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

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February 20, 2024 36 mins

Is the life you're leading the one you've always dreamed of, or are you just ticking boxes on society's checklist? I know I was for far too long. After months of grappling with health challenges and facing the reality of burnout, I’m back with a new episode where we dive into the question, “Does your life spark joy?”In this week’s episode I talk about the power of my Radical Sabbatical and how it helped me to reassess, realign and ...

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What if I told you that you don't need to check off every item on your to-do list to have a successful day? In this week’s episode, we explore the power of slowing down and being fully present in the moment. From savoring meals to stepping back from work and assessing yourself, you'll learn how being intentional with your time can lead to greater satisfaction, happiness, and success. We discuss the idea of repacing, fi...

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We are often sold on comfort in today's society, but discomfort is actually necessary for achieving growth and success. I’ve got Dr. Nneka Unachukwu on the show to talk about becoming strategic in handling discomfort and understanding that every piece of pain has a purpose. We highlight the importance of getting unstuck by making choices and then taking action. We also address the challenges of looking within to confro...

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Are you living by rules and standards created by people long dead? It’s time for liberation and breaking free of the old models of work and life. Today I’ve got Ali Brown on the show who talks about the magic we experience when we let go of our old scorecards for success that no longer serve us, release ourselves from the tight constraints of what everyone else thinks and step into our own power no matter what age we a...

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May 16, 2023 3 mins

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Sometimes it can feel like a struggle to be heard. We feel like no one is truly listening or we get frustrated because it seems like no one understands our needs. But we need to ask ourselves: Are we communicating effectively? In today’s episode, I’ve got Kris Plachy joining me to explore the challenges and importance of asking for support, dealing with failure, and embracing feminine leadership qualities. We dive into...

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Do you feel like success is just a matter of luck? Think again. Being lucky is a choice… and it’s completely within your realm of control. I’ve got Laura Gassner Otting, author of Wonderhell, on the podcast and we’re talking about the science of making your own luck. We dive into choosing your identity, borrowing confidence, breaking through your limiting beliefs and making choices about what you wan...

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How can we lead with authenticity and empathy in both our personal and professional lives? In this episode, Patrice Washington and I delve into the importance of self-love and forgiveness, and how they can help us become better leaders. We discuss the toxic patterns we can fall into and how to recognize and remove ourselves from these relationships in our personal and professional lives. We examine the pitfalls of overconfidence an...

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Do you ever feel like you're just going through the motions, making decisions based on what you think you should do rather than what you really want? In this episode, I sit down with futurist Regan Robinson to discuss how to make better decisions that are grounded in your purpose and aspirations. Through the power of imagination, clarity of vision, and a willingness to let go of fear and ego, you can create new, creative possibilit...

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Cultivating relationship and leaning into friendship and support is one of the most productive things we can do in our lives.

In this episode, I’m joined by Erika Herridge, my best friend of 20 years, about how we have created strategies for staying close while living hundreds of miles apart. We also share an exercise that I use to manage my inner critic, we emphasize the importance of a village-like support system in life and even...

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February 28, 2023 38 mins

Take control of your life and don't let society dictate what you should do. In today's episode, we explore how we can take ownership of our lives despite society's expectations and other people's perceptions. We focus on how to let go of our past decisions--even ones that were self-destructive--and instead recognize and appreciate them them as coping mechanisms that help us move forward.

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February 14, 2023 32 mins

When we are constantly chasing success, it can be easy to lose sight of what's most important. Too often our identities get tied up with overachieving, which means we end up seeing our value and our worth through the tasks, projects and items checked off our to-do list. In today's episode we dive into why success can be a trap and how we break free to claim our own identity (on our own terms).

 

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January 31, 2023 30 mins

How does the word spiritual relate to productivity? If we agree that the definition of productivity is doing work that matters, then the two are completed linked to one another: it's tied to the habits you do each day; the way you look at time management; and even the words you choose to describe what work means to you. In today's episode we're going to tackle questions like: How do I find meaning in my life? and How do I stop feel...

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January 17, 2023 33 mins

Work life balance is the most Google searched productivity topic. We are constantly striving to achieve balance, when the truth is: We don't want a balanced life. The cost of greatness is commitment, which means sometimes leaning heavily into work and other times we need to lean more heavily into our personal lives. This consistent shifting, creates harmony (which translates into a lot more happiness than you'll ever find with bala...

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There's nothing magical about January 1. But somehow, there's always a lot of pressure that comes at the start of the new year. We start setting big goals and resolutions for the year, often to find that the fire has gone out before the month is even over. Stop setting New Years resolutions--they don't work. Let's choose to set up our year for success instead using habits and routines, creating systems that insure that we live with...

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December 20, 2022 31 mins

Customizing a productivity system to fit your life sounds like a lot of work, but it's actually much easier than you think. People often depend on productivity hacks and tricks in an attempt to be more productive, but often find that they just feel busy. That's because productivity needs to be personalized to fit what works (and what doesn't) for you. In today's episode I'll talk about why you need to let go of the limiting belief ...

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December 6, 2022 30 mins

Do you ever feel like you haven't gotten enough done...even though you were busy all day long? Busy and productive aren't the same thing, but we often confuse the two. In today's episode we'll talk about why we pack our day too full and overschedule their calendars. I'll share how we can learn about productivity from Star Wars (yes, it's true!) and some strategies and techniques to make sure you focus on your priorities instead of ...

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November 22, 2022 41 mins

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 of tasks that we do...

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November 8, 2022 35 mins

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 about the two disti...

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October 25, 2022 32 mins

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 your task list to...

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