No Frills VA Podcast: Returning Kindness to Yourself

In this episode, AVA Founder & CEO, Melissa Smith shares why the practice of gratitude is not enough unless you return kindness to yourself. 


In this week’s episode, Melissa shares:

0:43 – How returning kindness to yourself is part of the gratitude process;

1:37 – How VAs return kindness to others but not themselves;

2:25 – Areas where VAs can but usually don’t return kindness to themselves;

3:03 – How you can be kind to yourself even in failure;

5:22 – How you can be kind to yourself when you don’t hit your goal;

6:37 – Being kind to yourself when you’re afraid;

8:00 – Why your future self needs kindness;


How will you return kindness to yourself?


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