Being a GirlBoss is often a lonely road and we have to celebrate our own victories and celebrate each other, every step of the way. We all need a little motivation and a friend to tell us how it is and make sure we are keeping it real. Leadership and Culture Changemaker, coach, writer and speaker, Deborah Hartung, is that friend.
Episodes are never longer than 15 minutes and always aim to educate, entertain and enlighten you, no matter your age or where you are on your leadership journey. Leadership & Personal Development for women leaders and entrepreneurs (and the men who support us).
WFH Tip 4: Productivity
Working from home, you will likely find that you are either super productive or you are having trouble focusing and finding your ‘zone’. Deborah recommends a few productivity hacks, such as the Pomodoro timer technique, Robin Sharma’s 90-90-1 principle and using the ‘importance vs urgency’ matrix. You can also read Deborah’s article for Future Females from November 2018, titled “Multitasking is a Myth”
WFH Tip 3: Get Moving & Take Breaks
Tip 3 of 5 top tips to master working from home (WFH) Deborah shares the importance of taking a 10 minute break once every hour and of ensuring that you move around and get your step count up. During this global pandemic, there are so many free resources available to stream or watch on any device and keep your fitness levels going while you’re at home. Just google “free online workouts” or visit makeyourbodywork.com for their top 50 best free online workout resources - anything from Yoga to bodyweight to cardio and fat burning workouts - all free and all online.
WFH Power Tip 2: Routine is Important
If you’re working from home (WFH) and practicing social distancing during this coronavirus pandemic, you might be tempted to spend the day in your PJ’s and work on your bed. Deborah advises against slipping into this bad habit and instead, recommends a really awesome morning routine that you can follow to ensure you keep fit and stay motivated- and look great on all those video conference calls you’re suddenly having to join.
WFH Power Tip 1: Space is Sacred
Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing has many people working from home (WFH) and facing new challenges in creating a balance and distinction between ‘work’ and ‘life’. Deborah has been WFH for 12 years and shares her top 5 tips for sanity. Power Tip 1: Space is Sacred. You need a designated workspace and you need to clear away all the work clutter at the end of the day, to ensure that work isn’t literally spilling over into every area of your life.
Hope and Coronavirus Quarantine
Deborah has been social distancing for a week now and is already feeling the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic that is Covid-19. Amidst all the fear, confusion and anger, Deborah reminds listeners to focus on what they can control during this time and to seek out the positives. This too, shall pass.
Cull the Herd & Curate your Tribe
All the convenience of the last decade has fundamentally changed the way that humans interact. As we enter 2020, Deborah invites you to let go of some of the people and relationships that no longer serve you and to commit to cultivating relationships with people who light up your soul and make you shine - curate your tribe!