Episode 180: Managing Seasons of Change with Your Career

Episode 180: Managing Seasons of Change with Your Career

Today’s episode is for you if you are making a career change, thinking about making a career change or even just want to spruce things up where you currently are.  If you are feeling stagnant in your career it’s time for a change.  Changing careers is not the only thing that triggers a change of seasons for our career.  For you, you may have had a change in desire or a change in circumstances or a change in priorities.  Either way, these 5 tips will help you manage this season in your career.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

5 Tips to help you manage a season of change in your career:

  1. Evaluate the season that you are going into from the season you are coming from.  What is different, or will be different? What do you want to be different?
  2. Give yourself time, space, to figure things out.  Expect emotions.
  3. Keep coming back to your intentions.  Why are you doing what you are doing? What’s it all for?
  4. Get a support system and communicate how things are going.  You need to get outside perspective. A mentor relationship is key for career growth.  Seek their wisdom in what you are doing.
  5. Use this as an opportunity to reset, refresh, and restart.  Once you have given yourself some time, it’s time to shine. Fire yourself on a Friday and rehire yourself on a Monday.  Write your own job description, set your own metrics for success and plan to check in on your own performance.

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179: Igniting Your Faith in All Seasons with Tiffany Bluhm

179: Igniting Your Faith in All Seasons with Tiffany Bluhm

As working moms, we all go through different seasons of life. Regardless of the season you are in, you can ignite your faith and be the woman that God has called you to be. In this episode, author Tiffany Bluhm shares 4 strategies to help you ignite the fire in you.

About Our Guest

Tiffany Bluhm wants every woman to recognize, embrace, and
pursue the big dreams and beauty born inside of them. The author,
blogger, speaker, teacher, podcast host, wife, and mother shares her
personal stories of self-value and self-doubt, international adoption,
entrepreneurship, marriage, heartbreak, motherhood, and more with
an ever-growing audience now numbering in the hundreds of
thousands. In addition to reaching readers via her own blog, Tiffany
shares her disarmingly perceptive, honest, and frequently funny
writing on other popular outlets including ScaryMommy.com, Deeply
Rooted Magazine, and more. As co-host of the Why Tho podcast and
an in-demand speaker, Tiffany also leads key conversations about
modern faith, contemporary women, culture, and so much more. She
has penned two books: the acclaimed Bible study Never Alone,
released in February 2018, and the upcoming SHE DREAMS: LIVE
THE LIFE YOU WERE CREATED FOR, set to hit bookstore virtual
and brick-and-mortar shelves in February 2019. Tiffany lives in
Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and two young sons.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

To ignite your faith in the season you are in, follow these 4 steps:
  • Spend some time journaling through what brings you deep gladness and what stretches you
  • Beginning with the end in mind-Don’t lose sight of your goals and intentions
  • Consider the emotional, relational, and financial cost to move forward in this season 
  • Consistently keep Christ at the center of all you do 

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Episode 178: 5 Keys to Real Weight Loss

Episode 178: 5 Keys to Real Weight Loss

Weight loss can be tough but especially for working moms. Tough, not impossible. In this episode, I am sharing 5 strategies that I have found to be key to my weight loss journey and really these are applicable to any big lifestyle goals that you have for your life.

Over the course of my adult life, I have been on the weight loss roller coaster. This last year, my health focus was on stress management and getting good sleep. Not watching my weight. It caused me to gain 30 lbs and that was effecting me so bad that I needed to make it a priority. I tried so many different programs and products over the years. Some worked and many didn’t. Then I heard someone say “What you do to lose the weight, you better be prepared to do to keep it off.” That made sense to me…..if it brought results. That someone was Amanda Nighbert and she is the creator of the Lean program. I decided to give her program a try because I was done with fad diets and ready to really learn how to fuel my body with whole food nutrition and lose the weight in a way that is sustainable. Guess what? It worked!

The Lean program takes place over 7 weeks and focuses on intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and behavior changes. I loved my results so much from the first 7 weeks, I have started a second round and have partnered with Amanda to tell others about her program. Just to be clear, when I say that I have partnered with her, it means that if anyone decides to give the program a try on my recommendation, then I get a kickback. That isn’t the reason that I am sharing this with you.

A few weeks back we were talking about health goals in our Facebook group. The vast majority of you told me that your number one health goal was weight loss. If I found something that works for me in this area even when I am working late, traveling, and taking care of everything there is to do I can still stick to this program and see results toward my weight loss goals.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

So, here are the 5 strategies I have learned doing this program.  Whether you do the program or not, I think these will really help you.

  1. Know your triggers for making not great choices.  You might have more than one. As you are discovering them, don’t feel like you need to fix them all.  The first step is being aware of what the triggers are, then why they are the triggers. I am not normally a big fan of looking behind into the why we do the things we do.  But in this case, I have found it really helpful for seeing the situation for what it is.

  2. Give yourself limits.  If you listened to last week, then you know what I’m talking about, and I totally used it for my weight loss. This program isn’t just about nutrition, but also about exercise.  We are given three different workouts to choose from. Modified, beginner, or advanced.  I’ll be honest. When I started the 7-week program in January, I wasn’t interested in the workouts.  I just needed to get my eating under control. But as I neared the end of my 7 weeks and I was feeling so much better, I wanted to workout.  But life is still life. I might want to work out, but that doesn’t mean I always have the energy, so I gave myself permission to skip 3 workouts a week.  Now I have started my second 7 week round and I have given myself permission to just miss 2.

  3. Knowing what to do and doing it are two very different things.  There is a lot of information out there on weight loss and I have done just about every program out there. So, it’s not a matter of “knowing what to do”. It comes down to actually doing it.

  4. Sometimes our will can be strong in standing in our own way. While going through this journey I have realized that I have an inner toddler. If you have a toddler (or can remember that stage) then you know what I am talking about. Trying to get a toddler to do something that they don’t want to do is a challenge. They throw a fit, blow things out of proportion, and find very creative ways not to do what they are supposed to do. I do the same thing with drinking water. I know I need to. It’s key to weight loss, but I struggle with this for no other reason than my own will. I see this in other areas of my life. But I have to remember, the toddler is not in control. They don’t get to call the shots.

  5. Honesty is the best policy.  Especially with ourselves. Yep, I tell half-truths to myself. And if I believe anything but the truth it will lead to frustration with my results. Not logging everything that goes in my mouth, not putting forth the best effort during my workouts, and adding coffee to my water count are all working against my weight loss goals. But because I am doing other things that are great, I feel like my results should be great. And if they are not, I get discouraged. But there is a truth and if I am honest with myself, I can see it. Personal accountability and humility are key components to success in all areas of life.

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Episode 177: Setting Limits To Achieve Your Goals

Episode 177: Setting Limits To Achieve Your Goals

As a working mom, boundaries are important. But today we are talking about limits. Boundaries are for the way we let others affect our lives and limits are things we set for ourselves. Do you struggle with not following through with your goals? This episode is for you!

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Episode 176:  Working Moms Guide to Travel Planning with Amber Sandberg

Episode 176: Working Moms Guide to Travel Planning with Amber Sandberg

Many times we go through life constantly focused on work and daily mundane tasks to the point we forget that life can easily pass us by. We stop to realize where did the time go? It’s the middle of the year already?

Today me and my special guest, Amber Sandberg are going to share with you why it’s so important to go on those vacations with your family, the benefits of having a well-planned trip, and learning a thing or two on how to go about traveling big or small.

About Our Guest

Amber Sandberg lives in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and her two young daughters. Amber loves hanging out with her family, going on family vacations and vacations just with her hubby, anything turquoise and getting to know women (especially moms) on a deeper level. She has joined two of her passions: podcasting and travel and has become a travel agent who specializes in family travel.  You can learn more about her story and offerings over at www.mominspiredshow.com

Action Items and Tips From the Show

  • Practical travel budget tips for families

  • How to surprise your spouse with a well-planned trip for your anniversary

  • Importance of choosing the right place to travel to with the kids

  • When to plan short term and long term goal trips

  • The need for intentional travel

  • The best time to travel in the year according to you

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Learn More About Our Guest

Name:  Amber Sandberg
Occupation:  Travel Planner for Families, Host of the Mom Inspired Show
Contact:  http://mominspiredshow.com/contact
Website:  www.mominspiredshow.com
Social Media Links:  www.instagram.com/ambersandberg