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As a life and business coach, I have the unique ability to help working mothers align their career to meet their life goals, in order to create a balanced life.This podcast focuses on topics related to balancing the chaos between work and home.

Latest Episodes

Episode 54 - Are You In Survival Mode?

My heart has been heavy for those in the path of Laura. Earlier this week, I was anticipating Laura heading our way, and it took me back to previous storms we have gone through as a family, most recently being Harvey. Of course, I was happy Harvey didn't come towards us, but I can't say that I am happy that it moved towards others. These storms can be terrifying. We have no control over what is going to happen. We can prepare to improve our survival and potential damage, but we cannot control the storm itself.It actually makes me think of "storms" we experience in life. Those dark times that seem endless, terrifying and out of our control. The thing is, just as with physical storms, we do have control over some aspects of these moments as well.Let's look at our current situation - many of us are faced with daily challenges right now. We can't properly plan for the future, we have to wear an uncomfortable mask everywhere we go and our children are dealing with an extremely different school situation this year.No matter your stance on the current situation, we can all agree that none of this is ideal. None of this is the way we want to live our lives. Many are probably saying 'once this is all over then I will do XYZ'. Some are probably thinking this will never end. Some think it will end when a vaccine is out. Some are angry at the mention of a vaccine. Oh and then there is the upcoming election. That's a happy topic, right?There are three things getting me through this storm. Prayer. I have certainly had to increase my prayer time and maybe that's by design. We know that God will allow things to happen so that we lean on Him. My faith has grown through other storms and this storm is no different.Friends and Family. Know who you can reach out to right now when you need a pick me up, or even a quick vent session. Also, be mindful that they might not share your thoughts or opinions. This has been challenging for me. People that normally align with my viewpoints don't right now, so I have had to learn to be respectful of our differing opinions.Perspective. Some changes that have come out of this have been fine, or even welcome. However, many have felt like a gut punch. Most of the gut punch moments have come with changes that impact my kids. This has required some personal mindset work and prayer to help me shift my perspective.

25 min3 w ago
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Episode 54 - Are You In Survival Mode?

Episode 53 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Growing up, my brother always naturally did quite well in school, and I definitely did not. I can now look back and realize why I didn't do as well, but mostly it's because I told myself he was smart and I wasn't. In fact, it took me meeting my husband to realize that wasn't the case. He saw something in me that I never saw in myself. His belief in me changed my mindset completely.Is there something you have told yourself for years that is holding you back?Have you told yourself you aren't organized, capable of being an entrepreneur or something like me...smart?Are there things that you have missed out on in life because you told yourself this lie? I know I can definitely think of some things that I have avoided because of the lies I have told myself.Have you told yourself you can't handle our current situation? Have you told yourself this school year is going to be too hard? That it's impossible to work, run a business, raise kids, homeschool? It is a lot, but is it impossible? Probably not.What if you started to tell yourself you can do it. What if you look for solutions to make it happen?What if you start reaching out to friends and neighbors so you can help each other? What if you start having conversations with your kids and spouse now about how to make this work?Is there a job or business you have wanted to do but you tell yourself you are too shy to do that or not capable of the work?What if you started to look for people like yourself who have done the same work successfully?Do you think that would change your outlook?Do you have a dream vacation in mind but think there is no way that would ever happen?What if you did some side jobs to save the money, or started to put away a little each week to save for the trip? What if you gave up some items that weren't that important?The lies we tell ourselves shape the choices we make each day. Wouldn't our lives be better if we started to look for solutions, and not problems?We are at a time in life right now where it seems like we are surrounded by problems, what if we woke up each day excited about the solutions that existed? Do you think that would change your day and life? I think so.If you don't, why don't you try and see if you can prove me wrong. :)

24 minAUG 17
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Episode 53 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Episode 52 - Something We Can All Agree on this School Year

One thing is for sure this school year, we will need to work hard on managing the disappointments. As moms, we have pressure coming at us from all sides right now. We try to shoulder it all for our families, but it's tough. How do we manage back to school this year and still make it kind of normal for our kids? How do we handle the added stress of building a career/business and handling our kids at home with virtual learning? How do we handle the conversations about what is going on right now with schools, sports and other activities? It's a lot. It is. In this episode, I dive into those topics and more! Let's lean on each other through this challenging time.

26 minAUG 11
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Episode 52 - Something We Can All Agree on this School Year

Episdoe 51 - Lukewarm Christianity

As we go through different seasons of life, our relationship with God can change as well. Sometimes that change is for the better, and sometimes, without even realizing it at the time, we can spend less time with God. Listen to this brief episode to hear more about my own experience and how I have approached this in my life.Also, we just started our Virtual Summit, and you can grab your free ticket through the end of this week. https://summit.balancedlife.coach

10 minJUL 22
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Episdoe 51 - Lukewarm Christianity

Episode 50 - Make Decisions that Serve Your Family By Researching Your Options

Let's be honest, we are not dealing with easy circumstances. Because of that, it's more important than ever to educate yourself on what is going on around us. By truly understanding your options, you then have the ability to make decisions that are best for your family. What is best this school year for your family? Do you need a career change? Do you require more flexibility with your employer? Do you need to increase your income with your business? It's time to dig in and make the right decisions!To learn more and register for our FREE 4-day virtual summit coming up, go here: https://summit.balancedlife.coach

26 minJUL 6
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Episode 50 - Make Decisions that Serve Your Family By Researching Your Options

Episode 49 - How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Achieve Your Goals

Going for big goals can seem scary, but if you don't set goals, and go after them, you will stay in the same spot you are now. If you are trying to move your business forward, or reach new health goals, you must set goals to push yourself to that next level. In this episode, we talk about goal setting AND tips on how to hold yourself accountable so you can achieve those goals.As I mentioned, TOMORROW, we launch registration for Find YOUR Balance: A Virtual Summit for Moms to Grow Their Business & Balance Their Life. Follow me on Instagram to get all the details when it launches! https://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

18 minJUN 29
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Episode 49 - How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Achieve Your Goals

Episode 48 - Is Personal Development the Missing Ingredient?

In this week's episode, we talk about the importance of personal development. If you are struggling in your business or other areas of life, it might be because you need to develop in a certain area. Continuing to develop will increase your opportunity for growth. This is why audits of both your business and life and so important when starting a coaching program. We first need to discover the gaps, and then we can do the work required to fill those gaps.As I mentioned, I am launching something BIG next week, so be sure to follow me on Instagram, if you don't already. I don't want you to miss out! https://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

22 minJUN 22
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Episode 48 - Is Personal Development the Missing Ingredient?

Episode 47 - Getting Motivated

In this week's episode, we discuss how to get motivated to achieve our goals and handle our task list. We all feel unmotivated at times, so it's important to tap into what motivates us as individuals. We talk about identifying our own motivating factors and how to create a plan to achieve our goals.

27 minJUN 15
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Episode 47 - Getting Motivated

Episode 46 - Organize Your Life

Today we continue our series, Better Me. In this episode, we discuss how to organize your life. We discuss the benefits, obstacles and tips on how to overcome the obstacles. We end the episode with an exercise to do this week in an effort to become more organized.Follow me on social media:https://www.facebook.com/balancedlifecoachingtxhttps://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

25 minJUN 8
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Episode 46 - Organize Your Life

Episode 45 - Effective Time Management

Today we kick off a new series, Better Me. In this episode, we discuss effective time management. We work through the benefits, obstacles and how to overcome the obstacles to receive the benefits. We end the episode with an exercise to do this week in an effort to improve your time management.Follow me on social media:https://www.facebook.com/balancedlifecoachingtxhttps://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

34 minJUN 1
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Episode 45 - Effective Time Management

Latest Episodes

Episode 54 - Are You In Survival Mode?

My heart has been heavy for those in the path of Laura. Earlier this week, I was anticipating Laura heading our way, and it took me back to previous storms we have gone through as a family, most recently being Harvey. Of course, I was happy Harvey didn't come towards us, but I can't say that I am happy that it moved towards others. These storms can be terrifying. We have no control over what is going to happen. We can prepare to improve our survival and potential damage, but we cannot control the storm itself.It actually makes me think of "storms" we experience in life. Those dark times that seem endless, terrifying and out of our control. The thing is, just as with physical storms, we do have control over some aspects of these moments as well.Let's look at our current situation - many of us are faced with daily challenges right now. We can't properly plan for the future, we have to wear an uncomfortable mask everywhere we go and our children are dealing with an extremely different school situation this year.No matter your stance on the current situation, we can all agree that none of this is ideal. None of this is the way we want to live our lives. Many are probably saying 'once this is all over then I will do XYZ'. Some are probably thinking this will never end. Some think it will end when a vaccine is out. Some are angry at the mention of a vaccine. Oh and then there is the upcoming election. That's a happy topic, right?There are three things getting me through this storm. Prayer. I have certainly had to increase my prayer time and maybe that's by design. We know that God will allow things to happen so that we lean on Him. My faith has grown through other storms and this storm is no different.Friends and Family. Know who you can reach out to right now when you need a pick me up, or even a quick vent session. Also, be mindful that they might not share your thoughts or opinions. This has been challenging for me. People that normally align with my viewpoints don't right now, so I have had to learn to be respectful of our differing opinions.Perspective. Some changes that have come out of this have been fine, or even welcome. However, many have felt like a gut punch. Most of the gut punch moments have come with changes that impact my kids. This has required some personal mindset work and prayer to help me shift my perspective.

25 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 54 - Are You In Survival Mode?

Episode 53 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Growing up, my brother always naturally did quite well in school, and I definitely did not. I can now look back and realize why I didn't do as well, but mostly it's because I told myself he was smart and I wasn't. In fact, it took me meeting my husband to realize that wasn't the case. He saw something in me that I never saw in myself. His belief in me changed my mindset completely.Is there something you have told yourself for years that is holding you back?Have you told yourself you aren't organized, capable of being an entrepreneur or something like me...smart?Are there things that you have missed out on in life because you told yourself this lie? I know I can definitely think of some things that I have avoided because of the lies I have told myself.Have you told yourself you can't handle our current situation? Have you told yourself this school year is going to be too hard? That it's impossible to work, run a business, raise kids, homeschool? It is a lot, but is it impossible? Probably not.What if you started to tell yourself you can do it. What if you look for solutions to make it happen?What if you start reaching out to friends and neighbors so you can help each other? What if you start having conversations with your kids and spouse now about how to make this work?Is there a job or business you have wanted to do but you tell yourself you are too shy to do that or not capable of the work?What if you started to look for people like yourself who have done the same work successfully?Do you think that would change your outlook?Do you have a dream vacation in mind but think there is no way that would ever happen?What if you did some side jobs to save the money, or started to put away a little each week to save for the trip? What if you gave up some items that weren't that important?The lies we tell ourselves shape the choices we make each day. Wouldn't our lives be better if we started to look for solutions, and not problems?We are at a time in life right now where it seems like we are surrounded by problems, what if we woke up each day excited about the solutions that existed? Do you think that would change your day and life? I think so.If you don't, why don't you try and see if you can prove me wrong. :)

24 minAUG 17
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Episode 53 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Episode 52 - Something We Can All Agree on this School Year

One thing is for sure this school year, we will need to work hard on managing the disappointments. As moms, we have pressure coming at us from all sides right now. We try to shoulder it all for our families, but it's tough. How do we manage back to school this year and still make it kind of normal for our kids? How do we handle the added stress of building a career/business and handling our kids at home with virtual learning? How do we handle the conversations about what is going on right now with schools, sports and other activities? It's a lot. It is. In this episode, I dive into those topics and more! Let's lean on each other through this challenging time.

26 minAUG 11
Comments
Episode 52 - Something We Can All Agree on this School Year

Episdoe 51 - Lukewarm Christianity

As we go through different seasons of life, our relationship with God can change as well. Sometimes that change is for the better, and sometimes, without even realizing it at the time, we can spend less time with God. Listen to this brief episode to hear more about my own experience and how I have approached this in my life.Also, we just started our Virtual Summit, and you can grab your free ticket through the end of this week. https://summit.balancedlife.coach

10 minJUL 22
Comments
Episdoe 51 - Lukewarm Christianity

Episode 50 - Make Decisions that Serve Your Family By Researching Your Options

Let's be honest, we are not dealing with easy circumstances. Because of that, it's more important than ever to educate yourself on what is going on around us. By truly understanding your options, you then have the ability to make decisions that are best for your family. What is best this school year for your family? Do you need a career change? Do you require more flexibility with your employer? Do you need to increase your income with your business? It's time to dig in and make the right decisions!To learn more and register for our FREE 4-day virtual summit coming up, go here: https://summit.balancedlife.coach

26 minJUL 6
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Episode 50 - Make Decisions that Serve Your Family By Researching Your Options

Episode 49 - How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Achieve Your Goals

Going for big goals can seem scary, but if you don't set goals, and go after them, you will stay in the same spot you are now. If you are trying to move your business forward, or reach new health goals, you must set goals to push yourself to that next level. In this episode, we talk about goal setting AND tips on how to hold yourself accountable so you can achieve those goals.As I mentioned, TOMORROW, we launch registration for Find YOUR Balance: A Virtual Summit for Moms to Grow Their Business & Balance Their Life. Follow me on Instagram to get all the details when it launches! https://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

18 minJUN 29
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Episode 49 - How to Hold Yourself Accountable to Achieve Your Goals

Episode 48 - Is Personal Development the Missing Ingredient?

In this week's episode, we talk about the importance of personal development. If you are struggling in your business or other areas of life, it might be because you need to develop in a certain area. Continuing to develop will increase your opportunity for growth. This is why audits of both your business and life and so important when starting a coaching program. We first need to discover the gaps, and then we can do the work required to fill those gaps.As I mentioned, I am launching something BIG next week, so be sure to follow me on Instagram, if you don't already. I don't want you to miss out! https://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

22 minJUN 22
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Episode 48 - Is Personal Development the Missing Ingredient?

Episode 47 - Getting Motivated

In this week's episode, we discuss how to get motivated to achieve our goals and handle our task list. We all feel unmotivated at times, so it's important to tap into what motivates us as individuals. We talk about identifying our own motivating factors and how to create a plan to achieve our goals.

27 minJUN 15
Comments
Episode 47 - Getting Motivated

Episode 46 - Organize Your Life

Today we continue our series, Better Me. In this episode, we discuss how to organize your life. We discuss the benefits, obstacles and tips on how to overcome the obstacles. We end the episode with an exercise to do this week in an effort to become more organized.Follow me on social media:https://www.facebook.com/balancedlifecoachingtxhttps://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

25 minJUN 8
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Episode 46 - Organize Your Life

Episode 45 - Effective Time Management

Today we kick off a new series, Better Me. In this episode, we discuss effective time management. We work through the benefits, obstacles and how to overcome the obstacles to receive the benefits. We end the episode with an exercise to do this week in an effort to improve your time management.Follow me on social media:https://www.facebook.com/balancedlifecoachingtxhttps://www.instagram.com/balanced_life_coach/

34 minJUN 1
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Episode 45 - Effective Time Management
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