As human beings, are constantly focused on the doing, doing, doing, and Jeanette advises us that if we could just take a “power-pause” and listen more, we can gain a better understanding of what we need to accomplish our Great Work. 

Jeanette believes if we can listen more to ourselves, we can begin to understand what we need right now and truly begin to feel to engage in what Jeanette calls “mental listening”. We, as humans, are amazing, we are here to solve problems, and the things we worry about are the things we care about the most. 

If we can pause for a moment, and shift the “care for” to “care about”, we can understand that solving problems is not just about needing time off or time to get away, it’s about learning to “un-worry”. It is only then that we discover “self-care isn’t really about self…it’s about care.”

Jeanette’s concept that self-care isn’t about the self; it’s about creating a community that facilitates care was mind-blowing. 

Her approach is so scientific and logical that I can’t help but think that if companies, families, teams, and even individuals shifted their mindset in this way, we wouldn’t have such a widespread burnout epidemic. 

How many times have we been stymied by fear? 

By uncertainty? 

How about doubt? 

Jeanette Bronee says that these are the feelings that chip away at our wellness and resilience. 

Her tips for overcoming these “potholes” are practical and useful.

Join us as we discuss: 

02:25 Pause for a little bit and listen more!

04:27 How do we start self care in the workplace for us to do great work?

06:46 How can we respond with the right intent? 

08:00 What we care about is also what we worry about.

09:27 The FUD – Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

10:14 Solving the problem of burnout isn’t just about taking more time off, it’s about learning to unworry.

12:56 Shifting the “care for” to “care about”.

15:00 How do we help, how do we be of service? 

17:44 Good leaders listen with their heart, not just with their ears

18:58 Self care goes from “me care” to “we care”. 

22:54 How our relationship with our work, with the people in our workplace, and with the culture at work could affect our health and our relationship with ourselves.

26:06 We’re distracted by solving the wrong problem.

About the author

Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist and business coach who helps accidental entrepreneurs get more clients and have a bigger impact. She is the author of Great Work, the host of the Unleashing Your Great Work podcast, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.