Going From Overwhelmed to Purposeful & Happy
  • July 3, 2024
  • GSD Creative

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Life can feel like a never-ending rollercoaster, especially when you're juggling unexpected changes like a new job, a new baby, or just the daily grind of getting shit done. If you need a recharge and a reset from feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, today’s podcast episode of GSD Diaries is for you!

Let me share a quick story… Ever vented to someone who just doesn’t get it? They mean well but end up making you feel worse. It’s frustrating, right? A therapist once told me that if someone hasn’t walked in your shoes, they can’t truly understand your pain. It was a lightbulb moment for me. It’s all about perspective.

🤔 Think back to the last time you felt heartbroken over something. Recently, my dog of 15 years passed away. People said, “remember the happy memories” or “you gave her a great life.” Sweet and true, but coming home to an empty house with no bark to greet me? It’s crushing. 🐶 If you don’t have a dog, you might not feel this pain, and that’s okay. But if you do, you know how deep that loss goes. Unexpected life events like this can turn your world upside down in an instant. 💔 I know what it’s like to be heartbroken.

So when your real estate agent asks, “why are you moving?” and you burst into tears, you have to give them context. First, ask if they have a dog. If not, saying you’re moving because your dog died may sound ridiculous to them. It’s all about perspective, and knowing what questions to ask and when to ask them.

If the pressure of daily demands makes you want to scream 😱 when someone says, “It will be okay,” this episode is your lifeline! Deborah Vahle, a mother of five and Nashville’s leading Short-Term Real Estate expert, shares her raw, real-life experiences. From losing businesses in a horrific tornado (with Jack White helping out!) to marrying her partner after nearly two decades together, Deborah’s story is full of lessons on resilience and balance that can help you through whatever you’re facing. And she is my real estate agent!

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Key Topics

✨ Finding Balance
Raising five children while running a business is no small feat. Deborah shares the importance of self-care and not feeling guilty about it. She realized it’s okay to take time for herself, even on a Tuesday afternoon when everyone else is working! This shift in mindset highlights the need to prioritize personal wellness to be effective in both personal and professional roles.

🚀 Lessons in Adaptability
The story of visiting a shoe carnival and the vivid memory of buying shoes with her mom is a testament to the power of perspective (her mom went to college after 40!) This simple experience taught her that change is possible at any age and that you can always strive for something better. It's a reminder that our past shapes our future, but it doesn't define it.

👷‍♀️ Building a Solid Foundation
Whether it’s building a home, growing a business, or personal development, a strong foundation is essential. Think of it like planning a wedding or event: the day is flawless because of all the meticulous preparation. Social media works the same way. Without detailed planning and a clear foundation, engagement falls flat. It’s like showing up to an event with no preparation—can you even imagine?

🥲 Emotional Resilience
Dealing with stress and emotional challenges is part of the journey, that’s the polite way to say it. But when you’re lying in bed at night, unable to sleep because you're an emotional wreck, Deborah offers takeaways that may help you find peace. She emphasizes that it's okay to acknowledge when things aren’t okay and to seek help when needed. But is it really that easy?

🫶 Authenticity and Connection
In a world where social media often portrays a polished version of reality, Deborah highlights the importance of authenticity. Being true to oneself and showing vulnerability can create deeper connections with others. I’ve learned this firsthand by bursting into tears—yes, even on social media. It’s real life. Instead of always showing the “perfect” and “everything's great” side, we share the real stories.

🔗 Be part of making an impact by sharing this episode of GSD Diaries with just one person. 🫶 Here, we dive deep into the lives of those who lead with wellness, purpose, and meaning. This is a must-listen for wedding and event planners, travel agents, and anyone in the GSD (Get Shit Done) Community looking to elevate their lives and careers. My hope is that this episode helps you feel less overwhelmed, reminding you that finding balance is a true journey. As you navigate the challenges and opportunities in day to day life, remember to prioritize your well-being and lead with purpose and meaning (as much as you can, and you will find yourself making changes left and right! Just wait!) Thank you for being a part of the GSD community! Together, we can make a meaningful impact in the hospitality industry and beyond. All you have to do is take the first step. Let's move together! 💃

👋 Connect with Deborah over on her Insta @deborah_vahle_

We'd love to hear your top takeaway from this episode! Mine was the importance of prioritizing wellness and balance in everyday life rather than work, work, work, crash and burn! Share your experiences on Insta @angelaproffitt or email us your experience shares at:

At GSD Creative, we specialize in training marketing teams on User-Generated Content (UGC) creation and offer comprehensive content services, including capturing content for special events, travel events, and wellness brands and resorts. We integrate consistent content creation into your overall marketing plan with podcasts, blogs, campaigns, and consulting, emphasizing short-form videos for maximum impact. With over two decades of experience in curating luxury events and a background in psychology, we excel at customizing and strategizing user experiences and messaging from start to finish.

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