Are you trying to prove yourself through productivity? Are you addicted to being busy, somehow convinced that your worth is connected to how much you get done? What if you could tap into the natural rhythms that are already a part of you and achieve more—by doing less?
Kate Northrup is a creative entrepreneur and bestselling author dedicated to helping ambitious women ‘light up the world without burning themselves out in the process.’ Kate launched Origin Collective to support female entrepreneurs in managing their time and energy with grace, and she is the author of the new book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time Management for Busy Moms.
Today, Kate joins me to share her definition of doing less, explaining how we can achieve more meaningful results by tuning into the natural rhythms already happening in our bodies. She addresses how the world is designed around the 24-hour hormonal cycle of men and offers insight on applying the phases of the moon, the seasons or your body’s cycle to a given project by way of the Upward Cycle of Success. Kate also discusses the Egg Wisdom metaphor for feminine energy, the value in growing your receiving muscle, and she even mentioned yoga nidra (and the book Daring to Rest) as a great energy management tool. (Pompom shakes!). Listen in for Kate’s advice on applying the 80/20 Rule in your life and learn how to be your best self—by doing less!
Kate’s conscious decision to eliminate pressure with Do Less Experiments
How Kate defines doing less as aligning with our natural, cyclical rhythms
How Kate’s experience during her first pregnancy inspired Do Less
Kate’s theory on how we’re addicted to being busy to prove our worth
How the world is designed around the 24-hour hormonal cycle of men
The four genius phases of a woman’s 28-day hormonal cycle
How to get more done in less time with attention to your body’s energy
How the moon’s phases correspond with women’s cycles + the seasons
How the Upward Cycle of Success defines the four phases of any project
The Egg Wisdom metaphor for what feminine energy is in the world
Why receiving help is Kate’s favorite Do Less Experiment
Examples of how to apply the 80/20 Rule to your business/personal life
Kate’s intention to inspire women to be their best selves through Do Less
Connect with Kate