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The Life and Leadership Podcast: Do Less and Be More in 2019

As we set intentions for the new year, it is tempting to define a rigid list of to-dos. To push ourselves to achieve certain targets and pack our calendars with the massive action necessary to reach our specific goals. But what if we left space for the unexpected? What if the next BIG thing in our lives goes beyond anything we can imagine?

What if we could do less, yet be more?

The 40 Book Year

In 2018, I set an aggressive goal to read forty books in one year. As far as reading goes, I had some catching up to do. Here’s a peek into the process, my favorite books, and a list of the full 40.

Stop Being Your Own Saboteur

You meticulously plan well-thought-out ideas, but dismantle them on a daily basis; opting instead to ignore that looming deadline, hide important emails, and test the strength of your relationships—both personally and professionally. If things go wrong, or if you get feedback that’s not exactly positive, you feel it proves what you’ve suspected all along: that you are completely inadequate. There’s a title for someone who falls into this pattern of behavior: It’s called being a Self-Saboteur.

My Highest and Best Use

I usually write about business, personal development or some other (hopefully) helpful topic. This one is mostly just about being human.

Interpretations and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Here is a brief lesson on what interpretations are and how we tell ourselves stories. If we could stop doing that when it doesn’t serve us, wouldn’t our internal narrative be a whole lot more powerful?

Behind the Scenes of Writing a Book: Hidden Brilliance

My personal journey of self-discovery and turning it into something great became the subject of a TEDx Talk, which became the book, Hidden Brilliance: A High-Achieving Introvert’s Guide to Self-Discovery, Leadership and Playing Big. It all began with a moment, a shift in mindset. A realization about myself that couldn’t be unseen.

Team Engagement Transformation: A Roadmap

Some organizations are just starting to place focus on and evolve their company culture and the employee experience, and that is okay. With good framework and a commitment to the long haul, it will work and be totally worth it. Here are some key parts of the roadmap that I have seen guide teams to success time and again.

How Many Times Have You Just Not Asked?

Common questions I hear from emerging leaders are: How do I find a mentor? How do I get my partner to help with household management? How can I attend that awesome conference? In a lot of cases, the first step is simply… ask.

Four Conversations to Change Regarding Millennials

I have long been a proponent of changing the narrative around generations, particularly on how we describe Millennials, because what I read and hear is incongruous from what I see in the real workforce. From one Millennial to the world, here are four things to consider viewing differently.


Check out The Life & Leadership Podcast, where we share ideas, real life stories, and inspiration for powerful people to level up. Tegan Trovato (www.brightarrowcoaching.com) and Katie Rasoul (Team Awesome) are recovering HR executives and professional life & leadership coaches. In each episode, they’ll help you tap into your personal power and take your life and career to the “next level.”

Tegan & Katie are committed to helping others discover their inner mission and rise to their highest potential. And they are working on it every day themselves. Are you ready to transform how you lead and live? Find us anywhere you listen to your podcasts.