Empathy for others starts with empathy for yourself. Today’s guest, Jamie Greenwood, is going to break down exactly why this is true and how self-compassion makes you a strong leader. She reveals the truth about what self-care really means (and it is not what you think), why ambitious leaders resist self-compassion, and how that can have negative consequences for themselves and their teams. We also discuss the intersection of empathy, self-care and self-compassion, and how it affects you as an organizational leader and in your own personal relationships. Listen in as we break down exactly what self-care and self-compassion means to your success as a strong leader.
- To make space for compassion for yourself, you have to be a bit of a rebel and push back against what society and culture tells you is acceptable.
- Self-compassion is being tender with yourself in troubling moments.
- Without self-care, we live small, contained lives. If you are bored and/or resentful, it is usually because you have no self-care in your life.
- Understanding our internal landscape will get us out of almost any sticky situation.
“If you first start with being kind to yourself, it is a natural outflow to other people.” — Jamie Greenwood
About Jamie Greenwood:
Jamie Greenwood, Life and Leadership Coach
Jamie Greenwood is a life and leadership coach, speaker and writer who gives driven women permission and a plan to put themselves first so they can quit the chaos and live life on their own terms.
Connect with Jamie:
Check out Jamie’s Free Care Calls: https://jamiegreenwood.co/care-calls-signup
Learn about Jamie’s Journaling Course: https://jamiegreenwood.co/journal-ecourse
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Connect with Maria:
Get the podcast and book: TheEmpathyEdge.com
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