The Intentional Advantage

The Intentional Advantage

The Intentional Advantage is the podcast for high-achieving women who are ready to step into intentional leadership at work and in their personal life. If you are a woman who has spent your life chasing busy, overwhelmed by everything you need to do.… if you know you’ve accomplished a lot but still secretly feel unqualified…if you have felt defined by overachieving, over perfecting and are just plain over it, this is the podcast for you. In each episode, Purposeful Productivity expert Tanya Dalton shares actionable strategies and tactics to help you reclaim your time, reignite your purpose, and restore harmony in your life. Tanya is an international best-selling author, speaker and 7-figure entrepreneur who can help you overcome your limiting beliefs, reduce your anxiety and boost your self-confidence. After all, you were made for an extraordinary life. Want more time freedom? Join Tanya’s free challenge at TanyaDalton.com/take5

Episodes

November 22, 2022 41 min

What is normal? And why are we obsessed with being normal? Today's guest, Niro Feliciano would argue that "normal" often means overscheduling yourself, being exhausted and overwhelmed, spending too much time on your phone. Normal isn't necessarily healthy.

In this episode we are going to unpack the difference between happiness and contentment; we'll understand how pressure and stress can pack our to-do list full...

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We often think that we need to find meaning outside of our work. But if we are spending the majority of our day either working for or running a company, doesn't it make sense to connect our purpose with the work we do? Burnout is a very real, very pervasive feeling in our workforce today.

In today's episode I share that burnout isn't caused by overwork, it's caused by not finding meaning in your work. We'll talk...

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October 25, 2022 32 min

Many people use a to-do list to help make them more productive, but your to-do list is actually sabotaging your success. In today's show we'll talk about why the productivity tool most people use is not effective and how with just a few simple strategies, we can make it our most productive tool. I'll share tips and a framework for how to figure out what's important on your task list as well as a system to organize y...

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Today’s episode will leave you feeling motivated and excited about moving forward… even if you don’t have the perfect plan in place. Ellen Marie Bennett is on the show today sharing her journey and how she uses her purpose as a guide even when she feels unsure about next steps. She shares her inspirational story of how, through the many twists and turns of life, she has grown a multi-million dollar company while starting at a $10 a...

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September 27, 2022 32 min

How do you start with the end in mind, if you don't know what the end is? We know that if we want to be strategic and we want productivity with purpose, we have to have a vision. But what if you feel uncertain about what you want?

In today's podcast episode, I share tips and strategies for creating a vision statement, aligning goals to your values, and having productivity with purpose.

 

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September 13, 2022 30 min

Productivity isn't about doing more; it's doing what's most important. That has been my key catchphrase for years... but how we do figure out what's most important? And what really influences and affects your productivity? In today's show, we launch our season of Purposeful Productivity, with an activity to help you figure out what's most important, we talk about how your beliefs, boundaries and behaviors ea...

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August 30, 2022 40 min

Money is one of those topics that people tend to shy away from, but once we make finances easy, we take back our power. In today’s show we’re talking about strategies and systems to make saving money simple and painless. We discuss how to organize and streamline paying bills, paperwork, and expenses. We also dive into the steps to create a system to streamline savings while getting rid of debt. Using the steps to organize your fina...

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We all have big goals and dreams, but they often get pushed aside in the pursuit of productivity. We say we don’t have time or that we’ll go after them Someday. But if we wait until all of our tasks are done to sit down and enjoy what’s most important, that time will never come—there’s always some sort of urgent work to be done.

In today’s episode we’ll talk about the 3 reasons you might be holding back on your goals and I’ll share...

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We often get caught up in trying to fight time - to squeeze every last drop out of whatever time or season we’re in… but it’s not about managing our time—it’s savoring the moments. In today’s show I’m sharing one of my favorite productivity tips: using traditions to help streamline your days while making them memorable. We dive how to set up rituals by using habit stacking, why routines don’t have to be boring and we’ll give some t...

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For most people, Friday is the least productive day of the week. Most offices notice a 35% dip in productivity. With a few strategies you can eliminate end-of-the-week burnout and actually make Fridays your most successful and rewarding day of the week.

In this episode I talk about setting boundaries, how to pace your week, why most people struggle with the 5 day workweek and I’ll share five ways you can use Friday so it feels like...

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Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Or that it is easier or less stressful just skipping the vacation days? Taking care of yourself and finding time for vacation is one of the keys to achieving a higher sense of happiness and avoiding burnout. On today’s show, I’m sharing why vacations are essential to being happier and why they actually increase your productivity.  I’ll share 5 tips for how to get ready for vaca...

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June 21, 2022 29 min

What would you believe if you woke up tomorrow with no memory of the past? If you could do or be anything, what would you choose? Today’s episode closes out our season of Reclaiming Your Power; we talk about embracing failure, letting go of the perfect plan, shifting into new identities and creating a laboratory mentality when it comes to testing out our boundaries. I also share a recent story (that I’ve never shared before) about ...

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What are you working for? While, yes, it’s true, we work for a paycheck, our jobs are simply a vehicle for the life we want. Getting in the right money mindset is crucial for shifting how we look at the work we are doing and the life we are creating. On today’s show, I have Grant Sabatier, an expert on achieving financial freedom. In this episode we are diving deep into your relationship with money and how you define success. You m...

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May 24, 2022 42 min

We hear that word intuition and we think it’s woo woo, but the truth is: we all have intuition. We all have the ability to tap into our own deep inner knowing and choose to trust ourselves instead of looking for validation externally. Many people dismiss that quiet voice in their heads and dismiss it because it’s not “logical” even though we hear successful leaders and CEOs talk about gut feelings or trusting their instincts. In to...

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In the 5 years I’ve been hosting this podcast, this is the first time I’ve tackled this topic and, funny enough, it’s one of my most asked questions: “How do you make time for sex?” “How often should I be having sex?” “How can I have sex when I’m so tired?” versions of those pop up on every single survey I’ve ever sent my listeners. So today, we are tackling those questions and more in one of my most open and frank interviews. Dr. ...

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Do you ever feel a nagging sense of dissatisfaction, even when you’ve accomplished big things? Guilt, shame and hidden trauma can keep us from pleasure –whether it’s luxuriating in our free time, enjoying every bite of a delicious meal with or prioritizing pleasure in our sex life.

On today’s show, Dr. Valerie Rein helps us understand why we feel bad about experiencing pleasure, how society has conditioned us to not trust other wom...

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April 12, 2022 31 min

How often do you use the word “should” when thinking about your day? I should be doing this or I should stop doing that. Who decided what you should or should not do? Often we don’t ask that question - we just assume that we should just live up to expectations without wondering who set those expectations in the first place. Today’s episode will help you question the rule makers (also known as the patriarchy) and live life by rules ...

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March 29, 2022 43 min

How can anyone authentically love you if you don’t allow them to see you? That’s the question posed by today’s guest, Terri Cole. Boundaries are our own personal rules of engagement and they allow us to live our lives to the fullest because they allow you to be seen: your wants, desires and needs. The real you–the you that deserves a place in this world. In today’s show, we do a short assessment to help you see which of the 5 areas...

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Do you ever notice that certain people communicate in a way that gets them better results—raises at work, relationships, or new friends? You can learn how to do that! Jennifer Russell, executive coach, is here to talk about the importance of your ability to hold charisma and inspire people, and how claim your power. We all lead with different energy when we communicate, but she has discovered four faces of powerful communication th...

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We often feel frustrated with our interactions with other people especially if we feel like they don’t respect our time or the way we work. It can be easy to end up feeling like we have no control over our calendar or inbox. In today’s episode I’m sharing a Q+A session with Rachel who is struggling to feel like she has ownership over her time and activities. You’ll hear how we discuss establishing strong boundaries, how we can ...

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