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NEW Atlanta is bullish on work/life balance

Friday, May 1, 2015  
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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"We talk to ourselves about 10,000 times a day," according to career expert Tricia Molloy. "Eighty percent of the time, it's negative."

The author of Working with Wisdom offered advice for reducing stress, improving work/life balance and achieving professional and personal goals to more than 200 NEW members at the NEW Atlanta spring learning event, April 23, 2015 at Fernbank Museum.

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Molloy began by addressing two giant dinosaurs in the museum's Great Hall, where the event took place. "Without the proper attention and intention, your goals can suffer the same fate," she cautioned, going on to detail her five CRAVE steps for minimizing fear and distraction while keeping goals and dreams alive:

  • Clean out the clutter. Maintaining order in your workspace — and among your obligations — minimizes distraction and stress.
  • Raise your energy. The importance of healthy eating and adequate rest is often overlooked.
  • Affirm success. Make statements to remind yourself of your potential.
  • Visualize. Picturing your goals will inspire ideas that support them.
  • Express thanks. Gratitude attracts more good things into your life and your work.

Attendees came away from the event with enhanced career perspective.

"I loved Tricia's presentation," said Merritt Henderson, director of human resources at Kroger Co. "It's wonderful when you attend an event that allows you to really focus and reflect on yourself and then gives you practical, usable strategies to share with everyone in your life. I appreciate how the Network of Executive Women finds programming that really speaks to an audience's needs on different levels."

Molloy encouraged the crowd to remember – and employ – a valuable affirmation for all busy professionals: "I have more than enough time and energy to get the important things done today.

"Keep your goals, wishes and dreams alive," she urged.

Organizations sending large groups to the event include Agnes Scott College, Altria, The Coca-Cola Company, Grant Thornton, The Home Depot, and The Kroger Co.

Keynote speaker and "Working with Wisdom" author Trish Molloy, Jeffery
Halter of YWomen, NEW Board member Dawn Kirk of The Coca-Cola Company
and Earl Suttle of Leadership Success connected at the NEW Atlanta event.

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