My guest this week is my beautiful sister, Teresa Robinson, who is the founder of Teresa Robinson Yoga. This is where she challenges and inspires her students to realize their unlimited potential. In addition to taking care of her family and keeping up with her corporate job, Teresa teaches several yoga classes and offers private lessons.
For Teresa, yoga is so much more than a way to stay fit. While learning the basics of yoga, she learned how to connect with her breath, which helped her overcome stress, anxiety, and depression. She focuses a lot on the benefits of yoga in her classes, teaching her students how to manage stress, get through crises, and rebuild their lives after hitting rock bottom.
During our conversation, Teresa shared how she structured her lifestyle and made yoga a priority without sacrificing her family. While many moms struggle with mom guilt, Teresa understands that pursuing her goals and passion is not selfish. Becoming a certified yoga instructor has made her a better mom, wife, sister, daughter and woman all around.
How She Manages Everything with a Side Business
Teresa was intentional about getting her family on board with her business. She asked for support, and everyone chips in. Her husband and children alternate cooking meals. Her husband picks their kids up from school. Her older children check their younger siblings’ homework, which makes her life a lot easier when she gets home after an 8-hour day at her corporate and teaching yoga afterwards.
Teresa’s Advice for Starting Your Side Business
Teresa encourages you to start right now, right where you are. Don’t wait until the kids get older or until you get that promotion at work. There are steps you can take to begin your journey, and they don’t have to be giant leaps. You can take baby steps until you feel comfortable, but just keep going.
Teresa’s Ongoing Projects
Teresa hosts monthly challenges on her Instagram page that encourage regular yoga practice and offer accountability. Her challenges are mixed-level, which means that you can participate as beginner, intermediate, or advanced student.
Where You Can Find Teresa Online:
Facebook: Teresa Robinson Yoga
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with a woman who I admire and love, and who has coached and mentored me throughout my journey -Tracy Lee Jones. Tracy is a women’s business mentor and Founder of the Feminine Business Model. She has coached, trained and supported women in over 27 countries around the world in growing their businesses.
Tracy believes that business was meant to be fun, filled with passion, and a magical journey where you get to share your gifts, experience deep fulfillment, and help make the world a better place.
During our conversation, she opens up about the steps she took that allowed her to transition out of a high-profile corporate job into the life she dreamed of living as a full-time entrepreneur. It wasn’t until after Tracy tried many different business ventures that she discovered her true passion for helping women build thriving businesses. Tracy encourages you to be ok with where you are. As you try new things, you’ll discover hidden parts of yourself and ultimately, get in touch with your essence.
Tracy believes that your business should be an extension of who you are. Before you can build your business, you have to know who you are and what’s important to you as a person. As you become more connected with your essence, you’ll be able to build a brand that allows you to be who you are, freely allowing your personality, values, and goals to reflect in your business.
Challenge: Figure out what it is that is going to have you light up like a Christmas tree, where your passion, energy, and enthusiasm rubs off onto other people. *Note: That is what you need to pursue.
Tracy reminds you to have a clear picture of who you want to work with and why. When you’re getting started in your new business, you may not be at liberty to turn clients away. But as you gain more experience, you’ll land in your “sweet spot” and know who is and who is not your dream client.
Tracy’s tip to help you launch your side business:
The biggest mistake that people make when starting out is spending tons of money and time working behind the scenes to create a product only to be disappointed when nobody buys. It’s best that you don’t wait and get your idea in front of real people. If you have an idea, test it out with some of your friends, or a small group of 3-4 people. Ask for honest feedback and use that feedback to improve your product before your launch.
Tracy recommends that you read The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. This book has been recommended before on the podcast because it’s such a great read. Hendricks teaches you how to break through your upper limits and achieve the success you desire most in your life.
What Tracy’s Working on Now:
She’s focused on helping female entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. During this episode, Tracy shared a special gift. She’s offering a 1-hour complimentary vision plan session (valued at $500) where she’ll help you figure out the next steps for your business. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, you can take advantage of this special offer by visiting http://tracyleejones.com and Jennie, Tracy’s assistant, will schedule your session for you.
Tracy’s Words of Wisdom for You:
“You don’t have to wait until your life is perfect to start enjoying it. Be appreciative and have gratitude for what you created right now. You can do small things to create your dream life right now. Everything that you’ve experienced in your life has led you to this moment and the possibility of your vision.”
You can find Tracy in the social media realm at:
@Tracyleejones (on Twitter and Instagram)
Visit her website at www.TracyLeeJones.com
In this episode, I share my big takeaways from Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference (MAPCON), organized and hosted by Joe Pardo of Dreamers Podcast. This was my first time attending a conference for podcasters. I had such an awesome time that I decided to share what I learned with you.
These 7 lessons are especially helpful for new and aspiring podcasters. But even if you have no plans for launching a podcast of your own, I’m sure that you will find value in what I share.
Here’s a quick recap of my big takeaways:
If you’d rather read about my experience, you can hop over to the blog.
Links to all podcasts mentioned in this episode:
For more information about MAPCON, visit http://podcastmidatlantic.com
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Jen Riday, the Women’s Happiness Expert and mom of six, about achieving happiness in your busy life. Jen transitioned from not having time for herself to making self-care a priority. You’ll get her three tips to help you make self-care a priority and achieve happiness in your life.
Jen also shared how she felt when she accepted her calling as a life coach and what steps you can take to discover your calling.
One of the struggles that moms face when building a home-based business is finding time to work without disruptions. Jen talks about the dangers of disruptions, creative ways to minimize disruptions, and how to stay focused on your business.
Jen recommends reading Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, to gain more insight on being vulnerable and living an authentic life.
She created her Vibrant Happy Living membership program to support women through guided meditation and coaching. You can learn more about Jen’s membership program at http://vibranthappyliving.com.
You can get to know Jen and listen to her podcast at http://jenriday.com.