Design Yourself 128: Grow Your Energy (and Leadership)

When we our energized, it’s apparent in the way we lead, act, and feel. This week’s episode offers up ideas for how play with and grow your energy – and makes the case for why prioritizing how you feel is critical our role as leaders. We discuss how your energy is impacted by your priorities and values, your emotions, and the health (or lack thereof) of your body. We talk about how to quiet your mind when busyness and stress surges. And we close with a discussion of how critical it is to write your own rules for how you structure your time. This is a great episode for anyone teetering on the edge of burnout (or managing/supporting someone else in this position). It’s also great for anyone looking to summon the courage (and energy!) to make a change.

In taking care of your energy, you are taking care of not just yourself, but all the people around you too. Take good care!

Ideas Shared

Ways to Grow Your Energy

1. Name What’s Important and Honor It
2. Take Care of Your Body
3. Promote Positive Emotions
4. Quiet Your Mind
5. Break the Rules
6. Set Your Own Boundaries For This Season

Credits

HostSharon Lipovsky
Audio EngineerColin Phillips
Theme Music"Following Through" by The Dismemberment Plan

About Design Yourself

Design Yourself is a weekly podcast for people who want to lead a well-designed life. Figure out what you want + make it happen.