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Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! In this episode of the Boss Mom podcast, Dana and NJ are back together again and chatting about gratitude and their Thanksgiving plans. As always, there are a few great laughs and awesome nuggets of wisdom you don't want to miss. This episode does not feature our typical full show note style because well, it's Thanksgiving and I believe in the power of being with family and rest.

Let's dive right in.

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In this episode we talk about: 

  • Physical reminders that remind us to slow down when we're in a huge season of push.
  • Why it is important to check our core and heart values against our priority list, especially in a season of push.
  • How to cultivate a spirit of gratitude everyday, instead of just on Thanksgiving.
  • Our Thanksgiving plans and our favorite Thanksgiving food.
  • The things we're grateful for this year and the things that are making us happy.

 

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope (her total happy place)

NJ : Website / Instagram (her total happy place)

Nov 20, 2015

I'm popping the champagne and blowing horns because my book baby, Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro, is finally here! Today is the official launch and I couldn't be more excited. In this episode of the Boss Mom podcast, NJ and I answer everything you want to know about my book- from who I wrote for to what it was really like writing with a newborn and everything else in between.

Let's dive right in. *Affiliate links present in this post.*

But before we do, I want you to know that for the next two days there is a Boss Mom book celebration Instagram giveaway going on. Head here to grab all of the details on how to enter. 

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In this episode we talk about:

  • Dana’s new book, the Boss Mom book and who she wrote for.
  • One thing that really surprised NJ about motherhood.
  • Why Dana wasn’t afraid to chase one of her big goals in business while she was also pursuing a big goal within her family too.
  • The people Dana pulled in to help her write her book and how Dana accomplished writing her book with a newborn in her arms.
  • Why Dana wrote bonus content for the Boss Mom book and her favorite chapter.
  • Nj’s daughter Lola’s 10 minute 3 push birth story

Recommended reading, links and resources:

Can I quote you on that?

  • I truly believe you can have a thriving family and a thriving business.-Dana
    [Tweet "I truly believe you can have a thriving family and a thriving business. #bossmom"]
  • We are constantly making sure that we’re the rock- that we moms are making sure everything is moving forward and working well. -Dana
  • The Boss implies everything in our life and Mom is the foundation for us. -Dana
  • We are more than just moms. -Dana
  • Boss Moms… we’re dreamers and doers. -NJ
  • Even women who choose to stay at home and take care of children exclusively are more than just a mom. They’ve got hobbies and passions, they’re creating too. -Dana
  • Mom guilt 101: you let yourself be defined by someone else’s standards. - Dana
  • Writing doesn’t scare me. - Dana
  • It was more important for me to write the Boss Mom book than it would have ever been to write a book about content strategy. -Dana
  • If you’re brainstorming and it seems easy, you’re not brainstorming enough. - Dana
  • This book is life changing. It is going to blow your mind. -NJ
    [Tweet "This book is life changing. It is going to blow your mind. #bossmom #BossMomBook"]
  • When I get my paper copy of the Boss Mom book, I’m going to take my highlighter and get messy with it. -NJ  
  • Love is limitless. - Dana
  • Now that I have a toddler, I realize how easy having a baby is. -Dana
  • If you’re looking for support, advice, or encouragement, the Boss Mom book is going to call out the gold and reinforce pieces of yourself you might have forgotten about. -NJ
  • Our job isn’t to stop our lives and raise our kids, our job as a mother is to raise our kids to see how amazing life can be. - Dana
  • The hardest part of my book to write was the gratitude page. I had to narrow it down from 5 pages! - Dana 

Things Making Us Happy:

Dana:

  1. The completion and launch of the Boss Mom Book.
  2. She’s going to Disneyland on Friday.
  3. Dana has created margin in her business so she can make Christmas crafts in December.
  4. Bonus: Christmas To Me by Pentatonix

NJ:

  1. LulaRoe Mommy & Me Leggings.
  1. Trello - “It’s like if your to do list and Pinterest had a baby.”
  2. Thanksgiving is next week!
  3. Bonus:  Roasted root vegetable soup with duck confit and artisan garlic bread by her friend Mike.

Connect with Dana & NJ

Dana: Instagram / Periscope

NJ : Website / Instagram

Nov 12, 2015

Keturah Gordon is a life-coach, blogger and seminar leader who helps people who feel ‘stuck’ and exhausted to find the confidence to live the life they’ve always dreamed about. Keturah uses the word ‘Trapped’ to describe how she used to feel but now, as a Boss Mom, her life is truly transformed. Her business is aptly named Trapped to Transformed.

After going through an unhappy marriage, a messy divorce, battling depression and experiencing the trauma of losing her hair due to stress, all alongside being a mother to two young boys and progressing in her career to the level of a High School Deputy Head, Keturah has decided to take a step back from her 10–year teaching career in order to build a business that helps people reconnect with their true calling and live a life of true happiness and fulfillment.

Keturah offers practical support that helps women (and men) avoid becoming overwhelmed at work a+ nd at home, or simply helps those who want to take their lives in a different direction. Through her free women’s seminars, Keturah provides a place where women can connect and inspire each other as they embrace the knowledge that the perfect parent, or woman, does not exist - (should we repeat that??) everybody is just doing the best they can! No matter what the situation, there is always a way out - she helps her clients to find it, go after it, and learn to love and trust themselves more along the way.

In this episode Keturah and Dana talk about self discovery and transformation. This episode is full of so much wisdom. Let's dive right in.

Listen to the podcast:

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In this episode we talk about:

  • The core of why Boss Moms start businesses in the first place.
  • Keturah’s journey to becoming a Boss Mom and how getting divorced played a role in it.
  • A defining moment when Keturah realized self care was more important than she thought it was.  
  • Authentic living and why it matters to be who you are.
  • How women can transform their lives when they want more from life through the acronym C.H.A.N.G.E. (Keturah gives a great overview of the C.H.A.N.G.E program she takes her clients through).
  • Why it is important for women to establish their WHY.
  • How to work through judging other women gracefully.

Recommended reading, links, and resources:

Can I quote you on that?

  • As moms and and entrepreneurs we are creating a business and a life to fit a need or solve a problem. Sometimes that need is that we need freedom and want to love what we’re doing. - Dana
  • The journey of where I started (my business) came from not a really good place, if I’m really honest. - Keturah
  • Women have a very powerful instinct and amazing intuition. -Keturah
  • My strength and confidence grew when I stopped trying to hide it. - Keturah
  • If we allow ourselves to be who we actually are, it’s really powerful. -Keturah
  • Youi’re really amazing, just as YOU ARE. - Keturah
  • Life has taught me that it’s okay to just be yourself. -Keturah
  • What thought patterns do you have going on that are holding you back? -Keturah
  • If you could really do anything, what would you do? - Keturah
  • If you’re going to change things up, you’ve got to have a reason to change it. Establish your why. -Keturah
    [Tweet "If you're going to change things up, you've got to have a reason. Establish your why. @KeturahGordon"]
  • If you’re going to do something, go at it with 100%. -Keturah
  • If you release the expectations you have of yourself, you’ll find that you can start focusing on the expectations you have for yourself. -Keturah
  • You have whatever it takes within you to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve. -Keturah
  • I have people in my life that don’t get what I’m doing. But that’s okay. Don’t try to fix it, just keep going. -Dana
  • Give yourself permission to let your voice be heard. -Keturah
  • Too many voices can steer you away from your own voice within. You need to hear your own voice the loudest. -Keturah
  • My biggest challenge (since I work online) is being present with my kids. Fully present. -Keturah
  • If I am doing something for me, it will trickle down to my kids. They benefit too. -Keturah

Connect with Keturah: 

Visit Keturah's website Trapped To Transformed. 

For Listeners in the London Area who want attend Keturah's seminar socials: They meet at 11.00 every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Details are on her meetup page.
Search for ‘Trapped to Transformed’ on www.meetup.com

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If you could really do anything? And I mean ANYTHING... what would you do? Let's dream a little today in the comments. Or reply to me at @DanaMalstaff on Instagram. 

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