18 episodes

Are you letting your past define your future? Are you feeling stuck in the present and worrying about how you can make a switch in your career or personal life? Are you searching for yourself after becoming a mom or dad? The My Simplified Life Podcast is tackling all of these questions and more! Each episode will be filled with life lessons, stories and experiences filled with humor, reality, and inspiring takeaways. We are covering career switches, motherhood, work life balance, starting your own business and what it means to simply be a good human being. Michelle Glogovac is a former corporate aviation executive turned Podcast Producer who works from home with her husband, two toddlers, two step kids and dog. Grab your coffee or even better, your wine and get ready to be inspired to start changing your future!

My Simplified Life Michelle Glogovac

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Are you letting your past define your future? Are you feeling stuck in the present and worrying about how you can make a switch in your career or personal life? Are you searching for yourself after becoming a mom or dad? The My Simplified Life Podcast is tackling all of these questions and more! Each episode will be filled with life lessons, stories and experiences filled with humor, reality, and inspiring takeaways. We are covering career switches, motherhood, work life balance, starting your own business and what it means to simply be a good human being. Michelle Glogovac is a former corporate aviation executive turned Podcast Producer who works from home with her husband, two toddlers, two step kids and dog. Grab your coffee or even better, your wine and get ready to be inspired to start changing your future!

    How To Beat Feeling Overwhelmed & Stress In Your Business (and Life)

    How To Beat Feeling Overwhelmed & Stress In Your Business (and Life)

    In today’s world we have a lot going on with a to-do list a mile long, but when you own a business, overwhelm and stress can not only sneak in but be fully present. If you’re like me and you are a full-time mom AND business owner, then your to do list is not only long but mixes your personal tasks with your business tasks. I’m sharing the key to avoiding the feelings of overwhelm and stress when organizing and tackling your to do list. Hint...it starts with doing one thing.
    Life doesn’t go as planned...so you need to learn how to deal with it.
    What we’re talking about
    What To Do When Business & Life Overlap How To Prioritize Tasks On Your To Do List Celebrating Yourself & Your Wins What To Do When Business & Life Overlap
    It is becoming more common to work from home and like many others, I not only run my business from my home, but I have my kids with me at the same time. My to do list will have items such as doing the laundry mixed in with producing a podcast and pitching clients. Feelings of overwhelm and stress can definitely make an appearance when tasks start piling up, but if you know how to deal with them head on, you can avoid those feelings. 
    How To Prioritize Tasks On Your To Do List
    Learning how to properly prioritize your tasks by due date is one of the key actions you can start taking to avoid feeling overwhelmed.  Batching tasks may seem like a good idea, but it’s better to prioritize by what is due first and at times to split up your tasks in that manner. In addition to prioritizing, you should ask yourself what one thing you need to do that day to feel accomplished. Start with one task and work your way through your to do list. 
    Celebrating Yourself & Your Wins
    One of my favorite new habits is celebrating my wins each and every day. Taking notes from the Whiskey & Work podcast, Kelsey shares that you should start every day by writing down 5 things you did the day before that you’re proud of. Feeling stressed over what needs to get done should be countered with feelings of celebration over what you’ve already accomplished. 
    You define your future, but you also define your to do list and your priorities, so why not take advantage of that? 
    Links Mentioned
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife 
    Whiskey & Work EP104: The Perfect Morning Routine: Business Edition

    • 11 min
    The 5 People You Need In Your Business

    The 5 People You Need In Your Business

    Whether you’re an entrepreneur or have a corporate 9-5 job, you should surround yourself with people who not only support you, but also play a role in your life. I’ve identified 5 people you should have in your life and how they will help you grow, reach your goals and why they are essential. From your partner to a mentor to someone you can mentor along the way, everyone plays a role in your career and life. Being an entrepreneur can be a very lonely journey, therefore it’s important to have the right people supporting you and playing the right role in your life.
    Your journey doesn’t have to be a lonely one! 
    What we’re talking about
    The Difference Between Being An Entrepreneur & Working A 9-5 The 5 People You Need In Your Business Finding Support & Being Supportive The Difference Between Being An Entrepreneur & Working A 9-5
    When you have a corporate 9-5 and go to an office, you have an opportunity to interact with others. You can exchange ideas, commiserate when things go wrong, and celebrate when there’s a win. As a business owner, you’re often wearing every hat there is and you have no one to brainstorm with or practice a sales pitch to and much more. Being a business owner can be very lonely if you don’t make sure you surround yourself with the right people. 
    The 5 People You Need In Your Business
    The 5 people you need in your life are a supportive spouse or partner, a mentor or coach, a mentee, someone who is at the same place in their business as you are in yours, and a motivator. These 5 people are who will support you, be honest with you, help you grow, and keep you grounded all at the same time. 
    Finding Support & Being Supportive
    When it comes to finding a mentor, reach out to people who have been where you are and have done it before. Look at your circle of friends and see who is already fitting into these categories for you already. Join groups or meetups and meet new people who are on the same business journey that you are and make friends with them. At the same time, remember to be the person you are looking for, for someone else. Relationships should always be a give and take and not one-sided. 
    Don’t forget to acknowledge and thank those in your life who are supporting you!
    Links Mentioned
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife 
    EP 12: Finding Your Tribe & Quitting Corporate Life Featuring Keren de Zwart 

    • 16 min
    Everything Is Figureoutable By Marie Forleo (A Book Review)

    Everything Is Figureoutable By Marie Forleo (A Book Review)

    Last year I pre-ordered Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo and literally devoured it, the moment it downloaded! If you’re like me though, you might not have heard of Marie Forleo. I learned about the amazing Marie in 2018 but since I was in the corporate world prior to that, she wasn’t on my radar...but her words were! “Everything is figureoutable” is one of Marie’s known phrases and it’s one of my favorites. You can truly figure out anything if you simply try. I’m sharing with you my biggest takeaways from this incredible book and want you all to grab a copy ASAP!
    When you take the perspective that everything is figureoutable, then everything shifts.
    What we’re talking about
    -       Who Is Marie Forleo?
    -       You Get To Decide Your Future
    -       The Fear Of Failure
    Who Is Marie Forleo?
    Marie Forleo is a Jersey girl who has a big personality to match her fabulous hair and she’s one of Oprah’s favorite people...enough said! Marie has literally done it all in order to achieve her dream career including bartending and cleaning toilets. She is not above doing what it takes and wants you to be the same way. Marie chased her dream of becoming a dancer and ended up on MTV and so much more!
    You Get To Decide Your Future
    By now, you know I’m a firm believer that you are in charge of your future, no one else and Marie agrees with me. You can make up excuses as to why something won’t turn out the way you want or why it’s impossible to follow your dream but Marie’s motto is that “excuses are dream killers,” so stop making them! Only you are limiting yourself by making excuses because you truly can figure out to do anything if you simply try. 
    The Fear Of Failure
    If you’re afraid of failing, then it’s time to change your mindset. You can win or you can learn, but you can never lose. I am a great example of someone who has leaped into the unknown and simply gone for it. I’ve suffered from failing but it’s really just a Faithful Attempt In Learning...meaning as long as you learn, you can never fail! 
    Everything truly is figureoutable! 
    Links Mentioned
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife 
    Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

    • 10 min
    Podcast Pitching: How To Pitch Yourself

    Podcast Pitching: How To Pitch Yourself

    Have you been listening to podcasts and wonder how hosts find their guests? Do you have a unique story that others should hear about or are you an expert on something that you could teach others? You can pitch yourself (or hire me to pitch you!) to be interviewed on podcasts! I’m sharing some of my best tips and tools with you so that you can start landing interviews and not only educating others with your story but growing your audience while doing it. 
    We all have something that needs to be shared with others. 
    What we’re talking about
    -       What Is Podcast Pitching?
    -       How Do You Create A Pitch?
    -       My Simplified Pitch Mastermind
    What Is Podcast Pitching? 
    Podcast pitching is basically public relations but specifically for podcasts. I pitch my clients to podcast hosts to be interviewed by sharing with them not only their experience but what kind of information the podcast audience will benefit from. It’s important to remember that this is not about YOU, it’s about the podcast host and their audience. 
    How Do You Create A Pitch?
    My clients go through an in-depth interview process with me and I then create an entire pitch kit for them. We define the topics they are an expert on and can speak on, what their goals are for being interviewed and who their target audience is. I research podcasts, listen to episodes and tie it all together in a personalized pitch email. As in all things, follow-up is key! 
    My Simplified Pitch Mastermind
    At the time of recording this, I mentioned I’d be coming out with a course. I’ve decided I want to do a mastermind instead so that I can fully focus on those of you who want to pitch yourselves or others. The My Simplified Pitch Mastermind will be a 6 week intensive in which we meet weekly and go over my exact steps to pitching. You’ll have homework to create your own pitch kit and by the end of 6 weeks, you’ll be able to not only pitch yourself, but land interviews as well! 
    If you’re ready to define your future, then it’s time for you to start pitching podcasts!
    Links Mentioned
    My Simplified Pitch Mastermind
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife

    • 10 min
    Giving The Gift Of Time For Christmas

    Giving The Gift Of Time For Christmas

    Christmas is already here and this year there was less time to prepare for it from Thanksgiving than normal. Somehow I’ve managed to be even more prepared than when there was extra time. Decorations are done, tree is up, presents are purchased and wrapped and I’ve had some extra time this month to focus on our family traditions and making this time special. The gift I’m giving to myself and to my husband this year is the gift of time. Time to be together, time to make memories, time to cherish all that we have. Giving yourself and others the gift of time is one of the most precious and most meaningful gifts you can give. 
    Imagine what kind of impact you could make on your own life if you gave yourself the gift of more time.
    What we’re talking about
     -       Our Family Christmas Traditions
    -       Giving The Gift Of Time
    -       Giving Yourself More Time
    Our Family Christmas Traditions
    One of our family traditions is having an Advent calendar. It isn’t filled with candy though, it’s filled with things we can do for others and with each other. We baked cookies, visit Santa, write letters to our WWII veteran friends, watch movies and simply spend quality time together. My kids wake up every morning excited to see what is in the calendar and what the day is going to bring. It makes me wish we did this every day of the year!
    Giving The Gift Of Time
    This Christmas, I’m giving my husband the gift of time with a fully planned date right down to our babysitter being booked. We’ve talked for years about going to a special place in San Francisco and we are going to start the New Year with a memory there. As parents it’s important to recognize that you need to set aside quality time for yourselves, whether it’s a fancy evening out or just grabbing a quick drink. When you’re spending that special time together, you’re also making memories together. 
    Giving Yourself More Time
    Giving time to your partner is important, but giving time to yourself is also important. I’m preaching this but I’m also vowing to put it into practice. I want to spend more time for self-care on myself, more time to create content, more time to simply dream about my goals and what I want for the future. I also want my husband to have this kind of time for himself because as individuals, it’s important for us all to have that time to work on a hobby or meet up with friends or simply enjoy some quiet time. 
    What gift are you giving yourself this season?
    Links Mentioned
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife

    • 9 min
    Finding Your Tribe & Quitting Corporate Life Featuring Keren de Zwart

    Finding Your Tribe & Quitting Corporate Life Featuring Keren de Zwart

    She’s Not Your Father’s Lawyer...she’s Keren de Zwart, a corporate attorney turned flat-fee solo practitioner who is helping entrepreneurs and small businesses become legally legit! I met Keren in an online Facebook group and we became fast friends due to our similarities such as both loving the law, being total Type-A planning people and our sons having the same names. Keren is one of my close friends, biggest supporters and is sharing her journey of what it was like to leave the corporate world, launch a full-time business and her experience in being a new mom while climbing the corporate ladder.
    Prepare to be inspired to follow your heart and dream!
    What we’re talking about 
    -       Giving Yourself The Gift Of Being An Entrepreneur
    -       Start Your Journey With A Plan
    -       Finding Your Tribe
    Giving Yourself The Gift Of Being An Entrepreneur
    Keren says the best gift she could give herself was that of starting her own business and becoming an entrepreneur. Giving yourself the gift of a business meant giving herself more freedom to experience what true work-life balance is, to work without feeling mom guilt, to mother without feeling guilty about not working and much more. There was a dream life of balance that didn’t seem attainable until Keren realized that by working for herself, it was not only attainable but also a reality.
    Start Your Journey With A Plan
    If you’re thinking about starting a new career, launching a business or chasing your dream, Keren’s biggest piece of advice is to start with a plan. Your plan should include target dates and goals you want to achieve in that time, your financials in regards to what is necessary, attainable, and realistic, and to hold yourself accountable. It will be scary and maybe even a bit stressful, but having a supportive team around you and a plan in place will make it that much more achievable than if you didn’t. 
    Finding Your Tribe
    Keren and I found each other through a Facebook group and she says that most of her speaking engagements and collaborations are coming from Instagram simply by putting herself out there and engaging with other people. Keren has landed speaking engagements, podcast interviews and more just by interacting with other women who are also launching their businesses and looking for support from others. 
    If you need tribe members, Keren and I are here for you and if you’re ready to get legally legit, Keren’s has everything you need!
    Links Mentioned
    For more from Michelle Glogovac, visit: www.mysimplifiedlife.net
    Follow Michelle on Instagram: www.instagram.com/michelleglogovac
    Follow Michelle on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mysimplifiedlife 
    Keren de Zwart’s Website
    Keren’s Legal Templates: Use Code: MYSIMPLIFIEDLIFE for 20% off
    Keren’s Instagram
    Keren’s Facebook
    The Mama Ladder

    • 29 min

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