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Stepping Up for the Working Mom

Author: Nikki Gingrich

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Inspiring hope and motivating you to make bold moves, all while listening to your intuition to up level your life and become the person you are meant to be! I will challenge you to think differently, to open your eyes to new ideas and to support you. If are ready to push through fear and anxiety and live a fulfilling life than this is the podcast for you. We will talk all things life including career, marriage and parenting. Follow Nikki on Instagram @NikkiGingrich or email nikki@nikkigingrich.com
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In 2018 I quit my full-time job because I wanted to live my life on my terms. I didn't want to be tied to a desk, I wanted to have freedom of time to pick my kids up from school without needing or requiring after school care. I wanted to take them to the park in the summer in the middle of the day on a Wednesday simple because I wanted to. It wasn't just about creating my own business, but finding a way to live my life on my terms. To find a work/life balance that fulfilled my needs as a working mom. I did just that by constantly following my heart, listening to my intuition and taking calculated risks. You can do that too!!! I can't tell you what you want for your work/life balance, but I can tell you that whatever you want is possible! 
Just as the seasons change so does our life. We are constantly moving in a new direction, and repeating the cycle over and over again. We may change what we do, but the cycle remains the same.....First....plant the seedsSecond...take care of the seeds giving it water and sun to growThird...waiting for it to grow and flourishFourth...harvesting your good workEach year, each day, each month we go through seasons. Learn to give yourself grace by first determining where you are in your life. Whether it's as a parent, in a relationship, with your business. Honor that season and thank it for being where you are, knowning that you are growing to get to the next stage. 
Changing Your Beliefs

Changing Your Beliefs

2020-11-1114:48

What we believe to be true isn't always truth....actually most of the time it's a story that we've created in our head and repeated over and over again until we believed that it was truth. If you want to make changes in your life you must find these beliefs and show yourself that they aren't true and create more empowering beliefs.  I have had to do this time and time again as I pivoted from working full-time, to full-time entrepreneur to part-time employee and part-time entrepreneur. I've recently made a change in my beliefs around food and exercise and I finally started eating better and losing weight that I've been carrying around for 5 years. 
Manifestation 101

Manifestation 101

2020-11-0315:52

Have you heard of Manifestation and Law of Attraction? Tried it before and it didn't work? Want to figure out how to make it work for you because you want to bring things or people into your life? This is a great intro into Manifestation and how to get started today attracting the things or people you want into your life!!! 
There is a ripple effect to the Coronavirus. It doesn't just affect us individually, or our family unit it affected everyone around me. The worry, the fear the doubt. Yet not one medical professional told me to ensure I was taking care of my mental health. Thankfully I have a bunch of tools in my tool box already that I leaned on heavily last week. Last week my son and I were tested (both negative), but the emotional toll it took on me was exhausting. Having to deal with taking my 5 year to get tested, then telling work I wouldn't be coming in, having my son home all week while I took Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. If you find yourself in a space where your mental and emotional health is at risk, I highly recommend you do these 3 things to ensure you are taking care of you: 1. Journal all your feelings and emotions2. Find quiet time - meditate!!! 3. Change your surroundings - go for a long week or get away for a day or 2 
We all have dreams, and it's easy to dream, it's not always easy to take action  on those dreams. Our egos tend to get in the way because the action required of us is scary and uncomfortable. But if you find yourself inspired to take action and you're afraid then trust yourself to know you are doing exactly what you need to do! We must know where we want to go, but we don't need to know every single step, we just need to do the next step. It's the small forward motion that will create the momentum we need to get to our dreams!! 
I'm a woman and I follow a 28 day cycle, my body and my mood fluctuates with this cycle. So 9 months ago I started actively following my cycle. I paid attention to where I was in my cycle. Then in May 2020 I went off of birth control completely and allowed my body to regulate itself. Through the practice of tracking my cycle and now actively seed cycling I noticed some major shifts each month. I'm slowly becoming more aware of times of low energy and times of high energy. Through this awareness I'm using my cycle to plan out my schedule, take rest when I need it and eat differently. When we as women listen to our bodies we can become advocates for ourselves. We can ask for what we need, when we need it. We also understand why we may be more tired and instead of pushing through that feeling and forcing ourselves to feel a different way we can lean in and allow ourselves to flow through the different parts of our cycle. 
Having courage is about taking action in spite of fear! The fear will always be there and if we wait for the fear to go away we'll never take the action. Inspired by recent conversations around courage, confidence, fear and showing up consistently for our business and our lives I'm sharing with you what I've learned. I hope you are inspired to take the action even when it's hard and scary. You are worth it!! 
Meditation can help you find inspiration when you feel you have none!! It allows you to quiet the body and open up the mind to all sorts of new ideas!! I've created a 6 week meditation to boost creativity program just for you, someone who is posting content on social media, writing emails and connecting with an audience. I know what it's like to feel like you've got nothing to say, but I'm here to tell you that you always have something to say and meditation will help you find those words. Join me at nikkigingrich.com/meditation We start on October 12, 2020
Do you use intuition in your work? Do you take the time to listen to your intuition and when you do, do you even believe in it? I pride myself on being strong-willed and making decisions with my life based on if things feel right or not. Except when it comes to certain parts of my work, especially new ideas and projects. I've always held back thinking my idea weren't good enough, or I didn't have enough experience to really try something new. I've carried this limiting belief into my own business. Starting this business I knew I'd be able to let my creativity flow because it's all mine, except I let this belief continue to hold me back. So I'm sharing a few stories with you about where I've experienced this limiting belief and how I'm working to change it. 
The top question I'm asking myself right now is "What do I need right now?" It's also a question that is filled with guilt and shame because putting my needs before my kids or husband is difficult. I naturally want them to be happy before myself. I've got 2 stories where I put my needs first and it worked out so much better than I could have even imagined. Here my stories and start asking yourself this same question!!! ----------------------------------------------------------Join the 5 Day Challenge for Parents to reduce stress and anxiety during this challenging time. nikkigingrich.com/challenge
Inspired by my own growth and lessons learned this episode is about the journey. It's about looking at your struggles and challenges as powerful growth opportunities. I reference the book Claim Your Power by Mastin Kipp and highly recommend this 40 day journey for anyone looking to take quantum leaps in living your life on purpose. 
Brea Starmer is the Founder of Lions+Tigers, a marketing and strategy consultancy building a bridge to the future of work. In 2018, Brea started the firm in response to a need she identified as a senior consultant and mom of two young boys: flexible, fractional high-impact work. Her team of 50+ serve clients like Microsoft and Google. Brea is most passionate about helping people thrive in their “highest and best use” through courageous action. When she’s not with her boys, you can find Brea living the Lions+Tigers mission from her backyard She Shed office outside of Seattle, WA.  In this episode we talk about: Partnering with your spouse on work/life balanceStarting a business based on mission and purposeWomen advocating for themselves in the workplaceLearn more about Brea and connect with her: Website: https://lions-tigers.com/about/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lionsandtigersco/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lionsandtigers/about/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lionstigersco/
Right now, during this crazy time, it's difficult to get long hours of work in. Whether you are at your office, or you're working from home with kids around you, it's a challenge to focus right now. You are being pulled in so many different directions. In this episode you will learn how to ensure you get more focused, so that you are more productive in less time. It's about being inspired, being productive and being efficient!!  
Waking up early is something leaders in the self-development world preach. It's also something I do and have done since I was in high school. Yet, even after all these years of waking up early it's still a challenge. My husband and I started a new routine last week and he started waking up early with me. We'd do our own morning routine, or as I like to call it intentional time. Then we'd meet up and workout together. On Wednesday morning I said to him "You know after all these years you'd think it be easier to get out of bed early in the morning." In this episode I'm sharing with you tips on how I work to get myself out of bed, because even though it's a challenge it's always worth it!!! 
You are a busy, you have a lot to do and a lot on your mind. You want to be super woman and do it all, but you are constantly falling short. Sound familiar? Yea, I know that feeling too. Letting go of doing it all is something I am working on all the time. I've gotten so much better over the last few years, but those moments still creep in every now and then. In this episode you'll learn tips about how to let go of the hustle, focus on the priorities and enjoy your life without the feeling of having to do it all!!! 
After being triggered by a post on social media I dive deep into what it really means to be a successful entrepreneur. How does society define it, how do I define it and how you can define it for yourself. Is it money? Is number of followers? What is it? How do we get away from what society says is successful to create our own definition. 
Our Moving Journey

Our Moving Journey

2020-08-1024:54

We left our home of 11 years. The place we brought home our 2 babies and our fur baby. The only home they've ever known. It was an adventure filled with all the emotions from grief to joy, to gratitude and fear. Listen in to hear about my side of the journey, where we are now just 11 days after the move. 
Having a compelling vision gave me the confidence to quit my full-time job, start my own business, host a live-event and start this podcast. Visualization is so powerful, it can allow you to connect with what it is you truly want in life. Otherwise, without a vision you are just floundering around without any direction, without any reason why. In this episode I share how I used visualization in my life and how you can start using visualization to creat the life you desire! ---------------------------------------------------------Grab the 3 week Beginner Meditation Program at nikkigingrich.com/programs
How can I be more calm? This is a question I've been asking myself lately because my anger is something I'm trying to be aware of lately. When I'm trying to improve something about myself it starts with being aware, and then focusing on making the change. Here is how I'm using this question to bring to awareness and help me make change. ---------------------------------------------------------Grab the 3 week Beginner Meditation Program at nikkigingrich.com/programs
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