Freeing Yourself From the Performance/Achievement Trap – Remarkable Unfiltered Conversation with Connie Jones

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Connie Jones is a Remarkable Woman from Peachtree, Georgia. She owns Arise Counseling and Coaching and works with leaders and owners to help them discover their strengths and hone their natural gifts so that they are equipped and empowered to achieve their business objectives. Most importantly, she helps them own their success and pursuits in a way that is fulfilling and meaningful, and not burdensome or lost.

Connie shared great wisdom throughout our interview. I know we only scratched the surface of her insights and experience. But one of the first things she said that really made an impact me was that most of us are asking ourselves one of two questions: Am I enough? Am I too much?

Those questions stem from a comparison mentality, looking around at others and wondering how we measure up. We are searching for our value and allowing others to define it for us. It is often the reason we allow ourselves to be caught up in the performance/achievement trap. It’s never a fun place to be. We are always chasing something and feeling like we need to “do” more in order to “be” more. We cannot win. Really, we need to rest in our own identity. And then live a life of passion stemming from that authentic place.

Her one main success tip, quoted from Brene Brown, addresses this:


We talked about our own journeys as passionate women who sometimes feel like we are “too much.” We both have great vision and want to make a difference in the world around us. If we shrink back from any of that, we’ve learned that we are not happy. Connie says we are actually robbing the world of the gift that we have to offer because of who we are. There’s no other individual like us with a story quite like ours.

As Remarkable Women, let’s all own our own stories! Imagine what the world would be like if we committed to that boldly each and every day. I know it’s not always easy, but I’m sure it will lead to more happiness, freedom, and impact in our lives!

Connie is writing a new book this year, Warrior Arise – Live Boldly, Bravely, and Authentically You, so definitely keep an eye out for that.

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