Nov 20, 2017
What needs to happen before we are ready to reset our work-life
balance? Fawn Germer,
best-selling author, Pulitzer prize nominated journalist and
keynote speaker, shares in this interview how to get clarity and
make change happen. If you have ever hesitated to step outside
of your comfort zone or resisted making a change for fear of
failure, Fawn shared 10 inspirational tips to help you make your
first move to taking action.
10 Power Tips to Make Change
- Don’t let others define who you are. Fawn
shared how she worked for a “bosshole” and the moment she realized
that his attempts to hold her back was his problem she felt free to
- Push through to the other side. After writing
29 letters to Oprah, Fawn’s first book
“Hard Won Wisdom” was featured as a “Must Read” on Oprah’s
show. Listen to interview to hear what happened next.
- Dig deep and be prepared. All really good
things to happen in our lives don’t come easy and when we expect
obstacles it gives us inner power to be flexible to alter our plan
without stopping in our tracks.
- Always believe in who you are. This is a
biggie that most of us struggle with and yet we can feel totally
liberated if we stop looking at the small things we wish we had or
could do and celebrate who we are. Fawn shared a personal
insight about herself and how she accepts the truth and ignores
- Positive affirmations have power to make real
change. Sometimes words can’t always wash away sadness or
despair like a death of a family member. Choose words that
allow you to move into the emotion and be kind to yourself in where
you are on the journey.
“I do believe I am feeling stronger every day” –Fawn Germer.
- Practice makes reality happen. Fawn recommends
if you write down an idea 50x a day for 2 weeks, and 25x a day for
2 weeks and 10x a day for 2 weeks, change will come and you will
have re-written the script.
- “Fall down seven times get up eight”. This
Japanese Proverb that highlights the importance and necessity to
get up one more time.
- Segment your work life. Realize that work is
not who you are-don’t measure yourself by it. People in your life
and the difference you make should be the method you use to be your
- Choose Optimism. If you are feeling risk
adverse or afraid of failure, go towards the feeling and decide to
pass through it.
- Setting a goal is about finding clarity. Fawn
shared how in her best-selling book “Work-Life
Reset” finding what you love, taking time to disengage will
lead to clarity of knowing what to do.
You can find more about Fawn at www.fawngermer.com where there are
fantastic resources, her books and information about keynote
speaking and more.
If you would like to talk about the tips in this interview and
find how to push through, reach out to me, I
love hearing from you!
Credits: A special thanks as always to Christy Haussler
at Team Podcast for
editing this episode!