The Pressure To Do It All [PODCAST]

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“Let’s not think about buying into some dream of a future that may never come true but how can I scale what I’m doing or manage what I’m doing right now so that I am building in that intentional rest because I only have right now. I don’t have that future I just have right now.”

—  Annie Frisbie

Why do we feel the pressure to do it all? 

You hear the word hustle a lot in the entrepreneur space. 

But does the hustle actually help us as private practice lactation consultants?

In this episode, we’re talking about the messages about hustle we’re hearing from business gurus and on social media and whether they’re helpful for having a healthy and thriving private practice.

(Spoiler alert: we think naps might help us reach our goals, too.)

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • The internal pressure to do it all (4:11)
  • The curse of social media (11:38)
  • The importance of releasing what is no longer serving you (17:37)
  • What you can cultivate in your life to take some of the pressure off (20:43)

“You can’t do everything, there’s no way to do it all. When you do try to do it all, you’re going to be doing a whole bunch of things, but not really well.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources

  • Books mentioned: 

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

  • Podcast mentioned:

Duped: The Dark Side of Online Business


1:35 –  Clinical Complexities in Private Practice

4:12 – Cultural pressure

6:37 – When the American dream goes sideways

8:05 – Why rest is important

11:28 – The social media curse

15:30 – Redefining success

20:56 – Deciding where to put your energy

27:02 – Burnout

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit.

About the Author

Lactation Business Coaching

We're Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC. We share a passion for compassionate and professional lactation private practice and meeting our business goals while helping families reach their feeding goals. Each time we talk, we learn something new and we’re inspired to keep ongoing. We have regular podcasts and interactive Deeper Dives.

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