The World CAN Wait…..It’s Time To Get Your Goddess On!
So how are you handling those “transitions” in your day? You know the ones…..
*the times when you jump from one meeting to the next without a break,
*the unexpected conference call you must attend just when you walk into your office,
*shifting gears from powerhouse business manager to make-it-all-better mommy,
* the short window of time between evening and bedtime. I don’t know about you, but I can barely count the number of times my kids yelled “yay, let’s go to bed”!
I worked in corporate when my kids were younger, and I would ask myself how it was possible that I could manage a huge budget, multiple employees and then have a meltdown hours later simply because I sat in rush hour traffic and my (then) 2-year-old and 8-year- old were anything but cooperative?! (Sound familiar?) Shifting from day to evening and “merging” everyone’s days can be tricky business!
Whether you are running a multi-million dollar business by day or wearing your super-mom cape by night (or doing them simultaneously!), one of the keys to avoiding a serious case of burnout (been there, done that) and enjoy the success you deserve, is to reclaim your feminine power and get your Goddess on!
So Who Is This Goddess Anyway & How Can You Reclaim Her?
I know, I know………….the idea of being a Goddess may feel like a stretch, when you are overdue for a mani/pedi, have had a sleepless night and just put in extra hours to meet a deadline! But stick with me for a minute. She is there, inside you!
Your Goddess is the part of you that makes you:
*feel whole and connected to all that is,
*unshakable no matter what is going on around you,
*rock your confidence,
*an intuitive leader,
*shine your creativity and unique voice.
Evening Goddess Lift!
So now that you remember who she is (!), it’s time to reclaim your mind, body and spirit. Reclaiming and your vibrant self will make daily transitions a breeze. Now, while I say that evening is an ideal time to reclaim, replenish and renew, this simple personal energy skill can be used anytime you feel the need for a Goddess Lift!
The idea is to reclaim who you truly are after “serving” the world all day long. You give and give (and we know a mother’s job is 24/7) and reclaiming your thoughts, your feelings and your spirit are crucial to your success and happiness.
5/16/2013 0 Comments
5 Practical Things (And 1 Woo-Woo Thing!) Executive Moms Need For Success!
So what are you willing to do for success? Your answer may change from time to time depending on your life circumstances. For instance, when I was working my way up the ranks of the corporate ladder, I was more willing to stay late, do tasks and projects that other people were not willing to do, and sit patiently and listen to a story that my boss had told me at least 30 times previously, while my friends were waiting for me at the happy hour watering hole. I was driven. I had a plan for success.
The next phase of my life was marriage and kids. I wasn’t prepared for the way having kids would require me to morph my success plan. (And, I was fortunate to learn many personal energy skills to help me create a new plan -- this is the woowoo part!). For instance, late nights at the office, were no longer something I was willing to do on a regular basis. In addition to this becoming a logistical nightmare, it would mean missing the precious little time I had with my kids already. Business trips were required, but instead of traveling the night before I needed to be there – which would mean an additional night away from home – I would get up and take the butt-crack of dawn flight whenever possible.
So how do executive moms make the inevitable transition in their plan and continue to achieve career success?
Here are 5 practical things that you need to know:
1. Get Real. Get real with you. This requires you to soul-search and know, in advance of last minute situations (day care calling with your child’s latest boo-boo – not serious of course), how you will respond, delegate, etc. In other words, what are you willing to let go of at work or at home.
2. Have A Backup Plan. (i.e., cover your a**). Be sure that you have staff whom are ready, willing and able to pull things together for you, should your other full-time job (motherhood) need you! Likewise, you need a good Circle of Solitude (significant other, babysitter, family, etc.) to join you in your life’s plan.
3. How Cute Is Your Kid? Very, of course! But not everyone at work needs or wants to hear about the new cutest thing your kid did. Depending upon your work environment, and position there, will help you determine just how much kid-talk is welcome.
4. Can I See You? No matter how flexible your company is, if you are upwardly mobile, or in a position of leadership, face-time is important. Be aware of important dates – the client is coming in – and this probably wouldn’t be a good time to schedule a pediatrician visit. Since motherhood is almost as predictable as the weather, emergencies aside, being strategic about your face-time is key.
5. Speak Up. Some people think that because you have had a child that your next strategy is an exit strategy. If you love your job and have ambitions, you must continue to make this known. Keep your ear to the ground and participate in important conversations, keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your industry and actively let your voice be heard.
And, as promised, here is 1 WooWoo Thing:
1. Goal + Intention = Success. Chances are you are great at setting goals but setting intentions is a whole different ball of wax! An intention is the secret sauce that makes a goal achievable. When you intend for something to be, it is like you are sending out an energetic Morse Code message to the Universe to get on board and make it happen!
Goal: My goal is to grow my department revenue by x% by the 4th quarter.
Intention: I intend to confidently and easily create a plan that attracts clients who are open, interesting and eager to bring their wealth, cooperation and gratitude to the table in the fastest way possible!
See the difference? A goal states the facts. An intention brings the juiciness and positive feelings that enable you to imagine the success already and be excited about it.
Action: Next time you are goal-setting, sit down with a paper and pen (the act of physically writing adds to the positive energy of the intention) and journal about your intention or what you “see and feel” as success.
It's that time again…Mother's Day! I have to say, I have mixed feelings about this holiday. When I was a kid, I asked my mother why there wasn't a Happy Children's Day, and she replied, "Everyday is children's day!"
Wasn't really the response I was hoping for and since we didn't get presents every day, I don't think I quite understood what she meant. (Now, of course I do!).
Don't get me wrong... I enjoy the flowers and having a meal cooked for me, and one of my most memorable Mother's Days was when my daughter created a spa menu on a white board and treated me to each and every choice!
But I don't think we - mother-goddesses - should have to wait for one day a year to celebrate who we are and all we do! It's not about getting flowers or chocolates; in fact it isn't about getting something from others. It's about loving and giving to ourselves.
This thought is what sparked The Guilty Pleasures Revolution because when we - mother-goddesses - are taking tender, loving care of ourselves, every day becomes Mother's Day!
So, dust off your Guilty Pleasures, or check the archives of my blog at for some easy and rewarding ideas and love being you!
And as a Happy Mother-Goddess Day to you, here are 5 Ways Your Life Will Improve By You Loving You:
1. You will stress a little less.
2. You will feel (and look) better.
3. Your inner sparkle will begin to glow.
4. Your relationships will be easy.
5. Your kids will benefit from your example of self-love.
Here's to choosing you,
Ever work on a puzzle? I haven't in years! The degree of difficulty of my last puzzle was likely an oversized floor puzzle my son had when he was three years old! Piece of cake. In general, I tend to find puzzles frustrating because it just seems to take a long time to complete, and I get overwhelmed by all the pieces. After I look at the picture on the box, I definitely have a distinct approach in how I will tackle the puzzle:
I realized I can apply the same process to things I want to accomplish. So when I begin to get overwhelmed by my business, and all I need to do, or if I keep procrastinating on a project, I take my puzzle approach to ease the frustration and get unstuck. Here is what it looks like:
1. Vision: Start with your vision and tap till you feel you are in a good place. (This is like the picture on the puzzle box). Ask yourself:
Be flexible! If you are at step four, and your progress doesn't match your vision, you have a choice:
1. Make adjustments to your vision.
2. Review steps 2 and 3 for changes.
How do you know if you should change your vision or your steps? It's all in the "feelings". The way you got to your vision in the first place is because it felt good! When you look back at your vision, drop down from your head (the thinking part of you) to your heart (the feeling part of you).
I hope this was helpful whether you are playing with puzzles or building your business!
Paula G. Rosario
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