Bode Sitter – I’m interviewing this week and deciding if I’m ready to send him to pre – school in the fall 😭 (I say I’m deciding because my husband is fine with all of it… more golf days)
House Cleaner – once a month is perfect for us. I think it’s hard for people who don’t work from home to understand that you’re not trying to do laundry, cook or empty the dishwasher when you’re home… ya know… working
Biz Manager – she does all the stuff I don’t like doing like: setting up funnels and auto responders and an actual flow on the backend
Adrenal support supplements – containing ashwaganda, ginseng, holy basil, etc. ahhhhhhh thank you amazing scientific creations from nature
GABA – with the business picking up every year, it’s easy for me to be like “why did I say yes to this?” Even though I love and created all of it! Gaba, with the right vitamins, passionflower and valerian root and I CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD
Chinese Herbs – blood strengthening for vertigo and energy
Chinese Massage – once a week or every two weeks (not covered by insurance and totally worth it) to relieve neck and shoulder pain
Biz Coach – I laugh thinking where I’d be without her… “I’ve never run a business, so…..”
Friends – comical relief, connection and compassion
Family – safe spot to land, comedians, loves of my life
My biz – the women I support are pieces of me. I see myself in all of them, it’s like a mirror of my best and worst features
Oh, and can’t forget: Fitness Instructors, whether I’m in barre or yoga, I’m like, thank you for allowing me to show up and not think while making me sweat.
Then I have the keepin’ it real women I follow on insta. Thanks to them too!
Is it the appropriate time to tell you something extra special and amazing is launching late April? And it’s only 21 days. Massive value. Tons of support.
I’m not good at keeping secrets like new program deets but I’m doing my best, because retreater’s get to hear about it first… so I’ll just keep you waiting (for now, but not for long)…
I didn’t know how much harder and yet easier things would get after having a kid.
On one hand, your schedule is not your own. You are a slave to your house during nap time and your previous life of just leaving on a whim, disappears.
On the other hand, you learn how to get 1,200 things done in less than that two hour nap time.
I’m actually writing during his nap time right now and I have a list of like 10 tasks I need to finish for my business, but I thrive under pressure and they don’t need to be done for four days.
Let me share with you the task list of a successful biz owner with no team (yet).
Creating PowerPoints for Break Free Mastermind training.
Writing a book
Finishing a product so my graphic designer can start creating the look
paying Costco, Amazon and regular credit card
Enrolling early birds into the Activate your Gifts Retreat (the planning process hasn’t even begun yet and we’re less than 3 months away)
Sending session notes to private clients
Creating a 5 day challenge with free guides and an opt in page
Sending welcome letters to retreaters
Trying to figure out what I can automate
Social media for my second Instagram account “In My Sweats” named after my podcast
Recording a new podcast
I told my Fearful to Fit Fam that I’d be taking them on the journey with me. I wanted to show more behind the scenes of the unglam life of owning a biz and really doing 20% coaching and 80% biz.
In the last three years I went from $1,000 – $3,000 per month and now I’m averaging over $14,000 per month.
This is why I’m letting you in on the not so pretty. The 12-14 hour work days and why I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but this.
So, what’s it like owning a biz with two learning disabilities?
I use them to fire me up.
Having ADD and ADHD means I can do A LOT at one time. Like a scatter brained mongoose on the loose. She’s crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s but it’s more of a round about way then the rest of them.
I finish everything I start.
That wasn’t the case a few years ago. It’s a muscle I’ve had to grow and it pays off immensely.
I’m also more committed to plans than I ever have been.
I’m a deep feeler, like so many of us ADD women.
And when I don’t feel my peppiest, I don’t want to be around people.
If I’m already zapped, I don’t want to be more zapped.
BUT if I constantly go with my feelings, I’d never leave the house!
So, I’m pretty good now…***instantly flashed to my toddler not sleeping and me canceling all my plans.***
Here are the best ways I know how to cope with a very active, excited mind:
Write it down. Whatever it is. Write that shit down. An idea? A grocery item? A bill you have to pay?
Say it out loud. Tell someone your idea and see how they respond. Are they like, “OOOooooooooo” or “oh?”
Walk outside or on the treadmill. THIS IS KEY to moving stuck energy around. I do jumping jacks and jump up and down before I give a master class to hype myself up.
Take deep breaths before doing a Facebook Live. I do this to calm my nerves. Some days I don’t want to be seen, I want to hide in my house under the comfiest blanket ever, but I don’t. Wanting vs. doing = two very different things
Turn the music on. When you feel stuck or stagnant – pump that shit up and start a family dance party or even party of one.
I took meds for ADD for four years and it royally screwed me up. I cut out sugar, gluten and dairy a long time ago and it helped immensely. I drink green juices and smoothies for energy and clearing the foggy head. I love basil and herbs and use them to heighten the taste of food – and they are epstein barr killers (I have it) so I use natural herbs to kill the pathogens.
I stay away from caffeine. It makes me panicky and sweaty.
I drink tons of water.
But these things don’t work for everybody. I developed a blueprint for my diagnosis and help other female biz owners do the same with their diagnosis.
So, you might be wondering why I named my podcast, “In My Sweats.”
I worked with my podcast coach on the title and found myself trying to be someone I wasn’t. My initial idea was to name it FIERCE. But it felt too domineering for my style and WAY TOO in your face.
Then I wanted to name it, NO SMALL TALK. But felt like that was weird and sad.
For a little while I liked, “I CAN’T FAKE LAUGH,” which is true, but what the hell does that show offer? Nothing. I felt like I could hear a needle drop.
They were all trying too hard to be clever and I could see right through my own bullshit. When I looked deep within and cleared away all the crap, I imagined myself in my basement working in my sweats.
I like people to feel comfortable.
I have 5,000+ pairs of sweats (okay, more like 10), but still…
I wanted to interview people who didn’t have to get ready before we talk, because ya, I might be interviewing someone, but really we’re just having a conversation about life.
This is my first creative leap for literally THE HELL OF IT. There I said it. This podcast’s only intention was to invite people to feel at home while they listen. Maybe nod your head or exclaim, “ME TOO,” while driving. I wanted to talk to Mama’s who didn’t have the picture perfect birth and took the road less traveled. I wanted to talk to real people who share the good, the bad and the wtf.
I really want you to listen and see if you can feel at home with us, so if you wouldn’t mind…hit that subscribe button and if you feel it deserves 5 stars, LAY IT ON ME.