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Friday, March 15, 2019

Soul Food!


Today learn about SOUL FOOD and how to get you some! 

Newflash: It's not something that comes naturally to us high achieving women.

 Jen Petro, the owner of Dropleaf.co, a marketing company working with companies that have a passion driven mission.  

She shares her yearly practice of taking a personal retreat to reflect, strategize and rest, now that’s soul food!   Jen swears by this practice and would no way give it up as a part of her yearly strategy planning for work and life.

Disconnecting is counter-intuitive to how high achieving women typically operate.  We "white knuckle it" through things and applaud ourselves that we're sticking with it, when we're often making things worse.  

What we need is a break, not as a luxury, as a necessity.   

Self Care Rant around 8 minute mark!  Jen and I hate on bath bombs and rose'. 

The intent of a personal retreat is rest and rejuvenation, what self care was supposed to mean.

Being with yourself long enough to study your thoughts, to study your current behaviors and ask yourself what needs to change? What do I need to be a better version of myself.

 

This does not have to be expensive!  Jen has great trips to meet every situation!

FREE PERSONAL RETREAT DOWNLOAD!!!!  WHAT!!!   It’s so good she should have charged for it! - Hit this link and scroll to the bottom of the page, it's beautiful!

As high achieving women, we don't use our strategic powers to ask  “what do I need right now?”  

 To turn all of our special powers inward.

 

Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Charles Lindbergh’s wife would go to a little cottage on the beach by herself for months. Women need solitude to find the true essence of who they are and get to the core of who they are.  

 

We have trapped ourselves by thinking we are the center our universe. However, we do not control our universe. In fact, that perspective is hurtful not only to ourselves but to others.  When we don't let the others in our lives step up and use all of their gifts and talents, we've robbed them.  

Jen -  “I didn't realize how wound I was and how on edge”   

We need this to remind ourselves, we're far more  BADASS than we give ourselves credit for.

“I think so many of us have lost her way or maybe we never really knew who we were.”

You don’t always need dramatic changes, sometimes you need a quiet space to reflect on how you feel about your current life to gain appreciation and perspective.

Dr Caroline Leaf - Think, Learn, Succeed

REQUEST:  If you decide to take a retreat based on this episode, Give me a shout and let me have you on as a guest to talk about your experience!

  Reflection Questions:    

 1. When is the last time you were just quiet and honest with yourself about what you need?

 2. What is holding you back from taking that kind of time? .

  

AND a SUPER discount on a 12 week course for women looking to build a business!  Use code: BADASS   

 


New Badass Womens Council podcast episode is here!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Your Gifts Must Be Shared


We all have gifts and talents and passions.  Our gifts and talents are meant to be utilized!  We're wired for certain things for a reason.  When we align with our gifts and talents and passions, we have a strong desire to thrive and our communities benefit from our gifts.  

Brittany Overbeck owner of Blue House Bridal tried to move away from her gifts but thankfully they drew her back! 

Check out these reviews on her Facebook page!  Passion Pays Off!

Also in this episode, Brittany discusses the thrill of challenging yourself to try new things and explore all of your interests!  This small town girl has kept her small town values and is now exploring the world! She's an entrepreneur, professional ballroom dancer and even tried out to be a Colts Cheerleader.  Hear from Brittany and be inspired by her no fear approach to life!  

I can't wait to see what she's up to next!  

 

 


New Badass Womens Council podcast episode is here!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ava Wettrick ... Guiding Generation Z


Ava Wettrick, host of Mentorz podcast and high school senior cares about her peers.  She's bringing amazing thought leaders to her Generation Z peers to inspire them to think bigger.  She's also bringing groups of young women together for much needed connection and challenging discussion about deeper meaning and purpose than high school typically provides.

 

"There's a difference between childish-ness and childlike-ness. Child-likeness is about the wonder and love in your eyes."   

Ava Wettrick - host of Mentorz podcast. 

 

"I vote we let our teens live in child like wonder just a little longer.  High school shouldn't be where their dreams go to die." 

Rebecca Fleetwood Hession 

 

The suicide rate for teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

It's clearly documented that lack of connection and lack of meaning and purpose is a significant contributor to depression.  Couple this challenge with the high achievement mindset driving through education today and we have a crisis.  

Before you jump on the bandwagon of iPhones are the villian, that seems like an easy target to shift the blame.  Are we really listening to our teens?  Do they have a voice?  Do we aspire to a strong sense of love and belonging or just a high GPA?  

And what about the kids that aren't on the college track?  What about the artist and the creative?  Where is their sense of meaning and purpose and belonging? 

 


New Badass Womens Council podcast episode is here!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Get a Tribe. Get Feedback. Get Better


Alex Perry - Executive Presence Coach and Founder of Practically Speaking - 

Jason Barnaby - Tribe Leader & Chief Firestarter - Firestarters Inc

We begin with sweaty run stank and end up with Sears & Roebuck stretchy pants for grown ass men. In between we cover topics about: 

  • feedback
  • tribe building 
  • vulnerability 
  • head trash
  • affirmation vs feedback
  • Asking for what you need

Tribe building moves us into a more collaborative space.  We aren't meant to do life alone.  Shifting from the "do you" culture to the "Do you, but don't do it alone." space.

Build a tribe with the 7 types of people Jason outlines at Firestarter Inc. 

Go to Jason's website link above and subscribe to download his pdf with descriptions of the 7 types: 

  • Connector
  • Catalyst
  • Dreamer
  • Devils Advocate
  • Listener
  • Organizer 
  • Expert 
  • the power of feedback that comes from a tribe that knows you, knows your why and your purpose and always has your best interest at heart. 
  • Not all beliefs are truths. 
  • Being vulnerable with your tribe so you don't carry around head trash. 

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REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK

1. When was the last time you received loving and helpful feedback?

2. Who can you go to for loving and helpful feedback? 

 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Puppy Blessings

A year ago I succumbed to the nagging of my children and the nagging of my own "puppy wants" and went searching for a new addition to our family.  I thought we had landed on a decision for a nice silver lab in Kentucky. However, God works in His own way and I found myself going to look at white lab puppies my friend posted on Facebook.  When several people send you messages about a dogs they saw on Facebook, you start to pay attention. 

Because I'm a small town farm girl I came home with two puppies.  Insert eye roll emoji here.



What I didn't realize at the time, it was more than Beef and Zuri, my white lab puppies that I gained that day.  I also gained new friends and new perspective.

Dave and Connie Bowman are beautiful people, they also happen to raise some of the most amazing white labs you've ever seen!  And... they have a story about walking through pain that I want to share.

Many months after my pups came to live with us, Dave and I continued to share texts and pictures of the pups as they grew.  I was able to share new litters to my social media connections and helped them find homes for a few more pups.  Dave and Connie asked to meet with me to help extend their reach with the pups.  I learned so much more about them then.

Dave and Connie lost a child to cancer when she was just a little girl.  I sat and listened to them tell their story of this beautiful girl and how she touched so many lives in such a short time.  They've struggled with God and leaned on God and look for His healing power.  As my friend Emily, founder of LoveBetter.world taught me recently, they're living in the AND.  Hurting AND Healing.  Complete sorrow AND Joy. Sadness AND Love.  Life is full of AND.  This is what God has for us and reminds us, He is a model of the AND.

I'm going to save some amazing details about their story because we'd like to write the book of their story together sometime.  The one part I'll share today that I love so much, Dave and Connie give a puppy from each litter to a family that needs some extra love.  Sometimes it's a family with a cancer survivor, or a military veteran, or another family that has also lost a child.  They let God lead them to people that need some puppy breath and giggles to move into their life.

We can take our love and our pain and let it lead us to a place of sharing more love to honor the beautiful loving spirit of a life taken too soon.  Today is Chloe Bug's birthday, a special nickname for their little girl. Will you join me in praying for, honoring and loving on Dave, Connie and Chloe's sisters, Caitlyn, Chelsea, and Carly as they walk through today with love AND sorrow.

And if you're in the market for a beautiful white lab, get on the list, and be careful if you go to pick out one, you might come home with two!

Happy Heavenly Birthday Chloe.  I didn't get to meet you here, however, I'm grateful to know you through your family.  They're blessing the lives of many in your name.