Do you know how amazing you are?
Your work matters and it creates profound ripple effects. Can you see them?
You have gifts and talents that amaze and inspire others. Do you know what they are?
It’s likely that people often tell you how you've made a difference or what special traits they admire in you. Are you able to truly hear and absorb what they say?
If you are like most people, you are probably too close to see what’s special about you and how what comes easily to you isn’t easy for everyone. When you aren’t able to see the impact of your work, you are at greater risk for compassion fatigue and burnout.
When you know your own value, beauty, and worth, you're able to make a greater difference for yourself and others.
If you'd like to gather together with other pet pros to discuss how you can broaden your perspective and become more aware of your own special magic, join our February community conversation!
About Community Conversations
- We gather for connection, understanding, and community.
- We believe in honest, real conversations.
- We respect confidentiality. What is discussed stays in our group.
- We know that each person is doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them in the moment.
- And we're always striving to give ourselves the same grace and compassion we extend to others. (Often this is the hardest work we'll ever do.)
Community conversations are low-key, casual discussions about topics that really matter.
Each community conversation is limited to 12 participants to ensure everyone has a chance to think about and share their own ideas and perspectives.
The real magic of community conversations comes from participating. Join us live! If you can't attend live, the recording will be available for 30 days.
Registration closes two hours before the conversation starts! Register now.
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How to turn down the buzzing in your brain and find some space to think
March 16, 2022, 8-9pm ET/5-6 pm PT
Oh, your busy brain. It buzzes all day—and night—long. You are constantly pelted with reminders of things you still need to do, things you’ve been meaning to do, and things you feel you “should” do (but you don’t want to).
You draft emails several times in your head before you ever hit send. You are drowning under #AllTheThings. There are just too many things on your mind, and it is exhausting.
So you tell yourself you’re going to take some downtime. Just a little to relax and unwind. But when the time comes, you can’t enjoy it. The voices in your head never seem to stop.
Imagine being able to hit the pause button, to find a little peace and quiet, and to get clear on what really matters to you and what’s just noise.
If you'd like to gather together with other pet pros to explore ways to settle your overactive brain and find strategies that help you find peace, join our March community conversation!
How to be kinder to yourself (and why it matters so much)
April 20, 2022, 8-9pm ET/5-6 pm PT
“So stupid. They probably think you’re an idiot. Why can’t you ever do anything right?”
Do you say things to yourself that you would never, ever, say to someone else? Do you judge yourself more harshly than you do others?
Why? What stops you from extending the same grace and compassion to yourself that you give everyone else?
Many people believe they need to be tough on themselves to ensure they do good work, but studies show the reverse is true. People with high levels of self-compassion are more productive, more efficient, more cooperative, and more creative.
What would be different if you learned to be as kind to yourself as you are to others?
If you’d like to gather with other pet pros to explore the benefits of self-compassion and ease your barriers to it, join our April community conversation.
Why it's okay that you don't know all the answers
May 18, 2022, 8-9pm ET/5-6 pm PT
Do you feel like you are supposed to know the answer to any question a client or colleague asks? Does your sense of competence and professionalism experience a prickle of fear when you realize that you don’t know?
Are you continually registering for yet another course, program, or conference to keep filling those holes in your knowledge base?
What would be enough? How much do you need to know to feel confident, competent, and professional? How can you measure it? How will you know?
It’s okay to not know everything. In fact, it is inevitable that you will not know everything.
There is no finish line for learning. There will never be a day when you are given a plaque and decreed fully educated on all important topics.
Far more important than having ready answers to all the questions that come up is having a good understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses and feeling comfortable reaching out to your trusted resources (mentors, colleagues, courses, websites, books) when you’d like some support and additional knowledge.
If you’d like to gather with other pet pros to talk about how to create inner guideposts for owning what you do know (it's a lot!) and also feeling comfortable saying, “Hmm, I’m not sure. Let me think about that and I’ll get back to you” in response to a new question, join our May community conversation..