Activate Purpose: Finding Purpose Through Action While Balancing Motherhood + Career
Summary: For many women, becoming a mother begins the search and desire for a more meaningful, purposeful, and successful life. But with that desire comes a feeling of not knowing WHAT you want or HOW to get the life you want, all while facing the challenges of raising young children and a demanding career. Using my own experience as a test case, I will share in real-time my path to finding a deeper purpose while balancing motherhood and career. Be prepared for honest insights and a healthy dose of skepticism as I take on uncomfortable exercises, new challenges, and (hopefully) discover a more bold, confident, and successful ME. To learn more visit https://www.activatepurpose.com
In today’s episode, I’m once again talking about the often dreaded “finding your passion question” but this time I’m sharing a new perspective that turned out to be a game-changer for me. Learn why focusing on my gifts and NOT my passions has resulted in me taking on a new position and finally getting paid to do something that I would actually do for free.
In today's episode, I'm sharing why I think having patience is an increasingly undervalued skill and virtue in today's impatient world. I'll share why patience and ambition don't always seem to go hand-in-hand but do, in fact, complement each other quite nicely.
In today’s episode, I’m sharing my goals for 2019 and explaining how the "Power of 1" is allowing me to navigate the madness of taking care of my infant and preschool-aged daughters while I work part-time AND start a new set of projects for the year.
In today's episode, I'll give you an update on the goals that I made as part of my 2018 New Year's resolutions, and share three lessons that resulted from trying to achieve those goals. I'll also share some wonderful news that will give new meaning to balancing motherhood and career.
In today’s episode, I’m going to share the difficulties I’ve had these past two weeks accomplishing a goal I set out at the beginning of the year as part of my New Year's Resolution: To write a children’s book based on my grandmother’s childhood in Kenya. Stay tuned to find out the unexpected challenges I faced as I was putting this book together and what I would do differently next time.
In today’s episode, I'm going to share a lesson from The Happiness Advantage book that made me rethink how I view negative or adverse events and taught me why they are never truly as bad as we think they are. If you are struggling with not making certain decisions or doing certain things because you are constantly fearful of the outcome, this is the show for you.
In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a random visit to the bookstore for a fun thriller novel led me to a book that I wasn’t even sure I needed. Learn how advice from The Happiness Advantage Book helped me to overcome some serious self-doubt issues and get back to a place of excitement.
In today’s episode, I'm going to talk about vulnerability and share why I have been feeling especially vulnerable these past few weeks. I don’t have some big epiphany to share on how to overcome this feeling but I do think sharing my struggles will give you a honest behind-the-scenes view of what I’ve been thinking lately.
In today’s episode, I'm going to share why “follow your passion” just doesn’t work for most people, including me. I’ll talk about how an article that a friend shared with me gave me a whole new perspective on finding my purpose and why I should be asking myself a completely different question. Learn how that one question led to a weekend full of discussion and discovery for me and my husband.
In today’s episode, I'm going to share how an exercise I found while scrolling on LinkedIn gave me a well needed perspective on why I was feeling stuck on a creative project, even after I thought I had made this great decision. I’ll share how 3 simple questions allowed me to pinpoint exactly what the issue was and I’ll tell you what I decided to do about it.
In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a 4 week break from podcasting led to a 4 month break and what I learned about myself during that time. I’ll also share how my tendency to take action and quickly execute on ideas ironically left me paralyzed when it came time to slow down.
In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how in this age of social media and online friends it's easy to envy online friends and overlook the physical friends or acquaintances in your own life who are trying new things and finding their own way. I'll share how three of my friends have recently inspired me to think bigger and re-think #squadgoals.
In today's episode, I'm going to talk to about this new book I'm reading, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, that argues that happiness requires struggle. I'll share how this concept is shaping the way I approach my work even though I'm not yet 100% convinced it's true.
In today's episode, I talk about jealousy. That word alone makes me cringe, but I recently experienced a case of jealousy that had me in a funk for almost a week. To be clear, this episode is about me feeling jealous of someone else's success. I'll talk about what happened and how I was finally able to move past it.
In today's episode, I’ll walk you through my progress on some of the 2018 goals that I committed to at the beginning of the year as part of my New Years Resolution. I’ll share some of the things I’m doing well along with some of the things that I’m struggling to stay focused on.