Volume 71 – Conquer Your Sunday Scaries with This Unbelievable Solution

Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin your Sunday

Your Sunday Seven!

This week’s Sunday Seven is brought to you by Rusty Gaillard! His takeover comes after the release of one incredible episode of No More Mondays Podcast.

So, of course…


1. Listen to my Conversation with Rusty!

Here’s the link to this week’s episode of No More Mondays, here Rusty and I find a whole lot of common ground and shared perspectives on what it means to lead, gain career clarity, and design a life filled with purpose and satisfaction. 

And now for Rusty’s remaining six tips on how to improve your work week: 


 2. Plan your week

I’ve (Rusty) been told for years that it’s a good thing to plan my week… and I’ve resisted it for years. 

I finally started two months ago. 

My takeaway so far? 

It’s true. 

Planning works. 

It doesn’t mean overloading yourself, but to simply think about what will make it a good week, then schedule time to do it.

Start here —> when it’s Friday, what will have made this a good week?


3. Schedule Some Fun!

How many times do you wake up Monday morning and look forward to Friday afternoon? 

I decided I didn’t want to just survive my weeks and live for the weekend, so I’ve started planning fun during the week. 

What’s something fun you can do this week? It could be going for a walk, dinner out with your spouse, or 15 minutes with a good book. 

Bonus if you plan it every day instead of just once in the week.


4. Be Unreasonable

The problem most people face isn’t that they aim high and fail. The problem is they aim low and achieve it. 

Try stretching your imagination to think of something you really want, but that seems unreasonable to have. Expand your sense of what’s possible, and you’ll end up going even further than you ever expected. 

I (Angie)  love this particular tip from Rusty, go big! 


5. Take the “minimum viable action”

When I left a 14-year career at Apple to become a coach, many of my coworkers thought I was crazy. I left a stable job at a great company for uncertainty and the hard work of entrepreneurship. It didn’t feel crazy to me, but it sure felt risky. 

I was able to make the decision because I didn’t do it all at once. A series of small actions led me there, so when it was time to quit, it felt like the natural (but scary!) next step. 

–> What is the smallest action you can take that moves you towards your “unreasonable” goal? 

Can you do it this week?


6. Sit Down

One of the hardest assignments I ever got from a coach was to sit in a chair for 10 minutes and do nothing. No planning, no meditating, no mental work at all. Just sit. 

Join me this week for 10 minutes of nothing and see what it’s like.


7. Commit to becoming a better person (to realize more success)

I’m taking a year-long class at Stanford to become an ambassador of compassion. 

I’m taking some of my learnings and putting them into a 3-part workshop series on how to become a better person (and a better leader), and I’m going to share my findings to help you be more successful at work. 

Connect with me on LinkedIn to join the free workshop.

Details coming soon.www.LinkedIn.com/in/rustygaillard



Thanks, Rusty for an awesome contribution to Combatting the Sunday Scaries!


Here’s to a great week!

Your Friend and Coach,



Angie Callen, Founder

I created Career Benders to inspire confident professionals. In just three years, we have helped nearly 500 professionals navigate job searches, nail interviews, and find satisfaction in their careers. We’re here for you!

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