Can we all agree to tear off our Busy Badges and chill out a little. Life is only as hectic as you make it. If you find yourself living in constant overwhelm, it’s because you are allowing that to happen. Let’s all start taking Radical Responsibility for our time and our priorities. And for goodness sake, stop indulging your ego by telling others how busy you are.
When I started taking Radical Responsibility for my busyness, I became a LOT less busy. I was able to slow down and simplify my life in a number of ways. I no longer wear my Busy Badge. I tore it off and stomped on it until it was no longer recognizable.
Here are 7 secrets to help you slow down & simplify:
If you can follow any of these 7 steps, you will:
Miracle Mindset is a groundbreaking new book that covers the 7 powerful lessons author JJ Virgin learned after her 16-year-old son Grant was in a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ is best known for her bestsellers The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet, but fighting for her son’s life inspired a new focus on mindset and the power of courage, strength, and resilience to help you not just survive, but thrive during life’s hardest moments.
I had tears in my eyes for the first 100 pages of this book (which I read in one sitting because I could NOT put it down). JJ stories is every mother’s worst nightmare. But out of this story comes the best lessons on how to THRIVE, no matter your life circumstances.
As it turns out, you can live a strong, empowered life anywhere, anytime, any day. This book will teach you exactly how.
In Miracle Mindset and in this interview, JJ gives you permission to take inspired but imperfect action. She gives you the tools you need to start today, with her Day Framer and Mindset Hacks. She shares the power of forgiveness and exactly how she went about forgiving the women who hit her son and left him for dead.
JJ says, “your limitations become your life”. Your success, happiness and joy are only limited by YOU and your mindset.
Listen in to hear JJ share:
“Don’t Wish It Were Easier, Make Yourself Stronger” and “Your Limitations will Become Your Life”
Excerpt From: JJ Virgin. “The Miracle Mindset.” iBooks.
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Adele inspired me in a million ways at the Grammy’s. But what touched me most deeply were her comments on motherhood.
In today’s episode I’ll share more about what Adele said and why it was so important, as well as go in depth as to why we lose ourselves in motherhood.
I’ll confirm for you that you are KILLING it, even though no one has thanked you in a really long time.
I will touch on how you do all you do - that you don’t even know you are doing – making you a superhero of the most invincible kind.
I’ll discuss your supreme and extreme sense of responsibility that no one else in your household can relate to.
I’ll award you with your Masters Degree from Newborn University that you gained overnight, while you were in labor, since everyone else probably forgot to give it to you.
I’ll give you permission to be more shameless and more selfish #everydamnday
SMA Episode 22: Erin Brown - Letters to Lola
Scott Colby is an adventure lover who has created businesses around his passions. Although he has spent over a decade in the fitness industry helping people create transformations, it is his love of international travel and thirst for adventure that has led him create his favorite brands - Say It With Gratitude and Unplug and Play Adventures.
I invited Scott to come on the show because I wanted to talk to him about the power of gratitude in his life and how he has used it to fuel his career. Scott recently launched Say It With Gratitude, a movement designed to help people have more gratitude and happiness in their lives. It starts with thank you cards, designed by kids impacted by charity.
Scott’s mission with Say It With Gratitude is powerful. The impact gratitude is having on his life and on those he serves is profound. Scott is also quick to clarify that gratitude, while it should be practiced consistently, can be practiced imperfectly. There are no strict rules or “right” ways to do it. The power is in doing it in a way that you are reflecting positively on your own life and touching others in a positive way.
Ways to practice Gratitude:
Listen in to hear Scott share:
Scott’s fitness website: ScottColby.com
Scott’s Podcast: The Power to Change
App: Insight Timer
Last weekend Vinnie had two friends overnight for a sleepover. For 24 hours I played mom to 3 kids. DAMN. That is serious business, friends.
It was a very action packed 24 hours, to say the least. And at the end of it all, I learned something really valuable about myself and my current life. I suddenly felt grateful that our IVF experience over the summer had not resulted in a pregnancy. I saw the simplicity of our current life in a new light. I fell a little more in love with my life than I have in a long time.
Over the last week, I have been thinking about what it takes to Fall In Love With Your Life. It takes a lot, but it also takes very little.
Listen in to this episode to hear my 6 Steps to Fall In Love With Your Life:
It is entirely possible to fall a little more in love with your life every single day – if you choose to do so. Let these 6 steps be your guide.
Book: Mindset By Carol Dweck
Amy Moses is a physical therapist who works exclusively in women’s health with a specialty in pelvic floor physical therapy. I met Amy a few years ago when she was my pelvic floor PT. I quickly developed a huge girl crush on Amy, as she made me feel so comfortable at such a vulnerable time in my life. She helped me heal my body and become stronger as a women and a mom.
Amy and I dive deep into the world of pelvic floor rehab today – discussing incontinence, pain with sex, and pelvic pain that happens to most women after giving birth (as well as to women who have never given birth!) Amy is on a mission to normalize these kinds of conversations and to bring pelvic floor rehab to all moms.
Perhaps the best part of this conversation and Amy and I disclosing our own personal experiences with pelvic floor dysfunction after having babies. It’s not pretty, friends…. But it’s TOTALLY NORMAL. I think you’ll get a few good laughs as we share our personal journeys – and perhaps you’ll be able to relate!
Listen in to hear Amy share:
Amy Moses on Facebook
Amy Moses at Moye Physical Therapy near Memphis, TN
Directory of Herman Wallace Pelvic Floor PTs
Directory of Women’s Health PTs
This week I am celebrating our first 100 Shameless Mom Academy episodes with you. I am toasting you and thanking you for everything you have taught me over the last 100 episodes.
Here is want I know:
You are stronger than you ever thought
You are more powerful now than ever
You are a fighter
You are tough, but gentle
You are saying NO more so you can say YES more
You are telling new stories
You are standing up and speaking out
You are speaking more and listening more
You are walking away from shame and owning YOU, all of YOU
Listen in to share some special milestones with me.
Also, head over to Instagram for our 100th episode giveaway!
Holly Rigsby is a Lifestyle Design Coach for Moms over at HollyJoiRigsby.com. Over the past 11 years Holly has coached over 29,500 women to become the best version of themselves through her programs and products. Holly also has two sons, Tyler and Alexander, who inspire her to live in joy (JOI) everyday.
In this interview, Holly openly and bravely shares how she has found herself at different times in her life unable to find the joy she knew she wanted. Holly has always worked in service to others – as a teacher, a personal trainer, an online fitness expert to moms, and a mom. Serving others is extremely rewarding, but it can come at the expense of creating joy for one’s self at times.
When Holly looks back at her boldest moves in life – to leave her first husband when her son was still very young, to change careers, to make a dramatic shift in her business, she can identify that she makes a move when she is searching for a new level of joy. This is the inspiration for her most recent professional move, the launching of her Lifestyle Design Coaching programs and creation of her new Everyday Joi community.
Listen in to hear Holly share:
Holly’s Website: http://hollyjoirigsby.com/
Holly on Facebook