why Episode 19 of the Positively Living Podcast with Dr. Orlena Kerek is about creating fit and fun habits as a family! In this episode, Dr. Orlena Kerek is sharing the importance of family habits and having fun. She provides simple, yet effective advice for your family mindset. Dr. Orlena and I cover: The three key points of overlap with her approach and mine as coaches, even though we’re working with different topics. Why our brains do what they do and how we can work with them to become fit and fabulous! Her Four Pillars of wellness: nutrition, sleep, exercise, and emotions How important it is to understand ourselves as we strive toward healthier habits. Without self-awareness, we often doom ourselves to repeat things that don’t work. With it, we can create effective habits that lead to living well “without having to think about it”. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH DR ORLENA KEREK: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Resource - Healthy Easy Food System Website Fit and Fabulous Podcast CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Sep 14, 2020 52 min

Declutter through Delegation with Liz August

If you’ve tried to delegate but struggled with the results or considered delegating, but weren’t sure how to or what to or why, then this episode is for you. I’ve worked with clients on delegating and I understand how it can be a struggle and also how it can make all the difference. That’s why episode 18 of The Positively Living Podcast is about decluttering through delegation! In this episode, my guest, Liz August, is sharing the importance of decluttering through delegation and actionable steps you can take right now to simplify your life and address the struggles with delegation. Liz and I cover the following topics: How being selective and structured can benefit us personally and professionally. The actions that helped her take back precious life moments she was missing and allowed her to live in her zone of genius. How Liz consciously codesigned a life with her husband. How she declutters and delegates in her own life. The three most common reasons people struggle to delegate: Fear, Habit, and Explanation. Our conversation today is also an important reminder that delegation isn’t only for business and it isn’t only for those who aren’t able. It’s often those who are talented and capable who need it the most and it’s one of the best ways to create a simple and satisfying life. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LIZ AUGUST: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Website CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Getting Things Done” by David Allen “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Sep 07, 2020 37 min

How Simplicity Sparks Joy with Tim Lucier

Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is over a decade old and still a polarizing point in the organizing world. Some found her system life changing, some thought it fell flat. I can see both sides and believe there are some aspects that need clarifying. That’s why episode 17 of The Positively Living Podcast is about how simplicity sparks joy! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Tim Lucier, a Certified Konmari Consultant, is shedding light on Marie Kondo’s approach and highlighting its elements of simplicity and gratitude. Tim and I cover the following topics: Tim’s story and why Marie Kondo’s system works for him What Spark Joy means to him (and it’s really good!) How seeking simplicity can help you assess aspects of your life How Marie Kondo teaches us to honor what we own What steps you can take right now to start decluttering How to add habits to be incredibly productive I think you’ll enjoy a fresh perspective on a system that’s been around for almost a decade and I hope you’ll be inspired to find a way for simplicity to spark joy in your life. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH TIM LUCIER: Facebook Instagram Website Twitter LinkedIn CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Decluter Episode 2 - Positively Living Podcast Gratitude Episode 4 - Positively Living Podcast “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Marie Kondo “Atomic Habits” James Clear Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Aug 31, 2020 43 min

Self-care as a Business Strategy with Stacie Walker

Self-care isn’t simply a luxury or pampering, but rather a critical business strategy. That’s why episode 16 of The Positively Living Podcast is about self-care! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Stacie Walker is sharing the importance of self-care and actionable steps you can take right now to include self-care as a strategy in your business and life. Stacie Walker and I cover the following topics: What self-care really means, distinguishing pampering from true self-care That true self-care is essential for living our best lives and especially important when you add on a business. How alignment plays a big part in how we achieve our goals and how we need to ask for help and seek support I am so inspired by Stevie Walker and I know you will be too. She has gone from almost losing her life to creating one that she absolutely loves and showing you how you can do the same. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH STACIE WALKER: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Elite Society of Ambitious Women (Facebook Group) Website CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Positively Living - Productivity (Episode 1) “Deep Work” by Cal Newport “Atomic Habits” by James Clear Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Aug 24, 2020 14 min

How to Harness the Power of Habits

Habits are a building block of the life we lead, whether we realize it or not. And it’s likely we don’t realize it. That’s why episode 15 of The Positively Living Podcast is about Habits! In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing what “good” or “bad” habits are and actionable small steps you can take right now to establish new habits. I cover the following topics: What habits are and how they relate to decluttering How our brains “chunk” information together to help us make decisions The framework for establishing new habits as described by two of my favorite habits authors How to create new habits and break old ones using my S.T.E.P. method With the power of habits, we can automate good choices and we can help ourselves want to make good choices because we’ve done them repeatedly and teach ourselves the benefit that way. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Power of Habit (Duhigg) Smarter, Faster, Better (Duhigg) Atomic Habits (James Clear) Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
Aug 17, 2020 48 min

How We Grow through Grief with Katie Rössler

Grief has no timeline. It has no end date. It isn’t linear. It lives within us, sometimes quietly and sometimes manifesting itself at unexpected times and with unexpected intensity. Learning to live with it and embrace it is critical to our well-being. That’s why episode 14 of The Positively Living Podcast is about grief. In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, Katie Rössler is sharing the importance of focusing as a way to grow and offers actionable steps you can take right now to deal with grief. Katie Rössler and I cover the following topics: Waves of grief come from many life experiences, not only death. We are taught to run from grief and to cope in ways that don’t serve us. Katie’s specific, actionable advice for when you are dealing with grief. Society's desire to “move past” grief instead of sitting in the feelings and learning from them. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all she shared about this subject near and dear to my heart. I know you’ll love hearing Katie’s stories and words of encouragement and I’m looking forward to your feedback. Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways! CONNECT WITH KATIE RÖSSLER: Website Facebook Instagram Stories of Meaning CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY: Facebook Instagram Resources Work with Lisa! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Episode 8 - Toxic Positivity 10 Steps to Stress Less Checklist Book - On Grief and Grieving Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny
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