Can Your Business Teach Your Personal Life a Lesson?

Can Your Business Teach Your Personal Life a Lesson?

The other day I was meeting with my nutrition/fitness coach, Allison.   I was having a roadblock implementing some changes she’s recommended for food.  I shared with her that I was feeling overwhelmed with life; new city, new workout routine, new baby, new family routines for school and such.  Everything was new!   I hated to admit it, but it just felt like there wasn’t room in my brain to change anything else.

She was great, listened to what I was saying and met me where I’m at.  

Why was mealtime dragging me down so much?   

Preparing meals is never ending.  It has to happen every day, numerous times.  When you’re just feeding yourself, popcorn or cereal can easily count as a meal.  But when kids are in the equation you feel an obligation to provide a well rounded “healthy” meal (hot dogs and baby carrots count as healthy right?!).  

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Entrepreneur: Nature Vs. Nurture?

Entrepreneur: Nature Vs. Nurture?

I love podcasts.  I used to say things like “I heard this thing on NPR…” and all my friends nodded like bobbleheads because they heard the same thing too. Now the conversation starts,  “I heard this amazing podcast the other day…”

Friends often ask me when I have time to listen to podcasts.  Hmmm when do I fit that in?  Doing dishes and laundry folding are classic times.  Listening helps ease the pain of two things I absolutely hate.  If I play them loud enough I drown out the kids whining.   Unfortunately I do miss some content because of the interruptions, but something is better than nothing.

In addition to my obsession with StartUp, which feels like the love child of my favorite biz podcasts and NPR, I’m really diggin’ ZenFounder.

Zen Founder is a husband and wife team talking about how to stay sane while launching your startup.   This clearly appeals to me because Jon and I have owned a business together for eight years and have had three kids in the last five.  I need all the sanity tips I can get!

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