Episode 113: Building a Stonger Basket: How to plug up the leaks of what’s draining you and preserve more energy for the things you value.

Jan 03, 2022

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A friend calls desperate for a coffee date. It’s your day off and it’s been a long week. And, these coffee dates with this particular friend always leave you feeling drained. 

But, you don't want to hurt their feelings. So you grab your coat and keys and reluctantly head out the door. 

You’ve had this business idea floating around in your head for a while now. But every time you get a burst of energy and feel ready to put more time into developing this concept, something always gets in the way. 

Your current job. A social media side-track. You feel like maybe you should clean the house or do laundry instead. 

So that idea stays floating in the ether. 

There’s a foundation that we’re built upon…it’s something we all want and needs to preserve. But life and people and work and other distractions always seem to compromise the sturdiness we seek. 

That, my friends, is leaky basket syndrome. 

And if you’re a woman in this world, you’ve been conditioned to carry around a basket that’s prone to leaking. 

If you've ever struggled with follow-through, or you feel like you’re stuck in relationships that aren’t feeding you very well anymore but you’re afraid to let them go, then know this: 

You are not a screw-up.

Your basket is the foundation that every plan and decision you’re going to make this year needs to depend upon if it’s going to survive. 

So, we've got to plug those leaks. We've got to plan and get resourced if we want our plans to stand a fighting chance.

In this episode, Karlee describes some of the most common culprits of leaky basket syndrome, and why historically, those of us who identify as women have been uniquely susceptible to condoning punctures within our foundations. She’ll pinpoint the emotional cues that are letting you know when something is draining your resources and keeping you from living into the plans you make. You’ll learn a simple 4-step system for tending to your basket and learn a practical, pragmatic way to mend those leaks for good. 

Boundaries take practice, but remember… YOU are the curator of the gallery of your life. 

If you’re ready to accept this invitation to build a sturdier basket, then this episode is for you.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why January is a terrible time to get new goals (1:10)
  • What tending to your basket looks like: a 4-step system (3:63)
  • Identifying leaky basket syndrom (12:45)
  • The one permission you can grant yourself that’ll mend up a few leaks (17:00)
  • Some of the most common leaks that might need mending (18:22)
  • How to shake off the need to people-please in our DNA (22:43)
  • A quick, doable exercise for mending those leaks (25:17)

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