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Welcome to the podcast where we talk about how to raise our collective consciousness about what's possible and bring more ease and delight to the way we live, work and lead. I'm Sharon Lipovsky, host of Design Yourself and founder of Point Road Studios where I guide my clients to get clear on the direction they are headed, create the roadmap for how to get there and then take steps to realize their vision every day. In this podcast, I share the tools and resources that create breakthroughs in my work as an executive coach and team accelerator and in my own life as a creative living with her family on a dirt road in the Catskill Mountains in NY.

The way we work and live has fundamentally changed and there is no going back to what was. This is both incredibly scary and exhilarating.The times we live in challenge us to lead towards a brighter future. What matters most right now? How do we set boundaries that serve us and our teams? What skills are necessary in today's workplace? Join us every Wednesday to explore big questions and share tools, mindsets and resources that will guide us as we reimagine what's possible.

For show notes visit www.pointroadstudios.com/podcast

Design Yourself Point Road Studios

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Welcome to the podcast where we talk about how to raise our collective consciousness about what's possible and bring more ease and delight to the way we live, work and lead. I'm Sharon Lipovsky, host of Design Yourself and founder of Point Road Studios where I guide my clients to get clear on the direction they are headed, create the roadmap for how to get there and then take steps to realize their vision every day. In this podcast, I share the tools and resources that create breakthroughs in my work as an executive coach and team accelerator and in my own life as a creative living with her family on a dirt road in the Catskill Mountains in NY.

The way we work and live has fundamentally changed and there is no going back to what was. This is both incredibly scary and exhilarating.The times we live in challenge us to lead towards a brighter future. What matters most right now? How do we set boundaries that serve us and our teams? What skills are necessary in today's workplace? Join us every Wednesday to explore big questions and share tools, mindsets and resources that will guide us as we reimagine what's possible.

For show notes visit www.pointroadstudios.com/podcast

    Future You

    Future You

    Who you are today is the guide to who you will be tomorrow. What wishes do you have for your future self? What wisdom do you want to be sure to carry with you? In the episode of Design Yourself, we explore questions to inspire Future You.
    Stay Connected
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/future-you/ 
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
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    Ideas Shared Reflection Questions What is something you can do right now as a gift to Future You? What does Future You want you to know right now? If you were to sum Future You up in 3 words, what would they be? What advice do you want to give Future You? What has shifted for Future You? How did they make that happen? Resources and Links You Already Have All The Answers by Amanda Deibert

    • 12 min
    It's Not Your Fault

    It's Not Your Fault

    Humans can adapt, but so can systems. What happens when we spend the majority of our time caught focusing on what we have to do…and we don’t focus on what is problematic about the way we do things? In this week’s episode, we challenge the notion you always hold the answer and instead remind listeners that it’s not your fault.
     
    Stay Connected
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/its-not-your-fault/
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
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    Resources and Links Real Self-Care by Pooja Lakshmin Yale University’s testing policy announcement and the policy itself

    • 19 min
    Vision Alignment: Tapped For A New Opportunity

    Vision Alignment: Tapped For A New Opportunity

    Human beings are interconnected, and we really can accomplish more together. But when it comes to visioning, how do we know what’s ours versus someone else? How can we connect what someone else sees as possible to what we really want? That’s what we get into in today’s Design Yourself episode on Vision Alignment: Tapped for a New Opportunity.
     
    Stay Connected
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
     https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/tapped-for-a-new-opportunity
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
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    Ideas Shared The “light” and “shadow” of someone sharing what they see as possible for you. The importance of assessing the relationship you have with the person offering you a new opportunity. 3 steps to evaluate the new opportunity: Listen to understand. Return to center. What do I want? Build the path forward.  Build trust and mutual support in the relationship. Stay clear on your “what,” i.e. what is the next step that you want in your career? Then get clear on “how” to evaluate the role and your ability to learn and grow in alignment with your career objectives and business need.

    • 17 min
    How to Make Time

    How to Make Time

    Productivity is a dead-end pursuit. Our to-dos will always fill whatever space we give it. How can we let go of the habits driving us to do more, better, faster? How can we make time for what matters most?
    In this episode of Design Yourself we explore:
    Our relationship with time; Examples of how time influenced the daily routines of artists Sylvia Plath and Erik Satie;  Sharon's musings on how urgency and scarcity impact our relationship to how much time we have and how much time we need; Reflection questions to create awareness and alignment on how we each move with and in time. “Productivity is a trap. Becoming more efficient just makes you more rushed, and trying to clear the decks simply makes them fill up again faster. Nobody in the history of humanity has ever achieved “work-life balance,” whatever that might be, and you certainly won’t get there by copying the “six things successful people do before 7:00 a.m.” The day will never arrive when you finally have everything under control—when the flood of emails has been contained; when your to-do lists have stopped getting longer; when you’re meeting all your obligations at work and in your home life; when nobody’s angry with you for missing a deadline or dropping the ball; and when the fully optimized person you’ve become can turn, at long last, to the things life is really supposed to be about. Let’s start by admitting defeat: none of this is ever going to happen. But you know what? That’s excellent news.”
    -Oliver Burkeman, Four Thousand Weeks
    Stay Connected
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/how-to-make-time/ 
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
    Rate, Review & Subscribe to the podcast on Apple & Spotify
    Ideas Shared Reflection Prompts What is your flavor of distraction? What if it’s not time that’s hold you back? What else could it be? What are you wishing for? How might you make that happen in the next month? What else might work to try? What if you let time be? Links and Resources Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It by Oliver Burkeman And a good summary and review in The Guardian by Tim Adams Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

    • 34 min
    Stories Move Us

    Stories Move Us

    Our stories shape us. They form the fabric of not just where we are coming from, but also what we believe is possible. Stories forecast our future. How do we find the pulse of our narrative? How do we decide what’s working and what is getting in the way? How do we understand what’s my story versus what’s our collective story?
    Let’s explore in this episode of Design Yourself as we discuss how stories move us.
     
    Links and Resources
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/stories-move-us
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
    Rate, Review & Subscribe to the podcast on Apple & Spotify
     
    Ideas Shared 7 Prompts to Reimagine Your Story Movement What do you notice about your current movements? Look at how you move - in your schedule, through a room, in your home, at the grocery store. What do you notice without judgement? What distinctions do you have about your movements? Your pace? Your intensity? How would you describe the characteristics of your movements? What does your movement suggest about about the stories you are telling? Are you winning? Rushed? Transforming? Out of balance? What kind of story movement do you want right now? Are you dancing? Floating? Resting? Driving? Cycling? What kinds of tools support your story movement? If you are dancing…do you need tap shoes? Jazz shoes? Are you in a vehicle? What kind? A single speed bike or a bike kitted for the next world tour? What commitment can you make today to your own story movement? How will you know you are honoring that commitment? Resources and Links Never underestimate the power of music! Here is the song "Naughty" from Matilda the musical.

    • 27 min
    Imaginary Lives

    Imaginary Lives

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Are you already living that life? Are you curious about the road not taken? In this episode of Design Yourself, we cast aside the artificial constraints of what is true right now and play with what we might create with imaginary lives.
    Links and Resources
    To book your 1:1 Vision Reading:
    https://pointroadstudios.com/product/vision-reading/
    For show notes visit:
     https://pointroadstudios.com/podcast/life-keeps-happening/
    To connect on Linked In: 
    @Sharon Lipovsky
    @Point Road Studios 
    To connect on Instagram:
    @pointroadstudios
    Rate, Review & Subscribe to the podcast on Apple & Spotify
    Ideas Shared In this episode we...
    Learn a Julia Cameron prompt from the book The Artist's Way inviting us to imagine five alternative lives to the one we are currently living; Hear about how to take simple steps to actually do what you feel called to do right now, instead of waiting to create perfect conditions to do the thing the way you might imagine it happening. Learn about what five things Sharon's imagining doing herself and which imaginary life she's been stuck on for over a decade. Links and Resources Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way

    • 26 min

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Keeps Me Focused and in the Moment

I look forward to her podcasts each week, her voice is invaluable to me and perspective helps me focus on my presence in the office and life. I would highly recommend subscribing to her podcast to everyone wanting to be more in there lives.

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Chicken soup for the creative, professional soul

Sharon Lipovsky delivers true chicken soup for the creative, professional soul. I connected with Sharon during a career pivot (reimagining) and have found her podcast to offer a wide variety of helpful prompts geared toward creating a more full and satisfying life through my work and through self-exploration. Many topics covered help to bridge the spaces between my head, heart, and creative visions as I navigate the process of designing my career, and I’ve been recommending this podcast left and right! Her insights are truly a gift that I often use to ground myself commuting to and from work.

lolasmokey22 ,

Anchor

I’ve worked with Sharon as a coach and am endlessly grateful that she shares this podcast offering. I look forward to it each week and always find so much depth and resonance in every subject matter whether it’s specific to work, life, creativity, parenting and how it all works together. Sharon is such a clear and grounding voice and I can’t recommend this podcast enough!

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