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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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Dec 28, 2016

I’m not a fan of making New Year’s resolutions, but I am a fan of learning from my experiences and looking at undesired outcomes as lessons rather than mistakes. 2016 was an interesting year, both personally and professionally. I finally decided to tackle three important goals that have been on my list for a few years.

In this final episode of 2016, I share important lessons that propelled me forward to living out my dreams. My hope is that you are inspired by my journey and apply these lessons to your life so you can go after what you really want in 2017.

As always, keep pushing forward to your dreams! Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! I will talk with you in 2017.

Dec 21, 2016

This week on the Moms With Dreams podcast, we’re talking about the hot topic of public speaking.

Women often tell me how they want to speak and get paid, but they’re afraid to put themselves out there. I remember how scary it was the first time that I spoke in front of an audience. So I thought it would be neat to have Angela Lussier, an award-winning speaker, three-time author, two-time TEDx presenter, and trainer join me on the podcast.

Angela is the founder of the Speaking School for Women, an online program that trains women to become paid speakers. She is also the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood, a network of speaking clubs for women, and the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for women.

You’re going to love Angela’s bubbly personality and gain a ton of value from our conversation.

During this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Angela became a speaker on purpose but a paid speaker by accident
  • What she did during her first 6 months in Toastmasters
  • The truth about what you must do to become a great public speaker, get over your fear of public speaking, and improve your presentation skills
  • The steps Angela took to book 16 workshops in 5 minutes and 32 workshops on her 2nd day in business!
  • Why Angela thinks rules shouldn’t apply to brand new speakers
  • What you can do as a new speaker to get comfortable on stage
  • The #1 reason why business owners (especially new ones) should be speaking
  • How to find speaking gigs (thanks to my listener, Cheranissa Roach, for asking this question)
  • Why you should start out with unpaid speaking gigs that add value for your target audience
  • What should be included on your speaker one sheet

Angela’s Tip for Improving Your Presentation Skills

Videotape yourself then watch it in 3 different ways:

  1. Watch without sound so you can see your facial expressions and body language.
  2. Listen without watching so you can hear what you’re saying
  3. Watch and listen at the same time to see how it all comes together

Angela’s Recommended Reading:

Purple Cow, by Seth Godin. According to Angel, this is “a great book about marketing, standing out and taking risks so you can become that person or company that people remember.”

Angela’s Parting Words of Wisdom

“Stop waiting - start creating. The longer we wait for opportunity, the longer we wait to start, and the more time we’re wasting. We need to get started now. Then you can start experimenting and the adventure begins. We’ll get to learn more about ourselves and about the world.”

Resources Mentioned:

https://www.toastmasters.org/

http://thumbtack.com

Speaking School for Women (you can get on the waiting list for the upcoming February session)  

Angela’s website: http://angelalussier.us

I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Moms With Dreams Show. I love to hear from you, so please leave your comments below.

Have an idea or topic for an upcoming show? You can email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com.

As always, keep pushing forward to your dreams. Get out there, do what you love and make a difference.

I’ll be back next week with a special end-of-the-year episode to close out 2016 with a BANG!

xoxo

Erica

 

Dec 14, 2016

Shakesia Morgan is the founder of Just Simply Hair Care Products. When she noticed that her daughter inherited the same scalp ailments that she’d suffered with since the age of 12, Shakesia decided to do something about it. Determined to end the cycle, she became a hair enthusiast. Inside her kitchen, she created an all-natural hair care product line that helped her hair and her daughter’s hair grow back healthier than ever. Shakesia’s living her dream by helping others experience healthy hair and regain their confidence.

In this episode,…

  • you’ll hear how Shakesia overcame her struggle with androgenetic hair loss
  • Shakesia shares how she recovered from an earlier business failure and the lessons she took away from that experience
  • you’ll learn key steps that entrepreneurs should take to lay a solid business foundation
  • Shakesia talks about how she funded her business and manages her finances
  • She reveals the steps you can take to start your own hair care business
  • and more…

Shakiesia suggests that you read the book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. This is a best-selling, self-help book based on The Law of Attraction, and it will change your perspective on life.

Shakesia’s Parting Words of Wisdom:

“Always remember your why for your dream. Your why is your driving force to get you up and moving every single day.”

Where You Can Find Shakesia Online:

Website: www.justsimplyhair.com

Facebook Fan Page: Just Simply Hair-Hair Care Products

Instagram: @justsimplyhair

I hope you enjoyed this episode! Please leave your comments below or feel free to email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com. I can’t wait to be back with you next week!

Keep doing what you love and making a difference,

Erica

 

 

Dec 7, 2016

Annett Bone is the founder and host of the DancePreneuring Studio podcast, where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by dance, life and business. Annett’s podcast is a reflection of her personal adventure of overcoming her fears and returning to her passion for dance after a 20-year hiatus. In her podcast, Annett lovingly shares the lessons that she’s learned along the way, proving that it’s never too late to be great.

In this episode, you’ll hear…

…how Annett struggled with a victim-life mentality, low self-confidence, a negative self-image and hated the sound of her own voice

… the moment that changed everything and what she did to never go back to living in fear and doubt

…what was really in Annett’s way and how she worked her away around it

 … how she used to think that her business and passion had to be separate and how she naturally blended the two

… and much more

Annett suggests that you read, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. This book offers a unique and mindful approach to productivity and organization.  

Annett’s Parting Words of Wisdom:

  1. Do what you can with what you have. Some progress is better than no progress.
  2. Be careful of information constipation (she explains what this is in her interview).
  3. Honor the season you’re in and don’t compare your worst with someone’s best.

Where You Can Find Annett Online:

Website: http://annettbone.com

Twitter: @AnnettBone

Instagram: annettbone

Facebook: http://facebook.com/annett.bone

Google+: http://gplus.to/AnnettBone

Thank you for listening and being a part of my dream. If you have any questions or comments, send me an email at Erica@momswithdreams.com. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Keep doing what you love,

Erica

 

 

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