The past few months have forced us to deal with major instability, and it has thrown many of us into a flat spin. However, it’s important to understand that even when we’re not facing a pandemic, uncertainty is inevitable.
Any time we go through a life-changing event, be it a pandemic, a relocation, or even a divorce, we’re faced with a lot of external factors. As a result, many of us end up feeling powerless. Is there a way to change that?
When we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel. We may not be able to control events unfolding around us, but we can decide how we’ll deal with them. How can we stop reacting to issues beyond our control and start responding to them instead?
In this episode, Certified Life Coach and author of Create Your Calm: A Guilt-Free Journey to Peaceful Motherhood, Stephanie Nichols shares how to use life-altering moments as a catalyst for growth.
We can't change what's happening around us, but we can make decisions about how we think about it. That's where we get our control back. -Stephanie Nichols
3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode:
How to get better at managing emotions in a difficult situation:
It’s easier to manage the way we feel when we know how we feel. We have to check in with ourselves more regularly and acknowledge our emotions.
The importance of acceptance:
When we resist accepting what’s going on around us, we end up allowing it to affect us even more. The sooner we accept reality for what it is, the sooner we can move on.
How to turn life-changing events into a win:
When faced with uncertainty, we need to think about what we want to create for ourselves. We may not always have the power to control what’s happening around us, but we do have the power to use the situation to our benefit.
Stephanie Nichols is a divorced mom of two young boys, author of the book Create Your Calm: A Guilt-Free Journey to Peaceful Motherhood, and Certified Life Coach for Divorced Moms. She works one-on-one with moms who are ready to flourish after divorce by helping them create a future they can look forward to. Stephanie is known for her passionate personality and telling it like it is while using a gentle approach to help clients get unstuck and make sense of the world. She helps her clients overcome the natural self-doubt and despair they experience trying to navigate life alone, parenting solo, making decisions on their own, feeling overwhelmed, and worrying about their future. Stephanie is passionate about creating a world where divorce is not viewed as a failure, but as a catalyst for growth and a source of resilience and strength.
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When the whole world was put into quarantine, parents were thrust into homeschooling literally overnight. Taking on the job of educating our kids full-time can seem nearly impossible at first, especially alongside running a business. However, these last few months have shown that it’s very doable, and something the whole family might prefer.
Our assumptions and suppositions about homeschooling have been shattered as we’ve discovered various benefits and advantages of it, so much so that many parents have considered switching to homeschooling completely.
What are some of the positives of homeschooling that our kids miss out on in conventional schools? How do we balance being a teacher, parent, and business owner without burning out?
In this episode, I’m joined by entrepreneur, homeschooling expert, education consultant, and the founder of Surviving Homeschool, DeLise Bernard. We talk about why so many families are seeing the benefits of education-from-home.
3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
How homeschooling expands the opportunity for learning:
The school curriculum can be limiting for kids, especially those that are gifted in unique ways. Through homeschooling, we get to build on what our kids are good at or interested in and lean into that outside the confines of class schedules.
How kids can still have social interaction while homeschooling:
Homeschooling our kids isn’t as disconnected and isolated as people think. There are opportunities for them to connect with other kids through learning pods and groups, and to get taught by people who are experts in their own respective fields. Our kids can still have a strong social aspect to their lives without going to school.
Why homeschooling can actually be better for entrepreneurial parents:
For many boss moms, our concern around homeschooling is the worry about not having enough time to balance parenting, our businesses, educating our kids, and taking care of things at home. With the right resources, tools, and scheduling techniques, it’s doable and it can actually work better for our families.
DeLise Bernard is an entrepreneur, homeschooling expert, education consultant, and the founder of Surviving Homeschool. While she and her husband have co-led their health management company, Beyond Excellence, for over 15 years, she’s also the founder of Surviving Homeschool, a community that supports working families thrust into schooling from home. Providing practical “survival tips”, cataloged educational resources, and ongoing encouragement to over 6800 members, the team offers community and connection in a time of social distancing. Her advice has been featured on ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post, as well as various podcasts, education websites, and popular parenting blogs. Her family’s homeschool was also recently showcased in a George Washington University student-produced documentary for the school’s Masters program.
Keeping kids entertained has never been easy, and COVID-19 has only added fuel to the fire. How can we keep our children busy while we’re working from home, without adding even more to our plates?
While increasing screen time may sound like an easy fix, that comes with its own challenges. We want our children to be learning valuable skills, and for that, we can’t rely on screens alone. Is that even possible when we’re already juggling homeschooling and our businesses?
Luckily, we don’t have to do it all on our own. With the help of subscription boxes, we can simplify almost every area of our lives, including keeping our kids entertained and their minds nourished.
In this episode, Founder and CEO of Peaceful Play, Stephanie Anderson explains how to keep children engaged with educational activities while we work from home.
When kids are bored, we often end up giving them screen time to entertain them, but if we want to teach our children problem-solving skills, they need to be creating. -Stephanie Anderson
Why we need to create creators:
The world we live in thrives on consumerism, but our kids shouldn’t only be consuming. We need to encourage them to create through educational activities.
How to keep kids engaged for longer:
Children lose interest easily, so we can’t just offer them a box of activities hoping they stay engaged. Link the activities to a story so they’re fully involved in every creative task.
What children learn from interactive activities:
When our little ones do hands-on activities, they’re pushed to think outside the box. These problem-solving skills are helpful well into adulthood, so by encouraging them to be creative from a young age, we’re setting them up for a lifetime of success.
Stephanie Anderson shows moms who work from home creative ways to keep their kids playing so that they can make time to work from home. As an entrepreneur’s wife and mom of three, Stephanie is obsessed with raising creators, not just consumers. She is the founder of Peaceful Play, a community and resource full of tools to help parents who want to raise entrepreneurial-minded children, and Peaceful Play Box, a subscription box of creative, independent activities for children ages 3 - 7.
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We’re guaranteed to hit a ceiling at some point if we’re just trading hours for dollars. We have to stop limiting ourselves to just one income stream, especially if that stream depends on our constant attention.
Online courses are a key way for entrepreneurs to make money with relatively little input, because once they’re created we can continue to sell them for years to come. That being said, for the best results we have to think about our marketing strategies.
How can we promote our courses effectively, so we can make money from the same content over and over again? Is there a way to make our launches more seamless?
In this episode, CEO of Collaborate.Work, Bevin Farrand shares the secrets to a successful course launch.
Have an overarching plan. It’s easier to shift things around when you know what you’re going to do. -Bevin Farrand
3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
The importance of knowing what we’re working towards:
When creating a product, it’s vital to have an overarching goal in mind. Be conscious of what’s being created and what we can expect to see as a result.
How to stop leaving money on the table:
Every piece of communication we share about our products brings in revenue, so by forgetting to send even one email, we’re losing money. To combat this, plan communication strategies in advance. Planning doesn’t mean we’ll never miss anything, but it does make it less likely.
How to build a buzz around our courses:
To generate attention for our launches, the content we share in the build-up needs to tell a story. Seeding the product hooks our audience so by the time we launch, we’ve already got willing customers.
Bevin Farrand is the CEO and Head Cat Herder of Collaborate.Work, which works with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and mid-size corporations to get their ideas out the door and into the world. As the former Brand Director of Boom! by Cindy Joseph and Smart Marketer, she's led dozens of product launches and promotions generating 20MM+ annually. She's also developed online courses and summits, as well as executed launches, for I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Evolving Wisdom, and several entrepreneurs. She is passionate about supporting her clients to create businesses that enrich their lives. Her favorite and most demanding "clients" are her three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son.
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