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All the self-help extremes out there seem to be designed for perfect robots . . . But, you’re a real woman living a real life! About Progress is a podcast and community that is alllllll about progress made practical. Here, Monica will help you embrace the truest model to lasting growth, and teach you how to *do something* to grow in ways that stick.

About Progress Monica Packer

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 1K Ratings

All the self-help extremes out there seem to be designed for perfect robots . . . But, you’re a real woman living a real life! About Progress is a podcast and community that is alllllll about progress made practical. Here, Monica will help you embrace the truest model to lasting growth, and teach you how to *do something* to grow in ways that stick.

    3 Small Shifts That Will Make a BIG Difference in How You Do Habits

    3 Small Shifts That Will Make a BIG Difference in How You Do Habits

    Have you ever felt like your habits are more like a ball and chain? Do they restrict you, or keep you confined, or keep you from growing in the ways you really need to? It's time to do habits differently. In this episode I walk through several examples, including common problematic habits I hear from this community like exercise routines and regular journaling.
    By letting go of the "shoulds," you can feel free to create supportive habits that align with your values. Your habits can even fit into your life the way it is, and enhance it in ways you choose. By explaining the 3 small shifts that make a big difference, I want to empower you to take back control of your habits.
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    • 35 min
    How to Revisit Your Do Something List || Growth Spurt

    How to Revisit Your Do Something List || Growth Spurt

    If you've been here for a little while you know that my Do Something List is something that changed my life. I talk about how to create your list often, but today want to share how to revisit it and make any necessary changes. Because remember, your list serves your personal growth and is not meant to be a challenging list of unattainable goals.

    In this episode I'm sharing how my lists have evolved over six years and if I've ever "finished" a list. Then I physically go through my list, so you can do this along with me, and I ask myself certain questions to make sure that the list still best aligns with me. Through this process you can ensure that your Do Something List still supports your best self, as you and your seasons change.
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    • 11 min
    How Everything Changed When I Learned to Accept my Limits

    How Everything Changed When I Learned to Accept my Limits

    Today's topic was inspired by an early June morning when I wasn't feeling well, I woke up late, the kids were home from school for summer, and I missed my usual workout, so the day just started off on the wrong foot. I knew in that moment the difference between how the old me would've reacted and how I actually choose to react now.

    I say "choose" because I now own my limitations - in this case my motherhood season, my physical health, and the time of year. I accept the limits on my capabilities and release the resentment, anger, blame, and other negative emotions that used to incite a reaction from me.

    In this episode I dive into certain other seasons of my life, and how I've navigated the change from one to another in 3 major ways. At the root, I try to stay connected to my priorities, then allow my actions to reflect those even if it's in the smallest of ways. It's time to stop waiting on the sidelines of your life, to think about how you can support yourself, and not waiting for the support to come.
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    • 31 min
    A podcast change, tribute to my grandpa, surprisingly good book, and the birthday gifts I bought myself || Messy Middle July 2022

    A podcast change, tribute to my grandpa, surprisingly good book, and the birthday gifts I bought myself || Messy Middle July 2022

    In this monthly series I'm sharing what real progress (including real, imperfect, messiness!) looks like for me. In my "Highs and Lows" segment I'm sharing the bittersweet low of my grandpa passing, as well as the life lessons I'll always treasure from him. For my DSL update I'm talking about the books I read and what I'm committing to this month.

    Tune in to hear about our new morning routine, which we created after things got too chaotic for the first part of the summer. And lastly I'm excited to share a big change to the podcast, and explain why this is something I'm really looking forward to and hope you can support!

    I want this episode to encourage you to pursue your life more messily, and to find purpose and fulfillment in the realness.

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    • 15 min
    Stop Chasing Balance and Learn to Live a Well Rounded Life You Love || with Geomyra Pollard

    Stop Chasing Balance and Learn to Live a Well Rounded Life You Love || with Geomyra Pollard

    Do you ever feel a bit like a hamster on a wheel? If you're exhausted from the juggling act that is "balance," it's time to try something different. You likely know what matters, but what matters the most? You might get your answer when you stop chasing balance, and learn to live a well rounded life.

    Geomyra Pollard shares the very vulnerable reasons that she knew something had to give, which propelled her towards what she describes as living well rounded. Faced with losing her mother to cancer, entering new motherhood herself, plus her own health issues, Geomyra is no stranger to struggle. It's in how she's chosen to show up to her life that we can be inspired.

    From mindset shifts, to permission to carve out space, and even a super practical tip you can do right away, you'll finish this episode ready to jump off the hamster wheel and into a life you love.

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    • 31 min
    AP 414: "Dear Progressor," || June 2022

    AP 414: "Dear Progressor," || June 2022

    In this episode of "Dear Progressor," listeners just like you called in and answered this prompt: "One way I’m supporting myself this summer is…” These women share what they've learned here over the past few months, and how it looks applied in their real lives.

    These are always some of the best episodes, as we all get to feel inspired from within this community. Whether you've been able to listen to every episode of the summer or not, you will likely learn something new (and practical!) from these women that will help you in your own journey of growth and fulfillment.

    P.S. Join me in my upcoming free habits class! Come learn the #1 reason why women must do habits differently.

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

North Korea Obsessor ,

New listener and now a total fan!

I’m not a real podcast person, but I decided to give audible a break, and listened to episode 406 . It was soooo enlightening, and I felt like I had my own breakthrough on what I need to change in my thought process while facing new work challenges.

Monica is extremely thoughtful, and engaging with whomever she interviews. She gives such helpful insight into how to look at my own problems, and self talk through a different lens.

Well worth the listen, and a great break from audible!

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So great!

Just love her enthusiasm of learning! I can always turn to this podcast for something intriguing to absorb! Check it out!

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I love her podcast!

I love listening to Monica’s podcast and also love her amazing programs! She is so knowledgeable and fun, down to earth and kind. Like she says, her podcast and programs give you the hug and kick in the pants you need! :)

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