Earlier this week, we shared part one of this all-star conversation, all about how to say NO to hustle culture. And this conversation has really stuck in the forefront of my mind this entire week. So many aspects of how we choose to live our lives, who we spend time with and who we invest in. What things we bring into our lives and what things we say, “thank you but no thank you.” All of this is wrapped up in this particular topic.Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with author Jamie Varon as she simplifies how to say NO to hustle culture.
It’s time to simplify… Here’s how.
We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:
- How she defines what ‘hustle culture’ is/isn’t and what the consequences and warning signs are that you might be caught up in this trap
- What it means to be “radically content” – in a real, authentic and lasting way
- When society tells us we are “not enough” – we remain stuck… how we can squash this old story and begin to unlearn what we’ve been taught us over time
- Why it’s potentially dangerous to be in the constant pursuit of our “best” lives and ideas on what’s better
- …and ultimately, she shows us how to reduce the negative self-talk that keeps you dissatisfied and feeling unworthy of happiness and deep contentment.
I believe it’s the 1000 daily choices that make up my lifetime.
When I choose wisely, my little light inside shines brighter and brighter.
And equally, when I get overwhelmed or exhausted, have a slip or hit the big red F-it button in the sky, well… that’s a choice too. Either way, I hope you know that you’re never too far gone. When you are rooted down in the present, surround yourself with healthy people and life-giving communities, all it sometimes takes is the courage to take the very next step.
You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!
Q: Are you ready to say NO to hustle culture? If yes, this one is for you.
It’s time to #DoTheThing!
<What’s catching my eye this week>
- What is Hustle Culture? – Martina Mascali – Monster
- 50 powerful questions to help you reflect – The Institute of You
My challenge for you this week:
How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to help you say NO to hustle culture? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!
Links, books and apps mentioned:
Book: Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World – Jamie Varon
Podcast: How to re-emerge after hibernation, featuring Carrie Contey, Ph.D. – The Simplifiers Podcast
Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast
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About Jamie Varon
Jamie Varon – Her writing has been seen across the internet for over a decade, from her early days of personal blogging all the way to features in Teen Vogue, Huff Post, GOOD, Complex, and many more.
Over the years, both her long-form essays and short-form prose have garnered millions of reads and views, using her signature style of combining personal story with universal themes.
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Jamie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:
Africa Brooke – She is a London based consultant, accredited coach, strategist, and international speaker who specializes in helping public figures, established entrepreneurs, teams, and individuals with personal or professional challenges related to self-censorship and self-sabotage.
She uses evidence-based methods to help you clearly define and stand firm in your values and boundaries, identify blind spots, rewire your mindset, master effective communication, strategize, create tangible results, and restore confidence in the most important areas of your personal and professional life.
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