MaximizingU with Celina Caesar-Chavannes
If you always keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle, you will never feel the full rush of the ride called life. You need to take some risks.
Because at the intersection of all your strengths and flaws, beauty and vulnerability, brilliant moments and massive screw ups, you find that which makes you, authentically you.
How do you find the real you? How do you make being unapologetically, authentic work?
Let’s take that journey together.
COURSE MODULE OUTLINE
Module 1: Butterflies & Fear – Don’t shy away and don’t let it control you. Use the fear, stress and adrenalin for good. Those butterflies in your stomach are a sign that you are about to embark on something courageous. Go for it and use that energy to get the job done.
Objective: Tackling our fear and leveraging it for good.
Module 2: Worth It & Deserve It – If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Asking for help can be hard especially when your pride gets in the way. However, it is only in asking that you can receive. Ask. You deserve it.
Objective: Overcome imposter syndrome and create a plan to get what you want.
Module 3: Ms. Take – Let me introduce you to the best teacher I ever had. She is your teacher too. Did you just take her gifts of guilt and shame or did you learn from her.
Objective: Learn how to deal with difficult situations, by developing the skills and strategies to avoid future pitfalls or dampen the negative impact.
Module 4: The Universe is Unfolding – Time to shift and smell the roses. Drop the plan. Remove the blinders and see the life around you. Start to live. Start to love.
Objective: Learn how to be still. Be present.
Module 5: Grateful & Expectations – To whom much is given, much is expected. Be grateful for the millions of moments that happened, since the beginning of the universe, for you to be here in this moment. Now pay those moments forward and give back.
Objective: Understand the power in gratitude and giving back.
Module 6: Hard Work & Value – Time to roll up your sleeves and not be afraid to get dirty. Living your fullest and best life is hard and may require some sacrifice in order to build resilience. Hard work is as much a mental exercise, as it is a physical one. Get your head in the game.
Objective: Strategies to build resilience, understand reality and figure out what you do best.
Module 7: Swallow your pride – Not because you like the taste of bad medicine, but because you know that you must swallow it to get better. So go ahead and take a gulp.
Objective: Strategies to create circles of influence to help you get what you need.
Module 8: Growth & Doubt – Get uncomfortable, step outside your comfort zone, stretch yourself and grow. Undoubtedly, this growth with create doubt. Let’s learn how to make good judgements for You, Inc.
Objective: Start to cultivate your village and Board of Directors for You, Inc. You will need these people when doubt starts to creep in.
Module 9: Playful You – If Superman can take the cape off every now and again and not save the world, why can’t we? Being everything to everyone and saving the world all the time is not a sustainable way to live. In fact, it may be the most effective way to get sick. Take off the cape and relax. You do not have to win every race or conquer every mountain. Take some time to play.
Objective: Learn how to prioritize self-care.
Module 10: Go Big or Go Home – When I die, I want my headstone to read: “The only thing she had left to do was die.” Living life to the fullest requires intentional commitment to taking some risks. It also means letting go of your ego. Don’t fall into the trap. A big ego fills your head, and a full head is closed for learning.
Objective: Develop the 30 second elevator pitch for You, Inc. without the filter and facade.
Module 11: Rushing Fools – Why don’t we outsource our problems the way we outsource other challenges in our lives? Just think about it. If your toilet starts leaking, unless you are a plumber, you pick up the phone or Google a local plumber and have them come in to assist. We spend so much of our time rushing around, doing tasks we are not capable of doing. Time stop overthinking and procrastinating, and start doing. Objective: Learn how to prioritize and outsource tasks to help achieve your goals.
Module 12: Dollars & Sense – Never take the first offer. How do you know not to take the offer, if you do not know what you are worth? Let’s take some time to conduct a valuation of You, Inc.
Objective: Understanding how to place value on everything your put your time, energy, love or resource into.
Module 13: Authenticity and DEI – Does authenticity work in a world that is desperately trying to hold on to the status quo? Well, we can only find out once we stop trying to blend in, and start living out loud.
Objective: Create steps to start creating equity, and a positive environment, within your own sphere of influence.
Mark your calendar for the following one-hour discussions with Celina
- Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m.
- Saturday March 20 at 11 a.m.