The Working Mom’s Podcast
Self Awareness

Self Awareness

June 30, 2021

“There are so many things, that as you're trying to grow a business or as you're working, that you really need help with. Asking for help is actually a boss move.” says Lisa Latimer. She is a mindset coach and host of the Personal Growth Lifestyle Podcast. She goes on to explain self-healing and the process of walking your mindset consciously.

 

Emerging victorious after over a decade in the trenches of narcissist abuse, Lisa knows what it takes to cut through crippling low self-esteem and fear of failure. As a self-awareness facilitator/coach and author, Lisa helps women silence fear, gain clarity, and create the fulfillment they crave in life and business.

As a human filter, she’s obsessed with flipping the script on ideas and conventional wisdom, dissecting it to understand how her clients and herself process it.

 

Tune into this week’s episode of The Working Moms for an informative conversation between host Pam Maass and Lisa Latimer about how to increase your self-awareness, becoming Jedi Master-like in your ability to consciously filter out what doesn’t serve you, get to the roots of your false truths & self-limiting beliefs so that they’re no longer a threat (possibly becoming an asset), and creating new habits that will help you break through the most difficult walls.

 

Quotes

  • “There's no finish line. And that's okay. Because I think that when you look at it as an adventure, it really becomes more interesting. And it allows you to create this curiosity. And that's so much of what mindset is, is it's being curious. It's developing this ability to look at things from more than just one angle.” (3:44-4:05)
  • “Your self awareness allows you to really process that information in a way that's going to lead you to success and fulfillment and all of the things that you want in life, versus leading you away from those things and having you in these self defeating patterns just kind of chasing your tail.” (4:35-5:20)
  • “When you take accountability for things, you're actually allowing yourself the power, and the permission to say, you know what, I've got this, it doesn't have to be like this forever..” (10:50-11:30)
  • “The more you question things, the more you start to dig and you dig up these gems. And so that's why I recommend journaling, because you're going to come up with so many random bits and pieces. And you need a place to put them so that you could sit down sometimes and just look at it all.” (13:32-13:51)
  • “Our brains crave predictability, your brain wants to kind of ensure your survival. So it's really easy to survive situations that you are already comfortable with, and that you know what to expect. So those are the top two things that I like to have people ask themselves about their thoughts and their behavioral patterns and start to work their way with their journaling” (17:52-18:17)
  • “I really believe in my heart that when we improve ourselves, when we increase our self-awareness, eventually our collective awareness will follow. And we are at such a point in time where self awareness is hard enough to find because we're being pushed and pulled in so many directions, right? We need to learn how to cut through all the noise and get that clarity.” (26:45-27:11)

Links

https://www.facebook.com/groups/shessobossmindsetincubator

https://ambitious-women-rize.mn.co/share/5STcTbYjtP6l4Cz1?utm_source=manual

https://lisalatimer.com/feed/podcast

 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms 

 

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/ 

 

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

The Power of LinkedIn from a LinkedIn Junkie

The Power of LinkedIn from a LinkedIn Junkie

June 15, 2021

“We do business with people, and that’s really the foundation of LinkedIn,” says Benita Samuels, self-proclaimed LinkedIn junkie. She goes on to explain that LinkedIn rewards people for participating and being present in the platform’s community. While LinkedIn may have originated as a place to put your digital resume, Benita warns listeners that the platform has drastically shifted gears since Microsoft acquired it in 2016. Now, LinkedIn is a place where individuals and businesses should share who they are, what they do, and how they help. In this digital age, LinkedIn provides a new forum for networking...and who wants to actively connect with the person in the corner at a networking event, who never speaks their mind or shares their authentic self?

Benita started out her career in corporate brand marketing, increasing the visibility of major brands from San Pellegrino to Nestle to Disney. She got started right as the digital world was starting to explode and has witnessed the evolution of marketing throughout the digital age. After many years in the corporate world, Benita decided to branch out and started her own business, Visibility Solutions Group, where she helps solopreneurs and small business owners boost their digital presence. Benita has also spent 19 years as a working mom and aims to set the foundation for her daughters to become strong, confident women and business people down the road.

Tune into this week’s episode of The Working Moms for an informative conversation between host Pam Maas and Benita Samuels about how to create an intentional, thoughtful and engaging presence on LinkedIn. If you are a business owner looking to increase your digital visibility, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable LinkedIn gurus out there!

Quotes
• “People always tell you that time goes by really quickly, and the truth of the matter: it is and it does. And so, where you are setting really wonderful examples for your children being a successful working mom, make sure you take the time to just sit and be with them, play with them….Take the time because you deserve it. Work is wonderful, I love my work, but those moments you can only capture when they’re happening, and you’ve gotta stop to appreciate them.” (0:51-1:48)

• “As a small business owner or a solopreneur, you don’t have the same financial access to tools and individuals who have a level of experience that could benefit you as a small business owner….The truth of the matter is that everything I have over the years can easily be adapted to any different varying sizes of businesses. And so it just seemed to make sense to me.” (4:35-5:20)

• “First and foremost, it doesn’t matter if you’re a solopreneur or a big business owner. Everybody should be on LinkedIn if you are in business. That is just the foundation because that is where people start.” (7:11-7:24)

• “Let’s remember that LinkedIn is not your digital resume….Your LinkedIn profile should really be about who you are, what you do, and how you help.” (9:46-10:16)

• “Social media gives this illusion that you have a relationship. So, people often say, ‘Oh, Benita, I know you! I see you on LinkedIn all the time.’ I may have never met them. But they have this belief system and a trust that they know me because I’m sharing content on LinkedIn.” (16:02-16:22)

• “Start every day with a beautiful cup of coffee...and open up your LinkedIn and spend 15 minutes going through your feed and reading what people have to say and commenting and being part of the community. That will just start to help you practice that muscle.” (30:12-30:33)

Links
https://visibilitysolutionsgroup.com/ 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/benita-samuels/ 

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms 
Pamela Maass on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/ 
Law Mother Website: https://www.lawmother.com 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

Real Estate as a Lasting Legacy

Real Estate as a Lasting Legacy

June 1, 2021

Meredith Andersen first discovered her passion for real estate after her husband read Flipping Houses for Dummies. At the time, Meredith and her husband were living on a sailboat off the coast of Mexico. They originally returned to the states to flip houses with the ultimate goal of collecting passive income to put towards future sailing adventures. And while Meredith’s dream of permanently living at sea never materialized, she nevertheless developed a love for real estate that has stuck with her to this day.

After entering the real estate world, Meredith was originally working 24/7. She explains that this wasn’t a burden for her, since she truly enjoys what she does. However, once she started building a family, it became harder for her to balance real estate responsibilities with raising her kids. Meredith found a solution in building out her team, which now consists of four agents and a full time administrative assistant. Meredith describes this transition as entering a new season of her life. While she started in a season of full-time work mode, she has since moved to a season of leadership, in which she can help her agents get what they need to thrive AND take care of her two young kids. Meredith’s number one tip for working moms is to accept that life is a journey of balancing rather than finding finite balance. Viewing this balancing process as active and ongoing has helped relieve a lot of pressure for Meredith as she navigates the challenges of working motherhood.

Meredith not only helps her clients buy and sell properties, but she also capitalizes on the benefits of real estate investment in her own life. When asked why real estate is a good investment for families, Meredith explains that real estate pays you in three ways: (1) equity, (2) passive income, and (3) tax write offs. She urges listeners to find a real estate agent they like, trust, and who knows the area well before entering the market. Tune into this week’s episode of The Working Moms Podcast to learn more about Meredith’s career in real estate, her recommendations for real estate investors, and her tips for working moms trying to achieve more balance in their lives. 

Quotes
• “There’s a saying that you’re not trying to go for a completely balanced life. It’s not balanced; you’re balancing….You’re never going to be to this point where it’s done and I’m there. You kind of have that theory in your head sometimes or it’s kind of like you’re reaching for this unattainable ‘balanced.’ So I liked that idea that it’s ok...that I’m always balancing the things that I want to see in my life.”  (0:42-1:22)

• “I was working basically 24/7….It was because I love it. I love what I do, I want to hustle, and I want to grow and help people. So I found it really challenging because I have all that desire and I have all that drive and when you become a mom, there’s a sense of, ‘Do I still get to have those things? Am I still allowed to have that much drive and that much desire because I have these girls that depend on me now?” (10:16-10:45)

• “I'm really passionate about helping people figure out what it is they want, realize that they deserve what they want (because a lot of times that’s a big hurdle – feeling deserving of everything that you want), and then getting it.” (24:02-24:20)

Links
https://www.andersenhomegroup.com/ 

Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms 

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/ 

Law Mother Website:
https://www.lawmother.com 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

Growing Your Blog

Growing Your Blog

May 18, 2021

“Embrace the few things you can do, and do those things really well,” says Jenny Levine Finke, Certified Integrated Nutrition Coach and author of Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You. In this episode of Working Moms, Jenny is sharing her insider knowledge on how to grow your blog -- and actually make money! 

Jenny started her blogging journey after she was diagnosed with Celiacs disease in her 30s. She decided to enroll in an online nutrition coach training to learn more about her disease and help people like her feel better, but she soon discovered she wanted to do more than help individual clients. So, she started a blog! In the many years since, she has grown her following, started communities on social media, written a book, and made an income from her passion project. 

If you have dreams of being a blogger, you are going to want to tune in to learn more about how Jenny made it happen, and all the lessons she’s learned along the way! 

Quotes

  • “I just thought if I could soak in this knowledge, I could become successful too. I think of myself as my own case study.”  
  • “You need to think of your blog, not necessarily as this physical blog online, but as a community. And when you start to see things as a community -- so I see this as a gluten free community, I’m trying to build a real sense of community here -- and so I think if you are gonna come into  this, think of it not as a blog but as building a community.”  (17:57-18:27) 

Links

https://www.goodforyouglutenfree.com 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms

 

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

Effective Communication in a Family Law Case

Effective Communication in a Family Law Case

May 4, 2021

“Be merciful with yourself,” says family lawyer Genet Johnson. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Genet is talking about effective communication in a family law case - and how setting goals for the important conversations you have about your case can help you get the best outcome. 

Genet reveals some of the lessons she’s learned from her time as a family lawyer, which she shares in this episode. Her top tip? Make a plan about what you want to get out of your conversation, and slow down. As she says, “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.” This is especially important when communicating with your loved ones, who are probably also dealing with strong emotions during this time. 

Genet’s actionable insights about communicating during a family law case are valuable for any difficult or emotional conversation. You’re going to want to listen in!

Quotes

  • “If this comes up again, will I be able to stand by that? Can I defend that? And if you’re not sure, that’s an internal conversation that should continue before you say something that you might regret.” (12:02-12:17)
  • “When our hearts are beating fast and we’re agitated, it’s very easy to say things we don’t mean.” 

Links

https://www.linkedin.com/in/genet-t-johnson-a7031018/ 

 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms

 

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/

 

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

Mindful Return to Work

Mindful Return to Work

April 20, 2021

“Micro self-care really matters,” says Lori Mihalich-Levin, partner at a global law firm and founder of Mindful Return, an online community for working parents transitioning back from parental leave. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Lori is talking about all her tips and tricks for parents transitioning back to work -- from building community to buying noise cancelling headphones so you can work from home without going bonkers. 

Lori focuses the conversation around the four pillars of her Mindful Return program: mindset, logistics, leadership, and connection. Those pillars are based on her own experience as a working mom trying to go back to the law firm without any support or guidance. As Lori says, “There were a ton of classes about what my baby needs, but nothing about what I need as a parent.” 

Lori shares tons of amazing, tangible, practical tips that you can do, whether you are back in the office or still working from home in this week’s episode, so don’t miss it! 

Quotes

  • “People since the dawn of time have been engaged their villages in caring for their children. What we do that’s weird is expect that it's just one person that’s supposed to be doing it.” (10:59-11:09) 
  • “My legacy is normalizing working parenthood. I blare it from the rooftops that I’ve got these kids and I’m a kickass partner at a law firm. It is possible to have the street cred and have babies as well.” (16:50-17:05)

Links

https://www.mindfulreturn.com/working-mom-not-abandoning/

 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

Millionaire Mindset & Intuitive Budgeting

Millionaire Mindset & Intuitive Budgeting

April 6, 2021

“You do not need to be a millionaire to have a millionaire mindset,” says financial life coach Annette Schmidt. This week, Pam is talking with Annette about cultivating a millionaire mindset and how to become an intuitive budgeter -- but this isn’t about spreadsheets and tedious tracking. It’s all about making financial goals for yourself, and then making sure your money habits are in alignments with those goals. 

Annette says she “grew up” in finance because she became a banker at eighteen. She left corporate America when she became a mom, but she never lost her passion for helping people manage and grow their money. Annette shares her philosophy on wealth, and reminds us that at the end of the day, money management can’t be separated from our other life goals. She talks with Pam about finding your “why,” getting out of three common money cycles, and learning how to align your spending with what you actually enjoy. 

This episode is full of incredible, actionable ways to change your relationship with money -- you are going to want to tune in! 

 

Quotes

  • “I really wanted to start coaching to help women start to break the money cycles we get stuck in. (2:17-2:25)
  • “The biggest piece when it comes to creating the millionaire mindset is going to be to start to look at money differently. And in order to start to look at money differently, you need to know how you look at it now.” (9:15-9:26)

Links:

www.facebook.com/groups/financiallysavvymoms

www.instagram.com/thefinsavvymom

www.thefinsavvymom.com

Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4hLjgNzQnPP5axQ9SVopN3?si=mHsN-9Q5RmWc3Vf5QTdnHQ

 

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

Success Path with John Lee Dumas

Success Path with John Lee Dumas

March 18, 2021

“We get 1% better every day,” says John Lee Dumas, better known as JLD of the award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire, which reaches over 1 million listeners per month. JLD is a major figure in podcasting, but his success didn’t happen overnight. In this episode of the Working Moms podcast, Pam is talking with JLD about his new book The Common Path to Uncommon Success,, and what he’s learned about achieving financial freedom from interviewing more than 3000 amazing entrepreneurs. 

 

Tune in this week to hear about: 

  • The difference between making a million dollars and achieving true financial freedom
  • What it means to live in your zone of fire
  • How the five people you hang out with every day shape your life, AND
  • Amazing women leaders you need to know about!

 

You won’t want to miss this interview with Pam and JLD about what it takes to really be free. 

Quotes

  • “Become the best solution to a real problem”
  • “Financial freedom, it’s all about getting down there and saying: ‘How can I, within my means, live the life I want to live, doing what I want to do?’ Which is what brings the fulfillment part, because when you’re fulfilled, you are living in your zone of fire.” (6:52-7:04)

 

Links:

Bio: John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award winning podcast, Entrepreneurs On Fire. With over 100 million listens of his 3000+ episodes, JLD has turned Entrepreneurs On Fire into a media empire that generates over a million listens every month and 7-figures of NET annual revenue 8-years in a row. His first traditionally published book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success is available for pre-order now with 5 amazing bonuses at UncommonSuccessBook.com

Entrepreneurs on Fire: https://www.eofire.com

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theworkingmoms

 

Pamela Maass on Linkedin:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-maass/

 

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

 

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

https://www.meetfireside.com/podcast-production-service/

 

PR & Podcast Pitch Tips

PR & Podcast Pitch Tips

March 9, 2021

“If someone listens to you and they like, then they are going to seek you out and buy from you,” says Michelle Glogovac, host of My Simplified Life podcast and founder of The MSL Collective. Michelle is a podcast aficionado and PR expert, and she talks with host Pam Maass about her top podcast pitching tips for business owners at all stages of their career. 

Michelle spent most of her career in general aviation, though her childhood dream was law. But when she listened to her first podcast in September 2018, she was inspired to start looking for her passion. Ironically, the host from that first podcast asked her to pitch an interview, and Michelle realized how much she loved podcasting itself -- and the process of building relationships in the podcasting community. 

In this episode, Michelle talks about when and how to pitch, where to find the podcasts that will want to feature you, and how to know if it's time to start your own podcast. For all the podcast dreamers out there, this episode is for you! 

Quotes

  • “It’s all relationship based. It’s growing that relationship, being authentic and genuine in how you're doing it...” (4:26-4:33)
  • “First, I think that everyone has a story that needs to be shared. And it's our duty to share that story, because it can be life changing. You only need one person to be listening for it to effect someone” (5:34-5:45)

Links:

www.themslcollective.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-simplified-life/id1479782634

Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/workingmoms

Pamela Maass on LinkedIn

Law Mother Website:

https://www.lawmother.com

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

Marketing & Launching a Business

Marketing & Launching a Business

February 23, 2021

“Don’t find a partner that’s like you,” says Lynn Power, Co-Founder & CEO of MASAMI. As a long-time marketing executive turned co-founder of a successful clean beauty company, Lynn knows what it takes to not only start a business, but reach your audience. In this episode of the Working Moms Podcast, she tells the story of her transition into entrepreneurship, and shares some amazing, inexpensive resources to help you spread the word about your business. 

After thirty years in marketing, Lynn wasn’t feeling fulfilled by her job anymore. She had lost that creative spark that got her into marketing in the first place. When she met her co-founder and his husband, Masa (the inspiration for MASAMI!) she knew she’d found something that would inspire her. She talks with Pam about her top tips for developing a killer marketing strategy, some free/cheap resources she’s used to make content and drive brand awareness, and how she balances motherhood and her life as a CEO by dragging her kids along, so they can get in on the action. 

Tune in this week to fast track your marketing plan and learn from the best -- while embracing the work that truly inspires you. 

Quotes

  • “Don’t find a partner or founder/co-founder that’s like you. Don’t clone yourself thinking you can get twice as much done, because it actually doesn’t work that way.” (7:36-7:45)
  • “You can really start to create chapters of your story once you know what the title of your book is.” (12:56-13:03)

Links

https://www.lovemasami.comInstagram

https://www.instagram.com/lovemasamihair/

 

Links mentioned in episode:

https://www.helpareporter.com

https://videoleapapp.com

https://www.dojomojo.com/home

 

Facebook Group

Pamela Maass on Linkedin

Law Mother Website

Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

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