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Work+Life Harmony for Overwhelmed Women

87 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 37 ratings

Welcome to the Work+Life Harmony Podcast, where you will learn practical tips on all things time management, organization and productivity for overwhelmed women. Are you feeling overwhelmed, frazzled and exhausted trying to do #allthethings? Each week, you will hear practical advice, real stories, and awesome interviews from other women that are finding work+life harmony as they juggle (not balance) their lives, families, work and businesses ...without sacrificing themselves or the things they love.

You’ll walk away feeling empowered and equipped to manage your time, get organized, and skyrocket your productivity!

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E85. Mother's Day Edition: Time Management Lessons from my Mom

May 11, 2021 09:00 - 15 minutes - 20.7 MB

In honor of Mother's Day, I want to take this time to share some of the things I have learned from my mom. She is an amazing woman and I am grateful to be her daughter! In this episode, I am going to share 5 things I learned from her that have greatly impacted how I manage my time and stay productive.

E84. Time Management in the Kitchen with Christine Pittman

May 04, 2021 09:00 - 24 minutes - 33.7 MB

Meal planning/meal prep /cooking is not my favorite. It is also not my zone of genius. However, Christine Pittman IS the expert in this space, and in this episode, she is going to share some practical tips and strategies to help us save time in the kitchen!   Christine is the founder of COOKtheSTORY where her passion is to create recipes that take less time in the kitchen, giving you more time at the table. Christine’s love for cooking started early, watching and listening to her moth...

E83. Are You A Perfectionist or Do You Just Have High Standards?

April 27, 2021 09:00 - 13 minutes - 18.5 MB

You may think perfectionism and high standards are the same thing but they are not. One prevents you from moving forward while the other continues to push you and keep you moving. Can you guess which is which? In today's episode, I am going to share how you can tell the difference and what you can do about it.

E82. 5 Life Lessons I Learned from my Niece

April 20, 2021 09:00 - 12 minutes - 17 MB

My niece, Ashley, was an amazing young lady. I had the pleasure of having her in my life for 22 years and boy did she teach me a LOT! In today's episode, I want to share 5 life lessons ( I could have shared 1,000) that I learned from her. I miss you, sweet girl.

E81. Building a Business and Raising Young Daughters with Sherrel Sampson

April 13, 2021 09:00 - 27 minutes - 37.6 MB

Do you have to choose between work and motherhood? No. You don't. Today you get to meet an amazing mom and business owner and hear about her journey.   Sherrel Sampson is the Founder & CEO of Canviiy®, an innovative, organic-based health & wellness brand headquartered in Tampa, Florida. In five years, Canviiy has grown a customer base that spans 50 U.S. states and international regions that include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Guadeloupe and the United Kingdom. Canviiy ...

E80. How to Conduct a 90 Day Check-in on Your Goals

April 06, 2021 09:00 - 15 minutes - 20.7 MB

Here we are, at the start of a new quarter. This is the perfect chance to check in on your goals! Yup! You heard me. This isn't something you only do in January. I'm going to walk you through some important steps to take right now!

E79. The Importance of Harmony Between Strategic and Tactical Planning with Amber McCue

March 30, 2021 09:00 - 39 minutes - 54.6 MB

I can easily get caught in the "weeds" of tactical planning. However, elevating up to your vision, goals, and dreams is so important. Amber McCue is the absolute master of this and is going to share why we need both!   Bio: Amber McCue has a sweet spot for helping entrepreneurs do better business and increase their bottom line. From single mom at the age of 18 to owning two companies that allow her to work from anywhere. Today Amber runs her businesses from Africa, where she currentl...

E78. Knowing Your Productivity Cycles

March 23, 2021 09:00 - 13 minutes - 18.6 MB

Guess what, ladies. Our productivity has "cycles"....just like our bodies do. Yup, I'm going to go there this week. Understanding why this happens and learning your own will be a massive game changer for you!

E77. Managing Anxiety so it Doesn't Sabotage Your Productivity with Kasey Matthews

March 16, 2021 09:00 - 37 minutes - 51.6 MB

Kasey is a book-writing and transformational life coach, an inspirational speaker, and the author of A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Practical Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired, and More Relaxed and Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood. Both books won the Mom's Choice Gold Award and Preemie won the New Hampshire Writer's Project Reader's Choice Award. As a Reiki Master, Happy for No Reason Certified Trainer and with a Master's Degree in education from Boston College, and...

E76. Managing Your Time: Pre and Post Vacation

March 09, 2021 10:00 - 17 minutes - 23.7 MB

Have you ever felt like going on a trip or vacation just isn't worth it? The stress of getting ready...and then all the crap waiting for you when you get home? Here are some tips and strategies I use every time I travel so I can actually enjoy the trip!

e75. Meet My Mom: Proof I Wasn't Always This Way

March 02, 2021 10:00 - 30 minutes - 42 MB

I am passionate about teaching others how to better manage their time and get organized. I KNOW it can be taught because I was not "born" this way. To prove this point, I brought my mom on the show and asked her questions that YOU (my listeners) sent in. Gail B. Shisler is one of my superheroes. You can learn more about her here: www.dispatchesfromthefront.net.   Her book, For Country and Corps: https://www.amazon.com/Country-Corps-General-Oliver-Smith-ebook

e74. The Importance of Visions and Boundaries with Laurel Wilson and Carey Conley

February 23, 2021 10:00 - 41 minutes - 56.9 MB

Have you ever wished you learned certain life skills earlier in life? I know I have. I can't wait for you to meet this mother-daughter powerhouse, Laurel and Carey. They are on a mission to teach people of aLL ages, especially young adults, about the power of a vision and the importance of boundaries (both things I wished I learned earlier in life). Website: careyconley.com

E73. Creating Boundaries With Your Time

February 16, 2021 10:00 - 18 minutes - 25.5 MB

Why are boundaries so dang hard? I recently read Jen Sincero's newest book "Badass Habits" and her chapter on boundaries was just incredible. In this episode, I am going to talk about boundaries with your time and how it directly affects your productivity and energy.

72. Getting Your Home Organized with Perri Kersh

February 09, 2021 10:00 - 35 minutes - 49.2 MB

Let's face it..we all have some cabin fever going on. And, the longer we are all in place in our homes, the more time we have to realize that we want to "re-do" and reorganize every inch of our house. However, decided where and how to start is NOT easy. Perri Kersh is a professional organizer and is going to share some GREAT tips for anyone needing organizational help or even just some tips on setting up a home workspace. Perri Kersh info: https://neat-freak.com

e71. My Experience on Love it or List It - Your Questions Answered

February 02, 2021 10:00 - 23 minutes - 32.6 MB

I am FINALLY sharing all the details and answering your questions on our experience on the HGTV show, Love it or List It. We had the crazy experience of being on this show...and today I share it all (along with sneaking in some planning tips of course!)

e70. The Two Things You Really Have Control Over

January 26, 2021 10:00 - 23 minutes - 31.8 MB

When it comes to planning and managing our time, we really only have control over 2 things. I am going to share what those are with you today and give you some tips as well on things you might want to start implementing.

e69. How to Start Journaling if You Hate to Journal (and why you need to!)

January 19, 2021 10:00 - 20 minutes - 28.4 MB

"You need to journal!" I heard this for years but never found any success with it. It just never clicked for me. Until it did. Turns out, there is a solution for people like me that hate to journal! In this episode, I am going to share my journaling secret and why you need to give it a try!

e68. the 4 R's to Belief Building with Michelle Cederberg

January 12, 2021 10:00 - 33 minutes - 45.8 MB

It's the time of the year when everyone is trying to get into action with new goals, dreams, etc. However, if you don't have the right beliefs in place to set you up for success, you may feel stuck. Michelle Cederberg is going to share the 4 R's you need! Connect with Michelle here:  http://www.michellecederberg.com

67. 4 Steps to Ditch the Overwhelm

January 05, 2021 10:00 - 22 minutes - 30.6 MB

The #1 question I was asked in 2020 was how to stop feeling overwhelmed. Sadly, I don't have a magic wand to prevent it from happening...but I do have a proven strategy to get you OUT of overwhelm when you find yourself there. That is what I am sharing today!

e66. How to Run a Year End Retrospective

December 29, 2020 10:00 - 16 minutes - 22.9 MB

Wait!! Before you jump into talking goals, New Year resolutions and completely slam the door on 2020, there is an important thing you need to do. A year end retrospective. Tune in to learn what this is and how to do it!

65. Are you Making Excuses or Owning Your Reality?

December 22, 2020 10:00 - 15 minutes - 21.9 MB

Has anyone ever told you that you were using your situation as an "excuse" to not get something done? How did that make you feel? Sadly, I let others make me feel guilty for a long time which led to bad choices. Now, I have learned how to own my reality and make choices based on that. I want the same for you!

64. How Consistency Might Be Slowing You Down

December 15, 2020 10:00 - 16 minutes - 22 MB

Have you been told that consistency is the key to success or productivity? Guess what? Sometimes it is...sometimes is isn't. Consistency comes in many shapes and sizes...and it is imperative that you understand the right one for you!

63. How "Streaking" Can Change your Life with Jeff and Jami Downs

December 08, 2020 10:00 - 42 minutes - 57.8 MB

Streaking. Who knew? It is my new obsession thanks to Jeff and Jami Downs! In this episode, you are going to learn exactly what streaking is (and isn't) and how it can completely change your life and set you up for massive success! website: https://www.streakingmastery.com/ book: https://www.amazon.com/Streaking-Practice-Conscious-Consistent-Life-Changing/dp/1989603467 IG: https://www.instagram.com/streakingmastery/ FB group: https://www.facebook.com/streakingmasteryofficial/

62. 5 Reasons To Start Using Trello Today!

December 01, 2020 10:00 - 18 minutes - 25.2 MB

I am often asked what I use to manage #allthethings. When it comes to managing my time, my TOP Planner is my go-to. However, when it comes to managing everything else, Trello is it. In this episode, I am going to share 5 reasons why I love it and then talk through various ways that I use it. If you are ready to check it out, hop over to www.trellofortop.com. I've got a great video showing some examples of how I use it and you can get access to my fan favorite course...Trello for Time Managem...

61. Managing Big Emotions with Your Kids During the Holidays with Rachel Bailey

November 24, 2020 10:00 - 28 minutes - 39 MB

The holidays are here...and while most of what we see portrayed on TV is joy, laughter, fun and stress-free living, that often isn't what is going on in real life. The holidays are packed with highly charged emotions and #allthefeels. This week, Rachel Bailey, parenting expert, is back to share some amazing tips to help both you and your kids right now.

60. Planners and Journals and Notebooks...Oh My!

November 17, 2020 10:00 - 19 minutes - 27.3 MB

Do you have a graveyard of notebooks, planners, journals, etc that "didn't work" for you? Guess what..it may not be the planners fault. In this episode, I am going to share with you the three "tools" I use and how they are each different. If you have been looking for the one planner to run every aspect of your life, you will likely NEVER find it! Check out the TOP Planner here: www.megansumrell.com/topplanner

59. Lessons Learned From My Podcast Over the Last Year

November 10, 2020 10:00 - 14 minutes - 19.9 MB

Wow. We have been together for 1 year on the Work_Life Harmony Podcast and I can't thank you enough! In today's episode, I want to reflect back on the last year and share some older episodes you may want to listen (or re-listen) to! 1. You don't have to know how to do something to start it (see episode 7) 2. Done is Better Than Perfect (see episode 25) 3. Paper planners are the BEST (episode 5) 4. There are many great ways to manage your time (see episode 12) 5. What is Important to You Matt...

58. How to Avoid the "Waiting Game"

November 03, 2020 10:00 - 14 minutes - 19.5 MB

Fact: 2020 has been crazy. It derailed everyone. However, we still have 2 months left. Are you going to continue to "wait it out" and do nothing until 2021 or are you going to make the last 2 months count?

57. 4 Things You Can Do To Prep for the Holidays

October 27, 2020 09:00 - 17 minutes - 24 MB

The holidays are practically HERE! Yup..I said it. But..you don't need to panic. In today's episode I will share with you 4 things you can start doing today to ensure that you can actually enjoy them!

56. Ten Things I've Learned from Playing Mario Kart 8

October 20, 2020 09:00 - 17 minutes - 24.4 MB

I am absolutely terrible at Mario Kart 8. I am terrible at pretty much all video games. But, truth be told, I have learned a lot about myself from playing it with my family...and not all of it has been good. Let's have fun this week talking through life lessons I am learning as I continue to lose...night after night...when I play this frustrating game.

55. Busy is Not Productive

October 13, 2020 09:00 - 15 minutes - 21.4 MB

I absolutely hate the "b-word." I especially hate it when it is used as an excuse or a badge of honor. Busy and productive are NOT the same thing. The busiest people I know are not productive and the most productive people I know are not busy. If you are ready to get out of the "busy being busy" trap, this episode is for you!

54. Learning Not to Settle with Jodi Borowicz

October 06, 2020 09:00 - 21 minutes - 30.1 MB

Jodie found me about 1 year ago and soon after, she joined my group coaching program. In this episode, you will hear all about her journey as she transformed the way she juggles all her hats (full time CFO, wife, mom, biz owner, etc). Her hope for everyone listening is not to settle...and I can't wait for you to hear her story! Connect with Jodie: https://www.facebook.com/jodie.gahn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodie-gahn-borowicz-9282586/

53. The Time My Husband Broke His Toe During My Live Training

September 29, 2020 09:00 - 20 minutes - 28.3 MB

What the heck does broken toes have to do with time management? Today I share a personal story that happened to me recently so you can see the important of understanding that we can't plan our way to perfect.

52. What Are You Going to STOP Doing?

September 22, 2020 09:00 - 13 minutes - 18 MB

In this fast paced world we live in, everyone is so focused on what needs to get done, what new habits we want to start doing, what else we can take on. In this episode, I am going to share with you a very important aspect of how you manage your time...and that is the importance of a "to-don't" list.

51. How to Implement Daily Planning for Virtual School and Work

September 15, 2020 09:30 - 19 minutes - 27.3 MB

Are you juggling multiple virtual school schedules, work, home life, etc? It is HARD. In this episode, I share a few key tips with you to help you create a daily plan that actually brings some sanity and peace to your home again! Check out my "Planning for Productivity During the Pandemic" course...available now HERE.

50. Why You Need One Task List

September 08, 2020 10:00 - 16 minutes - 22.3 MB

We all do it...you reach for the back of that envelope to write down something that popped in your head. Then it gets thrown away. It never gets done. In this episode, I share with you why you need one central list and the tremendous impact it has on your brain! I can't wait to hear what changes you make after this episode!

49. Dreaming Big with Mikki Paradis

September 01, 2020 10:00 - 40 minutes - 55 MB

We've all heard the saying "go big or go home." But, the reality is that going big is scary. Going big usually means that we are taking a huge risk. Going big might mean saying yes without knowing the actual "how." Mikki Paradis is the CEO of PDI Drywall and Mikki Paradis Consulting and continues to dream bigger and badder every year! https://www.pdidrywallinc.com/ http://mikkiparadis.com/

48. Why Will Power Will Not Make you More Productive

August 25, 2020 10:00 - 14 minutes - 20.2 MB

One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they will be more productive if they just have more willpower. You've heard the saying "where there's a will, there's a way." This is a lie. In this episode, I share with you the role willpower plays in our life and one subtle shift you can make to increase your productivity.

47. Are you In a Constant State of Reaction?

August 18, 2020 10:00 - 14 minutes - 20.1 MB

Our days are filled with tasks and activities that are either proactive or reactive. And, if we are not careful, we can easily fall into a state of constant reaction. In this episode, I share with you what the difference is between these two and how you can change the structure of your day to ensure you are reserving time to be proactive!

46. It's Ok To "Miss a Moment" with Jamie Soucy Nenaber

August 11, 2020 10:00 - 34 minutes - 47.2 MB

How does the phrase "never miss a moment" make you feel? Happy? Sad? Indifferent? Are there any moments you wanted to miss? Today Jamie and I have a conversation about being a mom. Come join our community of moms supporting each other...regardless of what other hats you wear. Jamie Nenaber: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.e.soucy

45.Tips for Working Moms Heading Into the School Year with Tameika Devine

August 04, 2020 10:00 - 25 minutes - 35.5 MB

Let's face it....school is starting and we all know there will likely be some form of virtual learning, homeschool, and possible quarantine as we head into the school year. Tameika Devine is here to share some practical tips to help you navigate this as a working mom wearing many hats! Follow Tameika HERE

44. What Your Calendar Says About Your Priorities

July 28, 2020 10:00 - 10 minutes - 15 MB

Do you keep a calendar of all of your kids, spouse, etc activities?  If you are juggling a lot of schedules, you may not realize that you are subtly sending a message to your family about your priorities.  Take a listen and then ask yourself...what color are you?

43. Morning Routines for Moms with Keri Rice

July 21, 2020 10:00 - 22 minutes - 30.5 MB

Does your morning start with tiny people saying "MOM!"  It is so easy to fall into this trip...but I want you to think about a new way to start your day! Follow Keri at @deconstructingwellness Grab the Master Your Morning mini course HERE

42. The Productivity Pyramid

July 14, 2020 10:00 - 13 minutes - 19 MB

Productivity is not a "born skill." Regardless of your personality type, you can learn to be productive when you understand how the productivity pyramid works.

41. How to Organize and Understand the Money in Your Business with Katie Ferro

July 07, 2020 10:24 - 33 minutes - 45.8 MB

Do you know how profitable your business was last month?  Do you know if it was more or less than the month before?  If not, you need to listen to this podcast.  Katie Ferro will open your eyes to just how easy it is to be the CFO of your business. Small Business Kit: https://www.katieferro.com/a/22246/YhzfkqBL Used coupon HARMONY for 15% off!

40. Tasks vs. Appointments

June 30, 2020 10:00 - 9 minutes - 13.5 MB

Do you ever find yourself at the end of the week discovering that you got a ton of stuff done but not the right stuff? Not the important stuff? Not the stuff that maybe required your undivided attention in order to accomplish it? In this episode, we will talk about the difference between a task and an appointment and when to use each one.

39. How to Avoid Training Overwhelm

June 23, 2020 10:00 - 22 minutes - 30.9 MB

I love training. I love learning. But, it is all too easy to be a consumer of knowledge without ever implementing any of it. In this episode, I share with you the process I use every time I attend any form of training / learning event to ensure that I actually get into action when it id done instead of just being paralyzed with information overload.

E38. How to Keep Your Business Going when All Summer Activities Have Been Cancelled

June 16, 2020 10:00 - 15 minutes - 21.7 MB

Summer break is here...but this year, all of my go-to activities are gone (aka cancelled). In this episode, I share 5 tips to help you keep your business going when your kids are home full time...with no school or summer activities available.

37. Social Media Tips for Multiple Streams of Income with Roxanne Wilson

June 09, 2020 10:00 - 38 minutes - 52.3 MB

Do you manage multiple business? If so, you need to know how to show up on social media the right way! this episode, Roxanne shares all the do's and don'ts! Check out the workshop at: https://www.socialstoriesmembership.com/a/28554/bHkckAaD

36. Why Failing Fast is my Superpower

June 02, 2020 10:00 - 17 minutes - 23.6 MB

Most people think my real super power is organization and productivity. But, it isn't. My real super power is my ability to fail, fail fast, and fail often. In this episode, I will share with you my tips and tricks on how to take your failures and turn them into a super power!

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