Get Carried Away
How to Say No and Stop Trying to Do It All
In today's episode of Get Carried Away, join Carrie Murray and Sarah Peck as they dive deep into how CEO-Moms fight the 'do-it-all' mindset. Because our culture rewards those who do so much of so many things, inefficiency due to burnout has become common. But that can be turned the other way around. As the CEO and founder of Startup Parent, Sarah explains how saying "no" becomes a superpower, why asking help gets you further, how she figured out how to do less of everything, and what women can expect from the Wise Women's Council this 2022.
In this episode you will learn:
· When not to make promises
· What the Wise Women's Council (WWC) is about
· Do it all < Do it with
· Advice is like a blanket
· Why you need to put yourself in a room with people like you
About Sarah Peck:
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Startup Parent, a company focused on telling the stories of women's leadership across family and work. She is the host of the Startup Parent Podcast, where she interviews entrepreneurs and business leaders about parenting, work, and family. The Wise Women's Council is a year-long leadership incubator run by Startup Parent for women & women who are navigating business alongside parenting.
Sarah is also a yoga teacher, is a 20-time NCAA All-American swimmer, and is an avid hiker. She successfully raised $32,398 for charity: water by swimming the "Escape from Alcatraz" in her birthday suit in 58-degree water.
Before founding her current company, Sarah worked as a writer, strategist, and communications specialist. She's spoken and taught workshops at Harvard, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, General Assembly, One Month, and more. Her work and writing have been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc, 99U, LifeHacker, and The Huffington Post.
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