“Your voice is the number one powerful tool that you have and you have to use it to speak up.” Maurisa Potts, Founder & CEO, Spotted MP, joins us for an open conversation about the importance of speaking up and some of the tools that can be used to combat most of the challenges that have come up due to the pandemic. Maurisa also touches on the significance of communication in mental fitness and how it has evolved in terms of mental fitness in her career.
1:46 Maurisa talks about some of the challenges that women face at the beginning of their careers or maintaining a seasoned career, especially during the pandemic
4:43 Maurisa talks about being equal in terms of gender and why the glass ceiling that prevents most women to be in more C suite levels needs to be broken
6:25 Maurisa talks about some of the tools that can be used to combat most of the challenges that have come up due to the pandemic
11:35 Maurisa talks about mental fitness, what it means and the four things or pillars that comes to mind when she hears the term
16:02Maurisa talks about financial health and well being and why it is okay to talk about finance and the future and being in control
18:33 Maurisa shares her experiences with the different generations in the workforce, how they can better communicate, learn to understand each other and support each other having different outlooks
23:44 Maurisa talks about the importance of up skilling your staff and training them rather than judging them and calling them old
27:30 Maurisa talks about the significance of communication in mental fitness and how it has evolved in terms of mental fitness in her career
31:04 Maurisa talks about how she promotes other women who fear to speak up and express themselves because they fear being judged
33:34 Maurisa also talks about mental wellness and what it means when she hears the term in her own words
37:08 Maurisa talks about the importance of saying no sometimes to things that don’t sit right with you and how saying no to some things opens up other opportunities
38:38 Maurisa talks about the resources that help her prepare for adversity mentally and that helps her flex her mental fitness muscle
41:33 Maurisa also shares advice that she always gives to people
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“46% of women said they were experiencing symptoms related to depression or anxiety by the end of 2020.”
“Alcohol also interrupts your sleep.”
“One of the things we all have in common is that we’re going to get old.”
“You live and learn.”
“Everyone still has a lot more gas in the tank to give.”
“People like to make fun of other people.”
“Our voice is so powerful and we have to use it to the best of our ability to communicate whatever we need to say.”
“Even if it’s difficult things, you have to communicate.”
“It’s important to understand where people are coming from or what their viewpoints are and sometimes they’ll agree to disagree.”
“Your voice is the number one powerful tool that you have and you have to use it to speak up.”
“Sometimes your voice will not be the favored one, but you have to stay true to whatever you believe in and stand your ground.”
“It’s okay to be the only one at a table and eat alone sometimes.”
“People don’t get what they want because they don’t ask for what they want.”
“If it doesn’t create fire in your belly, it doesn’t sit in your heart, or it causes that anxiety and stress and depression where you just get so anxious because you have to do this thing and really don’t care for it, say no.”
“Continue to work on feeding your present brain and sun-setting your worry brain.”