Marni Wandner Ashby
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Today's guest, Marni Wandner Ashby, incorporates the Chinese Five Element System to coach people out of burnout. Of course, Tom couldn't wait to nerd out with someone other than Matt on a topic.  Marni has an amazing take on incorporating this system into your lives.  Who knew a 3000-year-old system would still be relevant today?  Well...Tom, every other East Asian practitioners worldwide, millions of patients....anyway this modern evolution can help you too!

Today’s guest, Marni Wandner Ashby, incorporates the Chinese Five Element System to coach people out of burnout. Of course, Tom couldn’t wait to nerd out with someone other than Matt on a topic.  Marni has an amazing take on incorporating this system into your lives.  Who knew a 3000-year-old system would still be relevant today?  Well, Tom, every other East Asian practitioners worldwide, millions of patients….anyway this modern evolution can help you too!

Summary

The conversation explores the topic of burnout among creative professionals, particularly in the music industry. The guest, Marni Wander, a health and performance coach, discusses the challenges faced by creative professionals, such as perfectionism, overthinking, and high-pressure environments. She emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and finding a balance between pushing oneself and taking care of one’s well-being. Marni introduces the concept of the Chinese five elements and explains how she uses an assessment to identify individuals’ primary and lowest elements. This assessment helps her tailor her coaching approach and guide clients in building resilience and overcoming limitations. In this conversation, Marni Wandner, an East Asian medicine practitioner, discusses the practical application of the Five Elements theory in supporting individuals’ overall well-being. She explains how the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) can be used to understand and address imbalances in different aspects of a person’s life. Marni emphasizes the importance of individualized approaches and consistency in creating sustainable changes. She also highlights the need to adapt ancient practices to fit modern lifestyles and the importance of supporting and nurturing one’s natural tendencies.

Keywords

burnout, creative professionals, music industry, perfectionism, overthinking, high-pressure environments, self-awareness, balance, Chinese five elements, assessment, coaching, resilience, limitations, Five Elements theory, East Asian medicine, well-being, imbalances, individualized approaches, consistency, sustainable changes, ancient practices, modern lifestyles, natural tendencies

Takeaways

  • Burnout is a common issue among creative professionals, who often face high-pressure and unpredictable environments.
  • Self-awareness is crucial in recognizing the signs of burnout and taking steps to prevent it.
  • The Chinese five elements assessment can provide insights into an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, helping them develop strategies for self-improvement.
  • Finding a balance between pushing oneself and taking care of one’s well-being is essential for long-term success and fulfillment.
  • Coaching and support can play a significant role in helping creative professionals manage stress, build resilience, and overcome limitations. The Five Elements theory can be used to understand and address imbalances in different aspects of a person’s life.
  • Individualized approaches and consistency are key in creating sustainable changes.
  • Adapting ancient practices to fit modern lifestyles is important.
  • Supporting and nurturing one’s natural tendencies is crucial for overall well-being

 

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Apologies
01:49 Guest Introduction and Background
03:02 The Challenges Faced by Creative Professionals
06:01 The Unsustainability of High-Pressure Environments
09:14 Recognizing the Signs of Burnout
12:01 Using the Chinese Five Elements Assessment
20:00 The Importance of Finding Balance
23:15 Integrating the Chinese Five Elements into Coaching
24:27 Pragmatic Approaches to Overcoming Burnout
25:13 Introduction to the Five Elements theory
27:26 Challenges for creatives in implementing practices
29:41 Addressing imbalances in different aspects of life
33:15 The importance of honoring the history of East Asian medicine
36:09 Neuroplasticity exercises for building new pathways
42:44 Supporting and nurturing natural tendencies
48:59 Conclusion and contact information

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