Crina and Kirsten Get to Work
JOY TRIGGERS: 60 seconds to happiness?
Turns out that by focusing on something that brings you joy for at least 60 seconds, you can calm your mind, improve your mood and find your center. While we all try to navigate the most confusing, frustrating and possibly frightening time of our lives, these little things give our brains a reprieve. Check out our most recent episode, which is all about managing conflict, disagreements and differences, wherever you get your pods. And then try taking a 60-second break to trigger happiness BEFORE you engage in a disagreement. Let us know if it works! Find all of our pods at https://yougettowork.com And follow us on instagram and FB! We love our listeners! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/smarter-living/coronavirus-stay-motivated.html?campaign_id=33&emc=edit_sl_20201109&instance_id=23930&nl=smarter-living®i_id=100900828&segment_id=44019&te=1&user_id=6b0c6172d4ad42e5d20d2dc41a7ad57c
Vote - thanks and do!!!
Today is election day! Thanks to our fabulous listeners who have voted and for those who haven’t, get out there! If there is anything you care about, from equal pay to the economy to civil rights to lifting women up, your vote is your voice. And this election day is pretty special because for many women, it’s the hundredth anniversary of our right to vote.
Hey all you working moms, I'm with you! This is CRAZY!
As working moms start to juggle the unique combination of work and kids "attending" school, one thing is clear: This is not going to be easy! Instead of driving yourself crazy, I propose that we give ourselves and each other a major dose of compassion (and a lot of whiskey). Not only are we trying to hold it all together, do a good job, make sure our kids actually learn something, feed everyone a good meal and maybe even take care of ourselves we're also facing a very unique set of biases in the workplace. Would you believe that hard working moms like you and me earn an average of 4% less for every child we have? That means a mother of 2 is earning nearly 10% less than a childless woman (who is likely earning significantly less than a man doing that same job)! Here's another crazy fact...One study by Shelley Correll, Stephen Benard, and In Paik found that a woman with children was 79% less likely to be hired than one without children. A mother was half as likely to be promoted as a childless woman, was offered $11,000 less in salary, on average, and was held to higher performance and punctuality standards! UGH!! Stay strong ladies! Tune in to our podcast on Friday to listen to our exploration of mom bias, including the teeny tiny box that we put moms in. All of our episodes can be found at https://yougettowork.com or whoever you get your pods.
PERFECT IS NOT NORMAL, YOU ARE.
Covid-19 sucks, but the expectations we put on ourselves make it way worse. Join me in resisting the pressure to be the perfect worker, mom, wife, chef, teacher, gardener and homemaker. Instead, give yourself and your family a break. This shit is HARD! We're doing the best we can. And sometimes that means that you are knocking it out of the park...and other times it means that the kids are watching too much TV and we're eating junk food for dinner. No matter what, it's ok. You're doing the best you can and I support you, sister! Check out our podcast at https://yougettowork.com Don't forget to subscribe! Thanks for watching/listening
COVID-19 AND COMPASSION
Kirsten offers perspective on some unemployment, loans and financial relief options for workers and businesses. Many people are trying to understand their options for financial relief in the midst of Covid-19. Have you been laid-off due to a forced closure? Are you a business owner struggling to make payroll? Curious about the new loans and aid packages available to your business? Kirsten offers her perspective and a healthy dose of compassion. Listen to our podcast anywhere you get your pods including Apple, Pandora and Stitcher. Check out our website for all of our episodes, along with show notes and links to further reading at https://yougettowork.com
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Send us your tips for having a successful vacation!
We're in the studio to plan our upcoming episode on vacations and we need your input. What do you do to make sure that your vacations are successful? How do you manage email before, during and after your trip? Are you ever able to completely unplug? Got any funny stories about juggling work a recent trip? Send us your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your tips in the comments section below. All of our podcast episodes can be found at https://yougettowork.com
IT'S OK TO HAVE CLEAR BOUNDARIES!
On the heals of our podcast episodes on "Likability" and "Confidence," I've been doing a lot of thinking about how women behave at work. After a recent conversation with one of my clients, I realize that many women put other people ahead of themselves, in order to either be likable or avoid judgement, without even thinking about it! Instead, I want to encourage all women to start to notice when you.. --put other people's feelings ahead of your own --say "yes" to something you don't want to do in order to preserve a relationship..even those you don't really want to preserve --make a decision based on fear of judgement And then start to hold yourself accountable to changing these behaviors! While you're at it, support other women in noticing and changing them, too! Listen to the podcasts at https://yougettowork.com