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Working Parent Resource

The Working Parent Resource podcast explores the "New Rules" of Working Parenthood. Society is changing at an unprecedented rate, and working parents are struggling to keep up. We're faced with challenges that didn't exist even 10 years ago in our careers, our relationships, as parents, and as individuals. We don't have a model for how to blend all of the different areas of our lives in a way that really works in the modern world. This show draws wisdom from areas such as personal development, learning theory, productivity, leadership, relationship management, and psychology in general to help build meaningful lives, connected families, and more dynamic workplaces... one family and one company at a time.
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Jan 18, 2017

Episode Summary:

Today I’m going to be talking about this phrase and this concept that I really can’t escape these days:  The “I Don’t Have Enough Time” Struggle.

I know if you’re a working parent, you’ve probably uttered these words more than once.  When people ask how you’re doing, you respond “I’m so busy!  I just can’t keep up!”  When you’re running late to yet another meeting or appointment or even a fun social engagement, you quickly say “I’m so sorry I’m late, I just don’t know where the time went!”  And when I ask working parents what they’re biggest struggle is, they don’t even pause before they say: “I just don’t have enough time!”

So today I wanted to dive a little deeper into this idea that we just don’t have enough time as working parents.  Do we have LIMITED time?  Of course!  We all do.  And there’s just no way around that.  Do we have ENOUGH time?  Well, at the end of the day, it’s all about your perspective.  I personally feel like I have plenty of time for the things that are important to me now… but 3 years ago I was singing a VERY different tune.  So what changed?  I have the same number of hours in the day that I did back then?  So what’s different for me now?

That’s really what we’re going to talk about today.  We’re going to explore how we can change things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.  And I’ll go through 3 things that I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • You’ll learn what’s TRULY holding you back from having enough time (it’s simpler than you think!).
  • We’ll explore how we can change certain things in our daily lives so we can actually feel like we have enough time.
  • And I’ll go through the 3 main things I really had to learn in my own life to stop feeling this “I don’t have enough time” struggle.

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR004

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR002 My “I Can’t Do This Anymore” Working Mom Moment

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to Gain Control of Your Free Time

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

The post “WPR004: The ‘I Don’t Have Enough Time’ Struggle” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Jan 18, 2017

Episode Summary:

Today we’re chatting with Suzanne Brown.  Suzanne is a full-time mom to 2 young boys, wife, part-time business and marketing strategy consultant, writer, and avid international traveler. She helps businesses understand how marketing can help their bottom line and helps them work better with their marketing agencies.

Before focusing on her own business endeavors about 4 years ago, Suzanne worked at various large marketing agencies in Austin, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Antonio. Suzanne has more than 15 years of experience managing and developing integrated marketing campaigns and projects for primarily Fortune 500 companies.

In mid-2013, in addition to her consulting work, Suzanne started researching for her book, “Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms who Balance Career & Family,” to share advice and insights from over 100 part-time working moms. She also just gave a talk at TEDx SMU Women.

Suzanne received her MBA in marketing and a BBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas - Austin. She also holds a BA in Spanish from UT Austin.

Suzanne and her family live in Austin, Texas.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • How modern professionals are getting creative to design work arrangements that provide the flexibility, space, and freedom they’ve been craving.
  • You’ll hear about the interviews Suzanne has conducted with over a hundred working moms (and counting!) about how they created their own part-time and flexible work situations without having to take a step back in their careers. She describes the amazing variety of solutions other working moms have used to create more time for their families and themselves.
  • You’ll receive some tips you can use to begin to craft your own part-time schedule, even if you work for a demanding company, and even if no one else in your organization is doing it.
  • You’ll also hear the broader social shifts that are occurring across the U.S. that we hope will support companies to adapt to working family needs so we can keep talented working parents in the workplace. 

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR003

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Suzanne Brown Contact Info:

Website & Blog: http://mompowerment.com

Ted Talk: “It’s Time to Create Professional Part-Time Working Mom Opportunities

List Your Leave

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

The post “WPR003: How To Cut Back at Work Without Ruining Your Career with Suzanne Brown” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Jan 18, 2017

Episode Summary:

Today I’m going to do one of my “Moments of Truth” episodes, where I tell you a personal story from a moment in my past when I learned an important life lesson.  In all of these Moments of Truth episodes, my goal is to pinpoint that moment where there was a fundamental shift in my perspective in life.  These moments changed who I was as a person on a deeper level.  And now that I have some hindsight (and honestly, I’ve done YEARS of therapy and learning and self-reflection and introspection on some of these issues), so I can look back and see that there was a pretty clear BEFORE and an AFTER to these moments.  So today I wanted to drill down and analyze the details of actually HAPPENED in this situation to shape the trajectory of my life.  And hopefully, if you’ve gone through anything similar or if you’re going through something like this now, you can benefit from some of the hard stuff I went through and maybe it won’t be quite so hard for you.

Today I’ll be sharing with you my “I can’t do this anymore” working mom moment.  There was a moment on my path as a working mom where I hit rock bottom, so to speak.  There was a point where I saw the type of life I was living, and I knew I couldn’t continue going on that way.  In my story today, I’m going to paint a picture of what my life looked life BEFORE this moment.  Then I’ll go through the transformation that took place for me, and then I’ll give you an idea of what the AFTER picture looks like now too.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • You’ll hear an honest and authentic recount of the moment when I realized that I couldn’t keep up the pace of my demanding working parent life.
  • I break down this experience and paint two pictures for you: my BEFORE picture (which was pretty dreary, but probably quite relatable to most of you), and my AFTER picture (what my life is like now).
  • I isolate the important lessons I learned as I transitioned from that broken, exhausted working mom in to the more relaxed and balanced working mom I am today (including concrete action steps you can utilize in your own life).

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR002

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

WPR001 Introduction

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time 

Working Parent Resource Website

Facebook Community

Why I Started the Working Parent Resource Blog

Don’t Have Enough Time?  That’s Not the REAL Problem

10 Steps to Making the Most of Your Time

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

The post “WPR002: My ‘I Can’t Do This Anymore’ Working Mom Moment” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

Jan 18, 2017

Episode Summary:

Today we’ll be chatting about the show in general and what you can expect going forward so we can get to know each other a little, and so you have a foundation for what we’ll be talking about here on the Working Parent Resource podcast.

I want these shows to trigger a conversation about this issues facing working parents more than anything. I want to kick off some honest and thoughtful discussions about the topics that are relevant to all of us as working parents, which include but are definitely not limited to:

  • Time Management & Life Balance
  • Marriage & Relationships
  • Self Care & Self Development
  • Mindfulness & Presence
  • Parenting & Child Development

 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode: 

  • The highlights of my professional background, so you can be sure what you learn here is reliable and related directly to the issues you face as a working parent.
  • A few of the main reasons I decided to start this podcast.
  • The general format of the show going forward.
  • Who this podcast is for (and who might not get much from it).
  • The kinds of topics you’ll find here (and what you WON’T find here).

 

Show Notes:  Episode WPR001

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Working Parent Resource Website 

Facebook Community

Frazzled to Balanced 5-Day Challenge

About the Working Parent Resource:

The Working Parent Resource is dedicated to helping ambitious working parents acquire the information, insights, and tools they need to create a more intentional and fulfilling life that reflects their deepest values and priorities.  Sarah Argenal, the host of the Working Parent Resource Podcast, has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Development, and is a Certified Professional Coach with over 15 years of experience in counseling, coaching, teaching, course development, and project management. You can access episode Show Notes and learn more about the Working Parent Resource at http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Join the Conversation!

Leave your comments about the show, offer suggestions for upcoming show topics, or let us know what we can be doing better!  We’d love to hear from you over in our free Facebook community at: http://WorkingParentResource.com/Community.

Sponsor:

This show was sponsored by the Working Parent Resource.  We offer a carefully curated archive of Resources, a diverse suite of coaching opportunities, in-person and online communities, and much more.  Check it out here:  http://WorkingParentResource.com.

Reminders:

Don’t forget to subscribe to our show on iTunes to be notified when a new episode is published.  Please leave an honest rating and review as well.  Ratings and reviews are extremely important and greatly appreciated!  They do matter in ranking the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Founding Member of the Parents on Demand™ Network.

 

The post “WPR001 Introduction” appeared first on WorkingParentResource.com.

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