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Brilliant Balance is a podcast for working women who are ready to shine. Each week we will discuss ideas, inspiration, and insight on balance, business, and getting it all done gracefully. Are you ready? Let's be brilliant.

Brilliant Balance Cherylanne Skolnicki

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Brilliant Balance is a podcast for working women who are ready to shine. Each week we will discuss ideas, inspiration, and insight on balance, business, and getting it all done gracefully. Are you ready? Let's be brilliant.

    Clear the Clutter with Organizing Expert Laurie Palau

    Clear the Clutter with Organizing Expert Laurie Palau

    A new year brings the desire for change. For many women, this means bringing new levels of cleanliness and organization to our homes. But where do we start?
    Well, it depends on the type and cause of your clutter.
    In this episode, organizational expert Laurie Palau discusses the deeper issues revealed by clutter, why cleaning things up may not fix your clutter problem, and how to create an organizational system your entire family can participate in.
    Show highlights include:
    The deeper internal issue disorganization reveals about you and how you can change it for the better (3:57) How to identify the difference between situational and chronic clutter so you can properly address your specific challenge (8:10) Why large homes with abundant storage lead to out of control clutter and how to fix it (10:46) The link between clutter and productivity and how you can get more done immediately (11:50) A little known “internal” clutter that can completely derail your progress and how you can transform it to your advantage (14:28) One key question you must answer in order to overcome your organizational struggles (17:50) The foundational concept you must have in place for any organizational system to be effective for you (23:44) Why you are the bottleneck to keeping your home clutter-free and how to empower your family (24:25) The “professional organizer’s” secret to getting your children to clean up their areas the way you want them to (29:37) Come follow along!
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    • 36 min
    Stop looking for your purpose

    Stop looking for your purpose

    A brand new year is a cause for celebration! It’s a time to clean your slate and start fresh. And while many of us want to jump-start the new year on a good note, we tend to get hung up with trying to find our life’s purpose.
    So, what should you be doing instead?
    In this episode, I discuss 4 ways to help you avoid the paralysis that comes with seeking your life’s purpose.
    Show highlights include:
    Why searching for your purpose stops you from living your life (and what to focus on instead) (5:15) A simple step you can take to begin trusting your instincts so you can get your life back on track (7:08) An “action step” that can move you out of your head and into the real world to accomplish your goals (9:18) Why you should avoid sweeping change and how to make progress on your objectives in a sustainable way (10:46) An “old school” method for determining if you are on the right track with your life (12:38) How your “lowercase p” purpose can illuminate the path to your ideal life (14:53)
    Come follow along!
    Ready to hit the reset button in 2021? Join our free workshop! https://brilliant-balance.com/rockstarworkshop
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    • 20 min
    Before you make a New Year's Resolution...

    Before you make a New Year's Resolution...

    New beginnings bring new possibilities. And after a year like we’ve just had, something new sounds pretty good, right?
    Unfortunately, it’s easy to go overboard with resolutions. That’s why so many women burn out quickly and end the year right where they started.
    But not you. Not this year.
    In this episode, I share my best tips and secrets for making, prioritizing, and succeeding with your New Year’s resolutions.
    Show highlights include:
    The “laundry list” mistake that can ruin your new year right out of the gate... and what to do instead to reach your goals (7:18) The surprising reason your past resolutions didn’t work and the secret to making them stick this year (8:52) The Simon Sinek principle for ensuring you keep your resolutions and make 2021 your best year yet (9:52) A “massive impact” technique for prioritizing your resolutions so you succeed in 2021 (13:21) Why a huge list of habits to chance ensures you’ll stay stuck where you are for another year (and what to do instead) (14:30) The “habit stacking” method to achieving the life of your dreams (17:54) Come follow along!
    Ready to regain control of your schedule? Get my free guide when you visit: https://brilliant-balance.com/calendar
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    • 21 min
    Finding calm in the chaos

    Finding calm in the chaos

    With everything going on right now in the world, in your life, and in your home, sometimes this season can feel more chaotic than enjoyable.
    In this episode, I discuss three opportunities you have to grab a moment of calm and solitude amid the hectic holidays.  
    Show highlights include:
    How to set yourself up for a successful day (even when you know things are about to get super busy) (2:11) The “Tea Time” ritual that gives you a break right when you need it most (5:32) A 5-minute solitude exercise to refresh and recharge you no matter what has happened in your day (5:54)
    Come follow along!
    Balance the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with our master holiday plan. Visit: https://brilliant-balance.com/holiday
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    • 9 min
    "Ask Cherylanne" : Listener Questions & Her Answers

    "Ask Cherylanne" : Listener Questions & Her Answers

    You asked… and I answered! One of my favorite things to do is answer questions from the wonderful members of our Brilliant Balance community.
    In this episode, I give my best tips for things like how to establish a morning routine, how to painlessly get your children to do their share of the household chores, and much more! 
    Show highlights include:
    How to broadly apply specific career training to advance your career quickly (9:07) Why your best opportunities can come from the most surprising places and how to be sure you don’t miss them (12:41) The busy mom’s secret to setting yourself up for a productive day (even when your home is chaotic) (17:40) How to get your children to take ownership of household tasks without nagging or yelling (26:32)
    Come follow along!
    Balance the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with our master holiday plan. Visit: https://brilliant-balance.com/holiday
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    Find out more about Breakthrough:
    https://brilliant-balance.com/program

    • 41 min
    Protecting time for self care during the holidays

    Protecting time for self care during the holidays

    Many women end up creating all the holiday experiences for their families. And while you want to enjoy the holidays, taking it all on your shoulders can transform your relaxing time off into another stressful work day.
    But, you don’t have to do it all! It’s important for you to take time to care for yourself. You and your family will benefit.
    In this episode, I discuss why it’s important for you to experience the joy of the holidays and how to remove the burden of feeling responsible for everyone else.
    Show highlights include:
    How to remove the stress of people you “have” to buy gifts for (6:34) Why you never get to enjoy the delicious things you bake and how to change that today (9:27) The surprising reason you never show up in any holiday party photos and how to start enjoying yourself again (10:57) How to overcome all your excuses and fully participate in the holiday festivities this year (14:44) Come follow along!
    Balance the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with our master holiday plan. Visit: https://brilliant-balance.com/holiday
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    #bebrilliant and tag @brilliant_balance to be featured!
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    Find out more about Breakthrough:
    https://brilliant-balance.com/program

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
279 Ratings

279 Ratings

Rosen713 ,

Loved the Stop Trying to Find Your Purpose Episode

It was unbelievably freeing to hear that it is okay to focus on the smaller purposes at any given time throughout life instead of searching for “The Purpose” which is daunting and can paralyze us from taking action. Incredibly insightful and I will be able to apply this way of thinking in my day to day to feel more fulfilled.

Lil'Lou1999 ,

Making decisions

My big take away was that it’s ok , even advisable, to adjust your course during a decision. This really helps in moving forward with a decision.

Andyb0967 ,

Making Decisions

Once again, CA took a large nebulous topic and broke it down to smaller digestible tasks! How would i eat an elephant? I’d ask CA for the recipe! Thank you for sharing your gift with us CA!

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