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063: What to Do When the Passion for the Career You Once Loved, Dies | Monica Froese

You don’t have to choose between a career and your family, you can define your life on your own terms 

[Monica Froese]

Before becoming a parent, you had your life pretty-much sorted. That included forging a career you loved and worked hard to excel in. You assumed your baby would just slot effortlessly into life as you knew it. Why wouldn’t you? After all, you’re completely in control of the world you built. Right?

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about what happens when your children come along, and with them the realisation that you suddenly hate your career. The life goals and achievements you used to be so passionate about just don’t seem to matter anymore. 

My guest today is SuperMum, Monica Froese.

Monica lives in Buffalo, New York with her husband and 4 year old daughter, Lydia. Following a traumatic delivery experience, and dealing with the repercussions that followed, Monica found her priorities and goals had been turned upside down. The corporate career and business travel that she once loved were no longer enjoyable or fulfilling once her daughter came along.

Her despondence with family-friendly workplace policies led her to the US White House, where she discussed the concerns of many working mums with Obama’s senior advisors. She even met the President himself.

However, still disillusioned, Monica wasn’t willing to accept this as her new normal. Instead, she and her husband forged a strategy so that she could leave the corporate world behind and start an online business from home.  Monica now helps other mums throw away the guilt, and empowers them to build an online business that brings her flexibility and fulfilment.

Today Monica will help you understand whether working from home really is the ticket to freedom that you think it is, and if so, how to make the transition from being employed to being your own boss. She’ll talk about finding the balance between work and family, staying motivated in your new day-job, and how to effectively manage your time around your work and your children.

I am so happy to have Monica on my show today as she’ll help you consider whether a work from home life really is for you. We’ll hear about her practical resources for setting up an online business and she’ll walk you through her formula to success.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Monica found herself at the White House speaking on behalf of working parents, and all thanks to a humble blog
  • How to communicate your ‘radical’ new idea to your husband to get him fully on board with your new venture
  • Transitioning from a steady and secure corporate career to the unknown waters of working from home
  • Staying motivated now you no longer have a boss breathing down your neck and important deadlines to meet
  • Managing routines during working hours and balancing family and work life so neither suffers.
  • The 3 vital components, and a complete walk through, of Monica’s Busy Moms Building™ online course

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

Did your feelings towards your career change once your children came along? Did the passion for work suddenly die once you had a baby in your arms? Have you done anything about it?

If you want to leave a comment for Monica, we’d love you to come and say hello.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

MONICA’S INFORMATION

MONICA’S FREE E-COURSE: Busy Moms Building Online Businesses: 12 steps to running your home online business for busy moms

RESOURCE: Trello: Web-based project management application

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

PSSST, IS IT JUST ME? Thanks to Monica’s daughter Lydia, age 4 from Buffalo, New York

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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043: Reclaim You; How to Reignite your Passion, Power and Purpose | Sally Thibault

With experience comes wisdom

[Sally Thibault]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday we’ll be talking about how to rediscover a new passion, power and purpose in your life to create meaningful success and a purposeful balance in your life.

My guest today is SuperMum, Sally Thibault.

Sally has three adult children, one of whom is autistic, and lives on the Gold Coast of Australia with her husband of 35 years to the day. Sally is a professional Keynote Speaker, the author of two books, and a certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a Women’s Success Mentor and facilitates the Reclaim You programs.

With over 35 years experience in the Health and Wellness Industry, Sally has been featured extensively in Australian national and local media and is currently the Health and Wellness Expert on a Queensland national radio programme.

As the mother of adult children, Sally gives us her benefit of hindsight and perspective on raising children, and she shares with us how she overcame many of the obstacles of motherhood.

It wasn’t an easy journey, having three children, one with Aspergers Syndrome, as well as managing her career.

Over the years, Sally has learned about the true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present. She believes the patterns of the past hold the solutions to what you want in the future. Today Sally will help us make sense of those patterns in order to follow through with the intentions you have set, and create success in your life as a mum.

I’m so happy to have Sally on my show today. She has so much wisdom to share from a mum who’s been there in the trenches. She’s here to share the strength and positivity she gained from her experiences throughout her mothering years.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How raising a child living with autism was both the worst and the best times of Sally’s life
  • The true meaning of purpose, parenting and living in the present
  • How the Energy Psychology technique of Tapping can change your life
  • How Tapping (EFT) allowed Sally to make sense of why she always walked away from success
  • Why only 8% of people who set intentions achieve them and why
  • The 6-step success strategy that is a powerful guidepost for achieving success
  • How the patterns of your past hold the solution to what you want in life
  • Why Sally believes that many women are being called to step up into leadership…urgently

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a mum who’s been there, done it and got the t-shirt ask away.

And let us know in the comments, what positive things can you take from a difficult situation? What can you do to improve your life right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

SALLY’S WEBSITE: Sally Thibault

SALLY’S BOOKS:

  • David’s Gift: Asperger’s Syndrome, Life & Love. One Family Inspirational Journey from Diagonis to Graduation
  • Tapping to Reclaim You:  How to Reignite Your Passion, Power and Purpose in 30 Days

ARTICLE: How a Triathlon Helped America Ferrera Defy Her Inner Critic in the New York Times

PREVIOUS PODCAST: 007: The Fast Way to Nourish from Within for Busy Mums | Mandie Spooner

PROFILE: Gabby Bernstein

MOVIE: The Secret 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity by Lisa Nichols and Janet Switzer
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/043

 

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035: Seek Out Your Strengths and Discover the Best Possible You | Nikki Smith

Build on your strengths and your weaknesses will take care of themselves

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be talking about how to discover, understand and use your true strengths. As women we’re often quick to identify our weaknesses, but are much more reserved when it comes to seeking out our strengths. The thing is, if we can play to our strengths and see them as our superpowers, we can use them to our advantage.

My guest today is SuperMum Nikki Smith

Nikki is a Psychologist and Career Coach, and the mum of two daughters who are 7 and 4.  She’s a keen surfer loves to catch the waves at the beach near her home in Barwon Heads in Australia.

In her work, Nikki focuses on helping her clients get to know their true strengths and encourages them to leverage those strengths to transform their work life into something that they’re passionate about.

In todays show, Nikki teaches us that your true strengths are activities that energise you, and that you find ease with. The great thing about understanding your strengths, is that you can employ them in all areas areas of your life, including your role as mum.

When you discover your strengths, you gain clarity, confidence and momentum in your life; and when you play to them, you double your productivity, resilience and creativity.

I’m really excited to talk to Nikki today because she will help you understand your strengths and in doing so, discover the best possible you.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why women find easy to identify their weaknesses, yet so difficult to uncover their strengths
  • How Nikki managed to create a dream life, and work that she loves, around her strengths
  • The benefits of understanding our strengths and how we can figure out what our strengths are
  • Whether it’s worthwhile spending our time and energy turning our weaknesses into strengths
  • How we can use our own personal strengths to double our productivity, resilience and creativity
  • The power of ‘mini-experiments’ and how we can use them to help us find the right path
  • How to stop fear and self doubt from holding us back from forging ahead with something new
  • How to break through the barriers that hold us back from creating an optimal life

 

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a Psychologist and Career Coach who specialises in finding your strengths, ask away.

And tell us in the comments. What are your strengths? Don’t be shy – it’s about time we mums start announcing our strengths loud and proud.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

NIKKI’S WEBSITE: Nikki Smith: Transform Your Work Life

FREE GIVEAWAY: Strengths Guide

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/035

 

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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