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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 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.

 

May 30, 2018

In this episode, you’ll meet Natali Morris, co-founder of Morris Invest, where she and her husband teach families how to achieve financial freedom. Natali shares how she discovered her passion during her difficult transition from a full-time television news anchor and contributor for major networks like Fox, ABC, CBS, and CNN, to a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

Natali openly talks about how she shifted her mindset and learned to manage her family’s finance with less before discovering that she could use those same strategies to build wealth for her family and gain financial freedom.

You’ll learn about the importance of having a personal balance sheet, performing vs. non-performing assets, getting creative with your approach to eliminating debt, and more.

I know that you’ll be inspired and may want to connect with Natali online. You can visit her website: www.natalimorris.com and find her on social media at:

Twitter.com/natalimorris

Facebook.com/pg/NataliMorrisFanPage

https://instagram.com/natalitmorris/

https://www.goodreads.com/natalimorris

I would love to hear your thoughts about my conversation with Natali. You can email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com

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

 

 

May 16, 2018

In this episode, I celebrate my 3-year podcast anniversary with you. This has been an awesome journey, and I could not have done it without you. Thank you so much for all of your love and support.

At first, this was going to be a celebratory episode for moms as a continuation of Mother’s Day. Personally, I think moms should be celebrated every single day, but I’m not the one in charge. As moms, we go to great measures to take care of our families, support and love our significant others, and make sure that everyone has what they need. Being a mom is hard work, and it never ends, so yes – we should be honored and celebrated every day of the year.

But this episode is not about that. Instead, I decided to share with you 5 important lessons that I’ve learned during my 3 years as a podcaster. These aren’t random life lessons. They are actually lessons that I didn’t expect to learn from podcasting, and they ultimately helped me become a better mom.

I invite you to listen with an open mind and see which of these lessons either apply to you or can help you also become a better mom.

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can start a discussion below in the comments. If you prefer to share with me personally, you can email me 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.

 

 

 

May 1, 2018

In this episode, you’ll enjoy a transparent and informative conversation with Aisha Taylor, single mom of twins and CEO/Founder of FN Phenomenal, a financial empowerment company for single mothers. Aisha uses Biblical principles to teach single moms how to thrive financially and live phenomenally. Her areas of expertise include money management, self-care, and the importance of building a legacy for their families.

Aisha is transparent and speaks directly to the heart of moms. She shares her struggles as a single mom and how she deals with her own doubts and fears. You’ll definitely walk away feeling empowered with tips to help you thrive financially and inspired to make immediate changes in your life.

Where You Can Find Aisha Online:

www.fnphenomenal.com

www.navigatingtheimpossiblebook.com

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can start a discussion below in the comments. If you prefer to share with me personally, you can email me 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.

 

 

Apr 18, 2018

In this episode, I talk with you about the topic, success is always intentional. Before you can achieve success, you must define it for yourself. At the top of this talk, I offer a general definition of success and encourage you to apply it to your life. I challenge you to define success for yourself and identify what you want to achieve or attain in life.

Next, you have to understand that success doesn’t show up overnight, and it requires you to work for it. You have to be intentional with your time and action if you want to achieve something different or go beyond where you are right now.

Then I talk about what it means to be intentional. It’s deliberate action. It’s not being haphazard and winging it.

I encourage you to not get overwhelmed with the “how” of it all, but instead trust the process. Know that when you set an intention and take action, the how will be revealed with perfect timing. When you are aligned with what God wants you to do, your steps will be ordered.

Remember that life will always happen, so be prepared for distractions to pop up. Carve out time to work toward success, and be very protective of your time. Talk with your family about supporting you by helping out with tasks that would normally occupy your time.

As you become intentional with success in your life, you’ll learn more about yourself. You’ll accomplish things that used to seem impossible. You’ll discover that you are more than a conqueror and that you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Let’s start a conversation below in the comments. Or you can email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com. I love hearing from you, and I look forward to connecting with you.

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

Erica

Apr 4, 2018

Join me for an enlightening conversation with Daniel Thomas Hind, Founder of Evolution Eat, which is a transformational weight loss and lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed individuals solve their eating, food and dieting problems.

Daniel shares his insight on “ditching the diet” since dieting actually creates more stress for people when it’s intended to be a solution for healthy living.

He speaks on why it’s important to choose foods that are healthy and natural so you can create a healthy relationship with food and healthy eating.

Daniel defines transformational weight loss and reveals the five components that help you achieve your goals.

This is an informative conversation that will inspire you to begin and/or continue your journey of healthy living.

Where You Can Find Daniel Online:

Website: http://evolutioneat.com

You can get Daniel’s free starter kit and other helpful resources at: http://evolutioneat.com/start

Take Daniel’s free mini-course at: http://evolutioneat.com/strategyguide/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evolutioneat/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielthomashind/

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can start a discussion below in the comments. If you prefer to share with me personally, you can email me 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.

 

 

 

 

Mar 21, 2018

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with multimedia maven, Kim Boudreau-Smith. Kim speaks candidly about her experience as a highly successful entrepreneur and how she gave it all up to regain inner peace and transition into a new direction.

She talks about the power women have in their voices and why we need to start “showing up” and speaking out. Kim reminds us that we all have something important to say and that our voices need to be heard.

Kim goes into how women often talk themselves out of being great and why that is no longer acceptable.

Kim takes you behind the scenes of her journey of slowing down, finding peace and letting go so God can take over.

Kim is brilliant, wise, funny and powerful. Listen with an open heart and wait for the message that you need to hear in this moment.

Where You Can Find Kim Online:

Website: www.kimbsmith.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kboudreausmith

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kimboudreausmith/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kimboudreauwmith/

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can start a discussion below in the comments. If you prefer to share with me personally, you can email me 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.

 

 

Mar 7, 2018

In this episode, I talk with bestselling author and entrepreneur, Tiffany Stallings. Tiffany shares a lot of her personal journey as a mother who had to bounce back from divorce, losing her business, health challenges, and more.

You’ll be inspired by her story and you’ll relate with Tiffany as she speaks candidly about her experience with mom guilt as she worked hard to build her business. You may be surprised to hear how she became a bestselling author and the message from her daughter that caused a major shift in her life.

As a divorced mom, I know firsthand how difficult it is to find the willpower to push through pain, devastation, and figure out how to put your life back together. Tiffany reveals her secret for developing a bounce back mindset and how to start over when life simply does not go the way you expected.

I hope that you hear something that resonates and that you can start applying in your life to help you navigate through life’s many challenges. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. You can start a discussion below in the comments. If you prefer to share with me personally, you can email me 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

Feb 21, 2018

At some point in your life, you may have struggled with finding clothes that fit well and make you feel amazing. Or perhaps you struggle with identifying and expressing your personal style when it comes to your wardrobe. That’s where my guest, Melissa Joy Bermudez, steps in to save the day.

Melissa Joy Bermudez is a personal stylist, professional shopper, Confidence Creator and the founder of MJB style solutions based in Edison, NJ. She is passionate about helping women and men use their personal style as a tool to present themselves to the world in the best way possible.

In this episode, Melissa talks about:

  • How she became the Confidence Creator
  • Common struggles moms face with confidence, self-esteem and body image
  • Doing a “closet cleanse” and why you should
  • Her perspective on Stitch Fix and other subscription services
  • What a Look Book is and how it can change your life
  • And more…

Melissa Suggests that You Read:

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. This book talks about six high qualities of high performers and teaches patience with yourself no matter what stage of life you’re in.

You’re Invited….

For the rest of February, Melissa is offering a free wardrobe review. This is for anyone who walks into their closet and feels overwhelmed with trying to figure out what they’re going to wear. You’ll get your own customized Look Book with 30 styled outfits created from what’s already in your closet. Contact Melissa directly at mjbstylesolutions@gmail.com to schedule your free wardrobe review (during February 2018). Let Melissa know that you heard about this on the Moms with Dreams Show.

Where You Can Find Melissa Online:

Website: https://www.mjbstylesolutions.com  

Facebook- @MJBstylesolutions
Instagram-@MJBstylesolutions
LinkedIn- Melissa Joy Bermudez
Twitter- @MJBstylesolutns
Pinterest- MJBstylesolutions

As always, I’d love to continue this conversation with you here in the comments. Let me know what you think about this topic. If you’d like to share a personal thought, you can 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

 

Feb 7, 2018

In this episode, I talk about the power of saying no and why it’s important that you learn how to say no and feel good about it. This is a lesson that I’ve been learning over the past few years. I haven’t always been good at saying no, but I’m much better at it now.

The truth is that I used to think that I was being mean if I said no to something even if I really didn’t want to do it. I don’t like hurting anyone’s feelings, so I often over committed and agreed to doing things for others that simply didn’t serve me. Most times when I did this, I would end up feeling bad because I committed to doing something that I really didn’t want to do. I go deeper into feeling bad in this episode.  

I share two other main points that you should consider as you begin to learn how to say no. As women, we must take a stand for our own happiness and that begins with understanding the power of saying no.

As you listen, think about times in your life when you said yes to something that you should have said no to. Think about how you felt afterwards. Do you remember having positive or negative feelings?

Now, imagine how you would have felt if you simply honored your true feelings and said no. I encourage you to start implementing the power of saying no in your life. I promise that you will thank yourself for it in the long run.

As always, I’d love to continue this conversation with you here in the comments. Let me know what you think about this topic. If you’d like to share a personal thought, you can 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

Jan 17, 2018

In this episode, I had a light and informative conversation with Knifie Burks, founder of the Social Media Lifestyle.

About Knifie Burks

Knifie is a Chicagoland realtor and social media strategist who helps women create multiple streams of income online and in real estate. As a single mom, she truly understands that sometimes life gets in the way and that women often feel like they’re being pulled in many different directions at one time. Knifie inspires women to take the action steps needed to step out of their comfort zone and into an abundant life where they are no longer living on “The Edge” of their dreams but taking the leap into the life that they desire!

Interview Highlights

  • Knifie shares her strategies to help women overcome their fears as entrepreneurs
  • The two biggest excuses women use when it comes to following their dreams and how Knifie pulls them through that
  • Changing from a mindset of scarcity to abundance
  • A pivotal moment that resulted in a new direction in Knifie’s business
  • How she helps clients find more time to build their businesses
  • Common roadblocks that moms face and how to get past them
  • How to stop living on the edge of your dreams
  • And more…

Connect with Knifie

Website: www.TheSocialMediaLifestyle.com

Facebook: find her under Knifie Burks

Facebook group: bit.ly/thesocialcommunity

Instagram: @knifieburks

Periscope: @knifieburks

I hope you heard something today that reminded you of what’s possible for you to create in your life. I’d love to continue this conversation with you here. Simply leave me a comment or thought and I’ll be sure to respond. If you want to send a personal note, you can 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

 

 

Jan 10, 2018

MWD 114: Face Your Biggest Fears This Year

“Nothing happens until you do.” - Unknown

If you declared 2018 to be your year, then get ready to make it happen!

In this episode, I’m sharing my F.A.C.E. Your Fears formula to help you make 2018 your year for real. You’ll want to carve out 15-30 minutes of quiet, distraction-free time to go through this exercise.

I will walk you through the four steps of facing your fears:

  1. F- Fears – what are they?
  2. A- Admit that you have certain fears (instead of sweeping them under the rug) and Assess your Fears (why are you afraid of ________ and what is the root of your fear?)
  3. C-Choose the fear(s) you’re going to face this year. Challenge your fears. Create a new outlook and a plan for Change
  4. E- Execute your plan

I truly want the best for you and I believe in you. Take back your power and face your fears. Don’t let another year of letting your dreams live on the shelf. You can absolutely live the life you desire and deserve. It begins with facing your fears and not being controlled by any beliefs or stories that don’t align with the vision you have for your life.

I’d love to continue this conversation with you here. Simply leave me a comment or thought and I’ll be sure to respond. If you want to send a personal note, you can 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 3, 2018

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my role models and teachers in the online business world, Amy Porterfield.

About Amy

Amy is an online marketing expert and educator and the host of the top-ranked podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy. Amy has worked with mega brands like Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Peak Performance Coach, Tony Robbins, where she oversaw the content development team and collaborated on ground-breaking online marketing campaigns. Through her bestselling marketing courses, thriving social media community and popular podcast, Amy inspires a grounded, tangible and self-affirming sense of “Wow! I really can do this” for over 250,000 online entrepreneurs. She proves that by moving away from “step-by-step” and into “action-by-action”, even the newest online entrepreneurs can bypass overwhelm and self-doubt, and instead generate exciting momentum as they move closer to building a life and business they love.

We had a great time and Amy shard a ton of golden nuggets. We talked about how new entrepreneurs can overcome self-doubt and build momentum in their businesses. Amy was open, honest and shared a lot of great knowledge that will help you build your audience.

Interview highlights:

  • How to determine the right time to start a business as a busy mom
  • Ways that a brand-new entrepreneur can gain momentum in her business
  • The best way to manage all the moving parts of an online business
  • The truth about why you need an email list
  • And more…

Amy shared a special gift that you can find at http://amyporterfield.com/momswithdreams.

Connect with Amy Porterfield at:

www.amyporterfield.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AmyPorterfield

Instagram: @amyporterfield

Twitter: @amyporterfield

iTunes: www.amyporterfield.com/itunes

I hope you are going to apply some of the golden nuggets Amy shared so you can overcome self-doubt, gain momentum and build an audience.

I’d love to continue this conversation with you here. Simply leave me a comment or thought and I’ll be sure to respond. If you want to send a personal note, you can 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 on iTunes, Stitcher and here.

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

 

 

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