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The Shameless Mom Academy

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Rank #107 in Parenting category

Education
Kids & Family
Self-Improvement
Health & Fitness
Mental Health
Parenting
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Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.

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Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.

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By Shameless Cheryl - Sep 13 2019
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I’ve loved this podcast since I first started listening a couple years ago. Sara makes everything so relatable and I always feel motivated after listening to SMA episodes (admittedly, sometimes more than once). Thank you for providing me with so much inspiration and extra resources over the years!

Motivating

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I love how real and motivating Sara talks! So perfect for me as a mompreneur

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678 Ratings
Average Ratings
588
32
23
12
23

Thank You!

By Shameless Cheryl - Sep 13 2019
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I’ve loved this podcast since I first started listening a couple years ago. Sara makes everything so relatable and I always feel motivated after listening to SMA episodes (admittedly, sometimes more than once). Thank you for providing me with so much inspiration and extra resources over the years!

Motivating

By TaylorBOfficial - Aug 20 2019
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I love how real and motivating Sara talks! So perfect for me as a mompreneur
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The Shameless Mom Academy

Updated 6 days ago

Rank #107 in Parenting category

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Sara Dean launched the Shameless Mom Academy to help moms lead more positive, powerful and purposeful lives #everydamnday. Sara is an award winning fitness professional, author, speaker, and transformation coach who spent the last 16+ years serving moms in the fields of psychology, sociology, health & wellness. But, it took becoming a mom herself in 2012 to learn that - holy cow - this is hard work, and if you’re not paying attention you can completely lose your own sense of identity while raising babies. Join Sara every Monday and Wednesday as she and her notable guests (such as Gretchen Rubin, Carrie Wilkerson, JJ Virgin, Susan Hyatt, Cathy Heller, Nichole Nordeman, Melanie Shankle, and Jadah Sellner) dig deep into topics like creating the confidence you crave; turn your struggles into strengths, building better boundaries, and tuning into tiny habits that can change your life. Discover how why thousands of moms all over the world are turning to The Shameless Mom Academy to live bigger, bolder, braver lives #everydamnday.

Rank #1: 141: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning

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I have a challenge for you.  You ready?  

I want you to start asking yourself these 5 questions every morning.

  1. What will I do for ME today?
  2. What am I grateful for?
  3. How do I want to serve today?
  4. What is one uncomfortable think I need to today to move closer to a goal?
  5. How will I create joy today?

One of the best gifts you can give yourself everyday is a few moments just for YOU first thing in the morning.  This reflective time can happen as you workout, as you journal, as you meditate, or as you shower (seriously, I have the most brilliant thoughts in the shower!)

Starting your day with some intentional focus about how you want to embrace the day not only gives you a strong sense of empowerment and control – it allows you to actually CREATE your day to be whatever you desire.  

You will be amazed by how asking yourself just 5 questions every morning will change the course of your day and, in turn, change the course of your life.  It is really that powerful and magical.  Try me!  

Links Mentioned:

SMA Ep 59: How to Create Your Own  Miracle Morning

Sponsor: Aaptiv.com (use code SMA30 for a free 30 day trial)

Sponsor: http://www.kindsnacks.com/sma (use this link to get 10 KIND Snacks for $10 + free shipping)

Jul 03 2017
28 mins
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Rank #2: 95: Four Tips to Make Exercise Stick

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I wanted to put out this episode at this exact time because this is about the time that we start to reconsider our New Year Resolutions and/or give them up all together.

I would like to offer an alternative. I would like to give you a PLAN. Just because you don’t knock a goal out of the park immediately does not mean you should put that goal on the back burner.

In fact, the best way to approach a goal is through small steps over time. So, if you have already given up on a health goal for 2017, I’m hear to give you permission to put that goal back on the table. Your goal wants to be met. It wants to be realized. It wants to improve your life. Your goal needs you. 

So let’s get started, together, shall we?

If you’ve been struggling to make fitness stick in the new year, I year you. While there is a lot of hype about fitness in January, it is usually a very transitional month for people, making it challenging to take on new habits and make them stick. LISTEN IN if you need help getting your rear in gear!

4 Tips to making exercise stick

  1. Have an accountability plan
    1. HINT: This can involve any of the following: a calendar, your fridge, your family, your friends, your boss, your co-workers, a sticker chart 
  1. Do something you enjoy
    1. HINT: You won’t always enjoy it in the moment, but you should enjoy the overall experience and the benefits that begin the moment you are done
  1. Tell other people
    1. HINT: Learn how to brag (yes, there is a “right” way)
  1. Be in it for the long haul
    1. HINT: you gotta create some hype around your plan and your plan needs to be evolve-able to keep you engaged for the rest of your life 

Links Mentioned:

SMA Episode 92: Pratima Aravabhoomi - From Arranged Marriage to Independent Woman

SMA Episode 69: Nasty Woman Manifesto

Jan 23 2017
40 mins
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Rank #3: 259: The Power Of Positive Thinking

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One of the things I am most convinced of in life is our ability to control our outcomes by controlling our thoughts.  If you think positive and powerful thoughts, you will do positive and powerful things.  If your thoughts are filled with self-doubt and harsh judgment of your abilities, you will likely find yourself stuck in a place you don’t know how to move out of. 

This isn’t to say changing your thoughts comes easily.  It doesn’t.  But it comes steadily with small investments in critical thinking and intentional integration.

  1. Harv Eker says, “No thought lives in your head rent-free.” Each thought you have will either be an investment or a cost. It will either move your toward happiness and success or away from it.  It will either empower you or disempower you.  That’s why it’s imperative you choose your thoughts and beliefs wisely.” 

One of the biggest responsibilities you have to yourself is to manage your thoughts in a manner that allows you to live a life you feel proud of, that you feel at peace with, and that you feel in charge of.

Listen in to learn how to better manage your thoughts in order to get the outcomes you really want in life.

If you need help and ongoing support with any of this, make sure to check out our MOMENTUM Mamas program.  Registration is open with discount pricing this week only.  This program promises to make you a BOSS of your thoughts. 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • RXBAR: RXBAR is offering you an exclusive pack of 6 adult bars and 4 kids bars + 25% off your first order when you go to RX BAR and enter the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Fabfitfun: To get $10 off your first subscription box (making it only $39.99 for $200 worth of products) go to Fab Fit Fun and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
Aug 20 2018
39 mins
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Rank #4: 305: 4 Ways To Manage The Mental Load of Motherhood

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I have to laugh as I was recording this episode because I kept accidentally saying “the motherload” every time I went to say “the mental load of motherhood”.  And let’s be honest.  The mental load of motherhood is THE MOTHERLOAD. 

The Motherload (aka the mental load of motherhood) includes the 175 running lists you keep in your head in every single moment of #everydamnday. 

It includes:

  • every school form you need to sign tonight
  • how much creamer you have left in the fridge
  • how many rolls of TP you have in the house
  • when you need to call your mom
  • what bills you need to pay by next Wednesday
  • when the kids have their next day off school
  • every single email you need to reply to today and which ones can wait until tomorrow
  • what time the babysitter is coming on Friday
  • which hotel you need to book for spring break
  • which of your kid’s friends can’t have peanuts
  • which of your kid’s friends you need to buy bday gifts for
  • which socks your kid will NOT wear
  • how many pairs of clean undies every single person in the household has left before you have to do laundry again
  • what you’re having for dinner tonight and tomorrow and the next night and the next night and the next night and the next night
  • which kid will eat crusts
  • which kid will eat carrots
  • which water bottle the kid will drink out of
  • which water bottle the kid won’t drink out of

You are a damn library of information. You are basically hosting your own world wide web in your head. 

It’s a lot. 

It’s too much.

It’s maddening.

And sometimes it feels SUPER unfair.

The Motherload is exhausting on so many levels. 

I want to give you some hope.  But I’m going to warn you that this will require some work on your part.  But the work will be REWARDING.  The work will lessen the load!

When it comes to The Motherload, we tend to make it really hard on ourselves.  We get in our own way over and over.  We get stuck in perfectionism and martyrdom and make ourselves miserable. 

Listen in as I give you 4 methods to manage the madness.  These methods are simple (although not necessarily easy if you’re Type A like me) and they are going to dramatically improve your life and create space in your head (who doesn’t need more space in their head?!) 

Links Mentioned:

  • Join me for Inspired Mama in Grand Haven, MI on March 23rd: Inspired Mama

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Third Love: To find the perfect fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase got to Third Love
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Jan 28 2019
37 mins
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Rank #5: 81: How to Make Happier Holidays

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The holidays can be fun.  So fun.  

Friends. Family. Food. Drinks. 

Giving and receiving.  

Joy and magic.

The holidays can also be stressful, isolating, depleting and sad.

Loss, regret, and defeat can feel amplified at this time of year. 

Whether you are filled with holiday cheer or trudging through the days with holiday blues, here are 6 ways your can have happier holidays:

  1. Give
  2. Have a budget
  3. Be ok with ok 
  4. Rewrite history 
  5. Create moments that can become traditions
  6. Know thy family
  7. Plan your partying

You can read the full show notes at www.shamelessmom.com.

Dec 05 2016
45 mins
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Rank #6: 365: How I'm Raising An Emotionally Intelligent & Emotionally Capable Son

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Recently I’ve spoken out about the crucial importance of cultivating emotional intelligence in young men. 

The official definition of emotional intelligence is: the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Historically, men have not been raised to be emotionally intelligent, emotionally capable or emotionally available. 

Historically, we have largely failed to raise men who can handle interpersonal relationships or relationships with their larger communities judiciously and empathetically. 

Historically, we have taught men to stuff feelings, dismiss feelings, ignore feelings, and deny feelings.  And the consequences are proving to be dire.

There are so many horrific outcomes when we have multiple generations of men who are unable to identify their feelings, express their feelings, and relate to other peoples’ feelings. 

The result of generations of poor emotional intelligence among men is rape culture, diet culture, racism, sexism, men policing women’s bodies, rampant struggles with mental health, the addiction epidemic and so much more that we won’t see the full impact of for years to come.

This is disturbing and distressing to say the least. 

Add to that the numbers and data we’re seeing around mass shootings - largely executed by young, white men - young white men who with known mental health struggles and/or dangerously radical views stemming from a lack of empathy and compassion for others. This is an emotional intelligence crisis.

The responsibility of raising an emotionally intelligent young man (a young white man, in my case) in our current landscape is a critical task that cannot be taken lightly.  A number of you have asked me how we can do our very best in raising emotionally intelligent young men - and just how I’m facing this responsibility head-on. 

In this episode, I’ll share the 8 things I’m doing to raise an emotionally intelligent, emotionally capable son.  By no means do I think I’m doing it perfectly.  But I think I’m getting a few things right and it’s all worth sharing if it helps any of our young men. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Talkspace: To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to Talkspace, Make sure to use the code SHAMELESS to get $65 off your first month and show your support for the show.
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Aug 26 2019
45 mins
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Rank #7: 62: Carrie Wilkerson: Shameless Mom & Barefoot Executive

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Year ago, one of my mentors told me to look up Carrie Wilkerson.  He thought I would be impressed with the way she built a business on her own terms, from her own home, keeping her own family as her #1 priority.  Always. 

You all know, I love doing Facebook “research.”  So, I looked Carrie up, “Followed” her (as her Friends were at capacity, no surprise), and was immediately very impressed.  

What drew me to Carrie was her story.  Through various Facebook posts over the years, I saw her post these intimate snapshots into her life and her history.  Her posts about her family routinely left me teary eyed.  While I was trying (desperately) to grow my little family, she filled me with hope as I learned her story of how she grew her (not so little) family.  I could feel love and grace and strength in everything she shared.  

When I started the Shameless Mom Academy, I knew I wanted to interview Carrie.  She is tough but gentle; firm, but kind; loud, but soft.  My kind of girl.  100%. 

I have heard some of Carrie’s stories a few times now (yes, I totally sound like a stalker). Yet, she still gave me goose bumps over and over in this interview.  

Listen in to hear Carrie share:

  • How she became a Barefoot Executive and how you can be one too
  • Why your competition is not your competition
  • How she overcame 6 figures of debt and lost over 120 pounds
  • How you can divide & conquer and create boundaries in all areas of your life in order to prevent resentment from others 
  • How to say NO and why you should say NO
  • Why your kids need to be on a stage with a mic, sooner than later

Links Mentioned:

Carrie’s Website

Carrie’s 7 Day Business Blitz (free download!)

Carrie on Facebook

Sep 28 2016
47 mins
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Rank #8: 292: Jody Agard: Surviving Suicide, A Drug Dealer, And Infidelity

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Jody is the Shameless mom, a wife, and a nature lover. She’s a two-time Amazon bestselling author of “Let Love in 101; A Practice Guide to Happiness” and her most recent book “Mommy Reboot; A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care”.

Jody is a self-care coach working exclusively with busy moms who want to feel less overwhelmed and more fulfilled and she’s known in her industry for transforming the lives of moms through the art of self-care.

She’s the face behind the Mommy Reboot Facebook group, a rapidly growing worldwide community of busy moms who are passionate and determined to be a good mom by taking care of themselves.

Jody’s vision is for a world where women around the globe are caring for and nurturing themselves as easily as they do for their children and families.

She believes that “self-care can no longer be a cutesy catchphrase, it must be...a movement...a revolution, and a new way of living for the modern day woman.”

Listen in to hear Jody share:

  • How she survived losing her dad to suicide, finding herself pregnant by her drug dealer boyfriend, and leaving her marriage to an unfaithful husband when she had a 10-month-old baby
  • Why and how to be grateful for opportunities for resilience
  • Your (surprising) #1 job as a mom and a woman
  • How to incorporate self-care in non-traditional, unconventional, simple ways
  • The truth about self-care and why it must be more than a cutesy catchphrase – and more of a revolution

Links Mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Homesick Candles: Save 10% off any order over $50 and get free shipping at Home Sick when you use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
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Songfinch: To save $20 off your Personalized Song From Scratch, go to Songfinch and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.

Dec 12 2018
58 mins
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Rank #9: 67: How to Create Happiness Boosters

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I first heard of Happiness Boosters from the amazing Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project).  In the last few months I’ve given considerable thought to how we can create joy or boost happiness on a whim.  

Sure, I would love to do a weekend of wine tasting in Napa to boost my happiness.  But that requires a lot of planning, travel, and money.  It’s important to have big Happiness Boosters like this from time to time.  But ,it’s also important to consciously create small happiness boosters for yourself, on a moments notice.  

There is no end to the quick (and cheap) Happiness Boosters you can create for yourself – TODAY.  

Take a few minutes to rearrange a space in your home or office so you really love spending time in it. 

Get rid of something that has been annoying you forever and replace it with something that functions the way you want it to.

Invest in a little things that make a big difference in your quality of life or at least the quality of your day (like my cordless vacuum.)

Do something little to make your home or office more comfortable.

Create something that elicits an emotional response (frame those baby pictures you’ve been holding on to forever!)

These little things make a big difference in your daily happiness.  This, in turn, impacts your overall quality of life.  Don’t underestimate the little things.  They are BIG. 

Listen in – and then go get yourself a new soap pump!  

Oct 17 2016
24 mins
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Rank #10: 207: 4 Health Hacks That Will Change Your Life

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You know I love to geek out on self-care and all things health & wellness.  So today I’m diving into 4 categories of health to give you practical and tactical tips to level up your health game – BIG TIME. 

We’ll explore:

  • Sleep (how to get more)
  • Exercise (how much you really need to do to get results)
  • Nutrition (a super simple way to start eating more mindfully)
  • Hydration (and how maybe drinking water is kinda sexy)

This episode is chock full of tips, so take notes!

Also, please share this episode with folks in your life who want to with more energy, strength (of mind and body) and pizzazz #everydamnday.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Policy Genius: Quickly and easily compare and buy all different kinds of insurance online in just 5 minutes – life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, pet insurance, renters insurance. Go to Policy Genius to get started.
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Feb 19 2018
37 mins
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Rank #11: 312: Lisa Woodruff: Organize 365

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Lisa Woodruff is a Shameless Mom to two teenagers and the founder of Organize 365, the creator of the 100 Day Home Organization Program, the Sunday Basket Workshop and Sunday Basket Workshop Paper Organization Certification Program.

As the Amazon bestselling author of The Mindset of Organization, Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time How ADHD Affects Home Organization. Lisa shares her belief that organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. 

Lisa has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her focus on functional organizing, encouragement, and humor her through her weekly podcasts Organize 365.

Listen in to hear Lisa share:

  • How everyone can benefit from organization, even if you’re not an organizer by nature
  • How to better manage the (research proven) 28 hours of week required to manage a home
  • How to implement her Sunday Basket system that will create a ton of freedom in your week and in your head
  • Specific steps to get kids involved in organization
  • The science behind how much time and energy you safe when you commit small amounts of time organization

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Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Grove Collaborative: Shop at Grove Collaborative today and get a FREE $30 Mrs. Meyer’s gift set with your first order at Grove.
  • Fabfitfun: To get $10 off your first subscription box (making it only $39.99 for $200 worth of products) go to Fabfitfun and use the code SHAMELESS at checkout.
  • Native: For 20% off your first purchase, visit Native Deodorant and use promo code shameless at checkout.
Feb 20 2019
56 mins
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Rank #12: 364: Darcy Lockman: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

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Darcy Lockman is a journalist turned clinical psychologist and the author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership (Harper Collins). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Her first book, Brooklyn Zoo, chronicled the year she spent working on the psychiatric ward of a city hospital. She currently practices in New York City, where she lives with her husband and daughters.

I have invested a lot of time learning about building equitable relationships in the last year.  As someone who likes to take on all. the. things., I know what it’s like to be the doer and the know-er and the gatekeeper of everything in the family.  It’s an exhausting, unfair, and unnecessary burden that we can improve - drastically. I couldn’t be more excited to invite you into this conversation with Darcy and me.

Listen in to hear Darcy share:

  • What “good” dads get away with
  • Societal, multi-generational indoctrination of gender roles - even among progressive couples
  • The truth about maternal gatekeeping and the potential damage around it
  • The power of using your anger in adaptive ways to have a more equitable relationship
  • The research-proven struggles and burdens of the mental load of motherhood, especially in the first 4 years
  • Strategies to build a more equitable partnership with your partner

Links mentioned:

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • BruMate: Right now, Brumate is giving my/our listeners a special discount of 15% off your first order when you go to www.brumate.com and use our code SHAMELESS, that's BruMate.
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Aug 21 2019
57 mins
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Rank #13: 213: 8 Tips to Manage Procrastination

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Procrastination is something that has come up a lot with my coaching clients recently, so I thought we should dive into that here.

There are many reasons we procrastinate.  Sometimes procrastination is wrapped up in our self-doubt.  Sometimes it’s wrapped up in perfectionism.  Sometimes we’re scared of discomfort.  Sometimes we’re paralyzed by anxiety.

In this episode, I’ll walk you through 6 common reasons we procrastinate (I think you’ll find a few of these very enlightening) and 8 steps you can take to procrastinate less.

We’ll talk about everything from simple habits like setting timers to get stuff done, to deeper ideas around assessing your mental health when find yourself in procrastination habits that you cannot seem to pull yourself out of.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • KIND: For healthy, delicious snack bars go to Kind to get 10 KIND Bars for free – just pay shipping!
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Mar 12 2018
38 mins
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Rank #14: 27: 10 Ways to Slay, Part 1

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We all have to do things that overwhelm us.  Things we dread and really, really, really don’t want to do.  Things that scare the bejeezus out of us.  But they have to get done.  We have to put on our big girl panties and SLAY.  This is tough and can be painful.  Which is exactly why I thought you might find some joy and relief if I were to give you 10 Ways to SLAY.  

Make sure to listen in as I expand on each of these and give examples of exactly how to use each tip.  Also… This is a 2 Part episode!  Yes – I have too much to say to get it all in one episode.  What??  Me – too much to say… I know, total shocker…

  1. Make a list of pros 
  2. Idealize the other side
  3. Embrace working through it rather than around it
  4. Reward yourself for DONE
  5. Look forward to bragging rights
  6. Let yourself learn your way through it  
  7. Let is suck
  8. Break it down into smaller tasks
  9. Ask for help/support/outsource
  10. Be a Quitter

Make sure you stay tuned for our next episode and listen in to episode 28 where I dive DEEP into #10 and teach you how to be a better quitter.  You will thank me.  Promise.   

May 30 2016
38 mins
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Rank #15: 181: 15 Ways to Be A Badass #everydamnday

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This episode is to give you power and might to make you do the things you want to do and need to do – BUT – you might be a little scared to do.  

I’m inviting you to take action, baby steps if necessary, to live a bigger, bolder, braver life.   Here’s how…

15 Ways To Be A Badass #everydamnday

  1. Take one small step toward a big goal 
  2. Stop worrying about what other people think
  3. Exude confidence
  4. Be relentless
  5. Always find the silver lining 
  6. Be a better stalker
  7. Lead with kindness
  8. Do what’s right even when it’s hard
  9. Find your voice and use it
  10. Say NO more often
  11. Say YES more often
  12. Write new endings to your toughest stories
  13. Make mistakes 
  14. Practice gratitude   
  15. Be mighty, but also be humble

Be sure to listen in to hear me go into detail on each of these. 

Also, I made you a free download to go with this episode!  Email me at info@shamelessmom.com if you want to see the beautiful “15 Ways To Be A Badass #everydamnday” art I had created for you to download, print and share with others! 

Links Mentioned:

SMA Episode 13: How to Be A Better Stalker And Fangirl

Nov 20 2017
29 mins
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Rank #16: 285: How To Stop Staying Stuck In Your Struggles

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Last week I gave a talk to Moms In Finance in Seattle and it was pure FIRE and GOLD.  It was basically a combination of FIVE podcast episodes I’ve already done wrapped up into a 30-minute talk that will totally change how you turn your struggles into strengths and take power in your life to rewrite ALLLL the stories that are keeping you stuck as all get out.

Listen, we all have our “stuff”…..

And most of us let our “stuff” dictate our struggles.  We let our “stuff” create stories in our heads that keep us stuck.  We allow our “stuff” to hold us back from finding and thriving in our strengths. 

How about we just stop?

Stop sitting in your stuff. 

Stop settling for stuck.

Start shining your story.

Start standing in your strengths. 

Listen in to hear exactly how.

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  • Canvas People: To get a FREE 11x14 canvas print (just pay shipping) of any of your photos, text SHAMELESS to 484848.
Nov 19 2018
37 mins
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Rank #17: 249: Sara Dean: Kick Your Imposter Syndrome To The Curb

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Everyone struggles with Imposter Syndrome.  EVERYONE.

Over the last year or so I have been noticing how prevalent Imposter Syndrome is among some of the most successful people I know.  It has become abundantly clear that we all struggle with feeling worthy. 

So, now that I’ve confirmed that this is a problem for you, lol, I’m going to talk to you about how to manage it.

Listen in to hear me share:

  • What Imposter Syndrome is and how it might be impacting your life
  • The time I saw Macklemore struggle with Imposter Syndrome
  • How I see the women over apologizing, minimizing, and giving away their self-worth
  • The negative feedback loop that keeps you stuck in Imposter Syndrome mindset
  • 3 ways you can stop shrinking
  • 6 ways to improve your confidence in less than 10 minutes a day
  • 5 ongoing practices that will help you overcome Imposter Syndrome

Links Mentioned:

SMA Episode 149: Stop Saying Sorry

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Jul 16 2018
44 mins
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Rank #18: 303: 6 Tips To Turn Around A Terrible Day

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I’m not gonna sugar coat it.  You will have hard days.  Like, curl up in a ball and cry hard days.  Like lay on the floor kicking and screaming hard days.  Like, lose your cool with your kids hard days.  Like, hate your husband hard days.  Like you want to throw your coffee in your co-workers face hard days.

It’s going to happen. 

And here’s the deal.

You can handle it. 

You can do hard things.

You are resourceful and resilient.

You have superpowers.

You can make magic happen.

But without firmly believing in these 5 things, you won’t be able to turn your hard days around. 

You must firmly believe you can change the course of your day.  You must deeply connect to your ability to shift your own narrative and trajectory in the middle of your hardest moments.  This takes some work - and a lot of practice. 

The good news is that the chaos of kids gives you plenty of opportunities to practice, right??  So, don’t worry, you have plenty of time to become an expert Terrible Day Turn Arounder.

In this episode, my very special guest Vinnie Dean joins me to talk about our recent opportunity to turn around a terrible day.  It was a hard day, friends.  There were a lot of tears.  We were both exhausted and shaken – unsure we could change the course of the day (and it was only 10 am).  But WE DID IT.

I talk you through how Vinnie and I turned our day around as well as 6 tips you can put in your back pocket for the next time you need to turn around a terrible day.

Links Mentioned:

Join me at Inspired Mama on March 23rd: Inspired Mama

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Jan 21 2019
29 mins
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Rank #19: 250: Lauren Golden: The Free Mama Movement

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Lauren Golden is a Shameless Mom to 3 kids and loves helping mamas free themselves from the 9-5 grind. She launched The Free Mama Movement to show working moms that they don’t have to choose between family and financial stability. 

Hundreds of families today are happier and more fulfilled thanks to Lauren and her online programs. Whether you’re a single mom, a military mom, or a mom in a two-parent family who doesn’t want to sacrifice your time with your babies in order to provide for them, Lauren wants you to know that you don’t have to.

Today, as the fearless leader of The Free Mama Movement and a thriving community of over 3,500 women, Lauren is passionate about showing other moms how to start and run a successful freelancing business from home. In her upcoming book, she shares her own story — along with plenty of practical advice for anyone looking to leave the 9-5 behind and make a real living from home. 

Lauren has amazing energy and I knew within moments of starting this interview that we would have some magical synergy.  I am so excited to introduce you to Lauren, her story and her work!

Listen in to hear Lauren share:

  • How a traumatic loss changed her life and made her quickly quit her job
  • How she went about “crafting” the life she really wanted
  • Her belief in the “have-it-all” lifestyle
  • The negative impact of business building on a marriage
  • Why “busy” is a dirty word
  • How to cut your responsibilities in half

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Jul 18 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #20: 262: Janna Denton-Howes: Redefining Sex And Intimacy

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Janna Denton-Howes is a Shameless Mom to 2 daughters and marriage coach who is pioneering a movement for women to free themselves from sexual expectations and redefine intimacy in their marriages. Affectionately called, "Chief Libido Officer" and "Husband Whisperer" by her participants and coaching clients, Janna not only helps married women take sex off their to-do lists but shows couples how to transform conflict into connection in 5 seconds or less!  One of her greatest accomplishments in life has been to beat the odds of teenage marriage and still be partnered up with her prom date, 18 years later. When she isn't working from her garden shed office, you can find her having a beach fire with her husband and their two daughters or curled up with a book about the male brain.

Listen in to hear her share:

  • Why the culture around sex is changing for the better
  • Causes of low libido in women and why your low libido has nothing to do with you
  • What men really want: to be desired and admired
  • Women really want: protection and connection
  • Routines to make intimacy easier, more relaxed, and more enjoyable
  • How couples can make a 180-degree shift in their relationship

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Connect with Janna: Janna Denton Howes

Janna on Facebook

Janna on Youtube

Janna's Program: 30 Days to Wanting it More

Janna’s 7 Day Pleasure Challenge

Aug 29 2018
54 mins
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