4 Ways You Can Pursue Your Dreams AND Be A Great Mom

by Healmyvoice on October 22, 2017

image1From one of the contributing authors in the Heal My Voice book: Innovative Voices: True Stories by Women Awakening a New World.

Guest Blogger, Tamara Latrese Robinson

What do you dream of?

You probably have hopes and dreams for your children and their futures, but what are your dreams for yourself? Do you remember what those dreams are? Have you placed them on the back burner?

Do you dream of going back to school? Opening your own business? Writing a book? Meeting your career goals? How about that project that keeps getting pushed aside for other activities?

Whatever your particular dreams are, you owe it to yourself to pull them off the back burner and begin to pursue them. You’ll be a happier mom and your kids will gain a whole new level of respect and appreciation for you. Check out these four ways you can chase your goals and still be the best mom you can be.

1. If your children are old enough, involve them in your goals and dreams. Ask them to hold you accountable to completing a dream-related task. They’ll get a kick out of bossing you around and they’ll unwittingly give you the time you need to meet your own goals.

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2. Let your family/household know when you need time to complete a task (online course, finish reading a book, journal writing for upcoming blog or book idea). Give them the incentive of your undivided attention with their activities once you’re done.

3. Be diligent and resilient. You’ll make mistakes and missteps along the way. When that happens, have the determination to dust yourself off, pick yourself up, and try again. Remember that old saying we all learned in school – if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

4. Write your dreams down. Write them in big letters and post them in a place where you’ll see them every day. The constant reminder will help you maintain focus and help your family realize first, that you have dreams and then, how important your dreams are to you.

 

Here’s a bonus tip: Break your dreams down into manageable, daydream-sized goals. Is your dream to become an author? Make your first goal creating an outline for your book. Is your dream learning to dance? Make your first goal signing up for dance lessons. Is your dream to get fit? Make your first goal a healthy diet. Is your dream to open you own business? Make your first goal identifying your target market.

It’s important for you to invest time and energy in yourself. It’s the only way to create the best version of you so you can be the happy, healthy, productive mom your kids deserve.

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image1Tamara Latrese Robinson is an international bestselling author of the books “Live and Love Out Loud” & “Time to Focus On You”. She helps busy moms deal with the very real feelings of guilt experienced while attempting to create time for themselves. As a busy mom with a teenage daughter, Tamara understands the feelings and emotions moms encounter with mommy guilt and placing themselves on the back burner. With a constant focus on family, it is common for moms to feel overwhelm and guilt with no clear plan for personal downtime or self-care. Tamara’s focus is to help busy moms create time for themselves, place their goals and dreams higher on their daily priority list, and avoid mommy burnout.
Tamara invites you to download a copy of her Simple Steps for Busy Moms to Avoid Being Overwhelmed
www.FocusOnYouFreeGift.com

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Everyday Innovation

by Healmyvoice on October 7, 2017

When you hear the word Innovation, what or who do you think of?

A famous inventor or entrepreneur? A leading edge, Fortune 500 company or a start-up?

Do you think of yourself?

In an inspirational TEDx Talk  called, The Art of Innovation, Dimis Michaelides describes 3 ways to Innovate:

1st way: Innovation can be very radical or breakthrough: New products, processes, markets. “Landing a man on the moon.”

2nd way: Redefining the way an existing company operates. Example: Furniture is not a new idea but Ikea manufactures furniture in a very differentiated, innovative way.

3rd way is often overlooked. Continuous improvement. Lots of small change. All the time. In all products, processes, areas, products. In every nook and cranny of the operation. Toyota. Honda. AND HUMAN BEINGS!

Link to The Art of Innovation:  https://youtu.be/P1RUWa8pC0k

 

For the past nine months, twenty-one women have gathered in a secret Facebook group and on weekly community calls to explore innovation in their lives, as in continuous improvement, with lots of small change, all the time. We have had conversations about what is happening in the world and what action we can take to make a difference.

In this quest for awakening a new world, thirteen of the women have written a story of personal awakening, a moment when they had a new awareness and began to make different choices to change the external situations in their lives. Just like peace on earth comes from each of us cultivating peace within ourselves, the innovative ideas and actions the authors describe in their stories all began with an inner awakening.  That is how we awaken a new world.

 

How do you Tune Into Your Innovative Voice?

1. Awareness is the first step. Declaring that you are an innovator. Making choices and decisions for continuous improvement, lots of small change. all the time.

2. Reflecting and assessing how you are doing. Where can you make changes? Where you are stuck?

3. Gathering with others. Asking for help. Receiving and giving help. Lifting each other up.

4. Believing that change and new ideas are possible, even in situations that seem impossible.

5. Being generous with your time, money, resources, and love.

 

The book, Innovative Voices: True Stories by Women Awakening a New World will be released on October 27, 2017. For now, come and join us on the Heal My Voice Page where we are celebrating the 21 women in this program and having conversations about Innovation and Awakening a New World.

     https://www.facebook.com/HealMyVoice/IV_web 2

Book is available on Amazon on October 27, 2017:

     https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002C1XZCU

 

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