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#51 How to Prioritise And Avoid the Overwhelm When Everything Is Important

#51 How to Prioritise And Avoid the Overwhelm When Everything Is Important

February 12, 2020

In the previous episode, I invited you to find and articulate your dream, one that is going to fire you up for the next 5-10 years. I hope you’ve already identified that.

Time is our most valuable asset in this busy and fast-moving world we live in. We know that we can reach our goals faster when we are clear on our priorities. Be strict with what we say yes to, focus on them and ditch the rest of our activities. But the problem is that sometimes we have to prioritise what is already prioritised.

Today’s episode is about how to manage your priorities when everything seems to be important. You’ll learn my top three tips to stay on the top of things and one essential tool you can use to sort out your most important priorities.

You’ll find a useful template in the show notes to help you prioritise your activities as well as a daily, weekly and monthly plan to get things done and manage your time effectively.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and share it with your friends.

If you are looking to boost your visibility in 2020 and find your unique position in today’s innovative marketplace, there are two fast ways for you to do so:

  1. Buy my bookPersonal branding in the digital age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in the connected world – it’s available on Amazon, iTunes, Audible as eBook, audiobook and paperback. 
  2.  Book a strategy call with me to clarify your objectives & achieve them fasterat www.francinebeleyi.com/call

 

 

#50 It’s Time to Dream Again

#50 It’s Time to Dream Again

January 19, 2020

Welcome to Season 5 of MWML podcast and to the episode 50. I know that some of you have started the year 2020 with big fat juicy goals, aspiration and desire you want to accomplish this year and the next decade but I also know that for some you, this is an excruciating exercise. You are not sure about your dream or how to articulate it in a way that it becomes your driving force in life. 

When we talk about doing meaningful work and creating a meaningful life, you got to know what that looks like for you. One of the reasons we don’t get joy, satisfaction in our work or in our life is that we often play small. We set a small goal we can achieve and as soon as we realise that small goal, we have to find a new goal to keep us going; and sometimes we get stuck and until we find something meaningful enough to hang on to.

What if instead, we have a big dream; a dream so big that it scares us; a dream that will take a while to come to pass? This is what I invite you to do with me at the beginning of this year 2020.

You've heard that the best way to predict the future is to create it. My goal in this episode and this season is to help you find and articulate your dream, something that is going to fire you up for the next 5-10 years.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and share it with your friends.

If you are looking to boost your visibility in 2020 and find your unique position in today’s innovative marketplace, there are 2 fast ways for you to do so:

  1. Buy my book Personal branding in the digital age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in the connected world – it’s available on Amazon, iTunes, Audible as eBook, audiobook and paperback. 
  2.   Book a strategy call with me to clarify your objectives & achieve them faster at www.francinebeleyi.com/call
#49 The Best of 2019 - Key Highlights of the Most Downloaded Episodes 

#49 The Best of 2019 - Key Highlights of the Most Downloaded Episodes 

January 7, 2020

 

Happy New Year 2020. I wish you a year full of happiness, joy and success. In today’s show, I’d like to bring you the best of 2019 and especially the top 7 episodes that have made to the top of 2019 chart and saw the most downloads.

These highlights are short clips of the full episodes that you can listen again. All of the selected extracts contain a crucial message to have your best year ever as you are starting this brand-new decade with renewed goals, aspirations and desire that you want to accomplish.

 

Top 7 Most Downloaded Episodes of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life Podcast in 2019

#23 A Digital Platform to Change the Identity of a Nation Through Storytelling with Hodan Nalayeh

#24 The Power of Your Story to Influence and Impact Others with Celinne Da Costa

#25 Changing The Perception of Science and Engineering With Roma Agrawal

#27 Creating a Better Future Through More Wisdom with Dr Bruce Lloyd

# 35 The Law of Intention with Naomi Sesay

#38 You Can Choose Again with Catherine Ord

#39 Do What You Love That People Value with Michelle Clarke

 

I hope you liked the selection of the top downloaded episodes of 2019. Go back to listen to the full episodes which have so much more wisdom, inspiration and practical action steps.

 

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and share it with your friends.

 

If you are looking to boost your visibility in 2020 and find your unique position in the new economy to make more impact, there are 2 fast ways for you to do so:

1. Buy my book Personal branding in the digital age: how to become a known expert, thrive and make a difference in the connected world – it’s available on Amazon, iTunes, Audible as eBook, audiobook and paperback. 

2.    Book a strategy call with me to clarify your objectives & achieve them faster at www.francinebeleyi.com/call

#48 Choosing to Stay: Pitch for Life with Mo Haque

#48 Choosing to Stay: Pitch for Life with Mo Haque

December 30, 2019

What would you do if you hit the rock bottom and can’t see any solution on the horizon?

My guest in today’s episode 48 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Mo Haque is a Keynote Speaker and author of Choosing to Stay.

Mo was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer five years ago. When chemo stopped working, a breakthrough drug was his only hope. But there was a problem. The drug was too expensive, and the NHS wouldn't pay for it. Mo needed to raise money for his cancer treatment. An unexpected event led him to crowdfund over £186,000 to access the potentially life-saving drug and has seen his tumour reduced by over 50%.

He joins me in this last episode of 2019 to share his stories of hope, love, and gratitude.

Listen to this inspiring episode to find out how Mo learned to ask for help and wonderful stories of strangers showing him love and helping him through this journey.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and share it with your friends.

#47 The Power of Narrative: Owning Your Own Story with Mimi Kalinda

#47 The Power of Narrative: Owning Your Own Story with Mimi Kalinda

December 23, 2019

Are you struggling to be your authentic self and not being like someone else?

My guest in today’s episode 47 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Mimi Kalinda, is the co-founder of Africa Communications Media Group. Mimi is passionate about giving Africans a voice to counter the stereotypical image people all over the world have of Africa and Africans.

She joins me in this episode to discuss the power of narrative and reveals the power of storytelling and why we need to own our story. Mimi also shares key lessons she has learned around how to have the most impact in the time we have on earth to make a difference and how to conquer the fear of taking risks with our dreams.

Listen to this inspiring episode to find out why Mimi is so passionate about being part of the narrative movement.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and share it with your friends.

#46 Building Resiliency: Learn How to Bounce Back with Michael H. Ballard

#46 Building Resiliency: Learn How to Bounce Back with Michael H. Ballard

December 17, 2019

Are you facing so much adversity and can’t see any way out of your circumstances?

My guest in today’s episode 46 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Michael Ballard, President and CEO of Resiliency for Life. Michael helps individuals, schools, communities, and businesses to learn how to prepare for, deal with, and recover from adversity.

Michael has been through it all. He battled two cancers for 7 years, had a near-death experience, and had the devastating experience of watching his daughter fight a brain tumor.

In this conversation we talk about resilience, the skill that helped him and his daughter thrive in those difficult times. He shares practical ideas to building resiliency, as well as how he coached his daughter through her successful fight with cancer. Michael also shares tips about mastering calmness.

Listen to this poignant episode to find out why Michael is passionate about leading the situational mental health movement.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and comment here.

#45 There Is a Lesson in Our Pain with Gregory Copploe

#45 There Is a Lesson in Our Pain with Gregory Copploe

December 10, 2019

My guest in today’s episode 45 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Gregory Copploe, is a Poet, Author, Artist and Transformative Life Coach. His goal is simple: to help you re-imagine your life.

His book, The Art of Being Whole centres around brokenness and the beauty and gift we receive in that vulnerable, uncomfortable state of being.

In our conversation, Gregory talks about the time when he felt his soul was being depleted, he felt empty, sad and depressed. He knew there was something greater that he was supposed to do but was afraid to do anything until he reached that bottom point where there was nothing more to lose.

He started to search for what he wanted in life but was afraid he wouldn't be able to make as much money as in his high-flying job! So, to show the universe he was serious on his search he made radical decisions.

Listen to this raw and soulful episode to find out why Gregory is passionate about leading the awakening movement for himself and others.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcast. If you love this episode, leave me a review and comment here.

#44 The World Needs Everybody’s Unique Gift with Ian Woodhouse

#44 The World Needs Everybody’s Unique Gift with Ian Woodhouse

December 2, 2019

Are you an introvert struggling in a world of extroverts? My guest in today’s episode 44 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Ian Woodhouse, business coach for healthcare professionals. He is a Mechanic profile, the last of the 8 Wealth Dynamics profiles.

In our conversation, you will find out how Ian after a disciplined start as electronics engineer in the Army spent most of his career in a flashy sales and marketing role. He found it difficult and tiring to be as outgoing and loud as was expected of him as it didn’t fit with his introverted nature.

When he discovered his wealth dynamics profile as Mechanic, the weight just lifts off his shoulders. It was such a relief to stop fighting his nature and instead embrace his values and natural strengths. He had another light bulb moment after a random encounter and decided to shift focus to embrace what makes him happy.

Ian is now determined to helping introverts like him know that there is a path to success that's natural for them.

Listen to the episode to find out this inspiring conversation and why Ian thinks that when you're not doing what you should do, it’s hard work but when you're doing what you are naturally good at, everything becomes easy!

Are you an introvert struggling in a world of extroverts? My guest in today’s episode 44 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Ian Woodhouse, business coach for introverted healthcare professionals. He is a Mechanic profile, the last of the 8 Wealth Dynamics profiles features in this series.

In our conversation, you will find out how Ian after a disciplined start as electronics engineer in the Army spent most of his career in a flashy sales and marketing role. He found it difficult to be as outgoing and loud as was expected of him as it didn’t fit with his introverted nature.

When he discovered his Wealth Dynamics profile as Mechanic, the weight just lifted off his shoulders. It was such a relief to stop fighting his nature and instead embrace his values and natural strengths. He had another light bulb moment after a random encounter and decided to shift focus to embrace what makes him happy. Ian is now determined to helping introverts like him know that there is a path to success that's natural for them.

Listen to the episode to find out this inspiring conversation and why Ian thinks that when you're not doing what you should do, it’s hard work but when you're doing what you are naturally good at, everything becomes easy!

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcastIf you love this episode, please leave me a review here.

#43 Are You Living Someone Else’s Dream with Nancy Lee Ma

#43 Are You Living Someone Else’s Dream with Nancy Lee Ma

November 26, 2019

Are you struggling to make more money or to keep it? My guest in today’s episode 43 of Meaningful Work Meaningful Life podcast, Nancy Lee Ma, CPA, CEO & Founder of Crystal Clear Profits is a Lord profile, the 7th of the 8 Wealth Dynamics profiles. She teaches small business owners and entrepreneurs how to make more money, keep it, and grow it so they never have to worry about not having enough again.

In our conversation, you will find out how Nancy organises her days to hit her multiple deadlines and why she thinks that time management is critical when you're an entrepreneur to balance your time between doing the work and going out to get new business.

She also shares how she moved away from pure cold accounting to integrate energy and coaching in her work with clients and how as a kid, she dreamt of becoming a philanthropist.

Discovering and understanding her Lord profile was a dramatic revelation and relief as she can now appreciate the gifts and qualities she possesses and why she struggled with certain things like writing. “I don't have to compare myself to other people, any longer,” she says.

Going through a divorce and caring for an ill dad after her mum passed away were some though moments which also came with great self-understanding.

Listen to the episode to find out this honest and sincere conversation and why Nancy is so passionate to eliminate poverty in the world.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcastIf you love this episode, please leave me a review here.

#42 You Can’t Put Your Life on Hold with Louise Mosley

#42 You Can’t Put Your Life on Hold with Louise Mosley

November 19, 2019

In today’s episode, I am featuring the Accumulator profile, the 6th of the 8 Wealth Dynamics profiles. I have the pleasure to feature Louise Mosley who helps corporate escapees grow their business by reconnecting with their WHY and using their unique skills and talents.

Passionate about scuba diving, she helps people to be neutrally buoyant i.e. to find the most efficient way to enjoy what they do effortlessly and stay in flow. 

Whilst on a scuba diving holiday, Louise met her partner Neil and the pair decided to leave the UK to Honduras. She quitted a well-paid job working for pharmaceutical companies in sales and marketing to get to the Caribbean island with no job with a few weeks of accommodation.

Being in a different environment, a different culture, with a different language and with people with a different outlook on life, she learnt more than what she’s learnt in her previous 13 years of training. 

Listen to the episode 42 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life podcast to find out how Louise and Neil continued their exploration to Indonesia, Philippines and now to Croatia where they are renovating a ruin into a boutique bed and breakfast. You’ll also find out how she struggled with self-promotion, how understanding her Wealth dynamics profile as Accumulator helps her to stay in flow and her tips to stay positive with a turtle with a bobbing head.

The show notes are available www.francinebeleyi.com/podcastIf you love this episode, please leave me a review here.