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Dec 11, 2018

Amanda O’Reilly is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder, President, and CEO of Balance InStyle, a full-service lifestyle management and concierge services company based in Ottawa, Canada. Additionally, she is a contributing author for the Huffington Post on topics related to thought leadership. She is passionate about helping others rediscover balance and happiness in their lives and careers.

Amanda joins me today to share her journey into entrepreneurship and what inspired her to create Balance InStyle. She shares how she empowers others to “surrender to the do of life” while embracing a way of just being. She also explains how your time and money relate to your overall happiness, why asking for help and outsourcing tasks is a sign of strength and humanity, and how your sense of self-value and self-worth relates to where you decide to focus your time and energy.

 

“Give yourself permission to just be happy.” - Amanda O’Reilly

 

 

Today on I’m a Millionaire...So Now What?:

  • Amanda’s journey into entrepreneurship and what inspired her to start her business.
  • How she helps empower others to “surrender to the do of life” and embrace the way of just being.
  • The balancing act between money, time, and happiness.
  • The difference between a man’s worth vs. a woman’s worth in today’s society.
  • Why women struggle to ask for help.
  • How having to-do lists can impact your ability to feel productive, accomplished, and happy.
  • How your self-worth and values impact how you decide to spend your time.
  • How asking for help can positively impact your mental health.
  • How she helps clients achieve balance and happiness in their lives and careers.
  • The most interesting task she has accomplished for her clients.

 

Amanda O’Reilly’s Fun Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:

  • Observe from men. If we’re looking from a productive standpoint and a worth standpoint, men know there is only so much they will do in one day.
  • Don’t harbor guilt.
  • Your worth is not connected to your do.

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. People think that having needs makes us needy, but it makes us human.
  2. We’re not supposed to be superwoman. If you have ten balls in the air, nine are in freefall, so unless you work for Cirque du Soleil, you’re setting yourself up for a world of unhappiness.
  3. A to-do list keeps you busy instead of creating a plan of action.
  4. To surrender and admit that you can’t do something on your own is a strength; it’s bold, it’s human.

 

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