Episode 64: Exhausted? Try Way-Power Instead of Willpower: How women are moving forward re-energized without bypassing what needs to be addressed

Jan 25, 2021

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You’re scrolling through your phone, and the news is (as always) a never-ending cycle of doom and gloom. So, you close that app, make yourself a cup of tea, light your favorite smelly candle, and cozy up on the couch. 

Just when you’ve settled in, your phone pings with an unpleasant email from a co-worker, or another “breaking-news story”. Uggghhh. Why can’t the world just leave me alone?!?!

Our instinct is to feel the negativity of that moment; to let it run through our bodies and change our behavior. And ohhhhhh...the amount of guilt we’d feel if we just ignored it. 

Enough already. 

In times like these, when your willpower is waning, it’s time to call upon your waypower. 

We all know that the big issues the world is facing today aren’t quick-fixes. But, it’s entirely possible to acknowledge the challenging parts and still summon the good parts.

In today’s episode, Karlee reveals why willpower alone won’t get you over the humps in life. If you want to meet the challenges of today, and prep yourself for challenges yet to come, you have to be ready to face the world as one whole, unified being. 

Because humans aren’t fragmented. If we want to be sustainable, we have to know how to balance the lows by reaching for the highs. 

If this message rings a bell, then you’ve been paying attention

It’s time to connect the dots and revisit our very first episode of Messy & Magnificent: One Word That Will Elevate Everything You Do. It feels especially poignant these days as we’re witnessing so many changes that feel big and beyond the grasp of our own, individual control. 

We need to be reminded of what women have relied on for centuries: our waypower. 

Waypower is that ancestral resilience that rests within our bones until it’s called upon. It’s that superpower that’s gonna get us through the tough moments, over the unforeseen humps, and high-five us the other side. 

If you’re feeling the weight of the world right now and looking for a little hope to grasp onto, then this episode is for you.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The most common characteristic of the driven people Karlee works with (9:39)
  • When transformation happens (11:32)
  • How to unify your whole being (14:46)
  • The difference between willpower and waypower (16:15)
  • Karlee’s waypower warrior (17:33)
  • The power of AND (20:05)
  • How positive psychology helps us bounce back (23:33)
  • Traversing our swamps and ponds together (25:17)
  • Karlee’s personal moment of calling on her waypower (32:40)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Episode 1: One Word That Will Elevate Everything You Do

Guide- Elevate with And Mastersheet

Episode 2: Nobody really gets you? How to upgrade your adult relationships

People Mentioned in This Episode:

Dr. Maria Sirois

Connect With Karlee: 




Messy and Magnificent is produced by the folks at Ginni Media 

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