How to Get Unstuck and Why You’re Not Really Lost



How to Get Unstuck and Why You’re Not Really Lost


Why You've Got to Listen to This Episode...

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Maxie McCoy, author of You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way. Maxie is on a mission to help women believe in themselves and break out of the mold they were never meant to fit in the first place. We’re going to discuss the specific steps you can take to get unstuck, why your past success is the best predictor of your future success, and why you should be more focused on the direction than the destination.

Moments You Don't Want to Miss

  • [07:10] Listen as Maxie breaks down the steps for deconstructing when you are feeling lost, stuck, or you’re just playing small
  • [15:30] Hear about the moment she realized she needed to break the mold in her own career
  • [21:43] Why Maxie believes investing in yourself is a game-changer and how she almost missed her chance to become an author
  • [26:30] How Maxie learned first-hand how that next big goal can be a bit of an evaporating horizon line
  • [31:30] Why all the years you’ve invested in building a career are NOT a waste if you’re ready for a change
  • [47:46] Chelsea’s Top Takeaways
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Key Takeaways to Help You Get Unstuck and Find Your Own Way

As always, we’ve rounded up our top three takeaways to summarize what we believe are the core points to remember from Maxie

1 - Not Knowing is Part of the Journey

We’re going to go through different phases in our lives where we just don’t get to know where we’re headed or what the perfect, right choice is. We can’t make a big decision once and then expect life to never change.

Honestly, I think that’s a good thing. Life would be pretty static and boring otherwise.

But like Maxie said, while these moments of not knowing are frustrating and anxiety inducing and scary as hell, they are what lead up to beautiful, better things. The uncertainty comes from growth and change.

Don’t rush through the uncomfortable feelings, lean into them and look for the changes you can make not to get “back to normal” but to get to somewhere better.

2 - You’re Going to Make Mistakes—Lots of Them

It’s just part of the game—of the trial and error—to figuring ourselves out.

Don’t just say you’re open to making mistakes. Commit to making them. Know that if you’re trying and growing and taking risks, that making some mistakes is a sign that you’re out there doing the work, doing the hard things.

3 - You Can’t Know the End Destination, But You Can Start Taking Small Steps

As Maxie said, ask yourself when you have felt most proud? When do you feel most energized and fulfilled? Then make space for those things in your calendar and in your life – and protect them.

Links & Resources Mentioned

Connect with Maxie

Maxie McCoy is a facilitator of women’s stories. She’s the author of You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way, which Refinery29 has called one of the top career books for women. Committed to the global rise of women, Maxie specializes in creating meaningful content and programming experiences for The Riveter. She’s also the host and executive producer of the live-audience show WOMAN ON. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, TheSkimm, Forbes, Fortune, INC, Bustle, Business Insider, MyDomaine, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Billboard, CNN and many more as an expert in women’s leadership.

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