Episode 183: My Struggles and What’s Working: A Birthday Episode

August 7, 2023

In this heartfelt episode, I am going to take you on a journey of self-reflection and share my struggles and successes as I turn 36. It’s my birthday, and I believe it’s the perfect time to be open about the challenges I am facing and the things that are working well for me. As an entrepreneur and business leader, I have always been asked about my roadblocks and how I overcome them. I want to break the illusion of perfection and share the real struggles that lie behind the success you see. By doing so, I hope to inspire and empower you to overcome your own challenges and achieve greatness in your life and business.

My Struggles and What’s Working: A Birthday Episode

The Struggles: Battling Health Issues

One of the most significant challenges I’ve been facing is my health. For the past five years, I have been dealing with various health issues, including Hashimoto’s, adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, and other symptoms caused by mold toxicity and Lyme disease. Despite eating clean and trying numerous protocols, I’ve found it difficult to fully recover and often feel physically drained. 

Through this struggle, I’ve learned valuable lessons about resilience and focus. Navigating my business and personal life with little energy has taught me how to prioritize tasks and work efficiently. These struggles have transformed me into a more determined and focused individual, and I now want to help others who face similar challenges in their business and life.

Facing the Challenges of Motherhood and Business

Being a mother of four young children and running two businesses can be overwhelming at times. I often find myself torn between the demands of my kids, each wanting my attention simultaneously. As they grow and time flies by, I worry about whether I’m doing enough for them and if I’m balancing my roles as a mother and entrepreneur effectively.

To cope with this challenge, I have started being more intentional with my time. Instead of trying to be everywhere at once, I focus on finding pockets of the day to spend quality time with each child individually. Moreover, we take regular family adventures and make the most of the freedom our life provides to create lasting memories.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Mindset Struggles

Despite my success as an entrepreneur and mindset coach, I still face imposter syndrome and mindset struggles just like everyone else does. Stepping into new territories in my business brings doubt and insecurity, making me question my capabilities. However, I’ve learned to embrace these feelings as indicators of growth and to use them as motivation to push past my limits.

What’s Working For Me

Embracing Prolific Content Creation

Despite my health issues and motherhood responsibilities, I have been incredibly productive in content creation. By creating content that resonates with my audience and focusing on purpose-driven impact, I’ve experienced increased engagement and growth in my business.

 Time-saving Practices

Implementing efficient systems and strategies, including AI tools, has allowed me to save over 20 hours per week. This newfound time freedom has enabled me to enjoy life while still being productive in my business.

Cherishing Motherhood

This time around with my fourth child, I have learned to cherish and enjoy the newborn stage. I’ve embraced the joy of motherhood, even amidst the challenges and sleepless nights, recognizing it as a precious blessing.

Deepened Faith

My struggles have led me to lean on my faith, and I now find solace in surrendering my burdens and worries. This shift in perspective has brought abundance and blessings into my life.

Facebook Ads Success

After years of trial and error, my husband and I have finally cracked the code for successful Facebook ads. We’re sharing our proven strategies to help other entrepreneurs generate qualified leads and grow their businesses.

Embrace the Journey

As I enter my 36th year, I’m grateful for both the struggles and successes in my life. The challenges have shaped me into a stronger, more compassionate, and focused individual, while the triumphs have brought joy and growth. I want to encourage you to embrace the complexities of life, recognizing that it is a tapestry of both struggles and victories. Your journey may have its ups and downs, but each experience contributes to your growth and purpose. Together, let’s make this year a breakthrough year, and let’s navigate life and business with gratitude and determination! 


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