#51: How to Help Others Flourish with Kelsey Buell

Kelsey Buell is an authentic and enthusiastic team builder. She is also an accomplished violinist and singer having performed in front of audiences as large as 20,000. She has given hundreds of presentations on preventing burnout, stress management, and leadership skills. As a former corporate recruiter, she conducted over 2,000 candidate interviews. And through her experience, she uncovered the fact that many people are disengaged in their jobs. This led to her strong passion for training and development. She sees the value in investing in yourself and your team. Kelseys goal is to help you discover ways to flourish in all areas of your life - both personally and professionally. She founded You Flourish Company as a way to invest deeply in those throughout her community of Fargo and beyond.

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Grow for it. Flourishing means growth, and while it may not always feel like it, growth is possible in any environment with the right mindset and behaviors.
  2. Make space. You want to be available for those around you, and you’re going to have a hard time doing that if your calendar is always jam packed. Open it up, and open yourself as a result.
  3. Cut the “should”. It’s too easy to convince ourselves that we ought to be doing more and more if we want to measure up. Better to ask ourselves whether an opportunity is inline with what we really want most.

From the Source

“One of the biggest challenges of the workplace today is that we move so fast that we don't have true opportunities and we don't truly take time to ask how each other is doing.”

“If you're always in a hurry and you don't have time to truly pause and connect with people and ask them how they're doing, that might be a signal to you that you need to relook at your calendar and your priorities.”

“Although we love workshops and we love professional development, the magic isn't always in what we're delivering. The magic is just getting the people who are attending to set time on their calendar to get together, connect, reflect, and then ultimately grow.”

“I think a lot of times burnout comes from not having a chance to pause and reset a little bit. And I think what we're trying to do is give teams an opportunity to pause, reflect, and think about ‘How can I alleviate, even if it's just a little bit of stress?’”

“We need time to calm our minds down because oftentimes the things that are coming at us outpace our ability to really process them.”

“That accountability is so valuable too, when it comes to taking care of yourself. because I don't think as humans, we're naturally wired to do it on our own because we have that ingrained need to serve and to help others and to be successful and all these things.”

“We're in this gray area of all the things that we feel we should be doing. And then it just weighs us down so much the more and more we live in that space.”

“No matter what job you're in, you're always on that track to burnout. So it's up to you to find ways to constantly be reinvigorating your passion for your job.”

Connect with Kelsey

Website: http://www.youflourish.co

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-joy-buell-94998774/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youflourishco