By harnessing the power of the small stuff, we can make it through the big stuff. When facing a big change, the simple weekly TWEAK IT practice restores a sense of control in what can feel like overwhelming chaos.
That was the advice I shared when I recently appeared on the TODAY Show with career coach, Maggie Mistal. Two years ago, I helped Maggie deal with the early, unexpected arrival of her son, Mercer, when she was only 27 weeks pregnant and on vacation in Miami.
Suddenly, Maggie and her husband, Craig, found themselves in an unfamiliar city, trying to take care of their fragile new son, work, find a place to live and take care of themselves.
They had to become their own advocates, and focus on the small, everyday victories–or “tweaks” that created the foundation of everyday well-being and order they needed. And, thankfully, today Mercer is a happy, healthy, thriving two-year old.
Watch the segment to hear Maggie’s inspiring story and to learn the four tips for “tweaking” your way through a big change and beyond.
(Fun bonus: Around 1:46 minutes you can see my husband outside the TODAY show window in the bushes!)