113: Prioritising Happiness



It’s easy to forget about our own happiness when we’re so busy with work, relationships, responsibilities and everything else going on in our daily lives. But how often are you really prioritising your own happiness?

In this episode we’re chatting not just about happiness, but the importance of recognising what happiness means to you and how you can incorporate it into your life. Happiness can show up in small day-to-day acts like a coffee with friends, spending time with your family or feeling fulfilled at work. We’re discussing the guilt around pursuing what brings us happiness, especially as women or if you don’t follow ‘social norms’ as well as the importance of finding happiness now while you still can.

 

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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112: Why It’s Important to Support Others



This week we want to talk about supporting other people. In a world of competition, we’re often pitted against each other and expected to compete for jobs, relationships, education, careers, promotion etc.

But supporting other people can be a really powerful part of your own self-development. Supporting other people’s success and achievements doesn’t diminish yours in any way, but the impact it can have individually and across communities is so important.

We discuss community over competition and how we can use this idea to create change in corporate settings, for women and for other marginalised groups.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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111: Having Compassion for Ourselves



This week we’re chatting about having compassion for yourself. We’re into February now and January was a struggle, perhaps you’re being hard on yourself, or maybe you’ve not been as successful with your new years’ resolutions and goals as you’d hoped. Whatever it is, it’s easy to be hard on yourself, the negative self-talk starts and then maybe you’ve got some internalised toxic positivity making you feel guilty. We want to emphasise the importance of showing yourself compassion in your day-to-day and coping with how you react and respond to challenging situations.

 

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on the importance of supporting others, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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110: Toxic Positivity



We’re big fans of cultivating a more positive outlook on life but sometimes things are just really hard and taking a “good vibes only” approach just isn’t right. The internet (and world generally) is full of people telling us to be grateful and more positive, especially at this time of year, but this week we’re discussing what happens when we’re too quick to dismiss someone’s pain with an attempt to focus on the bright side.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on showing yourself compassion, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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109: Career Advice We Wish We’d Known Sooner



In this week’s episode we’re discussing career advice we wish we’d known sooner, from being open-minded about future job prospects that might not exist yet to knowing that skills and knowledge will often become more valuable than any exam grades or university degrees. We also discuss the value of extra-curricular activities, portfolio careers, not burning bridges and not putting your job before your mental health.

We hope you find this episode useful!

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on toxic positivity, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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108: Dealing with Other People’s Opinions



In this week’s episode we’re discussing dealing with other people’s opinions and especially dealing with other people’s opinions of you.

It can be really hard to not get caught up about what other people think of you, whether that’s at work, with friends or especially when you’re meeting new people. We want to show that you’re not alone in worrying about things like this, plus we discuss how we can all get better at letting those worries go, being at peace with our own intent and our own personality by accepting that we can’t always be everyone’s cup of tea.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on career advice you wish someone had told you sooner, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
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107: How To Successfully Plan & Achieve Your Goals



It’s one thing to set yourself a new goal, it’s another to do it in a way that actually sets you up for success. In this episode we’re discussed the steps we take to make sure that we’re approaching our goals in a realistic and achievable way, and the tools, trackers and processes we use to keep us on track.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on other people’s opinions of you, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
helenabradbury.com / @helenabradbury

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106: Knowing When It’s Time for a Change



You definitely don’t need the start of a new year as a reason to make changes in your life, but since it’s our first episode of 2022, we wanted to discuss the importance of recognising when it might be time for a change, whether that’s a big change to a relationship or your career, or changing your habits like your workout regime or after-work routine. Recognising your discomfort or dissatisfaction is the important first step in making changes to your life and as scary as change may be, only you can make meaningful changes to your own life.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on successful goal setting, please get in touch on the contact details below:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
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105: Investing in Yourself



As we approach the new year, we don’t just want to talk about goal setting, instead we want to talk about investing in yourself and how those investments don’t have to just mean financial investments. We’re talking about anything from your personal or professional development to investing in your physical and mental wellbeing or perhaps deciding to take a hobby to the next level.

Investing in yourself is important for your own self-development and is also an aspect of self-trust and self-care. Join us for a chat about different ways you can invest in yourself and hear how we’re investing in ourselves and how our listeners are investing in themselves in 2022.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic in the new year, look out for our first topic announcement in the new year on our Instagram:

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
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104: Uncomfortable Conversations



No one enjoys them but sometimes having an uncomfortable conversation is essential. Whether it’s a family member’s comment over the holidays or a disagreement at work, there’s always a way to approach the situation in a constructive way. In this episode we’re sharing how to start one of these more awkward conversations, easy ways to enforce your own boundaries and when it’s best to just leave it.

We’d love to hear from you and if you’d like to contribute to our next topic on Investing In Yourself, please drop us a message on the details below (everything will be kept anonymous):

growthinprogresspod@gmail.com / @growthinprogresspod
charlottephoebe.com / @charlotte.phoebe
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