Eps 211: Finding the joy in missing out with Tonya Dalton
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Today’s guest is Tonya Dalton. Tonya is a productivity expert, writer, speaker and founder of Inkwell Press Productivity Company, a company centered around productivity tools and training. she released her book The Joy of Missing Out on October 1, she’s going to share a little bit about her book with us. Tanya is also the mother of two teenagers and really knows what it means to be the leader of a family. Join us!
” I love that it feels like a permission slip. Like I feel like I have permission to just stop chasing my tail.”
“We’re filling our calendars, but we’re not really filling our souls.”
“it’s really about mindful living. It’s really about living with intention.”
“Productivity is not about doing more. It’s about doing what is most important.”
“Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
“None of us truly have it all together all of the time.”
“Balance is a myth.”
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The glorification of busy
The obligation and pressure to be busy
How not being busy makes us feel about ourselves
How being busy keeps us from nurturing ourselves and others
Quality over quantity
Releasing the need to be busy
“Shoulding” on ourselves and why that’s not helpful
Living mindfully with intention
Prioritizing activities instead of trying to do all the things
Letting go of “Some Day” Syndrome
The stories we tell ourselves and unreasonably high expectations
Getting curious about our responses to life
Examining our comfort zones and if they are serving us
How releasing perfectionism supports connection
Letting people lift you up as a gift to them
Family as a team
Sunday planning as a ritual
Division of labor based on team member needs and supporting each other
Belonging and significance and filling each other’s buckets
Encouraging ownership and buy in with your kids
Letting go of balance
Finding flexibility in the mess
What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
I love this question because I think joyful courage to me really means the ability to stand up, to feel confident in your choices, and to live the life you really want. Because here’s the truth, you know, living a life is centered on your priorities and letting your priorities sit front and center every day is a choice. And it’s not always an easy choice because people will question it. People will pull you in different directions wanting you to say yes to things when really you should be saying no. And so really joyful courage is standing tall and standing true to what is most important to you.
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