This is a show for working moms who want to balance their ambitious career goals with their life as a mom. Being a career driven woman is hard and confusing after having kids but each week, Certified Professional Life Coach Rebecca Olson will share bite-size stories, tips and strategies to help you regain your confidence, make decisions you trust and create a positive mindset that supports the ambitious life you want to live. Rebecca remembers how challenging it was after returning from maternity leave and will teach you how to be both productive at work and present with your family. If you never want to choose between your career and being a great mom, you’ll find answers and support right here. Learn more at rebeccaolsoncoaching.com.
How to Unplug from Work
Learning to unplug and turn off your work brain at the end of a workday or on a weekend is an important skill when creating a balanced life. Our brains crave rest and unplugging from email and notifications is one of the easiest ways to achieve that. But, of course, it is much harder said than done. Unplugging from work is not easy for many ambitious women and so in this episode I will dive into why unplugging is important, what gets in the way of unplugging and then give you a 4-step process for how to unplug.
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Disappointment is not what you think it is. It's not something you want to avoid, it's not something that says you're doing something wrong, it's not something that indicates you're not good enough or you're not capable. Disappointment is actually in an emotion that ambitious women experience when they go after big things! It's an emotion that we actually want to have around because it tells us we're on the right track. In this podcast I want to help you learn to normalize and welcome disappointment while loving yourself through the process.
Full show notes at http://rebeccaolsoncoaching.com/18
Goals Change After Motherhood
Before kids our ambitions were focused on our career. But after kids, our goals seem to change. Success is no longer just about our career, it's about being a great mom as well. And those two things can often feel like complete opposites. In this podcast I will to talk about the shifts that are required when we set a new ambitious goal of having both a successful career AND a happy home life. I will breakdown how being successful in your career actually supports you being a great mom and talk through what to expect when you set out to achieve both.
Find the full show notes at http://www.rebeccaolsoncoaching.com/17
Freedom From Guilt
This week on the podcast we are addressing the #1 thing working moms need freedom from: guilt. Guilt is the emotion that shows up when you feel you aren’t a good enough mom. Most working moms never question guilt. They assume that they don’t have any control over it. So today we are going to take a stand against guilt. I will address what guilt actually is, where it comes from, how to create your own criteria for determining if you are a good mom and then a simple 3 step process to help free you from guilt whenever it decides to drop in.
Get the full show notes at http://www.rebeccaolsoncoaching.com/16
Controlling Your To-Do List
The length of your to-do list is often a source of anxiety. When the to-do list is short you feel productive and good about yourself, but when the to-do list is long you feel inadequate and overwhelmed. But the length of your to-do list doesn't actually determine how you feel. It doesn't determine how accomplished you are. Your to-do list is neutral. When you create a balanced life, you must feel in control of your to-do's. In this episode we will dive into three ways to think about your to-do list so that you end the overwhelm cycle and start feeling in control of your to-do’s.
Get the full show notes at http://rebeccaolsoncoaching.com/15
The Single Best Productivity Tool
Work and rest are not on opposite ends of the spectrum. The single best productivity tool you have is REST. In today's episode I'm going to be making the connection between rest and productivity, explaining exactly what needs to happen for you to become more productive and then ultimately give you 2 ways to get your brain on board with rest so you can use it as a tool for getting more done. Do less and get more done…
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Amazing Podcast for All Working Moms!
Highly Recommend! Practical strategies that you can implement now! So encouraging and inspirational. Thank you for the work you do!
Practical advice for working moms! Rebecca, thank you for creating this podcast. You have helped me sort through all the thoughts and feelings swirling around inside me. I look forward to listening each week!
Rebecca walks the talk!
Rebecca does the work of managing her thoughts, confidently running a business and purposely clocking out and tuning in to her family. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the podcast and your clear message to working Moms!