17 min

Ep. 9 How to be your own best friend The Unlock Lab

    • Careers

Becoming your own best friend is about consistently showing up for yourself and committing to a journey of self-love. You deserve to be treated with care and compassion, both by yourself and by the people around you. Listen to this episode to learn some practical steps you can take to start becoming your own best friend, and to find out how this journey will make you a better, more fulfilled leader!

 

Highlights:

●     Becoming your own best friend is a journey (0:53)

●     Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you (3:25)

●     Not everyone deserves your energy! (5:40)

●     Focus on steps that get you closer to the things you want (8:32)

●     Mistakes are lessons, so don’t beat yourself up for them (10:28)

●     Don’t be afraid to lean on your support system (12:10)

●     Take time to feel grateful for what you have and who you are (13:57)

●     To be a great leader, you need to first find contentment within yourself (15:04)

 

Links and Resources:

Tosca’s Website

Get in Touch with Tosca

 

3:32 - 4:13 “Treat yourself well. Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you. And it may sound cliche, y’all, but buy yourself flowers. I used to wait for somebody to buy me flowers, until I realized, ‘I can buy them my damn self. And they bring me a lot of joy. And I realized, you know what, I can give this to myself. I can celebrate myself. I can honor what lights me up. And that’s just one simple thing that you can do to build the practice of loving yourself.”

 

15:27 - 16:15 “I firmly believe that being a great leader and finding fulfillment in your career and in your life starts with finding fulfillment within yourself, for exactly who you are in every given moment. Because then you can be, not only in non-judgment of yourself and
of your past, but it enables you to have and hold more space for other people and where they’re at. And there is no greater gift than being able to hold space for other people’s potential and what other people are going through. So being your own best friend is quite a ripple effect for the world, and that’s why this work is so stinking powerful.”

Becoming your own best friend is about consistently showing up for yourself and committing to a journey of self-love. You deserve to be treated with care and compassion, both by yourself and by the people around you. Listen to this episode to learn some practical steps you can take to start becoming your own best friend, and to find out how this journey will make you a better, more fulfilled leader!

 

Highlights:

●     Becoming your own best friend is a journey (0:53)

●     Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you (3:25)

●     Not everyone deserves your energy! (5:40)

●     Focus on steps that get you closer to the things you want (8:32)

●     Mistakes are lessons, so don’t beat yourself up for them (10:28)

●     Don’t be afraid to lean on your support system (12:10)

●     Take time to feel grateful for what you have and who you are (13:57)

●     To be a great leader, you need to first find contentment within yourself (15:04)

 

Links and Resources:

Tosca’s Website

Get in Touch with Tosca

 

3:32 - 4:13 “Treat yourself well. Treat yourself as you would want your best friend to treat you. And it may sound cliche, y’all, but buy yourself flowers. I used to wait for somebody to buy me flowers, until I realized, ‘I can buy them my damn self. And they bring me a lot of joy. And I realized, you know what, I can give this to myself. I can celebrate myself. I can honor what lights me up. And that’s just one simple thing that you can do to build the practice of loving yourself.”

 

15:27 - 16:15 “I firmly believe that being a great leader and finding fulfillment in your career and in your life starts with finding fulfillment within yourself, for exactly who you are in every given moment. Because then you can be, not only in non-judgment of yourself and
of your past, but it enables you to have and hold more space for other people and where they’re at. And there is no greater gift than being able to hold space for other people’s potential and what other people are going through. So being your own best friend is quite a ripple effect for the world, and that’s why this work is so stinking powerful.”

17 min