Is life leaving you feeling less than refreshed? The stress of trying to get everything done is the #1 issue Deanna hears from coaching clients and the Refreshed Moms community. How do we carve out time so that we can approach our daily and weekly routines with confidence and clarity?Read More
When you’re a mom, life can run you ragged if you let it. If you’re like every mompreneur I know, you’re probably overfunctioning. Figuring out what your capacity is means establishing how much room is in your life to make time for your business, your family, and your overall well being. Join me as I dig deeper to identify four specific areas of capacity in order to determine what our threshold is for each.
Building community with your audience can be an invaluable tool as you build your business. It provides a hands-on way for you to connect with your ideal client and learn from them as you work to serve them well.
Within a connected community, you can learn to identify the problems and frustrations of your customers, and if you’re a really good listener, sell them the products and services your offer in order to help them overcome those challenges.
There’s a little bit of work to consistently grow and support a thriving group filled with the people you desire to work with, but if community building aligns with you and your business, it will be so worth it.
As we dive deeper into the work of self-care and living a life of refreshment, we journey to new things to grab, try on and insert into our care rhythms and routines.
Every year I keep a running list of the gems I stumble across that made a big impact on how I take care of myself, and this time I brought Kelly along for the ride!
In Episode #17 of The Refreshed Life Show, we’re sharing some of our favorite self-care items, books, clothing, and other fun things that made our favorites list for 2018!Read More
I’m legit broadcasting live in my pajamas here, cause when I tell ya I’m wiped... Stick. A. Fork. In. Me. #iamdone
I don’t really know why I think it’s OK to do a live when I’m in this mental space, but Kelly and I figured transparency and authenticity would work for us, yeah?
So, in all of my authenticity and vulnerability, I’m going to be chatting about:
✔️My current living situation (and how I feel about it - there may be tears folks).
✔️My recent carbon monoxide poisoning.
✔️The current pressure my family is under.
✔️And how it has all impacted how I do business - cause it all does doesn’t it?
If you struggle with giving yourself permission to take care of yourself, pause right here.
In this The Refreshed Life episode, we’re discussing what we believe are some misconceptions around what self-care is (at least what it is to us), and attempt to add value to this whole idea of loving yourself well, without feeling self-indulgent or quite possibly un-Christlike (for my fellow faith people out there).
Our desire is for you to include God in your self-care plan, not exclude Him. We believe He desires the same.Read More
Have you ever spent a few hours working - seemingly hard - and when you were finished, you didn’t really know what you’d accomplished?
Or, have you ever felt a bit scattered in your thinking when trying to figure out what you should be working on in the first place?
In this blog, I want spend some time helping you:
Identify the priorities for your business
Outline tasks to support those priorities
Create a measurable plan that you can execute week after week in order to move your business forward.
I completely understand and relate to the feeling of overwhelm starting a new business brings. Sometimes we begin to second guess our ability to pull it off, especially while our kids are still home.
I also know from personal experience that if we step back a bit and take a breath (or two or three), there is wisdom to this madness we call mompreneurship.
Yes, there is tons to do, and there will always be tons to do.
So, once we embrace the fact that our to-do list isn’t going to get any shorter, the next thing to do is figure out some sort of strategy to manage our workload so we can eventually scale our business and handle more. More time to create. More clients. More money. More opportunities to serve others well.Read More
I’ve heard the phrase, “self-care is a luxury” over and over again in my questionnaires and polls with the moms I serve. And I get it. Life, family, and business brings with it so many outside demands for our time, our skills, our emotions, our abilities, we don’t readily see the margin available in our schedule to fit in times to take care of ourselves.
But here’s what I submit to you: If we don’t figure out how to make ourselves a priority, we are setting ourselves up to eventually crash and burn. We can’t be who our family and business needs us to be if we are not well.Read More
Is it hard for you to turn off your brain long enough to actually rest? Well, it’s tremendously challenging for me. But, the more I learn myself… get to know myself… the more skillful I become in wielding my self-care tools to refresh myself when I’m exhausted, overwhelmed, and in great need of a break.Read More