Every year is filled with so many opportunities to learn, grow & expand in new directions that is hard to identify just a few life altering decisions of the year. But I know there are things I did this year to be more powerful in my everyday life. AND I’m ready to kick off 2018 with some new awareness around how I want to make powerful things happen in my life in the new year.
Here are the 3 Most Powerful Changes I made this year:
Listen in to this episode to hear how these three changes had a massive impact on my life.
Lastly, THANK YOU for spending time with me this year. The work I do here in the SMA is what makes me more powerful #everydamnday. I couldn’t do it without YOU. And I can’t wait to do it lots more in 2018!
I put together a list of our most downloaded episodes of 2017 and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you. I know it can be hard to keep up with alllll the shows that come out in a year, so I thought this would be a great reference for those of you who might want to catch up on the best of the best that you may have missed in 2017.
These Shameless Moms (and one very Shameless Dad!) lit up my year. In addition to being ridiculously inspired by each of these guests, learned a ton from every one of them. I am delighted to have these friends and colleagues in my life. And I am PUMPED to share them with you again. ENJOY!
Oh, and feel free to share this list with friends you want to introduce to The Shameless Mom Academy. These shows would be a great place for a new listener to start!
Additional Links Mentioned:
Lisa Druxman is the Chief Founding Mom of FIT4MOM, the parent company to Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides and Body Back. With nearly 2,000 class locations nationwide, FIT4MOM is one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. Lisa is the author of the upcoming book, The Empowered Mama and the host of the Motivating Mom podcast. She has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America and more. Lisa is a speaker, writer and thought leader with a passion for helping moms get out of overwhelm and into a healthy and happy life. And most importantly, Lisa is a Shameless Mom to Jacob (16) and Rachel (12).
Lisa professional resume is so inspiring to me, as she built a fitness empire for herself while raising two littles. She definitely learned a lot along the way and has changed how she operates over time. Like me, she is done talking about mommy belly fat as if it’s a national disaster. She would much rather support women in becoming more strong, powerful and capable in all areas of their lives.
Listen in to hear Lisa share:
I got a message from a woman the other day, “Sara, I’m thinking about quitting.”
I have a lot of thoughts around quitting.
A lot of people will spew BS lines about “winners never quit”, or “pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.”
And totally untrue.
There is absolutely a time and a place for quitting.
But you need to do a bit of an assessment and get REAL with yourself before making a final call to quit something.
Listen in to hear the advice I gave the woman who messaged me, and the advice I would give you if I got the same message from you.
Interested in my next Shameless Mom Momentum Mastermind? Email me at email@example.com to get on the interest list!
Mary Shores is the internationally known author of Conscious Communications: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.
As an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary Shores teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development. Mary has appeared internationally in magazines, on
television shows, and has been a guest on over 80 podcasts. Her practical and scientific methods, straightforward teaching, and actionable tips ensure that anyone can improve their life.
In 1992 Mary's daughter was born profoundly brain damaged, which meant Mary lived in-and-out of children's hospitals for more than a year to attend to Hayley's needs until she passed. Mary has since had two children (one son has autism) and suffered a soul crushing divorce. Wow, that's a lot of life for a woman in her forties to draw upon while building a multi-million dollar business.
Mary is a fighter, a survivor, and a warrior - with a powerful message. I know you’ll learn a few things from her!
Listen to hear Mary share:
I’ve been studying and reading up about all sorts of things related to self identity, Imposter Syndrome, and how we see ourselves versus how others see us. It’s been fascinating and I’ve learned a lot.
I did a little experiment last week and I was blown away by the results, so I had to share with you right away. I’m also inviting you to do the same experiment and I’m telling you exactly how to do it!
Listen in to learn how to EMBRACE and ACCESS all your most positive and powerful qualities (that you might not even know you have – yet….)
Cortney McDermott is an award-winning writer, TEDx speaker, and strategist to Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurial leaders, and think tanks around the world. She writes for a number of international publications, including ‘She Owns It’ and ‘HuffPost’. Her debut book, “Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition” was selected for Inc.com’s “26 Favorite Books of High Achievers” and has been featured in multiple media outlets internationally.
Before turning entrepreneur, Cortney served as an executive at Vanity Fair Corporation, vice president at Sustainability Partners, professor of graduate studies for Big Ten US universities, and global associate for the renowned beCause Consortium. (She has also moonlighted as a deli waitress, secretary, and everything in between, as a way to put herself through school and life.)
Cortney is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a certified cultural mediator in multiple languages. She lives with her family between the United States and Italy.
Cortney’s book is the perfect reading material for any mom. It is packed full of bite sized nuggets that are thought provoking and game changing. It is ornanized in a way that you can take in just a few bits and turn around and change your whole day or maaaybe your whole life. I recommend it to all busy moms who don’t have time to get cozy with “chapter books”!
Listen in to hear Cortney share:
I sat down to record this episode on December 1st and December was already kicking my butt. On the first day of the month.
Even with the best planning and the best intentions and the best holiday cheer, December is a month that can catch up with you – quickly. Like within the first darn 24 hours of the whole month, apparently.
Listen in to hear me talk about the three magical components of December – Fuel, Freedom & Fun, and Fire – that will help you set yourself up for a powerful month filled with equal parts joy, good cheer, space and grace.
Make sure to share this episode with other mamas who might need some support and motivation to have the best holiday season.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors for this episode!
Efy Tal Jewelry: Get beautiful custom jewelry for your loved ones (and/or yourself) from https://www.efytal.com/. Use the code SHAMELESS to get 25% off your order.
Let your pictures live outside your phone! Go to http://www.canvaspeople.com and use the code SHAMELESS to get your FREE 11×14 canvas of any photo of your choice (just pay shipping!)