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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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Nov 7, 2019

This episode was inspired by my recent trip to Atlanta to speak at the inaugural She Podcasts Live conference – an event created for female podcasters. I had an AMAZING time meeting new and old friends, learning from presenters, and being introduced to new products and services for podcasters. In this episode, I share some of the unexpected benefits of being a podcaster and how I discovered my personal power.

When I began my podcasting journey in 2015, I had no idea that it would help me face and overcome some of my biggest fears while helping me gain new skills and build confidence.

As you listen, I encourage you to find yourself in my story.

What projects are you currently working on that have allowed you to stretch, learn, and evolve?

What fears have you overcome?

What skills have you gained as a result of your work?

Life is all about learning and growing. If you’re not learning, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not truly living – you’re simply existing.

I hope that you hear something that inspires you and reminds you of the possibilities that are within your reach every single day. You have more power than you may recognize. If your life isn’t going the way you want it to, use your power to change it. Life is too short to spend it sitting on the sidelines. It’s your time to shine!

Wishing you ALL my very best,

Erica

Oct 2, 2019

Phoenix Williams is an award-nominated erotic and paranormal romance, street lit author, and literary consultant. Based out of Illinois, Phoenix is also a CEO, producer, screenwriter, AAMBC journal contributor, and a mom of a 13-year old son. She has built a brand that specializes in romance and self-acceptance.

During our conversation, Phoenix talks about:

  • How she never thought that she would become an author
  • How to create fiction books from non-fiction stories
  • The primary reason why people who want to write a book don’t write one
  • Costly mistakes that new authors can avoid
  • How to position yourself to become an Amazon bestseller and more…

Where You Can Find Phoenix Williams Online:

https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Williams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixWilliams01

Instagram: @phoenixwilliamsbooks

Twitter: @phoenix_william (no S)

I hope you are inspired by my conversation with Phoenix Williams. If you’d like additional support with becoming an author, I encourage you to connect with Phoenix.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about what you heard in this episode. You can leave a comment below these show notes over at http://ericablocker.com/155.

If you’re struggling with the need to be a perfect mom, dealing with mom guilt, or you feel like you have no time to invest in yourself, I’d love to support you. Send me an email and let me know how I can help. My email address is: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening and being a member of my extended family.

Until next time – RECLAIM YOUR DREAMS! Do what YOU love. Make a DIFFERENCE.

Take care,

Erica

 

 

Sep 12, 2019

My mission on this podcast is to support moms and show them how to follow their dreams without feeling guilty. As summer was winding down, I kept hearing moms say the same thing – they were sad to see summer go and weren’t looking forward to the kids going back to school. Some moms were already feeling overwhelmed by the second day of school.

The school year is just beginning, so I created this special episode to help moms kick off the school year with less stress. In this episode, I share tips that have helped me manage my life and my kids’ lives during the busiest time of year – back to school.

This podcast is actually from a live broadcast that I did on Facebook and Instagram, so you’ll also hear me engaging with people who were watching me live.

Some of the takeaways that you’ll hear include:

  • Planning, preparing, and performing with flexibility
  • Checking in with yourself to see how YOU are feeling during this busy time
  • Making time for yourself
  • Being compassionate, patient, and kind to yourself
  • And more…

I hope you are inspired by this episode and hear something that you can apply in your life right now to help you stress less this school year.

If you’re struggling with the need to be a perfect mom, dealing with mom guilt, or you feel like you have no time to invest in yourself, I’d love to support you. Send me an email and let me know how I can help. My email address is: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening and being a member of my extended family.

Until next time – RECLAIM YOUR DREAMS! Do what YOU love. Make a DIFFERENCE.

Take care,

Erica

 

Aug 28, 2019

Allison Jackson is the founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. She is passionate about all things health and fitness, but she really loves sharing her knowledge and expertise to help corporate moms get lean while eating foods they love. Allison knows exactly how hard it is to work full-time, take care of the kids and household and find time to work out, eat right, and care for herself, too. Allison has spent the last seven years training and competing in figure competitions – even winning her pro card – so she has a crystal-clear picture of what it takes to reach your ideal weight and stay there.

 

During our conversation, Allison talks about:

  • How she began her fitness journey
  • How it’s possible for women to get fit while eating what they love
  • The art of monitoring your macro intake to achieve your ideal weight
  • How to be consistent with your fitness and healthy eating plans
  • Grocery shopping and meal planning hacks
  • The value of virtual fitness coaching for busy moms, and more…

Where You Can Find Allison Online:

Website: www.allisonjacksonfitness.com

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube: @allisonjacksonfitness

Twitter: @allyjackson

Resources Mentioned:

MyFitnessPal: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Eat Clean Bro: https://eatcleanbro.com/

I hope you are inspired by my conversation with Allison Jackson. If you’d like additional support getting in shape and eating healthier, I encourage you to connect with Allison.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about what you heard in this episode. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/153.

If you’re struggling with the need to be a perfect mom, dealing with mom guilt, or you feel like you have no time to invest in yourself, I’d love to support you. Send me an email and let me know how I can help. My email address is: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening and being a member of my extended family.

Until next time – RECLAIM YOUR DREAMS! Do what YOU love. Make a DIFFERENCE.

Take care,

Erica

 

 

Aug 9, 2019

Christie Mann is an author, spiritual psychologist, leadership coach, learning consultant, trainer, speaker, and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher. Christie designs and facilitates transformational content and experiences that make our world a happier, healthier, and more connected place to be. She is the creator of The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, a personal development book series that teaches young people the importance of being with their own emotions and shows the joyfulness we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed.

During our conversation, Christie talks about:

  • Her childhood experience that led her on a healing journey
  • Her movement to bring emotions back and what that means
  • Having a “vulnerability hangover” and what she learned from it
  • Different ways you can learn to “be with your emotions” and more…

Where You Can Find Christie Mann Online:

Websites:

www.christiemann.com

www.lilsass.com

Social Media:

Facebook: @adventuresoflilsass

Instagram: @adventuresoflilsass & @christiemann1

 I hope you are inspired by my conversation with Christie Mann. If you’d like additional support with healthy, productive ways to be with your emotions, I encourage you to connect with Christie.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about what you heard in this episode. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/152 or email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening and being a member of my extended family.

Until next time – RECLAIM YOUR DREAMS! Do what YOU love. Make a DIFFERENCE.

Take care,

Erica

Jul 17, 2019

Jennifer Foxworthy proudly served in the U.S Navy for nearly 22 years. As a retired veteran, Jennifer is pursuing her second career as the founder and CEO of Inspirationally Speaking, LLC and the founding president and CEO Of Unstoppable You Ministries, Inc. Jennifer is an award-winning motivational speaker, international published author of Tomorrow My Sunshine Will Come: Memoirs of Women Who Survived Domestic Violence, event organizer and host of Unstoppable You Conference, television show host of Living Unshackled ON Purpose, corporate trainer, and prolific blogger of “G.U.M.B.O.”.

During our conversation, Jennifer talks about:

  • How she never intended to become an event organizer and conference host.
  • How she developed the blueprint for her Unstoppable You Conference.
  • How she chose the demographic that her Unstoppable You Ministries serves.
  • Her passion for increasing awareness about human trafficking, homelessness, domestic violence.
  • Her mantra, “Ignorance is not an option” and more..

Where You Can Find Jennifer Online:

Websites:

Inspirationally Speaking, LLC: www.inspirationallyspeaking.com

Unstoppable You Ministries, Inc: www.unstoppableyouministriesinc.org

Social Media Information:
Facebook Fan page: www.facebook.com/jennifer.inspirationally

Facebook Fan page: www.facebook.com/Unstoppable-You-Ministries-Inc

Twitter/Periscope: @JenniferFoxwor1 and @uyminc
Instagram: @thriveronpurpose
LinkedIn: Jennifer C. Foxworthy

Register for Unstoppable You Conference – August 3, 2019

www.njuyc2019.eventbrite.com

I hope you heard something that resonates and inspires you to answer your calling, step out of your comfort zone, and make a difference in the lives of others.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and continue this conversation with you. Feel free to leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/151. You can also send me an email at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening. Until next time, reclaim YOUR dreams. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

Jul 3, 2019

I’m super excited that we made it to this milestone episode! Here on the Moms with Dreams Show, we love to celebrate our success – both big and small - and reflect on lessons learned on our journey to our dreams.

I often tell women that they have to give birth to their dreams and nurture them just as they birth their children and nurture them to independence. In this episode, I compare the process of starting your dream business to birthing a baby. I walk you through the process of birthing your dream business from conception to delivery in these stages:

  • Conception of your dream – when you conjure up the idea or receive a vision
  • Gestational period - when you’re carrying your dream inside of you, putting in work but aren’t able to “see” your dream yet
  • Birth of your dream – when you give birth to your dream business, are nurturing it through actionable steps and are beginning to see results

Resources Mentioned:

As additional resources, I refer to previous episodes on the Moms with Dreams Show, Social Media Lifestyle podcast, and my web developer, Tim Melanson. Click on the links below to access these resources.

Episode 108 (solo episode) Taking A Break Gets You Closer to Your Dreams

Episode 119 with Kim Boudreau-Smith: Show Up, Let Go, & Let God Lead

Episode 149 with Erica Hood-Vincent: Transform Your Skills into Services

 

Social Media Lifestyle Podcast hosted by Knifie Burks

My website developer, Tim Melanson

 

I’m confident that you’ll relate to these concepts and will be able to apply them to your dream business, regardless of the stage that you’re currently in.

I welcome your comments and thoughts and would love to hear what you think about this episode. You can leave a comment below the show notes at: http://ericablocker.com/150 or email me directly at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Thank you for listening and being a part of my extended family. We made it to episode 150! I’m looking forward to many more episodes with you.

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

Take care,

Erica

 

 

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

 

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