ML45 – Stop the Autopilot by Reigniting Your Purpose with Sheila Sutherland

Sheila Sutherland is the founder of Reignite Your Purpose and is on a mission to create a movement of inspired individuals who are re-connecting with who they really are by creating a solid foundation in their relationship with self. She is a fellow podcaster and a natural born teacher combining knowledge, experience and education.

Sheila Sutherland

Episode Summary: Stop the Autopilot by Reigniting Your Purpose with Sheila Sutherland

  • Hyper achiever making everyone feel ok
  • Killer whales- I need to be by the ocean
    • Studied: Marine biology
  • Nothing would stop my drive
  • Mentorship
    • We don’t often recognize the impact people have upon us
      • Unexpected
    • People are often watching/observing us as leaders
  • Reignite- at one time we were on fire, we have the world by the tail
    • I was that bulldozer
    • Along the line, life happens. We get knocked off course
    • Are we doing it to ourselves?
    • The messy middle happens (link to Messy Middle blog post)
  • Find out who YOU are. Not the role you play, but who you are at your core All people experience equal amounts of good luck and bad luck
  • We don’t have to carry the burdens of others- we have to let that go
  • The Clarity Path (Link to 10x Growth)
  • 5 step process to reignite your purpose
    • Step 1: The practice of gratitude
      • Three gratitudes at dinner
      • Gratitude journal
      • Dig deeper- don’t go with surface answers
      • The more gratitude you practice the more things show up to be grateful for
    • Step 2: The practice of positivity
      • Positive thinking isn’t enough
      • Action
      • Deal with what needs to be cleaned up
      • What is the difference between having a bad day and being pessimistic?
        • We all have bad days
      • Positivity is the process of continually moving forward
    • Step 3: The practice of self-compassion
      • Don’t take yourself so seriously
      • Journaling (link to Journaling blog post)
      • Kickboxing
      • We are so hard on ourselves
      • My brag wall- recognize and remember your achievements
    • Step 4: The Practice of Self Care
      • Diagnosed with PTSD and a stressed based illness
      • 7 pillars of self-care
        • Inner Factors
          • physical
          • spiritual
          • mental
          • emotional
        • Outer Factors
          • environment
          • social interactions
          • career
        • Come from a position of abundance
        • All your life in balance
      • Step 5: The practice of un-comfortability
        • The magic happens outside of the comfort zone
          • But it isn’t easy to act
          • Sometimes we need a push
          • You’ll never be “ready”- just act
          • Compliment people out of the blue
        • Find a way to up level your abilities
        • It takes a village to raise an adult- find a mentor

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Learning From Leaders: 

Current Book: Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown

Best Movie Ever: Inside Out

Leadership Superpower: Inspirational

Motivational Mantra: 

Leadership Trait to Pass to Next Generation:

Best Book Ever: White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another by Danielle LaPorte

Additional Items Mentioned

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins

Sheila’s Website

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My guest appearance on the Reignite Your Purpose Podcast

 

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