October 17, 2018
My newest program, The Art of Self-Advocacy, is now open! Grab your spot now! And listen in below as I chat with my dear friend, Paula Jenkins, all about this brand new idea and how we go beyond self-care.
One of the best parts of my work is chatting with like-minded folks who are also tackling big questions.
Which is why my friend Paula is such a gift. I first heard about Paula when we were on a blog round-up together, and through our shared mentor, Michelle Ward. The first time I reached out, I think my email said something like, “Hi! I think I should be on your podcast and also that we should be friends.”
Which, before we even hit record on my first episode of her show, we were. We probably would never have met had it not been for her show, but I’m so grateful every time we get to chat about our journeys, whether in person or on the podcast. Below, I’m sharing my fourth (?!) episode on her incredible podcast, Jump Start Your Joy.
As her first guest in her “Friend-preneur Series,” I was delighted to chat with her about my newest program, The Art of Self-Advocacy.
We recorded the episode just a few days after I first began exploring the topic, and now it’s a full-fledged program! Like magic.
Have a listen to our conversation here:
“My intent with starting this series is to share friendly conversations about the realities of being an entrepreneur. You’ll get a bit more of me as a participant (instead of being the interviewer, I aim for this to be more conversational), and hear how I’m approaching entrepreneurship while also being a mom, having a 9 to 5 job, and finding harmony.
Christy Tending is my first guest in the Friendpreneur series, and we met through the podcast, two years ago. I was totally delighted to get her email asking if she could join me to talk about self-care, and her program, Sacred Focus. Christy and I hit it off and within the first two minutes of our discussion, it was clear we were going to be friends. I’ve very much enjoyed getting to know her over the past two years; we both live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and that means that we can meet face to face for coffee, for planning sessions, and to co-work.
Christy joins me to talk about her business, and how it’s changed since she had her son about nine months ago. Our discussion starts with Christy reflecting on “how do I be a mom, and an activist, and run a business?” We are both moms (my son is now seven) and have a great back and forth on the topic of what shifts when you become a mom (and have a growing business), and how both things can challenge you to your core, and how both are an opportunity for an immense amount of personal growth.”
“Be compassionately present with yourself in any given moment and take action based on that” —Christy Tending
In addition to this dance of motherhood, entrepreneurship, growth, and self-advocacy, Paula and I also talk about:
- The things that matter, and how to focus on those
- Decisions and actions that count
- How to stop spreading yourself thin
- Work and motherhood as moving targets
- Being gentle with yourself and compassionately present with yourself
- Creating a new equilibrium
- That nagging question, “Why does it seem like everyone else has it all figured it out?”