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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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May 31, 2020

Tracy Hazzard is an Authority Magazine and Inc. Columnist and the co-host of the top-ranked podcasts: Feed Your Brand; Product Launch Hazzards for inventors and e-Sellers; WTFFF?! 3D Print Innovation; and The New Trust Economy. With a constant stream of content and products from her Brandcasters authority platform, Podetize, Tracy influences and casts branded content as well as $2 billion worth of products and innovation around the world.

During our conversation, Tracy talks about:

  • Why you really need to know your audience and what happens when you don’t
  • Content creation mistake that most entrepreneurs make
  • How to feed your audience what it needs and keep them coming back for more
  • How to get started even when you feel like you’re not ready
  • Finding harmony vs. balance in your life and business
  • And so much more…

Here’s how to connect with Tracy Hazzard online:

Websites: www.podetize.com and www.feedyourbrand.co

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hazzdesign

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

Share your takeaways and thoughts in the comments below the show notes. at https://ericablocker.com/167.  I would love to hear from you. 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, 2020

Michelle Lynne runs ML Interior’s Group, a full-service interior design firm out of Dallas,TX and also teaches other aspiring interior designers the business-side of design. Having worked in corporate America prior to starting her business, Michelle realized that she didn’t want to be relegated to a cubicle for the rest of her life. Michelle walks us through starting her business back in 2008 during the worst economic crisis our country had ever seen since the Great Depression, all while planning to get married and buying a house to now having a 7-figure business. 

 

During our conversation, Michelle talks about: 

 

  • Tips on starting a business through the Coronavirus
  • How to make your Home your Haven 
  • Tips for Moms who have small children and run a business  
  • Why it’s important to know your voice and to be yourself in business
  • How there’s never a perfect age to do anything, except for when you do it

 

Parting words of wisdom: If you got to the end of your life and you were able to meet the person you could have become, what would you regret not doing? 

 

If you think you’re too old, or you think you’re too young, or if you don’t think you have what it takes,don’t have what it takes, you do. Do it! Don’t find those regrets. 

 

Resources: 

Here is the link to access the resources Michelle mentioned during the episode: https://www.designedforthecreativemind.com/momswithdreams.

 

Just for tuning into this episode, Michelle is offering our listeners a discount on e-Design services for those looking to receive design solutions virtually. Listeners will also receive a discount on the Designed for the Creative Mind Masterclass and access to the Review and Planning Guide. 

 

If you’re thinking about starting an Interior Design business, don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

 

Here’s how to connect with Michelle Lynne:

Designed For the Creative Mind

Website: https://www.designedforthecreativemind.com/

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

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

 

ML Interiors Group

Website: https://mlinteriorsgroup.com/

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

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

Did you enjoy this episode? Me too. 

 

Don’t forget to ask yourself the question, “If you got to the end of your life and you were able to meet the person you could have become, what would you regret not doing?” What a powerful question, right?! 

 

Share your takeaways and thoughts in the comments below the show notes. I would love to hear from you. 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

 

Mar 27, 2020

Having experienced the challenges of being a teen mom of twins, Sirena Thomas decided to defy the odds and do the seemingly impossible. Through discovering her own personal power, she has led several small businesses to multi-million dollar revenues and won hundreds of Federal Contracts. Her success has been recognized by national media such as Black Enterprise Magazine, The New York Times, NBC and more. Today, she continues to inspire leaders and entrepreneurs to Live Bold. Believe Big. & Take Action.

Her new book, Water Walker: How to Embrace Uncertainty and Do the Seemingly Impossible, has gained wide acceptance from audiences around the country. This book is overflowing with actionable insights and hard-hitting principles that will empower you to step out of your comfort zone and into a realm of new possibilities. This Boss, Wife and Homeschooling mom is a woman on the move. YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT!

 During our conversation, Sirena talks about: 

  • How she began her entrepreneurial journey as a single mom of twins at the age of 17
  • Getting clear about your vision/goals 
  • The inspiration behind “Water Walker” and the “Walk Method”
  • Managing “Mommy-guilt”
  • How to Un-become in order to become the person you were always meant to be 
  • What the B.M.W. life means and why she doesn’t really believe in work-life balance

Here’s how to connect with Sirena Thomas: 

Website: www.sirenaspeaks.com

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

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

Purchase Sirena’s book here!

Did you enjoy this episode? Share your takeaways and thoughts in the comments below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/164. I want to hear from you. 

Want to shoot me an email? You can do that at Erica@momswithdreams.com

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

 

Mar 12, 2020

Kerry and Adam Anderson are the founders of Whole Life Entrepreneurship and their business almost ended their marriage. Through a great deal of hard work, self-awareness and vulnerability, they overcame those dark days. Kerry and Adam now believe that you can have a successful business AND a successful relationship without having to sacrifice either one. Their mission at Whole Life Entrepreneurship is to bring those lessons to other entrepreneurial families to help them lead better, more fulfilled lives. Kerry is also the author of In Bed with The Business: The Entrepreneurial Spouse’s Survival Guide.

During our conversation, Kerry talks about:

  • How her and her husband’s business almost ruined their marriage
  • The work she put in to save her marriage
  • Why she couldn’t finish something and what she learned about herself
  • How the routine of being a wife left her feeling unfulfilled
  • And much more…

Where you can find Kerry Anderson online:

Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/321ng5h

YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2NHmarg

Instagram Page: https://bit.ly/2MMHhJd

You can buy Kerry’s book here

 

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Kerry Anderson and heard something that you can apply in your life or business to help you in your journey to your dreams.

What’s your takeaway? What resonated with you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below the show notes. If you’d like to send me an email, you can do that at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Before I leave, I want to invite you to attend my inaugural Reclaim Your Life After Divorce Online Series from March 9th- 25th, featuring 17 influential women with real-life success stories and strategies. I created this series to help women heal, rebuild and live the life they want and deserve after divorce. You can get your free virtual ticket at: http://bit.ly/reclaim2020. I hope to see you there!

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

 

Erica 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Feb 27, 2020

Andie Kramer is a partner at an international law firm known as “one of the 10 Best Big Law Firms for Female Attorneys” and is the founding chair of the firm’s Gender Diversity Committee. Andie’s extensive research and pragmatic voice have made her a nationally recognized advocate for women’s advancement and an authority on gender communication. Andie was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America. She also co-authored the incredible book, It’s Not You, It’s The Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and The Bias That Built It with her husband and attorney, Al Harris.

During our conversation, Andie talks about:

  • Bias that working moms with young children face
  • Same-gender conflict in the workplace
  • Reverse bias and shaming against women without children
  • Pressure of being a “good mom” if you work outside of the home
  • Solutions to help women overcome same-gender conflicts, bias and stereotypes
  • How gender bias impacts women-owned startups
  • And much more…

Where you can find Andie Kramer online:

Website: www.andieandal.com

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

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AndieandAl

Facebook: www.facebook.com/breakingthroughbias/

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Andie Kramer and were enlightened on this sensitive topic. If you’re dealing with bias and/or stereotypes in the workplace, I hope you heard something that encouraged you. Reach out to Andie and see how she can help you overcome these issues.

.What’s your takeaway? What resonated with you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/162. If you’d like to send me an email, you can do that at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Before I leave, I want to invite you to attend my inaugural Reclaim Your Life After Divorce Online Series from March 9th- 25th, featuring 15+ influential women with real-life success stories and strategies. I created this series to help women heal, rebuild and live the life they want and deserve after divorce. You can get your free virtual ticket at: http://bit.ly/reclaim2020. I hope to see you there!

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

 

Erica 

 

 

Feb 13, 2020

Telese Hampton is the owner of T. Hampton Consulting, where she utilizes her 15+ years of human resources experience and expertise to provide consulting services to small business owners. Telese is a speaker and author of her book, Expedition to Success: How To Reset Your Mind and Transform Your Life. Telese is also a loving wife and mother of two beautiful daughters.

During our conversation, Telese talks about:

  • how she transformed her human resources experience into an HR consulting firm
  • the free and simple marketing strategy she used to land her first consulting client
  • stepping out on faith to start her business while facing her fear of failure
  • the most common obstacle that prevents moms from following their dreams
  • practical tips for cultivating a positive mindset and more…

Where you can find Telese Hampton online:

Website: www.telesehampton.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingwithpurpose

Instagram: www.instagram.com/telesehampton

You can click here to purchase her book on Amazon

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Telese Hampton. Most of all, I hope you heard something that will help you reset your mind and transform your life.

My golden takeaway is to listen and answer your calling. Life is too short for you not to do what God created you to do. The last thing you want is to be living your last days with regret and “what ifs” – what if I started that business? What if I wrote that book? Do it now while you’re able. Don’t let fear, negative self-talk, doubt, or anything else stand in the way of your dreams and purpose.

What’s your takeaway? What resonated with you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/161. If you’d like to send me an email, you can do that at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica 

Jan 23, 2020

Mary Catalogna is a health coach who helps busy, professional women go from feeling inconsistent with their wellness goals to being driven and committed to living a healthy lifestyle. She uses her story of healing to inspire women to be strong and heroic in their journey to healthy living.

During our conversation, Mary talks about:

  • Her obsession with healthy eating that resulted in being diagnosed with orthorexia
  • How she literally became ill from dieting
  • Her recovery from adrenal fatigue, leaky gut and brain fog
  • How to evaluate your health and wellness status
  • Biggest health and wellness challenge that working moms face and more…

Where you can find Mary Catalogna online:

Website: https://marynorawellness.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/run.w.nora

The 5 Day Gut Health Challenge: www.5daygutchallenge.com

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Mary Catalogna. Most of all, I hope you heard something that will help you live healthier and feel better.

My golden takeaway is to follow a nutrition plan and remember to evaluate your own body’s needs.

What's your takeaway? What resonated with you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/160. If you’d like to send me an email, you can do that at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

 

Erica

 

Jan 9, 2020

Kelly McCausey is a blogger, podcaster and content-focused business coach in love with her community. In business since 2002, Kelly co-hosts retreats, co-working vacations and hotel conferences for female entrepreneurs in Florida every winter and spring.

During our conversation, Kelly talks about:

  • Her journey as a struggling, single mom to a successful entrepreneur
  • How she managed mom guilt
  • Two of the biggest challenges she faced while building her business after divorce
  • Why content marketing is important and how to do it the right way
  • Embracing what you’re good at
  • Building confidence for a success in business and more…

Where you can find Kelly McCausey online:

Websites: https://www.lovepeoplemakemoney.com and https://www.beachpreneurs.com

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @kellymccausey

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Kelly McCausey and heard something that you can apply in your life or business. One of my takeaways was to embrace what I’m good at. So many times, I’ve found myself minimizing my gifts and feeling shy when asked to talk about myself. Can you relate? I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below the show notes at: http://ericablocker.com/159. If you’d like to send me an email, you can do that at: Erica@momswithdreams.com.

Until next time, RECLAIM your DREAM. Do what YOU love. Make a difference.

Take care,

Erica

Dec 4, 2019

Lynette Bradshaw is a bestselling author, speaker, coach, and professional photographer. She is the owner of Restore Her Worth, LLC where she helps moms restore their emotional and financial independence, shift their stories, and evolve into the best version of themselves. Lynette’s coaching services are for women who are ready for their next chapter in life. She is passionate about helping women discover who they are on a journey of ownership and authenticity of self.

Her bestselling books are: In Search of Me: A Journey to Self-Love, Self-Worth, and Purpose (available in paperback and workbook); Moments of Gratitude Journal; and The Locked Chamber: Healing the Hearts of God’s Daughters. Lynette also co-authored the bestseller, Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Conversation with God.

Lynette is a proud mother of four beautiful children and grandmother of two precious grandchildren.

During our conversation, Lynette talks about:

  • How she became a life coach for moms and what led her to serve in the way in which she does
  • The struggle she faced to redefine herself after divorce
  • How she reconnected with herself and reclaimed her identity
  • The first thing she did during her process of redefining herself
  • And more…

Where you can find Lynette Bradshaw online:

Website: www.RestoreHerWorth.com

Facebook: Lynette M. Bradshaw

 

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Lynette Bradshaw and are feeling encouraged.

Life goes on after divorce. In many cases, it gets better!

As you heard with Lynette, she was able to redefine herself, reconnect with her dreams, restore her worth, and is now walking in her purpose.

I’ve been there, and I know how difficult divorce and rebuilding your life afterwards can be.

The holidays are especially difficult – especially your first holiday after divorce. If you’re going through this right now, I have a special gift to help lift your spirits during this season. I created a 5-step guide that you can download – and it’s totally free! You can get your copy at: http://ericablocker.com/holidayguide.

When you download your guide, you’ll join my VIP list and will start to receive inspiration, tips, and other goodies to support you in this season of life.

If you have any thoughts, please feel free to leave your comments below the show notes at: ericablocker.com/158. If you’d like to send me a personal note, you can email me at: Erica@momswithdreams.com. I’ll be sure to respond to you.

Thanks so much for being a part of my extended family! I appreciate you and am so grateful that you are here with me.

Until next time – RECLAIM your dream. Do what YOU love. Make a DIFFERENCE.

Take care,

Erica

 

Nov 20, 2019

Jamie ‘Jai’ Morrison is an author and health, fitness and wellness champion. Jamie’s love for reading started when she found the books, The Coldest Winter Ever, by Sister Souljah and Flyy Girl, by Omar Tyree. As a child, Jamie’s passion for reading became her escape after she and her siblings were sent to live with various family members.

Jamie earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies after 13 years of service in the military as a medical technician. After having her second child, Jamie began a health, fitness, and wellness journey that led to fitness and bodybuilding competitions.

Fueled by her desire to help others and trials she faced as a young woman, Jamie shared her story in her first book, 16 Years 2 Life. Her second book, Boots, Bibs, and Barbells, encourages women from all walks of life to chase their goals and shows them how to take the fear out of meal planning.

During our conversation, Jamie talks about:

  • Her challenging childhood of neglect, mental, and emotional abuse
  • Losing both of her parents at 11 years old
  • How she found the courage to share her truth
  • The correlation she discovered between childhood trauma and physical health & fitness
  • How she balances motherhood as an author, personal fitness trainer, and a full-time career as a physician’s assistant in the military
  • How she practices self-care
  • How she spends quality time with her children and more…

Where you can find Jamie Morrison online:

Website: https://jamiejai.com

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

I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Jamie Morrison, and that you feel inspired to follow your dreams. No matter where you are in your life, you can always make time to do what lights you up and makes you feel alive.

If you’re feeling a little stuck and would like support around balancing motherhood with your dreams and career, practicing self-care, or any other challenge you may be facing as a mom, I’d love to speak with you. Shoot me a quick email at: Erica@momswithdreams.com, and I’ll be sure to respond.

Do you have a topic you’d like me to discuss on the Moms with Dreams Show? Leave me a comment below the show notes at http://ericablocker.com/157 or you can send an email. I love hearing from you, and I ALWAYS personally respond back to you.

Thanks for being a part of my extended family and allowing me to ride with you on this exciting journey to your dreams.

Until next time – RECLAIM your DREAMS! Do what YOU LOVE. Make a DIFFERENCE!

Take care,

Erica

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

 

 

 

 

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