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Moms with Dreams Show

Moms with Dreams is the go-to podcast for women who want to pursue their dreams in the midst of motherhood. A weekly show that provides empowerment, education and inspiration for moms, this podcast delivers success strategies and actionable steps. Listeners will meet successful people who are living their dreams, and in turn, become inspired to begin their journey toward business ownership, becoming a published author, or pursuing any other passion that's burning inside of them.
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Jun 19, 2019

Erica Hood-Vincent is the #ThinkSolutions Sales Coach and Money May Strategist. In these roles, she strategically blends her corporate America skills, love for God, and street savvy knowledge to teach infopreneurs how to sell their information without being salesy.

In this episode, Erica shares her journey into entrepreneurship from the beginning, how she evolved, and key turning points in her journey that helped her succeed.

During our conversation, Erica talks about:

  • Taking your employee hat off when you’re starting a business.
  • The dangers of focusing on sales and why you should remove the word, “sale”, from your vocabulary and thinking.
  • How her family survived when they hit rock bottom and had to rely on government assistance.
  • How she was crippled by fear and wasn’t sure if she had what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • The moment when everything changed in her business, and she knew exactly what she needed to do.
  • Much more…

Where You Can Find Erica Hood-Vincent Online:

Website: www.ericahvincent.com

Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram: @ericahvincent

I hope you heard something that inspired you. Whether you’re at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey, or you’ve been doing it for years – the message that Erica shared is powerful. You have amazing skills that people need to solve their problems. You can’t quit when you face challenges – that’s part of the process. Look for creative ways to serve with your skills and being in business will become easier. The more people you help, the greater impact you make, and the more money you will earn as a result of your work.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to leave a comment below the show notes at: http://ericablocker.com/149. You can also email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference!

Take care,

Erica

 

 

Jun 5, 2019

Chandra Brooks is a wife, mother of four, author, and entrepreneur. She is an appointed Commissioner of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, chair of the Justice and Advocacy Committee and an elected delegate for the California Democratic Party. Her passions include women empowerment, social justice, improving voter outcomes, and civic engagement in communities of color. In 2017, Chandra launched The SocialPreneur, a purpose-driven business that prepares potential candidates to run for political office and coaches women on building leadership within their companies.

In this episode, Chandra shares how she began her career in politics, challenges she’s faced, and her philosophy about women leading and creating change.

During our conversation, Chandra talks about:

  • why she thinks women are taking major action, running for political positions and starting businesses more now than ever before
  • how women can start using their voices to create change (even if they’re not accustomed to speaking up)
  • how she deals with discrimination in political environments
  • her transition from corporate America to becoming a full-time entrepreneur
  • how she turned her political skills and experience into a profitable business and more…

Where You Can Find Chandra Brooks Online:

Website: www.chandra-brooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empoweringcommunities4u/

Purchase a copy of Chandra’s book: Black, Brown, and Political: Get Informed, Get Empowered, and Change The Game!

I hope our conversation inspired you to get involved and “change the game”. Sometimes creating change is as simple as speaking up – sharing your opinion and letting others know how you feel about issues in your neighborhood, kids’ schools, local government, and even at work. You were blessed with a voice. Don’t be afraid to use it and exercise your rights. Your voice counts and it needs to be heard.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/148. You can also email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference!

Take care,

Erica

 

May 24, 2019

Happy anniversary to the Moms with Dreams Show! I can’t believe it’s already been four years!

I feel like time has gone by so fast. So much has happened since I launched my show on May 18, 2015. When I made the decision to end my online radio show and start my podcast, I was clear on what I liked about podcasting – having flexibility to pre-record interviews, having my own platform to share my message, the freedom to call the shots and the ability to create a show that would live forever on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, and other cool places where people can find me around the globe.

What I didn’t know was how much time and energy I would have to invest to launch my show and keep it going. The first year was tough running my podcast as a one-woman show. I spent a lot of time learning how to edit in Audacity and trying to find my rhythm as an interviewer and discover my voice as a podcaster.

Looking back, I realize how much I’ve grown over these past four years. I’ve gained new skills. I’ve met amazing women from all over the world and have made lifelong friends because of my podcast. I’m grateful for every tough lesson as it’s shaped me into the woman I am today.

In this episode, I share ten valuable lessons that I’ve learned as a podcaster. I hope that you’ll find value in these lessons and apply what fits in your life.

I also had fun recapping twenty of my favorite episodes. Honestly, the list was going to be much longer, but I had to cut it off in the interest of time.

If you enjoyed this list, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am working on a project that’s a spinoff of the MWD show. I’m excited to share it with you, but it’s still too early to spill the beans. I’ll share more with you very soon.

As you listen, I hope you hear something that resonates and inspires you. I’d love to hear what you’re thinking. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/147. You can also email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for keeping me inspired and helping to make the Moms with Dreams Show a success. I wouldn’t be here without you, and I am so grateful for your love and support. Thank you for listening, for sharing and leaving me reviews. I appreciate you and am honored to be on this journey with you. I look forward to many more years of podcasting and growing with you.

All My Best,

Erica

 

May 7, 2019

Abbey Ashley leads an online community of 25,000 virtual assistants. She started offering virtual assistant services in 2013 and was able to leave her full-time, corporate job while on maternity leave. She now teaches others how to start working as a work-from-home virtual assistant.

In this episode, Abbey shares how she got started as a virtual assistant, the benefits of becoming a virtual assistant, and the benefits of hiring one as a mompreneur.

During our conversation, Abbey talks about:

  • what a virtual assistant is
  • how moms can get started working from home and making money faster in this industry than many other types of home-based businesses
  • her take on Upwork, Fiverr and other outsourcing companies
  • the one thing that she did that made a MAJOR difference for her family and business
  • how to hire a VA to support your small business, and more

 

Where You Can Find Abbey Ashley Online:

Website: https://thevirtualsavvy.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thevirtualsavvy

Twitter: www.twitter.com/thevirtualsavvy

Instagram: www.instagram.thevirtualsavvy

As we close out, I want you to be encouraged. It’s easy to get caught up in doing everything on your own when you’re building your business because you think that’s how it has to be. Then you discover that you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Resources and support are available if you’ll open your heart to receive. I hope that you heard something today that helps you as you continue to build your dreams.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/146. You can also email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference!

Take care,

Erica

May 1, 2019

I had fun creating this episode! It’s unlike any other episode that I’ve ever done here on the podcast. It’s my first time ever being so candid and free without a specific topic or focus.

I guess you can say it’s my own version of a mini variety show. Episode 145 is a mix between free style, real talk, candid Q & A, and my thoughts.

You’ll hear me talk about:

  • my relationship with my podcast
  • why I’m a big fan of taking breaks and social media sabbaticals
  • the dilemma with my kids and their phone addiction
  • how I helped a co-worker overcome his social media addiction
  • how I manage to do all that I do as a single mom with a full-time career and more.

I hope you hear something that resonates and adds value to your life in some way. If you have a question that you’d like me to answer in a future episode like this, please let me know. You can either leave a comment at http://ericablocker.com/145 or email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love and make a difference.

Take care,

Erica  

 

 

 

Apr 24, 2019

Wendy Silver is the founder and president of Beyond the Workplace LLC, a boutique HR consulting company specializing in employee relations. With over twenty years of experience, she works with companies and individuals to navigate workplace and career issues. Wendy is passionate about inspiring, promoting and creating great places to work and challenges organizations to think outside the box and beyond the "what ifs," to create workplace cultures that support business growth and employee success.

In this episode, Wendy shares her frustration of feeling like she had to choose between being a good mom and a good employee and how that motivated her to step out on her own. It was a tough decision, but Wendy knew it was the best choice for her and her family. 

During our conversation, Wendy talks about: 

  • her struggle trying to find professionally challenging roles that allowed her the flexibility she needs as a mom
  • how to negotiate during your employment search to find the job that best fits your lifestyle and needs 
  • the importance of knowing your bottom line and what's most important to you
  • how to gain an inside view of a corporation's culture before accepting an offer
  • tips to manage workplace stress and anxiety 

Where You Can Find Wendy Silver Online: 

Website: www.beyondtheworkplace.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beyondtheworkplacehr/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-silver-aa2bb38/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/beyondworkhr

I created this podcast to support you in your journey to your dreams, and we're all in different places at different times. Whether you're a mom looking to re-enter the workforce, an established career woman, transitioning into a new position, or staring your own business, I hope you heard something during this conversation that will help you in your journey. 

Please feel free to leave your comments and thoughts over at http://ericablocker.com/144. You can also email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference. 

Take care, 

Erica 

 

 

Apr 17, 2019

Nneka Saran Mosley is a wife, mother of three, creative entrepreneur and woman of faith. She is the founder of Mamas who Lunch, an intimate lunch series that helps moms take a break, enjoy great conversation with other moms, and leave feeling inspired. What started as a simple idea to host an annual event for moms in her network quickly grew to multiple SOLD OUT events across three states. This event has now evolved into a one-day conference called Recharge.

Nneka is extremely passionate about encouraging women to step out on faith to do what God has called them to do.

In this episode, you’ll hear Nneka’s passion and commitment to bringing her dreams to life. Nneka shares how she manages the many moving parts in her life such as family, career, and living out her passion.

During our conversation, Nneka talks about:

  • her thoughts on finding balance by using your resources
  • the reality of running a one-woman venture
  • her feelings about moms not wanting to ask for help
  • what she thinks is very important for moms to do on a regular basis

Where You Can Find Nneka Saran Mosley Online:

Website: www.mamaswholunch.com

Instagram: @Nnekasaran and @mamaswholunchorg

I hope you heard something that resonated and reminded you of the possibilities of what you can create in your life. I’d love to continue this conversation with you. Please leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/143, or you can email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com

Thank you for being a part of my extended family. I appreciate you and am glad that you’re here.

Until next time – reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference!

Take care,

Erica

 

Jan 30, 2019

In this episode, you’ll meet Sophia Wise One, who is a teacher, healer, author, entrepreneur and speaker. She has also been called a modern-day medicine woman. Sophia is committed to making an optimal impact and she loves helping people get to know and love their authentic selves.

Sophia Wise One openly shares her spiritual journey including when she hit a major wall early in life as a young caretaker and how she dealt with being diagnosed with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Sophia shares her philosophy about why support is necessary and what happens when you are unsupported emotionally and mentally.

She poses a powerful question that I invite you to answer for yourself. (You’ll have to listen to hear what she asks, but I promise you it’s deep and well worth your time.)

Then Sophia talks about how you begin to heal from pain, trauma, life’s disappointments, stress and emotional burdens.

Everything that Sophia talks about is deep yet simple for you to understand and apply in your life. If you’ve been struggling with listening to yourself, trusting what you hear and believing yourself, then you’ll get a lot from our conversation.

Where You Can Find Sophia Wise One Online:

Website: www.sophiawiseone.com

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn: @Sophiawiseone

Podcast, Vagina Talks: https://www.sophiawiseone.com/podcast/

I hope that you heard something that resonated and opened your heart to the idea of listening, trusting and believing yourself. You know more than you know and probably more than you give yourself credit for knowing about what you need and want. Start listening to yourself and trusting what you hear. Then do what you know is best for you and watch your life begin to unfold in a new way.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s episode. You can leave a comment in the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/142 or email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

If you’re looking for support to begin your journey or to get help trying to figure out your vision and what you want to achieve this year, I’d love to be your guide. You can email me, and we’ll schedule a time to talk more about the possibility of us working together to bring your vision to life.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dreams, do what YOU love and make a DIFFERENCE!

Take care,

Erica

 

 

 

 

Jan 23, 2019

Like many of us, you’ve probably set big goals that you want to achieve this year. And you probably have good intentions and are really trying to stay focused on making them happen. In this episode, I share what I did that has absolutely been a game changer and is helping me stay focused on my big goals and dreams.

It’s a 3-step process that’s simple to do – even for you, a super busy mom. I promise that it won’t take more than a few minutes each day and the time spent will be well worth it.

I’m not going to give it all away because I really want you to listen to this episode. I will say that this life-changing process begins by writing your vision down.

This may seem obvious, but in this episode, I share some of the science behind the power of writing your vision down on paper. You may be surprised by what you hear.

After you’ve listened, I encourage you to get started doing this right away. Remember – if you want something different, you must do something different. I know that you have big dreams and lots of goals that you want to accomplish. I believe in you and I know that you can do it.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. Please let me know what you think about this episode over in the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/141. If you’d like to send me a personal note, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

I’m here to support you. Let me know if you’d like to talk more about what you can do to create the life of your dreams this year.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love and make a difference.

Take care,

Erica


 

Jan 17, 2019

In this episode, I have a conversation with Jennifer Covington, who knows what it takes to create, build and run a freedom-based business from the ground up. As a coach, her genius lies in her ability to help you turn your passion into profit, so you can make the positive impact you were intended to make in the world.

We kick off the conversation talking about being a life coach and what led her to this industry. We both agree that life coaching is important and can be the catalyst to your growth and success.

After sharing how she got started as a life coach, Jennifer shares:

  • how to get clear on your soul-centered vision
  • why your vision isn’t random or haphazard
  • practical steps to build a freedom-based business
  • how daily action leads you to your purpose and more…

If you’ve been questioning whether you should move toward your vision this year, then this episode will be super helpful for you. Jennifer’s words of wisdom are simple and powerful. Be sure to listen until the end to get the nuggets from this conversation.

Where You Can Find Jennifer Online:

Website: www.jennifercovington.com

Instagram: @therealjcov

Facebook: https://facebook.com/jennifercovingtonfanpage

Free trainings that Jennifer mentioned are at: www.jennifercovington.com/freebies

I hope that you heard something that resonated with you and stirred up something in your soul. Remember – what God has for you is for you. Your vision was given to you and only you. You already have everything that you need to make your vision your reality.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s episode. You can leave a comment at: http://ericablocker.com/140 or email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

If you’re looking for support to begin your journey or to get help trying to figure out your vision and what you want to achieve this year, I’d love to be your guide. You can email me, and we’ll schedule a time to talk more about the possibility of us working together to bring your vision to life.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dreams, do what YOU love and make a DIFFERENCE!

Take care,

Erica

Jan 9, 2019

Lori Rochino has a background in corporate marketing and is a podcast and productivity coach. She created Simply Defined Life Podcast for entrepreneurs who want to simplify their busy lives in order to make room for the things that matter. She is the author of Fifty Shades of Simple: How to Prioritize in the Age of Information Overload. Her work has been featured in national and local outlets that include SUCCESS, Huffington Post, YES Magazine, Philadelphia Style Magazine and Examiner. She lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her family.

After sharing how she began her entrepreneurial journey, Lori shares her thoughts on:

  • morning routines
  • what may be holding you back from achieving the success you desire
  • unplugging to take a digital detox
  • great tips to help you make consistency fun. She even dishes out a few tips for aspiring podcasters.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business but feel like you have no time to do anything outside of your work and family, then you’ll love my conversation with Lori.

Where You Can Find Lori Online:

https://www.facebook.com/SimplyDefinedLifePodcast/

Twitter and Instagram: @LoriRochino
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lorirochino

I hope that you feel empowered and ready to remove what’s holding you back, so you can design your own successful life. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s episode. You can leave a comment below or email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

If you’re looking for support to begin your journey to your dreams or to get help trying to figure out your purpose and what you want to achieve this year, I’d love to be your guide. You can email me and we’ll schedule a time to talk more about the possibility of us working together to bring your dream to life.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dreams, do what YOU love and make a DIFFERENCE!

Take care,

Erica

Jan 4, 2019

Alexa Freiler is a happy wife and mother of two amazing boys who took a chance, tried something totally different and discovered her passion and dream. Prior to opening her LuLaRoe boutique a few years ago, Alexa had no idea that her dream was to own a thriving home-based business that would allow her to be home with her family.

In this episode, Alexa talks about how she never saw herself as an entrepreneur type and how her success came to her as a surprise. She began her entrepreneurial journey in January of 2017 after falling in love with a product that she tried on a whim. Since then, Alexa discovered her passion and how much she loves what she does. She’s worked diligently to build a thriving business and an online community of thousands of women.

If you’ve been on the fence about starting something new, you’ll be inspired by our conversation. Alexa encourages you to go for it if it’s something that you can see yourself doing.

Where You Can Find Alexa Online:

www.alexafreiler.com (Facebook page)

www.shopwithalexa.com (Facebook Group)

@LularoeAF (Instagram)

I hope you’re encouraged to start something new and to go all in for yourself. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my conversation with Alexa. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/138 or email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com

Until next time – reclaim YOUR dream, do what YOU love and make a DIFFERENCE!

Take care,

Erica

Dec 19, 2018

In this episode, I’m talking to you about a precious resource – your time – and why you should stop wasting it by waiting. With life being so busy and hectic, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’re going to wait until the time is right to pursue your goals and dreams. I know that it’s not easy, but you must train yourself to become action-oriented even when you don’t feel like doing the work.

As you listen, think about what you really want to achieve or accomplish over the next year and write it down. I want you to think about what steps you can take today to move forward in the direction of your 12-month goal. As I share with you in this episode, you don’t have to take giant steps. Each small step will add up to get you to your desired result. Just like you don’t see immediate results from working out, it will take time for you to achieve your big goals. But you can do it when you decide, plan and take consistent action.

I talk about the benefits of not waiting and how it impacts your life in the long-term. That thing that you’ve been called to do will always be on the horizon until you stop waiting and start creating what you want.

I hope that you hear something that inspires you to get going. I’d love to have a conversation with you on this topic. You can comment over at http://ericablocker.com/137 and I’ll be sure to respond.

If you’d like support with moving forward, I’d love to help you. Send me an email at Erica@momswithdreams.com and we’ll talk about the next steps.

I’ll be back next week with more inspiration and education to keep you empowered on the journey to your dreams.

Until next time, Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

Nov 28, 2018

Michele Williams is a certified Profit First professional who’s helping creative business owners focus on the financial health and profitability of their companies. She believes that each choice determines profitability. Through her consulting agency, Scarlet Thread Consulting, Michele helps her clients understand the impact their choices have on the financial success of their businesses.

In this episode, Michele shares how she began her journey as entrepreneur, her challenges, lessons learned, and how she’s grown personally and professionally.

We covered a lot during this conversation. Here are some key takeaways:

  • How to stay encouraged as a new business owner who hasn’t made a profit yet
  • Tips to help new business owners ensure profitability
  • The concept of negative profit
  • What lack of profitability will do to your passion
  • The importance of creating boundaries in your business
  • The difference between knowledge and expertise and what people pay for
  • How to recognize and overcome impostor syndrome
  • What it means to “connect the dots” in business
  • A value document and why you need one

Resources Mentioned by Michele:

Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath (book)

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, by Mike Michalowicz (book)

Backwards Financials for The Win, episode 011 from Michele’s podcast: https://www.scarletthreadconsulting.com/profit-is-a-choice-episodes/backwards-financials

Understanding Your Financials, Michele’s online course:

http://scarletthreadconsulting.net/uyf-enroll

 

Where You Can Find Michele Online:

Website: www.scarletthreadconsulting.com

LinkedIn: in/michele-williams

Twitter: @chelebelle30009

Facebook: Scarlet Thread Consulting Business Page

Instagram: @scarletthreadatl

Pinterest: /scarletthreadconsulting

I hope that you learned something valuable from my conversation with Michele Williams. Most of all, remember that you have the power to choose success and profitability in your business. You may not have all the answers right now, but you’ll learn what you need to keep growing to build a solid business.

If you’d like support with moving forward, I’d love to chat with you. Send me an email at Erica@momswithdreams.com or leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/136.

I’ll be back next week with more inspiration and education to keep you empowered on the journey to your dreams.

Until next time, Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

 

Nov 21, 2018

“The more you (that) you become, the more your ideal client will be attracted to you.” -Brittany Bullen

When Brittany Bullen was a struggling new mom, she rediscovered her joy by doing things she was a “nerd” about - like writing books, songs and even a musical. Her nerdiness eventually led her to create NerdyGirl.co, which has become a content marketing consulting agency, worldwide movement and brand.

Brittany’s on a mission to teach other moms how to use “personality marketing” (a term she coined) to turn their own “nerdiness” into fulfilling, profitable businesses.

In this episode, Brittany talks about:

  • The importance of nerdiness, which is not the stereotypical definition
  • How to lean into your own nerdiness
  • What makes someone successful online
  • The Crisis of the Ordinary
  • How she’s successful in her business and as a mom and wife
  • and more...

Brittany gives you a whole new perspective on living a life outside of what you know right now, and how it’s possible while being a wife and a busy mom.

You can read Brittany’s new book, The Crisis of the Ordinary: What To Do If You Secretly Wish for More Than What You’ve Got for free at bit.ly/readbrittanysbook.

Where You Can Find Brittany Online:

Website: www.brittanybullen.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/pg/brittanybullenofficial

Instagram and Twitter: /brittanybullen

I hope that you heard something that resonated and inspired you to rediscover your joy by doing what you love and are good at. Life is too short to wait for the perfect moment because that will never come. Once you know what you want, you’ve got to go for it.

If you’d like support with moving forward toward your extraordinary life, I’d love to chat with you. Send me an email at Erica@momswithdreams.com or leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/135.

I’ll be back next week with more inspiration and education to keep you empowered on the journey to your dreams.

Until next time, Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

Nov 14, 2018

In this episode, I’m talking to you about the six excuses that I hear moms make all the time when it comes to living their dreams. As moms, we will move mountains and walk across the sea for our children, but we often don’t approach our own desires with such fervor.

Why is that?

Why do we believe that our children should have what they want, but often do not believe the same for ourselves?

Deep down we know that we deserve to live our dreams. Instead of being courageous and figuring out a way to go after what we want, we allow the story that we’ve been telling ourselves and the excuses that we make to hold us back from living our best life.

Well after today, you’re going to get rid of your excuses and start working on your dreams. As you listen, I want you to think about which excuses you’ve made (or heard other moms make). Then I want you to think about how your life would look if you removed all your excuses and went for it.

How would life look for you in six months, one year, or five years?

Would you recognize your own life, or would you literally feel like you were living in a dream?

What I want you to get most from this episode is that anything is possible. Whatever your heart desires can be yours. You don’t have to wait for the perfect moment to start – you can start right now, right where you are.

I challenge you to start removing your excuses – one at a time – and start taking small steps toward your dreams. I promise you that it’s not as hard as it may seem right now. Everything seems hard before you do it. If you can take one step, you can take two steps. Before you know it, you’ll be at the top, living the life you dreamt of living, doing the things that you thought were once impossible. It’s yours. You simply have to stop making excuses and start doing the work.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/134.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

Nov 6, 2018

Sophie Howard has built and sold six and seven-figure Amazon businesses as a stay-at-home mom in New Zealand. As the founder and architect of Amazon Navigator and Product University, Sophie helps dreamers find truly smart, passive income by taking a different approach from the mainstream.

In this episode, Sophie reveals:

  • Why she chose Amazon as the platform for her online business
  • Her approach to online business success and how it’s different from most sellers
  • Why she thinks most people can earn passive income on Amazon
  • The key to success for online entrepreneurs
  • And more…

Sophie takes us behind the scenes to a day in her magical, fairytale-like life. She talks about why an Amazon business is perfect for moms – especially single moms with limited time.

If you’ve been thinking about starting an Amazon business, I highly suggest that you listen to this episode. Sophie shares lots of great tips to help you get started and succeed.

In addition to tips, she shares her online program, that provides training and support that will position you for success from the beginning. You won’t have to waste time trying to figure it out – Sophie’s done all the leg work for you.

You will not want to miss Sophie’s powerful Words of Wisdom that she shares at the very end.

I invite you to listen with an open mind and be ready to receive what you need to quiet your doubts and ignite your dreams.

Where You Can Find Sophie Howard Online:

website: www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/sophiehowardnz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aspiringcoaching

 

Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something that resonated and inspired you.

I’d love to continue this conversation with you. You can leave a comment at http://ericablocker.com/133. If you’d like to share a personal thought with me, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I promise that I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

 

 

 

Oct 31, 2018

I’m confident that you have struggled with trying to be perfect at some point in your life. It’s a common thing that we do. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware that we’re doing it. As humans, it’s in our nature to want to do our best. That’s completely normal. But the dangers come in when we place unrealistic expectations on ourselves to be perfect.

I’ve been dealing with perfectionism for most of my life. It wasn’t until recently that I became aware of how it was affecting me. Once I was aware, I got intentional about making changes in my life to overcome my perfectionist tendencies.

In this episode, I help you understand what perfectionism is, what it isn’t, five dangers of being a perfectionist, and how you can also overcome it.

As with anything, it takes time for you to change. The first step is becoming aware. Then you can take the necessary steps to make a change for the better. I’m still working on it, but I’m much better than I used to be.

I hope that you hear something that resonates with you. I invite you to listen with an open mind and heart, so you can receive what you need in your life.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. You can leave a comment at http://ericablocker.com/132 or email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

Oct 23, 2018

In this episode, I’m diving into an emotionally-focused conversation with Isabel Hundt, a public speaker, certified transformation coach, emotions-clearing practitioner, and author of The Power of Faith-Driven Success.

During our talk, Isabel shares her expertise around navigating your emotional world and how your emotions create your experiences.

We discuss the difference between being an empath a highly-sensitive individual.

Isabel sheds light on how to recognize your unique gifts and us them to perform your life work.

In a transparent moment, Isabel shares feelings, that she experienced after her son was born, that most women aren’t willing to admit.

You’ll gain insight on how to become an observer rather than a victim and become aware of your thought patterns and stories.

Before we wrap up, Isabel shares a powerful success strategy for mompreneurs and words of wisdom for moms in general.

Listen with an open heart and receive what you need in your life from our conversation.

Where You Can Find Isabel Hundt Online

www.isabelhundt.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CompassionateCoaching

Instagram: www.instagram.com/IsabelHundt

Twitter: www.twitter.com/IsabelKHundt

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/IsabelHundt

YouTube: www.youtube.com/IsabelHundt

Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something that resonated and inspired you.

I’d love to continue this conversation with you. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. If you’d like to share a personal thought with me, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I promise that I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

 

Oct 16, 2018

In this solo episode, I’m encouraging you to slow down and enjoy the journey to your dreams. In our fast-paced society, we do a lot of rushing around from one thing to the next, and we’ve developed a mindset that doing things fast is the only way to achieve success.

I’m challenging you to change your mind about that. Instead, I want you to give yourself permission to slow down and find a pace that fits your lifestyle. As moms, we have a lot on our plates. We have obligations and responsibilities that take precedence over our wants and desires. And we simply don’t have the luxury of doing everything fast. When we try to do too much too fast, we can start to feel overwhelmed and put ourselves at risk for burnout.

As you listen to this episode, I want you to think about the pace at which you’re currently living your life and pursuing your dreams. Are you living in the moment and enjoying your journey, or are you constantly moving at such a fast pace that makes it difficult for you to enjoy it?

I share tips to help you slow down and enjoy where you are right now. You don’t have to go fast. You’re not competing with anyone. These are your dreams, and you can set your own pace. If you’re consistent, then you’ll eventually get where you want to go.

Do you agree?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Let’s continue this conversation below in the comments section. If you’d like to share a personal comment, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I love hearing from you, and I promise that I will respond.

Until next time - Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference. 

Take care,

Erica 

Oct 10, 2018

Have you ever felt like the way you feel about how you are and what you believe don’t match how you’re living your life? If your answer is yes, then you’re going to love my conversation in this episode.

Lucinda White is an Inner Wildness Guide, an expert in the process of self-discovery and personal transformation, and author of Confessions of a Bone Woman: Realizing Authentic Wildness in a Civilized World. Through private coaching, public speaking, and her writing, Lucinda teaches how to be authentically wild in a civilized world.

In this episode, Lucinda helps you understand why you may have, at some point or another, felt disconnected from who you truly are and how you’re living your life and showing up in the world.

Lucinda explains how this is a common thing that most people experience, and how you can reconnect with your “authentic wildness”. This term may be unfamiliar to you right now, but after listening to our conversation, you’ll know exactly what it is and how it relates to you.

During our talk, Lucinda shares key points about acknowledging your feelings and understanding how they support you in your journey. She shares advice to help you reconnect with your inner self by connecting with nature, and much more.

Listen with an open mind and heart, so you can receive Lucinda’s message and apply it in your life as you see fit.

Where You Can Find Lucinda White Online

Website: http://authenticwildness.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLucindaWhite

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucindaBakkenWhite/

Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something that resonated with you and inspired you to reconnect with your inner, authentic wildness. As women and moms, we wear many hats. It’s important that we remember to show up wearing our hats and live in our truth.

I’d love to continue this conversation with you. Please share your thoughts in the comments section at http://ericablocker.comer.129. If you’d like to share a personal thought with me, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I promise that I’ll respond as soon as I can.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

Oct 2, 2018

This has to be one of the most personal episodes that I’ve shared to date on my podcast. To be quite honest, I got a little nervous when my editor told me that it was ready to go because that meant it was getting closer to me sharing one of my most recent struggles with the entire world. I’m not even sure why I started to feel this way – especially because I know other people have gone through this before.

Even though I know I’m not the only person who’s ever gone through this, I was having a little fear of being judged. It’s scary to be vulnerable and put your truth out there for the world to know. But at the end of the day, this isn’t about me. And if I can help at least one person by sharing my struggles and my truth, then I’m doing exactly what I’ve been called to do.

That said, this week’s episode is about me sharing a personal dilemma that I had, which caused me to doubt myself and consider quitting. Yup, that’s right! I had gotten myself all worked up to the point where I was ready to throw in the towel and disappear into the land of nothingness – doing nothing after work except for sitting on the couch and watching television. (Luckily, I saved myself from that misery lol).

I tell you all about what I was going through and I even let you know about a business that I started last year, which I’ve never even mentioned on my podcast until now.

After I spill all of my truth, I share what I did to help myself get out of my own way and back on track (this is where I found my sweet spot J). I mention that one of the things that helped me get back on track was the book, Feel Free to Prosper: Two Weeks to Unexpected Income with the Simplest Prosperity Laws Available by Marilyn Jenett. I highly recommend that you read this book – it will change your life! You can get your copy here.

Maybe you’ll relate personally to my struggle, and maybe you won’t. Even if you’ve never faced this challenge, my hope is that you take something with you that will help you get through a struggle you’re facing. I also hope that you realize that quitting isn’t the answer. There’s a solution to every problem – we just have to be willing to search for a solution and implement what we learn.

Thank you for listening and for being here with me on this incredible life journey. As you’ll hear in this episode, I don’t have it all figured out, but I’m enjoying the process and valuable life lessons as they come.

If you love this podcast, I hope that you’ll subscribe here on Apple Podcasts. You can also listen on my website at http://ericablocker.com, Android App, Stitcher, and now Spotify - yippee!! 

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this episode. You can leave a comment below or you can email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com. I promise that I will respond to you.

Until next time – Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a Difference.

Blessings and love,

Erica

P.S. If you want to check out the business that I announce in this episode, you can visity my website, where you can shop 24x7 at www.ericaselegance.com. The best way to really experience the goodness of what I’m doing is to send me a friend request on Facebook and join me when I go live. It’s a lot of fun, and I hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 26, 2018

Self-care has become quite popular over recent years with more women taking it seriously now than ever before. Women are abandoning their superwoman capes and heading to salons for hair maintenance, nail treatments, and massages. They’re making time for themselves and have started to understand that they aren’t any good to their families or anyone else if they aren’t taking care of themselves.

In this episode, I have a conversation with Julia Aziz, an interfaith minister, licensed clinical social worker, and author who supports those who care for others - whether they are healthcare professionals, counselors, educators, or natural caregivers.

You’ll hear Julia’s definition of self-care, which is quite different from the popular definition that you may associate it with right now.

Julia talks about:

  • How you can begin to acknowledge your needs and how you’ll feel as a result of this practice
  • Why you may not feel well even when you’re practicing traditional/popular self-care rituals such as exercise, healthy eating, getting enough sleep, spending time with friends, and treating yourself, etc.
  • The harsh inner critic that “can see no right” and leads you down a path of self-blame
  • Knowing when to create boundaries to avoid the unhealthy practice of beating yourself up
  • Why self-forgiveness is so important for moms
  • And more…

I invite you to listen intently with an open mind and heart. I challenge you to choose at least one of the concepts that Julia shares and start your own self-care regimen.

Where You Can Find Julia Online:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/juliasaziz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aziz_julia

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEvQT5QeRoMNbgGQTSa9V0g

Where You Can Buy Julia’s Book:

http://amazon.com/Lessons-Labor-Self-Discovery-through-Motherhood


I love hearing from you, and I always respond. Please share your thoughts and comments below. If you have any questions or comments you don’t want to share publicly, you can email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for being a member of my extended family. I am extremely grateful to have you here with me.

Until next time - Reclaim YOUR dream. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Blessings and love,

Erica

Sep 19, 2018

Welcome back to a new season of the Moms with Dreams Show! I’m SUPER-EXCITED to be back from summer break. Although summer is my favorite season and I usually never want it to end, I don’t feel sad about the seasons changing this year. That’s probably because I REALLY enjoyed my summer this year. I mean - I maximized the days, weeks, and months and made time for a lot of fun doing the things that I love.

Now that the kids are back in school and summer’s just about over, I’m ready to get back into the new season. I didn’t feel right about jumping back into an interview for the first episode. Instead, I wanted to share some of my summer highlights with you and also give you a glimpse of what you can expect in the new season. Granted, some things may change as we go along, but that’s to be expected. We are constantly evolving, and the only constant is change, right?

I hope you enjoy listening this season and are inspired to get closer to your dreams. If you have a topic that you want me to cover or have any comments about the show, please feel free to email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Here’s to a great season together!

Love and Blessings,

Erica

 

Jul 4, 2018

Many of us have big dreams with good intentions. We have a strong desire to live out our dreams but often fall short with taking the action to make them become our reality.

What I’ve learned is that when you really want something bad enough, you’ll figure out a way to get it done. I’ve also learned that the “doing” part is often the hardest. For me personally, it’s easy to get started on something new, but it’s much harder for me to see it through to completion.

In episode 125, I share six tips to help you to go from being a dreamer to a doer. Living your dreams requires work on your part, and you can’t skip any of the work if you want the results.

I’m not going to give away any of my tips here because I want you to listen and take notes. If you’re unable to take physical notes while listening (as you may be driving or working out), then I want you to take mental note. Then choose at least one tip that you’ll put into action now, so you can become a doer and experience the life of your dreams.  

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic and hear about your big takeaways from this episode. You can leave a comment over at http://ericablocker.com/125 or email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thanks for listening and being a part of my extended family. If you haven’t already subscribed to this podcast, you can do that ApplePodcasts, Stitcher and here.

Until next time, Reclaim YOUR dream, Do what YOU love and Make a difference.

 

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