How to Be Limitless w/Laura Gassner Otting
As working mothers, we often hold ourselves to an impossibly high standard. How can we break the limits imposed on us by ourselves and an overly critical society? When should we allow ourselves to let go of having full control in every area of life? On this episode, speaker and bestselling author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, Laura Gassner Otting shares how we can smash our limits.
Sometimes you have to stop giving votes in your life to people who shouldn’t even have voices. -Laura Gassner Otting
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Stop wasting money being cheap (05:52- 07:16)
We tend to think that doing it alone is saving us money, but we could really be doing the opposite if the task at hand is something we’re not good at. If we’re doing activities that could be leveraged to someone else, outsource. We shouldn’t waste our time or money trying to be completely in control.
Forget about balance (13:15- 14:01)
Being a working mom should be celebrated. Rather than trying to separate certain aspects of our lives from each other in the hopes of creating ‘balance’, we need to acknowledge every part of ourselves and find ways for each of these parts to align.
Create a ‘framily’ (26:25- 28:21)
Having a support system is vital to success. We should be surrounding ourselves with a combination of friends and family who support our dreams and can offer valuable insights on our ideas. Sometimes we get caught up in our blood relative’s hesitations, but they shouldn’t be controlling our decisions.
We have the power to achieve anything we set our minds to, but sometimes our mindsets are shaped by other people’s opinions. Learn to identify the people who should have a say in your journey to success. As Boss Moms, our possibilities for success are limitless— but that doesn’t mean we have to do it all on our own.
Laura Gassner Otting is a keynote speaker, author and entrepreneur. She speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. Laura also delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.
To find out more about Laura, head to:
You can also complete a 15 minute quiz set by Laura at Limitlessassessment.com
To purchase a copy of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, click HERE.
GET READY TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS
- Learn how to easily manage and prioritize your day and week
- Find out the easy way to manage projects (ie. getting featured, having a podcast, managing clients, and more)
- See behind the scenes on how to easily include and train team members. (So no more excuses for not getting the support you need)
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