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Dec 26, 2019

We’ve got a little time before 2019 ends, and when a new year starts, we’re so “full steam ahead” towards the future, that there are things from this year we won’t remember to do. What are 3 important things we must remember to do before 2020 starts and why are they important? In this episode, we share 3 things you need to add to your to-do list before the end of this year. 

Think about what matters most to you next year if you only could give it one word. -Dana Malstaff

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Think about one person that has impacted you this year that you haven’t talked to in a while. Before the year ends, get in touch with them and say thank you. 
  • Think about your word or phrase for 2020, tied to what you want to achieve in your business.  
  • Decide what your biggest business goal for 2020 is, but don’t make it a revenue or amount of money, because that’s an outcome and not a goal.
Dec 19, 2019

As moms and business owners, it often feels like we’re under so much pressure to do every single thing perfectly, and that makes the balance between our lives and our work impossible to achieve. What is Conscious Creation and how can it help us escape this stress? How can we redefine our roles on our terms? How do we start prioritizing the things that are ideal to us, instead of forcing ourselves into obligations?

On this episode, Business and Life Coach, and my good friend, Kelsey Murphy, talks about a new system she has developed to help women show up in the best ways at home and at work. 

 

Conscious creation is about intentionally and consciously defining what an ideal life looks like on a business and personal level, and then planning for it. -Kelsey Murphy  

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Be intentional about creating epic moments (13:01 - 14:28)
    We can’t do everything with our kids, but what we can do is focus on things that will create memories for them. We need to focus on the things they can remember and treasure, and not for the sake of what we’re expected to do as parents. 

  • Find the ideal way to spend time with your kids (11:15 - 12:12)
    We don’t have to follow what every other mom does to spend time with their kids. We can spend quality time with them in a way and manner that we’re excited about as opposed to something that makes us feel obligated and bored. It starts with us redefining what the ideal looks like for us. 

  • When we focus on what ignites us, we receive more of it (16:16 - 18:04) 
    When we start thinking about what we love and what makes us happy, our brains will start filtering out what doesn’t fit that vision. Our brain will be wired to start filtering in the right things and more of them will come our way.

 

Guest Bio- 

Kelsey Murphy is a Business & Life Coach working with Fortune 500 companies, like Facebook & Twitter, industry thought leaders like Marie Forleo and her B-Schoolers, as well as celebrity nutritionists, coaches, and other brilliant humans creating meaningful businesses and lives. She's been featured in places like Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, LiveStrong, Living Healthy, LaurenConrad.com and more. When Kelsey's not coaching, you can find her hosting the Whiskey & Work podcast, giving her wise (and sometimes comical) advice on navigating the waters of business, life, and relationships.  

For more information, visit https://www.kelseymurphy.com 

Get Kelsey’s free business planning kit here: 

https://www.kelseymurphy.com/howtoplanyourbusiness-kelseymurphy

Dec 12, 2019

The holidays are a great time, but also a challenging one for Boss Moms. We want to put our families first and enjoy this time with them, but we also strive to make an impact on the world through our businesses. This is a difficult balancing act, and one that can lead to stress, worry and guilt. How can we make sure we thrive at this time of the year? How do we avoid overextending ourselves with obligations and demands?

On this episode, we talk about how we can balance all of our priorities over the holidays and actually thrive through it all. 

This season is a rollercoaster of things that have to get done. -Dana Malstaff 

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Be okay with the fact that this time of year is a roller coaster of emotions because so much is going on. 
  • Don’t feel obligated to do everything this season. To thrive, think about what you can cut and change socially to reduce stress, and how to be minimally profitable without working in our businesses the whole time. 
  • Recognize what fills you up and what depletes you, and limit what depletes you. We can also surround the things we don’t enjoy, with things we do enjoy. 
  • Seek an appreciation loop and lean on the people and community for support.
Dec 5, 2019

The term ‘Mastermind’ is used fairly often in the business world, but many entrepreneurs still aren’t sure what joining one of these groups entails. What is a Mastermind, and how can we use them to benefit our businesses? Why is it necessary for Mastermind members to challenge each other? How can we offer different viewpoints without offending other members in the process?

On this episode, owner of the Speech and Language Kids website, Carrie Clark, and founder and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy, discuss what makes Masterminds so beneficial to business owners. 

A good Mastermind is a group that helps you whittle down options. -Dana Malstaff

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Use Masterminds to challenge ideas (10:48 - 11:49)
    Masterminds are the ideal space for ideas to be shared and challenged. We should be using our groups to help each other brainstorm our ideas in different ways. The benefit of this kind of input is ultimately creating a more thought-out product. 

  • Take advantage of the different viewpoints in Masterminds (15:25 - 16:22)
    Having a tight-knit Mastermind with different views allows us to narrow down ideas and options more easily. This is an important step, because it stops us from becoming overwhelmed by all the suggestions we get from like-minded people outside our groups. 

  • Maintain mutual respect for all Mastermind members (20:41 - 21:51)
    For Masterminds to be effective, we have to have a mutual respect for everyone in our groups. This respect makes it easier to challenge one another, without running the risk of offending anyone on a personal level.

 

Guest Bio- 

Carrie Clark is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of the Speech and Language Kids website. She is passionate about helping children through speech-language pathology, and has extensive experience in the field, having worked at the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri, and later opening a private practice. 

 

To find out more about Carrie, visit 

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/about-us/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-clark-74210054

https://www.instagram.com/slpsolution/

https://www.facebook.com/theslpsolution/



Maria Dismondy is the founder and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press. She is also an author and speaker. Maria is the creator of the Empowering Kids with Character mini-podcast, a movement that aims to nurture character development in children through education.

 

To find out more about Maria, visit

https://mariadismondy.com/

https://www.instagram.com/mariadismondybooks/

https://www.facebook.com/mariadismondy

https://www.youtube.com/user/mariadismondy

https://twitter.com/mariadismondy

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariadismondy

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