Episode 169: Shannon Miles



I have been looking forward to putting today’s conversation in your ears for a long time. Shannon Miles joins me around the table. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Belay which is a staffing company serving businesses all over the US. 

When Shannon faced an all too common, yet emotional decision to stay home with her new baby or return to a fast-paced, demanding career (that she loved), she knew that there had to be a way to have both. Shannon shares her story and advice on how she didn’t take no for an option. We talk about her book titled “The Third Option” which is all about figuring out how to have both a career and family. We talk about what to do when you feel stuck and how to figure out that next step.

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Connect with Shannon:  Instagram // twitter // website

Takeaways From Our Conversation:

  • When you feel stuck, just take the next right step.

  • Sometimes you just need to create motion. It may not move you forward but there is something powerful that happens in our minds when we simply create motion. So, if you want a new job, momentum can be gained simply by inquiring about other opportunities. You may not take any of them, but there you elevate some the of the anxiety you feel simply by creating motion.

  • You don’t have to take no for an answer.

  • When you feel stuck, give yourself a deadline. Then take a step.

  • Talk to yourself, advice yourself, the way you’d talk to a friend.

Discussion Questions:

  • What did you dream about doing for work when you were a kid?

  • When you had kids, did you wrestle with the work or stay at home struggle? What did that look like for you?

  • Describe a time when you felt stuck. What helped you move forward?

  • What holds you back from taking a step forward?

  • In what ways, does a scarcity mentally affect how you see your world?

  • When it comes to making decisions, what helps you figure the next right step for you?

  • What lies do you tell yourself about yourself in regards to your dreams?

  • When is one thing you can do this week to apply what you’ve learned?

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