I’m Lisa and I’m a goal-setting and personal development mentor!
Besides, From Dream To Plan (my business), I also have a full-time job as a Marketing Manager in a world-leading company.
I love combining my corporate life and mentoring skills to help multi-passionate individuals set a plan that works for them and their schedule so they can achieve their dreams without overwhelm, one small win at a time.
More on my wellness journey
I was 22, working at my second full-time job in London and I was literally living the dream (at least my dream): having a job I loved, which I was passionate about, feeling appreciated, going on amazing work trips around Europe and just loving life.
Until… some restructuring happened which resulted in a change of management and so much more pressure to handle especially for the little experience I had at the time.
I had very few boundaries and felt like I had to say yes to everything.
As glamorous as the work trips sounded, they were very full-on and even more tiring because of the late nights and travel. After 3 months of this unsustainable rhythm and feeling myself getting very close to burnout, I made a promise to myself that from that moment I was making myself a priority instead of my job/career.
Wellness Q&A with Lisa
What does a healthy life-work balance look like to you?
More than how it looks, when I think of a healthy work-life balance I focus on how it feels and on how I want to feel.
Personally, a healthy work-life balance feels enjoyable and flexible and I’m prioritising what’s important to me with ease. It feels like I am in control of my schedule and time, managing to fully live my purpose through each of my passions.
Since I started focusing on how I want to feel instead of how it looks, I found it to be so much more achievable.
How do you make sure you are regularly prioritising your mental and physical well-being?
There are two pillars that I always make sure to prioritise when planning my week:
1. Mindset Work
No matter how long I’ve been working on my mindset and have been investing in myself, overwhelming mindset blocks still come up every now and then. This is why mindset work is number one on my list no matter what. It can look different every day but you bet I never skip it.
2. Working around my energy levels and scheduling activities that make me feel good
Something I totally underestimated in the past and would have skipped because I believed that I need to do whatever is needed from others first without taking into consideration my own needs. This is why energy management is a key element in the “goal setting and achieving framework” that I guide my mentees through. These activities are simple things like journaling (even just one page/prompt a day), sleep quality and offline/outdoors time.
How do you show yourself self-love and self-care? Are there any particular activities you indulge in and what inner work do you do?
I’d definitely consider my morning routine one of the main parts of my self-care.
Starting the day on my terms and prioritising activities that make me feel good is my daily way to take care of myself. I love having a “flexible routine” though, meaning that I have a series of activities that I’d love to do every day but realistically know that most of the time I can’t.
So, in periods when my schedule is pretty tight, I only do the activities that I’d benefit the most from in that period.
Some of these activities include journaling, yoga, re-writing my goals, reading and listening to a podcast while making breakfast.
Then there are other activities I do that I’d consider self-care but don’t necessarily do every day such as no-tech evenings, booking yearly doctor check-ups, etc.
What is your go-to productivity hack?
As a multi-passionate person, I have always been involved in different projects and activities. And in the past, it often ended up with me stressing over the fact I had a jam-packed calendar and couldn’t manage to reach the outcome I wanted in any project or activity.
What changed is realising that doing all of the things does not equal being productive.
Instead, doing less & saying more nos without guilt so I can dedicate the right energy + time to what I truly want = making the most of my time = having a successful outcome.
So my go-to productivity hack is instead of using my to-do list or calendar as an indicator of whether I’m making the most of my time or not, it’s about asking myself on a regular basis:
- Did I enjoy that or/and did it bring any benefits to me?
- Or, would I’ve been better off dedicating those hours to making meaningful progress on another project/task/action?
Sometimes it’s so much easier going for the “say yes to everything” option rather than asking ourselves “hold on a sec, will this actually be useful and/or will I enjoy it?”
“Doing all of the things does not equal being productive.”Lisa Tiranti | From Dream To Plan
What self-help or personal development book would you recommend and why?
Ohh, difficult one as I love so many!
Can I share two?
The first one is the first ever personal development book that my dad gave me when I was 21.
I kinda labelled it as the book that got me obsessed with personal development (and my dad!). It’s How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Canfield.
The second book is The Comparison Cure by Lucy Sheridan. I read this book this year and I wish I read it sooner! As the title says it’s all about techniques to stop comparing yourself to others but also in general how to change so many of your limiting beliefs.
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What would you say to your 21-year-old self?
Calm down a second and make sure you enjoy the journey!
You WILL achieve all you want to achieve but until you let go of wanting to feel in control of the timing everything will feel so much more difficult than what it actually is!
You are so much stronger than you think, you’re doing incredible things, make sure you fully enjoy them.
And lastly, what’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Oh, another difficult one!
It’s not really advice but a motto that a friend from University shared with me that I took on as kind of a motto I live by, “If there’s a will, there’s a way. Maybe it won’t happen in the exact way you think but if you really want it and work for it, it will happen.”
This motto gives me so much peace of mind and helps me detach myself from the actual outcome I want from a project/goal/situation and actually enjoy the process.
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