As a mother of three young children and the owner of a successful business, Lauren Golden knows busyness and stress well; but she refuses to live in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead, she takes control of her life by taking control of her TIME.
In this week’s episode, Lauren teaches us three of her best strategies for creating more time as we juggle motherhood and all of the other worthy aspects of our life:
1) Saying “no” sometimes (and “no” doesn’t mean “never”)
2) Using the acronym D.R.O.P it as a way to reduce what’s on our list
3) Prioritizing her to-do list using “The Daily Five”
We hope this episode helps you during this busy holiday season!
**And don’t forget to Leave a Review on the show this week! It’s my goal to reach 800 by the end of the week. Thank you so much for your endless support!**
Lauren’s Website: https://www.thefreemamamovement.com/go
The Free Mama Movement on Facebook:
Lauren’s Book: The Free Mama: How to Work from Home, Control your Schedule, and Make More Money (launching Thurs, Dec 13): https://amzn.to/2QniKwx
Patrice Washington: “I’m Not Above Backing Out” https://www.patricewashington.com/relationships/im-not-above-backing-out/
Have you ever been a little bit jealous, even of a good friend? I’m guessing the answer is YES because most of us face jealousy to varying degrees and in various forms throughout our lives.
In this episode, I talk openly with my dear friend and podcasting colleague, Monica Packer of About Progress, about how we have been jealous of each other at times–and what we’ve decided to *do* with that emotion.
Monica shares three “dive deep” questions to ask yourself if you recognize that you’re feeling jealous and if you want to use that feeling to become a better person and friend. (Yes, it’s possible!)
Don’t miss this honest, heartfelt episode, and let us know what it makes you think about in your own life!
Monica’s Website: https://aboutprogress.com/
Monica’s Podcast: https://aboutprogress.com/podcast/
Monica’s Progress Program: https://aboutprogress.com/progress-program/
Monica’s article on Power of Moms that started our friendship: https://powerofmoms.com/mothering-doesnt-come-naturally/
Episode 42 “How to Love Someone When It’s Complicated or Hard: Lessons from Open Adoption”: http://3in30podcast.com/open-adoption/
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Some of you may see this episode title and think, “YES! I need this!” Others may think, “Not for me–I don’t have any intention of starting a business.”
But believe it or not, this episode is for ALL mamas. Because I think all of us want to involve our children in the passions that are important to us.
Today’s guest is Tonya Dalton of inkWELL Press. She is a powerhouse business woman and a loving wife and mother of two. She built several businesses from her home while her kids were young, and she has so many practical tips on how to do just that. Within her takeaways, she also talks about empowering our kids to contribute to the home, modeling for them how to have boundaries and work as a team, and teaching them how to plan ahead and use their time wisely.
I really think this episode has golden nuggets for EVERY mama, no matter what you do for work–take a listen and let me know if you agree!
Tonya’s Website: inkwellpress.com
- Weekly Kickstart: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/weekly-planning-notepad
- Daily Download: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/daily-download-notepad
Tonya’s Podcast, ‘Productivity Paradox’: https://ppx.inkwellpress.com/
Past ‘3 in 30’ episodes that further this topic:
“How to Get Your Kids to Do a Daily Quiet Time” podcast: http://3in30podcast.com/quiet_time/
“How to Find Time for Personal Development as a Mom: The 3 Ps”: http://3in30podcast.com/3Ps/
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/
“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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