This week we talk about creating, being in and finding community. By community we mean a group of people who care for one another and why that is important for growth in all areas of our lives.
Geeking Out Nikki, in her mid-30's gets a library card and is obsessed with free books. Melissa cannot stop eating citrus since she has a huge orange tree in her yard and she heard pregnant citrus cravings could mean she's having a girl!
Pay Attention How community is built, why it's critical to feel part of something and how on Earth 2 introverts manage to lead and be part of communities that serve them rather than spaces that drain your energy. Melissa and Nikki reminisce on one of the first community/group they created as women in business, Growing Together and how we are all still connected even though we don't formally meet anymore. Point being we all have various communities available to us: parenting, school, business/career, spirituality, fitness or hobbies.
Last Best Last best piece of advice received: Melissa's OB-GYN advised her not to worry or freak out about all of the pregnancy rules, relaxing and using good sense is healthier for the baby than worrying or freaking out. That is probably a healthier mindset for all of us. Nikki was guided by Steven Pressfield's book The War of Art, in learning to manage her time by creating a routine around sitting down to work, which can be a bit of a struggle when you work for yourself and primarily from home. Sit down, do your work.
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