Episode 66: Boundary Bravery: How Women are Giving Themselves Permission to Set Boundaries with Amy Ziegert

Feb 08, 2021

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Have you ever had a moment where you’ve wondered to yourself “Am I worthy of what this world has to offer?

If this thought has ever crossed your mind, don’t worry. You’re not crazy, you’re not unworthy, and you’re definitely not alone. This sentiment is all too common for women, especially those of us who are driven and drawn towards positions of leadership. 

We get to where we wanna be, but then, somehow, we still manage to get tripped up now and then by obstacles that seem to pile up along the path. Before we know it, we’re not moving so effortlessly anymore. It’s a struggle to keep moving when there are so many hands pulling on our coat-tails. 

Eventually, we start to wonder where all of these commitments came from, and why we let so many of them latch onto us in the first place. 

When we allow ourselves to be overburdened with all the “yes’s”, it starts to build a wall. 

Removing bricks from that wall takes bravery. A lot of it. We actually have to write ourselves permission slips just to relieve ourselves of the guilt. Only then can we make room for what gives us life. So, how do we start? Well, first you need a solid foundation. 

This month, we’re focusing on how you can create a sturdy foundation that finally gives you the permission you need to create boundaries before guilt starts to weigh you down. 

Karlee’s guest today is Amy Ziegert, a Fortune 200 sales and strategy professional who helps women lean into their fullest potential. She’s also the host of a new and fabulous podcast called Bravefull, where she highlights the ceiling-shattering women who have been brave risk-takers in their own lives and careers. 

In this episode, Karlee and Amy talk candidly about knowing when it’s time to jump from situations that aren’t serving you, and how to finally issue yourself that permission slip to set the boundaries you need. Amy explains how you can create your own “boundary budget” so you can keep track of emotional debits and credits, and how to use that as the basis for knowing when it’s time to create a boundary or make a change. 

Let’s not wait until the next super crisis to start elevating our boundaries. Learn how to catch those potential potholes early, and save yourself from having to do that eventual roadwork.

If you’re ready to access your inner boundary-maker and become bravefull, then this episode is for you! 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What writing yourself a permission slip looks like (8:29)
  • Summoning bravery by stepping into who you really are (11:16)
  • Taking action at that moment of reckoning (15:35)
  • Building bridges versus building walls (19:44)
  • The contrasting motivations for power (24:45)
  • Creating a boundary budget (38:50)
  • Why messiness is a virtue (42:26)

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Register for the Boundary Brunch on Feb 12th!

Podcast: Bravefull with Amy Ziegert

Website: Bravefull

Boundaries Like A Boss - FREE Course

Episode 65: Feel Like Your Life Isn’t Your Own? How Women Are Building Bridges and Setting Boundaries Like a Boss

Episode 17: Being Self-Full: How to get what you need without being selfish

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