This week on the High Wire Woman podcast, Rosanna Berardi is talking about improving your life. Her guest, Lia Garvin, is an author, a TEDX Speaker, and a leadership coach. Lia is also the Senior Team Operations & Inclusion Leader at Google. In this week’s episode, Lia shares insights on how to get out of the cycle of negative thoughts, how to get 'unstuck', and what you need to do to improve your life.
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A place women can get stuck is when they're figuring out their next move. "I think a lot of times we feel like, 'Well I've been successful in this one area, and I've invested a lot of time', so it can feel like there's a sunk cost in pursuing another route," Lia says. What Lia suggests to her clients is to look at their passions, their strengths, and what makes them excited to go to work.
Many of your skills are transferable. When you get stuck, you may downplay your potential, but it's quite the opposite. "It's about reframing that story," Lia remarks.
Rosanna asks Lia what compelled her to write Unstuck. It was her way of culminating challenges she and other women were going through, and breaking free of them, she responds.
Feedback is important and needs to be acknowledged. Feedback breeds growth and keeps you from falling into dangerous behavioral traps and patterns.
There is magic in failure. Failure is where you learn. Women often shun failure because of the way society conditioned them, but failure is actually a good thing. "Differentiate between a failure which is something bigger we want to learn from than just a simple mistake," Lia says. Own up to failure, correct it, and it will allow you to self-reflect.
As managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs, you have to build psychological safety for people to share mistakes. You have to make it safe for people to fail, and help one another when they do.
Change your why questions to what questions. This will help you understand why you're feeling stuck and help you address the issue.
Feeling stuck often feels like failure, but failure isn't catastrophic. Failure is where you learn and where you self-reflect.
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