Posts tagged Summer
024 You Can't Fail Summer, Rebel with Sandy Schwartz

Huge, special Rebel welcome to someone I’ve known since I was 9 years old, my former teacher, Sandy Schwartz!

She’s been teaching for 30 years, she’s a mom, a grandmother, and a well-rounded perspective to end our Summer Like a Rebel series on.

Sandy is a Perceiver rebel persona and she gives us the low down and some awesome tips on how you can do Summer like a Rebel.

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023 Give your guilt a public flogging and do what you f*cking want this Summer (Perceivers listen up)

It’s been raining a lot here in Michigan, so all the outside plans you were excited to check off the list and do keep being thwarted by rain or storms. Too windy or chilly to swim. Can’t have that bonfire if the wood is damp.

Traditional advice here would be to have backup plans for your plans.

But you’re a perceiver! You don’t do backup plans. You do what your gut tells you to do.

I’m here to tell you to embrace the shit out of your gut. Your gut doesn’t let you down, friend. It’s the rest of the world.

Your work this summer isn’t to have backup plans to maximize the fun-having. It’s actually to do the work on your disappointment and expectations of anything and anyone that isn’t you when plans change.

That’s that whole WTF thing. Willing to be Flexible.

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022 How to Do Summer Like a Feeler

We are just 10 short days away from it being officially Summertime in the US on the day this episode goes live, which means most of the people I know are shifting from the stale winter energy and the workerbee energy of Spring into the sweet slowness of the Summer season.

Since we’re talking about our Feelers out there today, let’s quickly go over the bones of this Rebel Planning Persona.

The Feeler wears her heart on her sleeve, is people oriented, conscientious of others, and has a creative side that she downplays but secretly wishes she had the courage to show the world. She bases the decisions she makes and the planning she does on how it will make others feel about her.

As a Feeler, your natural tendency is to give away your time and energy, oftentimes to your detriment. Because of this, you need to be careful of how much of yourself you give away, and you also need to be in tune with your motivations behind it. Are you doing it altruisticly, or are you hoping to get something in return? And if that’s the case, are you making your desires and expectations clear?

Each of the Rebel Planning Personas has a Plan Like a Rebel strategy - for The Feelers, that is to P-Y-T - Protect Your Time.

Feelers, during the Summer months, your go-to move is to spend a lot your free time coordinating and making plans that make sure everyone is having a great time this Summer. Everyone except for you.

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021 How to Do Summer Like a Strategist

This month’s theme is: Summer like a rebel.

We are officially into JUNE 2019, which means for most of us in the US, we are shifting hard into Summer mode. In last week’s episode I talked a lot about the energy shifts that happen naturally to us throughout the year, and for most of the folks I know, Summertime is a sticky sweet mixture of slowing down in your personal life while still trying to keep up with the breakneck pace of the world around you.

If you have school aged kids, you’re balancing your work with their summer break. You’re more free and less free at the same time. Maybe you’re like my husband, who is working from home part of the week over the Summer. You’ve got weekend trips planned. Maybe you’re outdoorsy and you like to camp for some reason (hard pass for me). But you also still have life’s everyday demands. Laundry. Meals. Bills. You’ve probably got this idea in your head of what you want your summer to look and feel like.

This week’s episode is dedicated to The Strategists out there. You may have figured that out based on the title of this episode, which is How to Summer Like a Strategist.

A quick overview of the Strategist persona for anyone who new here or unfamiliar, The Strategist is a visionary, able to see how all the pieces of the puzzle could come together to get them where they want to go. Strategists are pretty great at planning things out, and they thrive on what they think is routine, but what is really control.

You might think that routine and rebellion shouldn’t go together, but they absolutely do. You see, for our Strategists out there, they are able to find their freedom and live their truths through that routine.

Each of the Rebel Planning Personas has a Plan Like a Rebel strategy - for The Strategists, that is to K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple Strategist!

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