Getting Comfortable Outside Your Comfort Zone

Kimberly Hayes de Muga on Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone #grantchat

This week on #GrantChat Kimberly Hays deMuga, GPC is joining us to discuss how to reduce stress while getting comfortable outside your comfort zone.

Kimberly helps inspire positive changes through connecting people who want to make a difference. As the Development Director at the Frazer Center in Atlanta, she works with donors, volunteers and program staff to fund an early childhood education program that includes children with disabilities and job training/supported employment activities for adults with disabilities. Her 20 years of fundraising experience includes raising more than $30 million for everything from mobile food pantries to interfaith children’s camps to equipment for the largest pediatric hospital in the Southeast. Kimberly is the co-author of Preparing for the GPC Exam: Earn Your Grant Professional Certified Credential. She is a popular speaker at national and regional conferences of the Grant Professionals Association. She is past Board Chair of the Grant Professionals Foundation and a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.  She loves tea and books and lifting heavy things.

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(12:09) Q1: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst, how much stress are you under right now? (GIFs gratefully accepted) #grantchat

Q2: In another highly scientific survey, how satisfied are you with your current job with 1 = outta here to 10 = dream job? (GIFs also acceptable here) #grantchat

Q3: What do you do now to relieve stress? #nojudgement #grantchat

Q4: Research finds learning new skills can decrease stress/improve quality of life.  What new things have you learned lately? #grantchat

Q5: What new work-related skills have you picked up in the past year–that you actually enjoy 🙂? #grantchat

Q6: Since learning new skills could help manage stress and/or grow your career, how would you make time for it? #grantchat

Q7: What is a work-related skill that you’d like to try this year that makes you a little nervous? #grantchat

Q8: Dr. Blackburn’s TED Talk summarizes benefits of learning to aging. Do you have sources to share? #grantchat

Q9: How could a webinar or GPA conference session help you get comfortable outside your comfort zone? #grantchat

Q10: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few–Suzuki Roshi  Agree/Disagree? #grantchat

We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guests: Kimberly Hays deMuga, GPC @KHaysdeMuga 

Sponsor: Grant Professionals Association @GPANational 

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jomillergpc 

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

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