Breakthrough Boss - an autoimmune and functional health success story.
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Do you have a feeling that you are your own worst enemy when it comes to success at business or even just at living? Mindset work can help readjust negative attitudes we developed in childhood or learned from parents or society and replace them with positive mind talk that helps give you more confidence and frees up paralysis from feeling overwhelmed.
Tara Wagner, a business and mindset coach, is very organized with a good systems approach to business and life. Her primary goal is to help others work towards time and financial independence. She had autoimmune health issues and was forced to slow down her work pace. She is sharing what she learned about balancing work and selfcare and family time in online courses and free Youtube weekly videos.
Building a Business with Chronic Illness + Disabilities | What It’s Like, What Works For Me, (Youtube)
Tara has a Youtube channel with years of free video content that is quite useful and organized in topical series within playlists. See Tara Wagner Coaching on Youtube.
Routines for selfcare and work can save brain energy for more important tasks.
The more we routinize our habits in personal life or within a job, the more we can prevent brain fatigue. Every decision, even tiny ones like what to wear or make for breakfast, to pack a lunch or buy it?, etc., each is using some energy. It seems that we have a maximum capacity for best mental effort. Saving that level of cognitive skill for important work makes more sense than wasting it on thinking about whether to put on your shoes first or brush your teeth first.
Systemizing your routine or simply making a routine means doing things the same way or in a systematic way so that it can be done on autopilot, effortlessly like a choreographed dance routine that has nothing to do with CoV scamdemics.
Mindset: I get up, I get moving, I get active. (My motivating motto)
Seemlessly flow through a getting up, getting washed, dressed, breakfasted, supplemented, etc. all in routine way. Prepping for that may include setting up stations for this or that activity with all the needed things organized and easy to find. Linking supplements to meals as an example can help remember the supplements. I have been doing better with my leg swelling issues. After refilling my vitamin boxes a couple days ago, I have streamlined the complexity into: melatonin with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with one box of the supplements, and follow that with the niacin 15 minutes later/at end of meal. Bam, that is 9 different actions/supplement swallowing that are now linked to a meal instead of being 9 individual things to remember to do. And then I have one more box to take before bed.
Supplement inventory and weekly boxes
To make refilling the weekly boxes easier, I buy about 6 months worth of a supplement at a time and have a simple inventory log to see what I should rummage through my box of backup bottles for and what I need to add to a shopping list before another 3 weeks is up (I have 3 weekly boxes. I had four but one broke.) I tend to buy several things at a time and then they are running out at slightly different times so the cost is spread out over the year. But I am spending a few hundred dollars when I replace things.
The boxes are better than opening a bunch of bottles everyday - that is time consuming and too easy to put off.
Why not a one-a-day for me? - vitamin A.
A good one-a-day supplement would cover a lot of my list in the last post, but in needing to avoid vitamin A, and initially vitamin D and iodine, I have to avoid one-a-day supplements. My mother has been doing well (roughly) regaining a little function with the addition of a Thorne brand two-a-day powder in a capsule product. I open the capsule and stir the powder into a protein shake or bean soup puree.
Basic Nutrients 2/Day, Thorne, available on Fullscript, 60 capsules (one month supply) for $30 retail or $21 with my discount. You can sign up under my account to browse the catalog or pick through examples in protocols I have on the site. (us.fullscript.com/welcome/jdepew)
Since learning more about lymphedema I have added an iodine supplement, about 3-4 mg of a high dose powder capsule product. And it seems helpful and my thyroid is not going hyperthyroid it seems. Yeah! I also take vitamin D3 now but had avoided it for a while on the Marshall Protocol which got rid of a severe migraine problem for me.
Burnout recovery is a big focus within Tara Wagner’s coaching as it is seen frequently with small business owners. Women with other caregiving roles can be at high risk for stress overload and females may have been raised with messaging of helping others more than focusing on their own self-care needs.
A free webinar is available by Tara Wagner, a business coach focused on helping female entrepreneurs breakthrough mental or health blocks to reaching their goals. The video includes useful tips about building a successful business and working through blocks if you’ve been stuck for a while at starting stages. The course the video is about goes into greater detail and has a lot of bonus material including the burnout recovery info. (https://jendepew--tarawagner.thrivecart.com/breakthrough-boss/6490939517905/) The free video ends with a pitch for a business course/website of business building and maintenance courses, with templates, pre-built spreadsheets and other benefits called Breakthrough Boss.
Thanks in advance if you do buy her Breakthrough Boss course though my affiliate link. Affiliate link: (jendepew--tarawagner.thrivecart.com/breakthrough-boss/) - clicking does take you to her site showing the special price $777. That is a lot of money but I paid a bit more than that and feel like it is a good deal. It has the small business information but also has Mindset, Imposter Syndrome, Burnout Recovery, Goal Setting, and other topics included. The online business building guidance has templates and how-to’s for organizing your work and life and recommended software/site subscriptions to use. This could be useful for any online business as systemization strategies can be modified for your own needs. She offers a seven day return policy in case you decide you don't want to keep the course access.
The course/coaching might be most helpful for someone who feels like they are getting in their own way for whatever or an unknown reason. Her methods walk you through how to dig into your own crud to find out where you need to improve and what your goals may truly include if you really think about it rather than a vague, “I want to get rich or famous.” Her online course set-up is fun and easy to navigate and has lots of links to extra material on her YouTube channel or book recommendations. Purchase is for-life access rather than some limited time and there is a private Facebook community for questions.
An Action Guide to handwrite in is included with each section and it is doing the repetitive work/exercises that helps reprogram our habits in the way we choose to build them to be our best self - without shaming for slow days. Her strategy with autoimmune disease was to just accept that she needed to build a new job for herself that has flexible scheduling built into it and streamlined with automated computer strategies and hiring a team as needed.
To save time, work is needed to set up systems - and that takes time to do. So schedule it! Make time to learn helpful software and set up the data templates that fit your needs. “Success is scheduled.” - Tara Wagner, quoting someone maybe.
A recommended site: You Need A Budget - yeah, I do. (ynab.com) - fee service, $99/year or $14.99/month. The site says most users save money, an average of $600 by the second month.
Clickup.com is another recommendation. It has a free service, good for personal use, and low cost monthly fees get you more memory storage and may be needed for teams.
I use canva.com for graphics. It has a free service but I pay ~ 12.99/month for the added ability to custom change the size of graphics and maybe other perks. Or I pay $119.99/year. I do need a budget.
I have found the mindset work helpful and eventually printed out most of the guide. I will work through the business sections later. I am starting with the mindset and organization sections first. Printing double sided would be better, except the blank back page can be used to write more extended thoughts.
*Handwritten work seems to sink into our brains better than typing on a computer. She recommends physically writing and copying what you want on the computer later.
Use of essential oils for emotional support and for use with mindset adjusting practices is included. Linking aroma to mindset work, can then help later once the pathway is formed in the brain to quickstart a desired mood change. Link one scent to calming practice, and another to a get moving, “I got this”, confident mindset, and then when you need a boost, sniff the aroma for confidence, or if stressed, sniff the aroma you linked to calming affirmations. I have a post started with more info about essential oils. I also have a Lymphedema Protocol in the works which ended up being about Alzheimer’s Disease risk too - fluid excess in the brain is more damaging than fluid excess in our ankles and legs.
Tara’s free information on Youtube, and the info sales video have a lot of value for helping clarify goals even if you don’t buy anything. See Tara Wagner Coaching on Youtube. Readers who have been following my work for a while will be able to see if it helps or changes my writing here.
The Crappy Childhood Fairy also has quite a bit of free information available. She discusses how chronic trauma can negatively impact your work relationships due to trust issues or seeking approval neediness.
Your Work Life Blossoms When You Heal These Symptoms, Crappy Childhood Fairy, (Youtube).
Looks helpful: Overcoming Clutter Paralysis: How to Get Unstuck, Angela Brown Cleaning, (youtube.com) — overwhelmed by stuff, and now also have the loss of a sibling and all the sibling’s stuff is now on top of her own excess stuff… Yes, I need this video too.
It is time to break my paralysis of overwhelm and disorganization in my real world and online work.
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