Eps 92: Jenna Phillips Ballard Talks Fear, and Worth and Shifting to Possibility

Today’s guest is Jenna Phillips Ballard, a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities, previously featured on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. She is on a mission to motivate and inspire leaders to make the world a better place through self-love.

After waking up from a coma in the year 2000, she recovered from brain damage and learned about the power of self-love. Her commitment to recovery depended on how she felt about herself and she realized her purpose was to inspire others to break through their limiting beliefs and create an unforgettable life.

She cofounded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband and together they have coached hundreds of people into their greatness. She’s also the founder of Unicorn University, an online membership community where women never spend another day of being beige, broken or behaved.

We are discussing emotional intelligence – reframing the stories we tell about the experiences in our life and engaging with our children. Join us!

“I believe that being a parent, being a mom or a dad or a parental figure is the most important job in the entire world because of our world, our planet depends upon how our children today are going to take on that responsibility when they become adults. It’s incredibly important that people get the opportunity to look at their life through a different lens. You can’t change the past, but you can absolutely change the story you tell about your past and that’s how you can re-write history”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

·      Compassion as a mindset

·      Finding the lesson, learning and opportunity in parenting struggles

·      How Fear limits mindset and fulfillment

·      Managing Fear and operating in its presence

·      Finding our worthiness beneath all the preconceptions we have about ourselves

·      Selfishness and setting examples for self care – modeling and cycle breaking

·      How to shift your mindset around time, busyness and abundance – reframing how we see time and capacityRef

·      Being an interruption to your own thought patterns that don’t move you forward

·      How to be a “meaning making machine”

·      Reframing typical mom complaints as invitations to conversation

·      Reframing as a practice, shifting your mindset around abundance and asking for support to stretch your plate

·      How to get out of your own way

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage means finding the joy and the bliss in any specific circumstance, situation, no matter how scared out of your mind that you are – it’s being courageous, staying in the heart anyways, going for it anyway, because joy is a choice. You get to choose joy.

Resources:

The Power of Now

Where to find Jenna:

Website l Ascension Leadership Academy l (Ascension Facebook, Ascension instagram)

Jenna’s FB Live every Thursday night at 7 PST

Facebook l Instagram l Twitter l Unicorn University 

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Eps 51: Tracy Cutchlow Discusses Fostering the Growth Mindset Early

Welcome! My guest for today’s show is Tracy Cutchlow, the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far). The book fulfills Tracy’s passion to help new parents with information and support as they embark on the parenthood journey. 

Tracy also writes a blog and articles for the Washington Post and Huffington Post. Tracy and her husband, Luke, live in Seattle, where they enjoy life with their four-year- old daughter, Geneva. Unbelievably, Tracy wrote her book during the first 18 months of Geneva’s life! We’ll talk about the tools and wisdom in her book and the topic of helping our youngest children develop a growth mindset. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The unusual format in her book that makes it helpful for busy, new parents

  • Development challenges of very young children

  • “How many times do I have to tell you?”

  • Why children follow their desires (even when they don’t follow OUR desires)

  • Our expectations vs. normal development

  • Why parenting education should be included in well-child visits to the pediatrician Behaviors: Why they meet the child’s innate needs of experience, power, and connection

  • Why children seek connection, but will settle for attention

  • Look at their behavior through the lens of their needs.

  • Growth mindset: What is it?

  • Acknowledgement vs. praise: What’s the difference?

  • How empathy fits naturally into the growth mindset

  • What it takes is small tweaks in our language

  • Why our kids NEED to make mistakes

  • The power of teaching kids about their brains

What does Joyful Courage mean to you? “It means taking action, but having a lightness and a playfulness—looking for the good instead of the bad.”

Resources:

www.zerotofive.net (Find parenting tips and more!)

Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)by Tracy Cutchlow

Find Tracy on Facebook and Twitter: Zero to Five Book

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Eps 29: Cathy Kawakami of Middle Ground Parenting How we help our kids by not helping them

Find more about Cathy's offers at  Middle Ground Parenting .

Find more about Cathy's offers at Middle Ground Parenting.

Cathy Kawakami is on the show today and we are talking all about the ways we can encourage our youngest kids to explore their capabilities.

Sorry folks, the bad news in a lot of the reason our kids don't believe they can do things is because we spend so much time and effort telling them that - they're getting the message!!  Then we get frustrated that our kids are uncooperative or don't want to contribute - it's crazytown!!

Cathy and Casey offer a bunch of ideas around how to set up an environment that is designed for kids to grow and thrive, to gain life skills and the belief that they can have healthy control over their life.

For more support, check out this download PDF.

You can find Cathy at:
Her website www.middlegroundparenting.com
And on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MiddleGroundParenting

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