how do you overcome perfectionism?

Hi y’all, In this week’s goal setting chat, I had the chance to talk to Stephanie Gieseke with Sparkle Rise Thrive. Stephanie is a business coach that helps with process improvement and solving complex business problems to help businesses thrive. She had a lot of great goal setting tips, but one that stood out to me was a common pitfall she sees with perfectionism & goal setting. I can certainly relate to this, but I’m trying to work on seeing progress in any positive change even if it falls short of my big, hairy audacious goal. For those that had

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goal setting – building a support system

Hi y’all,   I hope the new year has kicked off strong for you! I’m hoping these posts throughout January help you stay motivated and on track for any goals you’ve set for 2021. If you haven’t had a chance, I encourage you to take a peek at our IGTV posts! We have awesome segments each Thursday this month with various coaches giving us their top tips to reach your goals. Coming up this Thursday, we are talking to Erica Cassini, a health and wellness coach focused on nutrition and physical fitness. Erica had some great tips, but one that

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goal setting – how to find your “why”

It’s the first Monday of 2021 and we have Monday motivation on the brain at Rightside. We know staying on track with goals is on the forefront of your minds in January, so we are doubling down on the content this month around goal setting. We’ve partnered with some great coaches from all facets of life to get their advice on setting goals and keeping up with them. Every Thursday, we’ll be posting those conversations on Instagram so be sure to check that out.  For the January blog posts, we decided to pull some of those coaching insights and create

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how to set and achieve your goals for 2021

New Year’s resolutions are upon us! Fun fact: New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love all the traditions that come with pressing the reset button (particularly after a year like 2020). A lot of people knock resolutions because people fail to stick with them. I on the other hand, really appreciate the collective effort on self-improvement regardless of the outcome. I approach resolutions and goals a little differently each year. In past years, I’ve thought of a mantra and set a few goals around that. I love that Oprah chooses a “word” for her year

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what to do when you don’t reach your goals

Who doesn’t love a fresh start? I love setting a new goal or tackling a project, and part of that desire comes from an innate pull for self-improvement. But what happens when we fall short and how do we keep going? The process of setting the goal usually involves identifying something that will help me be the version of myself I aspire to be. I will typically set a timeline with actionable steps.  But admittedly, I fall short of a lot of goals I set and the disappointment ensues. Y’all may remember my gratitude challenge for myself – “write something

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how to source inspiration

I’ve been thinking about the people and experiences lately that have really helped solidify my goals and dreams. First and foremost, I credit my family and friends that motivate me each and every day; however, there are other sources of inspiration that give me that extra boost. Whether it’s people that have been there and done that or visual exercises I do to remind me of my long-term goals, these are all immensely helpful in keeping me excited for what’s to come.    Game changing people – On social media, I follow a handful of entrepreneurs I admire to keep

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what’s in a 30 day challenge?

What’s in a 30 day challenge? Some of y’all may have heard of Sober October – a challenge to not drink alcohol for the month of October. A lot of people also participate in Dry January (same concept, different month). I started thinking about these types of challenges, the motivation behind them, and why they work. Other wellness challenges that come to mind are Whole 30 and various 30-day fitness challenges like holding planks every day for a month. Let’s dig into the motivation behind these challenges and find out if they are effective. Psychological Pull – There’s a pull

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Mental Health Awareness

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, and we know 2020 in particular has strained our collective mental and emotional health. Kaiser Center for Public Health has reported between the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impacts, 53% of people report a negative impact on their mental health as a result. If there is any silver lining in this (and trust me, I know it’s sometimes tough to find), I feel like the conversations around mental health are happening more openly than pre-pandemic. I talk about struggles, effects of isolation, etc. with friends and family with more ease. Maybe because

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self-education

Final post of self-improvement month! I hope y’all have enjoyed the tips & topics we’ve shared on bettering ourselves. Either way, we’d welcome your feedback on what you did and didn’t like in the comments below.    Today, I am featuring ways to focus on self-education. There has been SO much I didn’t know while starting Rightside, and frankly, Google has been a great friend and resource. But when a quick Google search doesn’t do the trick, I wanted to highlight some sources that may help with some of your continuous improvement goals.    Online Courses – I signed up

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self-awareness – sourcing feedback

In order to become more effective and productive, self-awareness is a critical component.  After all, how can you improve if you don’t have a baseline? Part of building self-awareness is understanding how others perceive you. I recently went through a 360 feedback exercise – a process where you receive confidential, anonymous feedback from people you surround yourself with and wanted to share some thoughts with y’all on how to source that type of feedback as part of self-improvement September.       How to Source Feedback – I was just listening to a blink by Dan Meredith – how to

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