This week’s podcast guest on Girlfriend, We Need To Talk!, Revenue Strategist Kadena Tate, knows how to inspire self-reflection. In fact, I found myself replaying our conversation repeatedly in my head for days.
Not only does she have a genuine desire to help women, but I was struck by how so much of what she had to say about business translated into everyday life. Take, for example, my biggest takeaway:
“If your name is in every box of your organizational chart, you don’t have a business; you have an exhaustive hobby that’s depleting every ounce of who you are.”
Man, did that hit home. A big old AHA! moment complete with wide-eyed expression and slack jaw. I’ve always been guilty of trying to do it all, organization or otherwise.
The problem, as Kadena sees it, is that we’re running ourselves ragged doing tasks that fall outside of our “zone of genius,” (my new favorite phrase). What we should be doing is leaving those hair pulling, scream-inducing details to people who actually enjoy them. Easier said than done in some cases, but not in all.
Could it be that by wanting complete control over everything, the only thing we’re really controlling is the demise of our own purpose? Hmm.
It’s just this kind of food for thought that Kadena whips up into a smorgasbord, and Lord knows I love to eat.
You can listen to this outstanding woman rock her own zone of genius on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or by clicking here.
Kadena’s goal is “To live in a world where every woman knows how to monetize and productize her wisdom.” Visit her website to see how it’s done and learn more.