In this tag archive, you’ll find interviews related to mindset. Supporting mums with their mindset is one of the main reasons why I started The SuperMum podcast. I firmly believe that having a positive mindset can help you make the changes you want the most and, in turn, help you be a better version of yourself. Your days may look exactly the same, but when you adopt a different mindset, you can experience a totally different reality.

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046: My Biggest Challenge of the Early Years | Libby Lennon

You’re not the best version of yourself when you’re sleep deprived 
[Libby Lennon]

Being a mother is tough.

When you first start out, you’re thrown in at the deep end and left to deal with crying newborns, tantrum-ing toddlers and projectile vomit.

And that’s before breakfast.

Bless their dear little hearts.

The early years give us a plentiful supply of challenges. (Someone tell me it gets easier. Please.)

This week on High Five Friday, Libby Lennon shares with us her biggest challenge of the early years.

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Challenges change and move on to pastures new as your children grow. What’s the biggest challenge you face as a mother right now?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 005: Overcoming the Challenges of the Early Years | Libby Lennon

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044: Screen time; Friend or Foe? | Lisa York

Let’s Talk About Tech, Baby
[Salt-n-Pepa]

We all know that too much screen time isn’t good for our children. I’m talking video games, watching TV, using the computer or tapping away on a tablet.

Give them a device your children turn into tech-zombies. But boy, suddenly the house becomes an oasis of calm and quiet.

And you let out a huge sigh of relief.

Swiftly followed by an extra-large helping of mum-guilt that their tech usage has spiralled completely out of control.

But is all that screen gazing ever a good thing?

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about whether screen time is your friend or foe

 

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Do your children have too much screen time, or have you already trained them to amuse themselves? If so, how did you manage that???

I’d love to hear your story in the comments.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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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

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042: The Sure-Fire Way to Make Time for Yourself in an Overflowing Life | Lisa York

You cannot control the wind, but you can direct the sail

Taking a day off from your workplace is relatively straightforward.

You ask your boss, you get the thumbs up, and you’re free to shop, surf or slacken off.

But taking the day off from motherhood. Now, that’s a bit more tricky.

I know, I tried this week.

And failed.

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about the sure-fire way to make time for yourself in an overflowing life.

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Do you find time for yourself in your overflowing life? If so, tell me how! Or is finding ‘me’ time something you struggle with.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

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PREVIOUS EPISODE: 041: How to Make a Virtue Out of Uncertainty | Victoria Labalme

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041: How to Make a Virtue Out of Uncertainty | Victoria Labalme

Follow your gifts .… and it will take you to where you are meant to be

[Victoria Labalme]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, you’ll learn how to ‘Risk Forward™’. Motherhood can be a time of great uncertainty and it’s hard to figure out the best way forward. You’re often left without direction as to the right path to choose. Turns out, that’s a good thing.

My guest today is Victoria Labalme.

Victoria, who has four adult step-children and lives with her husband in New York, is a Strategic Performance Coach and Performing Artist. She’s an accomplished keynote and TEDx speaker, and has been in professional show business for over two decades. Her impressive list of clients include corporate giants such as Starbucks, Microsoft and PayPal.

Although Victoria commonly helps elite entrepreneurs, best-selling authors and C-suite executives to communicate with confidence, authenticity and impact, her work can also be applied to mums. In fact, the concept of Risking Forward™ aligns perfectly with mums because it’s something you already do so naturally without even realising it.

Rather than feeling lost, Victoria teaches you that stepping forward, slightly off balance with your heart open can be a beneficial way to live your life. Uncertainty is actually a virtue, and we need to embrace it and find confidence in it.

I’m so excited to welcome Victoria to my podcast because she shows you that, as she says in her Risk Forward™ TEDx talk, “Periods of uncertainty, when a path or a project is not yet clear, are fertile and full of promise and that they are to be respected and honoured.”

 

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  • What it means to Risk Forward™ and how Risking Forward™ can benefit mums
  • Why mums suffer from ‘decision-pressure’ and ‘goal-anxiety’, and how you can alleviate it
  • Why being busy and being tired have become status symbols
  • How you can jump off the hamster wheel, slow down, and stop being so busy, busy, busy
  • What is ‘The Throughline™’, and how you can connect to it
  • How to have the courage to follow the right path for you, even if everyone thinks otherwise
  • How to have confidence in yourself, even when you feel like you’re getting it wrong

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

What do you think of the concept of Risking Forward™? Can you make a virtue out of the uncertainty you face in your life?

Let me know in the comments.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

VICTORIA’S WEBSITE: Victoria Labalme

WEBSITE: Rock The Room Online

WEBSITE: Rock The Room Live

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Arm in Arm: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia by Remy Charlip

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040: What to Do When Your Husband is Impatient | Lisa York

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy
[Saadi]

Crying baby. Out of control toddlers. Noisy children.

And a husband who can’t sort it out.

Flippin’ useless.

So you swoop in, pick up the pieces and reclaim order.

While cursing him in your head.

But what if doing it yourself (minus stabbing virtual pins in him) turns out to be the best solution?

This week on High Five Friday, I challenge you to think about your impatient husband in a different light.

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Is your husband impatient with the kids? Or are you impatient yourself?

I’m here to spur you on and help you out as much as possible

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 002: Boundless Energy and How to Get It

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 009: Spice up Your Marriage to the Way it Used to Be | Shawn Fink

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039: The Mother of all Journeys; Warts and All | Bee Rowlatt

I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves

[Mary Wollstonecraft]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’re going on an adventure. Back in time to the 18th Century where we follow the extraordinary story of a mother of yesteryear. If Mary Wollstonecraft was around today, she would be considered a pretty normal mum. But back then her actions and choices caused plenty of tut-tutting and twitching curtains, and her bad reputation preceded her.

My guest today is SuperMum Bee Rowlatt.

Bee is a writer, journalist and broadcaster who has worked for the BBC for over two decades. She’s a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, and the author of several books including ‘In Search of Mary’ which we’ll be talking about today. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, she also has four children aged between 6 and 15. Bee, her husband and four kids moved from London to New Delhi a couple of years ago in search of their next life-experience.

In a moment of ‘mum-life crisis’ and sick of the endless piles of laundry, Bee whisked up her 10 month old son and set off on an extraordinary adventure in search of the life and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft, the first celebrity feminist.

In her quest to find a new balance between careers and babies, Bee also discovered the importance of celebrating the radiant power of love in all our lives.

In discussing motherhood in the 1790’s, Bee brings the joys, challenges and craziness of being a mum right back into the 21st Century. We talk about ‘having it all’ as a mum; the influence of culture on your experience as a mum; and creating adventure in your life despite the restrictions of motherhood.

Bee is the most down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is, frank, honest and open mum I’ve had on the show, and I know you’re gonna love her. So hold on to your hats, we’re going on an adventure!

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why a mother from the 18th Century is relevant to you as a mum in the 21st Century
  • How mums who love being homemakers and care-givers, fit in the world of feminism
  • Why Bee was a ‘slow and reluctant adapter’ to motherhood
  • Why, when the laundry kept piling up, Bee felt the need to seek out some adventure
  • Why finding yourself as a woman often becomes easier the more children you have
  • How you can combine being a great mum with having a great career
  • The differences – and similarities – of mothers from different countries and different cultures
  • The pros and cons of offering your children stability verses offering them adventure

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from an adventure-seeking mum of four, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. What next adventure do you want to embark on? Do you believe you can take time out from your piles of laundry to seek some excitement?

Bee and I can’t wait to hear from you.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

BEE’S WEBSITE: Bee Rowlatt

BEE ON TWITTER: @beerowlatt

BOOKS BY BEE ROWLATT:

ARTICLE: In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys, by Bee Rowlatt – Book Review

BBC DOCUMENTARY: Make Me a German 

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft

WOLLSTONECRAFT MEMORIAL: Mary on the Green Campaign

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038: The Immense Benefit of Kids Doing Chores, Despite Your Frustration

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself

[Henry Ford]

Kids, can you help me clear up the dinner table please?

Guys, did you hear me?

Would you mind helping to clear up?

Hey, I’m speaking to you.

Come and help clear up.

How many times do I have to ask?

Kids! Come and clear up the dinner table.

N O W!!!

Getting kids to help with the chores is painful to say the least. In fact, given the choice, pulling out my teeth with rusty pliers seems like a good option.

But getting your brood to help around the house is not only beneficial to them, it’s beneficial to you.

It will test your patience to the max, but you’ll reap the rewards in the long-run.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about the benefits of getting your kids to help around the house, and how as the mum, you can program your own mind to achieve it.

 

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My challenge for this week is pick off one small job that your child can do to help around the house. This might be the first time they’ve had anything asked of them, or it could be that you’re gradually adding to whatever they already do.
Either way, keep it small and simple, so no-one gets overloaded. Most of all though, think about the feasibility what you’ll be asking them to do carefully before you take action. Once you go for it, you’ll need to be consistent.
Oh, and you’ll need a bucket load of patience.

 

Tell me what you think?

Tell me in the comments. What job did you get your child to do? Did they kick up a fuss, or just get on with it?

Michelle and I are here to spur you on and help you as much as possible

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

ARTICLE: Why Children Need Chores by Jennifer Breheny Wallace for the Wall Street Journal

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037: Discover How to Set the Burning Desire in Your Belly Ablaze | Kate Greenstock

If you’re a mother, then you’re already having an impact on the world. Yes indeed-ee.

[Kate Greenstock]

In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be discovering how to set the burning desire in your belly ablaze.

As a busy mum with competing demands and limited time you often feel torn and pulled in different directions. You pour out so much of yourself, your emotions, your energy into your family. It can feel like you’re carrying so much, but at the same time being ‘unproductive’ in the world’s eyes, despite wanting to make your mark.

But we’re going to give you another perspective.

My guest today is SuperMum Kate Greenstock

Kate, her husband, and their three children, who are 13, 11 and 7, live near Richmond Park in Greater London where she loves to breathe, cycle and deer stalk. Transitioning from a calling-the-shots career woman, to being a mother with no rule book to follow, proved to be more of a challenge than Kate expected.

But she found a solution, and along with it, her calling to help other mothers who were also feeling lost in motherhood.

At Wild Rubies, Kate helps mums to feel like they’re truly living, rather than just existing; re-discovering themselves and re-imagining their work lives in the process​.

If you’re tired of being seen as just a worker or just a mother, Kate will help you find a way forward. Then you get to be seen by the world full and whole, and in creative technicolour.

Kate gives you permission to ​take the space to breathe ​and​​ ​find the clarity ​needed ​to set your eyes on what’s ahead for you.

I’m so excited to welcome Kate to my show because she will teach you to be more like your children – incomplete, imperfect, curious, daring, outrageous and completely loved – and in doing so, fuel that fire in your belly.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why every mother is unique and has her own special impact on the world, and how to discover those qualities in yourself
  • How Kate overcame her struggle of moving from a corporate career to motherhood where there is no formula, no costume, nowhere to hide and worst of all, no map or guide
  • Why understanding our own core beliefs and values acts as a foundation stone for the way we are as women and mothers
  • Kate’s opinion of change and how we can better handle change in our lives
  • How as mums we can connect with our instincts to find our ‘thing’
  • How we can find our purpose in a crazy mummy world
  • How we can move away from the old and venture into something that suits us better

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a bold mother who can help you birth something brilliant, ask away.

And let us know in the comments. Do you have something humming away in your pocket? Is it time to pull it out and discover its beauty, or do you need to be patient until the time is right?

Kate and I are waiting to hear you comments and help you out as much as possible.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

KATE’S WEBSITE: Wild Rubies

ORGANISATION: Mothers at Home Matter

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

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036: Stop Drowning in Overwhelm and Take Back Control

You can do anything, but not everything

Do you ever feel that if one more thing goes wrong you’ll break down and cry? Or if one more demand is placed on you, you’ll surely explode?

Humm. Me too.

I call it stacking.

Each little tug on your time is perfectly innocent in it’s own right. But one thing gets stacked on top of another, and another on top of that. Eventually you have such a tall tower it starts to topple.

And of course toppling towers end up crashing down in a pile on the floor.

Our challenge as a mum is to stop that tower getting too tall.

Easier said than done, I know. But it is possible.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about how to stop drowning in overwhelm and start taking back control.

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My challenge for this week is start thinking about what foundations you need to build in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed. It’s important for the sake of your family to take care of yourself, and pair down the amount of things you have on your never-ending to-do list.

 

Tell me what you think?

Tell me in the comments. What has send you over the edge recently? What did you do to deal with it?

Michelle and I are here to spur you on and help you as much as possible

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 029: The Simple Way to Plan Ahead, Get Organised and Find Your Me Time | Nicole Avery

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