Episode #155:

You're not Lazy, but here's who benefits when you think you are (and what to do about it)

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Episode #155: You're not lazy, but here's who benefits when you think you are (and what to do about it)


About the Episode:

In this episode, I dive into the “Laziness Lie." Using psychological insights and historical context to demonstrate how societal and cultural pressures have distorted our views on laziness and guilt.

What You Will Learn:

  • Origins and Impact of the "Laziness Lie": Understand where the misconception of laziness comes from, its historical roots, and its implications on personal and societal levels.
  • Psychological and Emotional Consequences: Explore how the belief in inherent laziness affects mental health, productivity, and self-esteem, particularly among high achievers and marginalized communities.
  • Strategies for Unlearning the Lie: Learn practical ways to reject the laziness label, trust your body’s needs, and redefine productivity in a healthier, more sustainable way.
  • Empowerment Through Awareness: Gain insights into how recognizing and confronting this lie can lead to generational healing and a more fulfilling life.


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This podcast is for all women, those that identify as leaders and those that don't, yet. You'll learn how to let go of guilt and self-doubt so you can show up with confidence everywhere you go. No more questioning if your idea is good enough to share, if it's worth it to speak up, or if you're a good enough leader. All that self-critical B.S. stops now. Listen in as masterful educator and Harvard grad physician, Dr. Vanessa Calderón, teaches you how to let go of the things standing in the way of your success as a leader. Get ready, this podcast will accelerate your personal and professional growth.


Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is a Harvard grad, ER physician, Life and Leadership coach, and a mother of 2. She's a first generation Latina and is dedicated to uplifting her community. She's the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education and coaching to support the personal and professional development of women at all stages of their lives and careers.


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