Hey sista, what’s a girl supposed to do when the next thing she’s feeling called to step into doesn’t clearly align with her degree, certifications, or experience?
Sound like you? Well, in this episode I tackle this question and provide you with my best tips on what to do if this happens to you!
We also have a short quiz for you to take to find your next best move: https://bit.ly/2Lut4xc
In this episode, I’m chatting it up with Ruth Chou Simons to help answer the following questions:
Are you struggling to find balance between work, family, and faith?
Are you looking for some wisdom on blending godliness and business?
If you answered yes to either question, then this is the podcast for you! Ruth serves up heaps of wisdom for owning your season, marketing your expertise without shame, and stewarding both dream chasing and family building with everyday faithfulness.
I can’t wait for you to tune in and join us!
Hey girl, are you having trouble with patience as you work to gaining more experience in your career?
Are you trying to grow your career, but struggling with where you actually want to be?
Yeah? I get it.
In this episode, I am diving into the “millennial mindset” that you don’t have to work your way up, why we DON’T have to follow the status quo, and how we can show up even when we feel like we’re starting at 0.
Can’t wait for you to listen!
Trying to figure out what you’re passionate about? Or better yet, which of those passions you could turn into a career verses which are meant to be hobbies? Have you ever wished you had a mentor to help you navigate life and purpose only to realize finding a ‘mentor’ isn’t exactly as easy as going to the grocery store and picking your favorite off the shelf?
Yeah, I hear you, girl.
Listen in to this episode as I bring on writer and entrepreneur, Darrah Brustein, whose known for saying, “design your life, build a business to fund it, and a network to support it.”
Pretty good, huh?
Darrah has built a 30,000 person networking company and writes for publications like Forbes, Thrive Global, Entrepreneur, and more.
Together, we’re sharing an unconventional way to ‘reverse engineer’ your passions, and even how to find mentorship to help you steward those passions in ways probably haven’t thought of before.
At the end of the episode, Darrah shared a great exercise to do to help you start finding which passions of yours are superpowers that could show you what to pursue as more than just a hobby!
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You may have heard the common phrase that says, “Done is better than perfect.”
In many ways, it holds a lot of truth.
When there’s something on our hearts or minds to start or do, it is generally better to take action rather than waiting around until everything is perfect to get started. If we try to wait until everything is “perfect,” we risk never actually taking action.
So, while the intent behind this phrase is good, and is generally true, I’m challenging you to think about this a little bit more critically when it comes to your craft and your work.
But if writing a national bestselling book taught me ANYTHING, it’s that really good art — and good work — takes time, discipline, diligence, perseverance, and prayer. It takes a commitment to excellence.
Then, a not-so-great experience with the dentist really challenged me to consider why applying the “done is better than perfect” mantra to all aspects of our work may not be wise, and a few key lessons we can all learn about the importance of diligence and excellence in our work, rather than rushed or careless action with the focus on simply getting things done.
More specifically, I cover 3 core lessons that I believe every ambitious, fast movin’ gal (like myself) needs to remember and apply every single time she puts her hand to something.
If you can do these three things, consistently and intentionally with whatever you do, whether you’re a dental hygienist, secretary, photographer, or six figure business owner, you’re not only going to earn the respect of your customers/clients or peers but I also believe you’ll work toward personal or professional goals with more purpose, and therefore, be more successful AND more satisfied with the process…even if it’s hard and even it’s not what you want to be doing long term.
Does chatting with your ideal audience feel difficult? Like you’re talking to an empty room? You’re most likely missing this one, key detail.
Has a guy ever asked you to marry him on the first date? I bet that wasn’t the next question you were expecting from me. But follow me here.
We all have those first date horror stories where you’re not on the same page or he’s way more invested than you are from the start. And it’s just down right uncomfortable. And a bit off putting. Can you relate?
Now I’m not saying you can’t fall fast for someone, but I am saying there are stages to a healthy, steady, and lasting relationship.
And this, my friend, is where my friend Angie Lee pointed out to me that dating relationships are synonymous to marketing. You don’t ask for their hand in marriage on the first date. And you don’t ask for the big sale in the first email.
Pretty smart, huh?
This is why I just KNEW bringing on Angie Lee to the podcast would be a home run. Angie is a marketing ninja, podcaster, conference creator, and business owner. And she has some stories to tell and wisdom to share.
In this episode, we dive into:
This is a kick butt episode that is jam packed with personal truths AND tangible steps to take toward your dream…today. I’m excited to share this with you because you’ll leave feeling confident in your goals and knowledgeable on tweaks to make in your marketing to tangibly reach those goals.
It’s time to let go of the fear, so you don’t live with regret. You’ve got this, sister.
Let’s say you’re working towards a goal and out of (what feels like) nowhere – a different door opens. An opportunity arises. But it feels like a completely different mountain to climb. A new milestone. A new passion.
What do you do?
Do you walk through the door? Will you look crazy if you change direction? Does that even matter?
When you are multipassionate, you’re so not alone in your goals looking different from season to season. And to that I say:
If this sounds at all similar to your inner dialogue, today’s episode is for you, sister.
Listen in as I bring on my friend, Mallory Ervin. She’s a YouTuber, Miss America Runner Up, three time veteran of the Amazing Race and now – a podcaster. She has impacted so many lives – but different seasons have brought different opportunities of impact for her. Which is why I knew she would be perfect to speak into this area of our lives.
Something she knows incredibly well is that one decision to try something, that doesn’t exactly make sense in the moment, can totally change the trajectory of your life. But you can’t let the sense of paralyzing perfection hinder you from taking that first step.
So ask yourself, Are you leaving space in your life for moments of change?
Sister, it’s time to leave the perfectionistic tendencies behind. The ones that keep us from moving forward. The thoughts that cycle in our minds as we process how others will view our direction changes. Leave behind the fear of starting small. Or starting over.
Who knows what is waiting for you on top of the mountain that was meant for you.
Ever feel like your career or business take over your life?
I remember the moment I realized that a big meeting I had coming up was on the same day as my brother’s, college graduation. (Of course, right.)
I knew the meeting was important – but so was my brother. And what else do you do when when you don’t know what to do?
You call your mom. Naturally.
And her words have forever stuck with me. She was empathetic to busy seasons of work, and she also reminded me of this:
Our work is to provide and support other people – not simply for our own gain.
Game changing mindset right here.
So for all you ambitious and career driven gals – I see you. I am you. And I’m here to give you some pieces of wisdom that have strengthened my relationship with my husband and with my family – even during busy work seasons.
In today’s episode, I dive into the importance of finding something to share in with your spouse, intentional check ins, and the one word that may just change your relationships.
Check out the episode and let me know which tip was your favorite!
Ever feel that your mind is stuck in perfection as the standard?
We can be inundated with these unrealistic expectations whether that’s from Instagram, or our friends, or simply our own personal narratives – and quite frankly – it’s down right scary when you feel stuck there.
I’ve hit burn out and exhaustion from trying to achieve one more thing, or strive for that level of perfection. And sister, if you can relate, I have something for you today. It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s time feel fit in lives – physically, spiritually, and professionally.
In today’s, special episode I bring on a gal that I personally coached to help her find breakthrough in her health coaching business, Tanner Hobbes.
Tanner is a trailblazer in the health coaching community – bringing freedom and light into what can be an entangled place: a woman’s relationship with food and with herself.
Listen in as Tanner brings wisdom into the #1 emotional struggle she sees among the women in her groups, how she personally continued to grow her business, and also what to do when you hit complete burn out.
You’ll learn why it’s vital to
how stewardship is the name of the game, and perhaps where you are giving too much in your relationships.
Whether you’re the gal who is a business dreamer, the woman desiring community, the one who is hearing crickets on social media, or the sister who hit a wall in life or business – this episode is for you.
Want more resources? Check out Tanner here.
Should you choose the path to a practical career or one that supports your passions?
I recently received a text from a gal essentially asking that question. She really wanted to pursue photography full time, but wasn’t sure how exactly to be able to support herself while supporting this passion.
And honestly, thanks to the internet, it’s a question asked a lot these days. It’s easier than ever to carve out and create your own career through online resources and a simple Google search.
But at the end of the day, you may be still asking , is this the smart route to to take?
I’m here to set the record straight on this little practical vs passion debate.
Listen in to today’s episode as I dive into:
Sis, you’re not in this alone. Identify what you love, focus on your decided upon priorities for that season, and your excitement will transcend to whatever work you put out into the world.
You’ve got this – especially after applying these tips on how to support your passion.
Want a deeper dive for when you’re feeling a overwhelmed on which direction to take? Grab a copy of my book here. It’s the girlfriend guide for when you’re feeling directionless or maybe trying to take too many directions.