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As of February 2021, nearly 3 million women had left the workforce. That number has only risen since then, as women step out due to circumstances such as extreme burnout and a desperate desire to take a break from trying to achieve some sort of work-life balance. This is the story of many women in today’s workforce, as they want to make work life fulfillment work for them, and yet today’s way of doing things is simply not sustainable.
I heard this point of view first hand when I recently spoke to a group of established female leaders at a premier recruiting firm. These women, like so many others that I talk to, are successful, talented, and looked up to by their peers. They are also overloaded and battle internally with how to do meaningful and life-changing work they do without sacrificing their personal life and family to do it. There is a solution that will allow female leaders everywhere to shift from hustle and overwhelm to fulfillment and balance.
The answer is not in working more, doing more, or being more. Working harder does not equal success. In fact, nothing in our external world actually has to change at all. The solution to achieving work life fulfillment lies in paying more attention to our own blindspots and self-imposed limitations by internally activating. More specifically, when you align your identity with your desired future, you can become the bold, fulfilled female leader that you’ve always dreamed of being. Better yet, you can do all of this without sacrificing everything you’ve already worked so hard to create.
In this episode I share:
- My perspective on today’s female workforce and their leaders
- Specific steps to move from the overloading hustling female leader to the fulfilled female leader
- The number one mistake I see being made over and over again when it comes to work life balance
- An analogy to explain how women can create work-life success and satisfaction at the same time
- A question that every woman in their 40s and 50s should answer in order to thrive in this next decade.
- 3 ways that the fulfilled female leader internally activates
- Tune into the previous episode, How to Nurture Your Team During a Period of Epic Burnout
- Learn more about the Playing Full Out Revolution.
- Connect with Rita on Instagram @rita_hyland_coaching
- Connect with Rita on LinkedIn
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About Rita Hyland
With over 20 years of experience as an executive and leadership coach, Rita helps leaders — emerging and established — excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments.
Rita believes if leaders were more clear about how transformation really works and more intentional about creating what they want, their impact, success, and influence in the world would be unstoppable.
Through her coaching programs, private coaching, and masterminds, Rita shows leaders how to win consistently and create the impact and legacy they desire.
Central to Rita’s work is the understanding that you will never outperform your current programming, no matter how strong your willpower.
When you learn to use Rita’s proprietary Neuroleadership Growth Code, a technology which uses the best of neuroscience and transformational psychology to hit the brain’s buttons for change, YOU become both the solution and the strategy.
Her mission is to end talented, hard-working, and self-aware leaders spending another day stuck in self-doubt or confusion and not contributing their brilliant work and talent the world so desperately needs.