CALM Podcast: Combining Academia and Life with Marylyn


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Podcast Episode List

Episode 1: Leading through #coronatined2020

  • Number 1: Make a mental list of what you can control and what you cannot control.  Focus time and energy on things you can control. 
  • Number 2: Make a schedule or routine.  Work and life are difficult to differentiate when we are working from home full time.  A schedule can help.
  • Number 3: Make a small goals list.  I suggest a list of 3 things you want to get done each day.  I am trying to do 3 work tasks and 3 home tasks.  Creating small, manageable lists can make you feel successful during this time of uncertainty.
  • Number 4: Give yourself grace.  None of us have ever lived through something like this before.  It is a global CRISIS.  We do not know what we are doing.  Be kind to yourself.
  • Number 5: Do something that brings you joy/ makes you feel good.  Whether you like to watch Netflix, dance, paint, cook, do yoga, play video games.  Anything is fair game.  Just do something that makes you smile every day. 

Episode 2: Leading Your team through hard times

  • Be a role model
  • Give space and time and patients to your people.
  • Schedule time to talk to your team - not only about work.  Connect to see how they are feeling.
  • Remind your team to focus on gratitude.
  • When you and they are ready, develop a game plan to be productive and achieve some goals during the difficult times.

Episode 3:Discussing the Core 5 Essentials

  • Water
  • Sleep
  • Nutritious food
  • Exercise
  • Connection with other people

Episode 4: Comparison, comparison, and imposter syndrome

  • Comparing my productivity with others
  • Comparing my parenting with others
  • Imposter syndrome when you hire people who are more talented than you are

Episode 5: Do you have a morning routine?

  • The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod
  • High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard
    • Audiobook is free on Season 4 of the Brendon Show podcast
  • Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing, by Rachel Hollis
    • Audio of the chapter on the Start Today Journal is episode 72 of the Rise podcast

Episode 6: Are we in a time warp?  Time Management Strategies

  • Do a time diary to learn how you spend your 24/7
  • Plan the intervals of your day
  • Try to avoid your time warps
  • Be intentional with your time
  • Make short, focused, high-priority lists

Episode 7: Combating Laziness

Episode 8: Top 10 things saving my life right now

  • Jen Hatmake asks her guests at the end of every podcast "What is saving your life right now?"  This is from one of her favorite authors, Barbara Brown Taylor
  • This week, Week 10 of quarantine, I discuss the top 10 things saving my life right now

Episode 9: Thinking about the next stage in your career

  • Topic of the work
  • The type of leader/boss
  • Type of workplace (academic, industry, govt)
  • Location
  • Culture and size of the group

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