Hooray!!! It’s the 1st Birthday of 3 in 30!!
After a truly fantastic first year, I am feeling so reflective and grateful. THANK YOU for listening week after week, sharing the episodes with your friends, and adding to the discussion on Instagram and through emails! I have truly loved learning from you.
In this episode, I share three major shifts that have occurred inside of me since starting 3 in 30. As you listen, I hope that you will recognize that you’ve experienced similar shifts as well.
I also invite you to participate in a birthday celebration for 3 in 30 through the #my3in30 campaign. You can hear all the details in the last 15 minutes of the podcast, or check out the overview here: http://3in30podcast.com/my3in30/
I can’t wait to hear your takeaways over the next two weeks!!
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In the busiest seasons of motherhood, it can feel like we have NO time for our own goals and personal development. This week’s guest, Mary Jenkins, has some advice for how we can fit it in! Mary is a mother of two, a social media marketer, and a graduate student. She is passionate about self development and making it manageable for busy mothers. Don’t miss her “3 Ps” of personal development for mamas (and we actually add a 4th as we talk during the episode)!
“Mommy Is a Person” by April Perry on Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/mommy-is-a-person-april-perry/
“Fighting Against Mom-Guilt” podcast: http://3in30podcast.com/mom-guilt/
“Running with Joy” by Mary Jenkins on Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/running-with-joy/
If you’re like me, finding time and motivation to exercise has become difficult since becoming a mom.
If you’re not like me (ha!), you exercise almost daily, but it’s probably hard to find motivation to do some other things in your life.
Whatever camp you’re in, I think this episode will help you. Monica Tanner, a mother of four, a small business owner, and a podcaster at On the Brighter Side, shares three steps for finding motivation to exercise—and her tips can be applied in many other situations as well.
Listen in as she teaches me how to…
1) Start with a positive and believable thought about yourself.
2) Find your own compelling reason to exercise.
3) Make it enjoyable, so the habit will stick.
This is a great discussion with so many nuggets of wisdom. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Monica’s Website: http://onthebrightersideoflife.com/
Rachel’s Website: 3in30podcast.com
Get a PDF of each month’s takeaways: 3in30podcast.com/takeaways
“Fill your life with things that make you feel whole, instead of holey.”
In this week’s episode, Julie Bastedo (who has taught high school English for 18 years and has two children of her own) walks mothers through some strategies to help us embrace who we truly are, instead of always pining after whom we think we “should” be.
With humor and wisdom (and while quoting classic literature and poety, of course), Julie dives into each of the following takeaways:
1) Sit down and make a list of the unique gifts that YOU bring to your children.
2) Only follow social media accounts that enhance what you are already good at. (Julie calls this “ancillary material.” And don’t worry, she defines that.)
3) Recognize that you will be a source of joy and a source of disappointment for others throughout your life…and that’s okay.
Don’t miss this lively and uplifting discussion between two old friends who want to empower and encourage each other–and all the women who are listening.
-Rachel’s podcast with Power of Moms about her trip to South Africa: https://powerofmoms.com/ordinary-moms-can-make-extraordinary-difference-crystal-paine-rachel-nielson-episode-186/
-“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman
–“One’s-Self I Sing by Walt Whitman: “Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power/ Cheerful, for freest action form’d under the laws divine…”
-The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it’s between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
-Jody Moore, Bold New Mom: “Other people’s opinion of me is none of my business.”
“Perfectionism, we wrongly assign only to overachievers. I think most perfectionists are actually underachievers.”
When I first heard Monica Packer of the podcast About Progress explain this phenomenon–that a perfectionist can actually become an underachiever–I was stunned. I recognized that she was describing me. I had gone from a hardcore overachiever (who had developed eating disorders as a result) to an apathetic underachiever who avoided making any sort of goals in my life.
In this week’s episode, Monica describes her own similar journey and how she has now found a middle ground: striving for “progress, not perfection.” She gives us three takeaways to consider as we head into the New Year about how to set goals that will push us to improve while also helping us maintain our mental health.
1) Don’t think too much.
2) Make room for failure.
3) Make your goals visible.
Listen in as she and I dive into these principles and offer specific examples from our own lives as “recovering perfectionists.”
Monica’s website and podcast: About Progress.com
Her Intro episode that resonated so deeply with me: http://www.aboutprogress.com/2016/11/most-likely-to-be-talk-show-host.html
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