Welcome to the Go-To podcast for anxious, overwhelmed Christian women who are ready to stop rushing through life and start having intentional time with God and loved ones.
Here you’ll find time management tips, Christ centered productivity strategies and mindset coaching to help you get things done with less stress, enjoy peace and rest, and shift your perspective from the temporal to the eternal.
You’re trying to get everything done and you’re sacrificing your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health in the process, including...
* rushing through your quiet time with God * constantly worrying about all the things on your to-do list * sacrificing time for health and fitness * struggling with negative thoughts or attitudes * wanting to do all the things * feeling like you just aren’t where you want to be * battling guilt when setting boundaries * prioritizing everything and everyone else…
Do you ever catch yourself saying, ”I don’t have time for [fill in the blank]...”
Do you wish you could stop....
- getting anxious thoughts or feelings of overwhelm when you think of your to-do list?
- worrying about getting everything done each day?
- feeling guilty for not sticking to the plan you made?
- putting Jesus on the back-burner when life gets busy?
Very good...because that’s not what the Lord created you to do or how He intended you to live!
Hey, I’m Erika, your Jesus-loving Puerto Rican life coach! For over 10 years, I struggled with anxiety and overwhelm because I was always “doing too much” and so consumed with getting it all done. I sacrificed time with the Lord, sleep and my sanity in an effort to do all the things. As a result, my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health suffered.
It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with cancer at 28 that I realized I couldn’t live this way any more. I needed to get serious about doing things God’s way. It was through prioritizing time in HIS WORD that I was able to develop a mindset rooted in biblical truth, create systems and incorporate routines that led me out of the living hell I was in.
Want to know how I put an end to the vicious cycle I was in? Ready to find out how I put Jesus first in my daily life?
On this show, I’ll show you how to be more intentional, reduce the overwhelm and stress, and enjoy peace and rest while still getting things done by...
- implementing time management solutions that help you prioritize properly and execute on your plans...
- incorporating productivity strategies that are rooted in God’s Word...
- shifting your perspective from the temporal to the eternal…
I can’t wait to help you experience mental clarity and have more peace, so you can have intentional time for what matters most!
Grab your Bible, journal and a pen, sister friend. It’s time to dive in!
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213: The Problem of "Not Enough Time" and What It ACTUALLY Says About Your Time Management as a Christian Woman
There’s this phrase that I was notorious for using when I was asked if I followed through on something I said I was going to do or wanted to do…it went something like, “I tried, but I just don’t have enough time…” This happened a lot when I was younger, and today I’m going to share the scenarios I used it the most. I’m also going to explain what this phrase actually means as it pertains to your time management.
Before I jump in, I just need to shift gears real fast and share that you can download a free Simplify Bible Study resource when you head to herrenewedstrength.com - which has been available for almost a year. The time is coming for me to develop a NEW free resource for you, but I want to make sure I’m creating something that you actually want and need.
So, if you don’t mind taking a minute or two, could you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you would like me to create and share with you for free…
Is it a checklist for what a Christ-centered schedule should include? Is it a schedule template? Is it a prioritizing workshop (which you can actually just complete when you listen and follow along to episode 20 - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THAT ONE! lol)... WHAT IS IT?! Help me help you… I want to bless you with something that you don’t have to pay for.. What would you ask me for if you could ask for anything? K, thanks!
Connect with me:
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Ready to invest in the support you NEED to reach that goal, or simply to improve your time management and productivity?! Learn more about private coaching!
212: Are You Sacrificing Your Priorities As A Busy Christian Woman? 3 Proverbs to Help You Improve Productivity!
In today's episode, I'm throwing it back to 2021, when I first shared these three Proverbs! Since then, I've been even more aware of how easy it can be to sacrifice my wellness or even my walk with the Lord because of my decision to remain busy. Well, if that's you, these passages are FOR YOU!
You don't have to be so busy that you sacrifice what matters most.
You don't have to compromise on your priorities for the sake of getting things done.
It's time to shift your mindset and put first things first!
Simplify Bible Study by downloading this FREE resource!
Join The Community our free, private Facebook group for all things time management, productivity, faith and fellowship! +I'm sharing all I'm learning in seminary with you!
Learn more about private coaching if you're ready to stop the cycle of overwhelm relating to your schedule & to-do list; and want personalized support in bringing that change to life!
211: When You Just Want To Quit… Dealing with Disappointment & Doubt as a Christian Woman
Hey sis! Today, I'm taking a little break from all the productivity & time management talk because the Lord put something on my heart that I just NEEDED to share.
I don't know about you, but seasons of doubt, discouragement and disappointment are rough. Today, I share about my own experiences in this current season, which appear to be similar to what many of you are going through, too. I pray this encourages you today.
Want to let me know how you're really doing? Email me! 📧 email@example.com
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210: When Will All Your Effort Lead To Better Productivity & Time Management? 3 Things To Consider When You’re Working Toward A Goal as an Anxious or Overwhelmed Christian Woman
Hey hey! Happy Tuesday, sis! I hope you are having a fabulous day at the time you’re tuning in. Today, I’m going to offer some biblical encouragement and perspective on the topic of accomplishing what you set out to do… specifically with respect to actually seeing improvements in your productivity and time management. Does this sound like you? You’re trying your best, doing what you believe the Lord is leading you to do, working hard and still finding yourself in the same situation… behind on tasks.. Feeling overwhelmed… anxious about how much you have to get done… then this is for you. Before I dive in, I want to remind you that enrollment for the Christ Centered Productivity Framework is still open, but closes tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31st @ 11PM EST/8AM PST. If you want to stop stressing about getting things done and unlock more time for what truly matters to you… if you are ready to work through a proven framework that will help you prioritize your faith, family and goals… one that is tried and tested… puts Jesus first… and will help you live with more intention, peace and joy… I pray you’ll say yes and choose to invest in yourself, your faith and your future by joining me inside. I’ll be your personal guide and coach in your pocket… you’ll get 12 calls, a private chat where you can chat w/ me all day everyday… plug and play time management templates, productivity swipe files, a personalized productivity style profile and life coaching resources that will support you in the areas you struggle most… so much accountability.. A goal tracker.. Spotlight coaching.. And a bonus session w/ me to work through the deep dive questionnaire my clients have said is worth the investment on its own… head to herrenewedstrength.com/groupcoaching.
Alright, sister. Let’s get into it!
Join me inside of the Christ Centered Productivity Framework: https://herrenewedstrength.com/groupcoaching
Read the full blog, God's Sovereignty and Our Responsibility, written by Derek Thomas of Ligonier Ministries
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209: She Got Confidence, Encouragement, Systems & Learned How To Get Her Life Together... Bonnie Jean Schaefer Spills the Tea on What It Was Like Working with Erika!
In this client tell-all, Bonnie Jean Schaefer shares her experience working with Erika Diaz-Castro, and all the amazing fruit that came investing in working with a Christian life coach! If you want to know what its like to work with Erika, this is for you!
By the way... The doors are officially open for you to join us inside the Christ Centered Productivity Framework GROUP COACHING EXPERIENCE! Prioritize your faith, family and goals with a proven system that helps you live a more intentional, organized & productive life!
READY FOR TRANSFORMATION? Join us now! Doors close January 31st!
208: FREE PRODUCTIVITY WORKSHOP FOR ANXIOUS, OVERWHELMED CHRISTIAN WOMEN! Details Inside!!!
Hey friend! Today, I'm so excited to share about a FREE productivity workshop I'm hosting this Thursday, and spilling ALL the details about what it is, who it's for, why you need to be there and what it'll cost you if you skip.
If you are a Christian woman who is always busy, but struggle to be productive... if you want to master time management and have more time for what matters to you... if you want to stop stressing about your busy life & never ending to-do list, you don't want to miss this episode. Tune in to learn more!
REGISTER FOR FREE: https://herrenewedstrength.com/masterclass
A Must Listen for Any Christian Woman!
Erika’s podcast is simple, straight to the point and sooo helpful! Her voice is so soothing and she breaks things down in a way that’s it’s very easy to understand. The tips and value she provides is unmatched. 10/10 highly recommend.
I love Erika's Wisdom
Erika has such a passion for God's Word and has such a wonderful way of communicating things. I love listening to her and hearing what God has to say to me through her. I know her in real life, and she is just such a special woman.
You make it easy to understand the verses
First of all, your voice is so soothing!! Second, you break down the explanation of the verses in a way that helped me understand much better. This is a much-needed topic, so thank you!