This weekend my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. We went to Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. We didn’t know that the island really slows down after Labor Day. The businesses on the island go 150% between Memorial Day and Labor Day. From my first-time perspective, once LaborContinue reading “Rest Creates Productivity”
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Weather the Storm. The Sun Will Rise.
Are you overwhelmed with disappointment? You are loved. God knows your heart and your desires. W-E-A-T-H-E-R the storm, the sun will rise tomorrow.
Punch Fear Right in the Face
Are you living with fear? It takes a lot of energy to live with fear. It takes a lot of energy to fight fear. If you’re going to expend the energy anyway, fight! Punch fear in the face!
Mom Guilt and Her Gross Little Chaser
Is Mom Guilt cramping your style (mom guilt affects dads too)? The verdict is out. You are a good momma. So am I. Tell that little twerp to exit stage right. The performance is over. The kids are loved and cared for. We’re already enough.
Are you in transition? Trust transition. We’ve successfully grown through transition, and we’ll do it again. I can’t wait to see the amazing version of us waiting on the other side.
When Purpose Collides with Courage
What would happen if your purpose collided with courage? Let’s find out.
Rest, Wait, Encourage Others.
Is God calling you to do something and you want to ignore it? Is it hard? Will it take you out of your comfort zone? Will it expose you to rejection? Don’t wait on the sidelines in fear. Don’t underestimate how fulfilling your calling could create a ripple effect to serve and love people. What is the one thing that you can do to follow through on that calling?
Do the next right thing. Then ask for help.
In my recent professional life, I coached and led financial advisors that were all entrepreneurs running their own business. Most of them came to our company to start a business from scratch. To start a business from scratch is freaking hard. It requires so much courage and straight up grit. For all of you entrepreneursContinue reading “Do the next right thing. Then ask for help.”
Self Care = Self Love
As a mother, some of my favorite daily moments are when I’m laying with my babies at night while I put them to bed. I see them so still. I hear their unique breathing patterns, patterns that are just their own. I see the tiny freckles on their faces, freckles that will never be repeatedContinue reading “Self Care = Self Love”
“remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
When I was nine, my parents bought a local battery distribution franchise associated with a national company. It was a huge step in courage. It required years of sacrificing for my mom and dad. They consistently lived on 50% of their income so they could still tithe and save money to buy a business. FromContinue reading ““remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford”