Wow - nothing like waiting until September to jump onto the blog and push out another update, huh? Well, timing has always been one of my gifts.
You may have noticed a few new things here at home base and that's because I have been doing some cleaning up and preparations for the next wave. One, thanks to a crazy year out there, there is finally a publication date for my upcoming book The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business. As such, soon you will see a button to order your copy and make sure you have it once it's out in April of 2021. Yeah, I know that sounds like it's a long time from now but I will be using that time up, telling everyone about it and doing more writing here and on other websites. I am also wrapping up Season 3 of One Broken Mom. Well, the episodes will keep publishing through the end of the year, but I only have (4) slots left in my interview schedule before I have everything recorded and in the can. And this season hit a few very large milestones that I am particularly proud of.
One, in August I released the 100th episode of the show and my guest was Lindsay Gibson. We talked about the re-release of her book "Who You Were Meant to Be" and if that wasn't the perfect topic, I have no idea what else would have been. You can watch the entire interview here or listen on your favorite podcast app.
But, as if that wasn't awesome enough, about two weeks before that episode dropped, One Broken Mom crossed the 100,000 download mark! Yeah, that's kind of a big deal. I like to think of it this way: If I was a musical artist and One Broken Mom was an album, I'd be getting a gold record to hang up on my wall. Unfortunately, that's not how the podcast world works so I'll have to settle for a fist-pump and nice email from my podcast hosting platform. In any case, not all of those downloads were me listening to myself talk so a huge Thank You needs to be said to all of you out there listening.
One favor - if I may - don't forget to Subscribe on Apple Podcasts to the show and leave a rating if you can. It's fast and painless but it does help with making sure others can find it and if it helped you, imagine would it could do for someone else! Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-broken-mom/id1402700107
Finally, you will see here a couple of Blog Categories for your reading pleasure. One is One Broken Mom, where I will still be writing about the episodes and the guests, to give you some insights on the show. I will also be doing articles about the main topics and include some links to particular episodes related to it. The other category is The Fearless Woman's Guide. This one will be more entrepreneurship and purpose-seeking focused. In it will be concepts that follow the book, where I will talk about how all the stuff we learn on One Broken Mom is applied to relationships, businesses, and getting out of our own way so that we can be happier, more fulfilled, and maybe even experience the true freedom and independence we deserve.
Oh, just kidding - one last thing. This summer I took a big item off my bucket list and that was climbing to the top of Mt. St. Helens here in Washington state. I've been in love with this place since I was a little girl in Kansas. This summer I was determined to get to the top. So, after I wrapped up my book, I spent a few weeks getting my body back into the best shape its been in a few years. As some of you know, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis back in 2014 and my physical well-being has been up and down ever since.
However, in 2017, once I got out of the bad situation I was in, I took to healing up everything about me and that included the temple that houses my soul. I have always been an athlete, so it's felt good to reconnect with my strong, powerful body over the past few years and it's helped. In fact, earlier this year I was able to stop taking a particularly hardcore RA medication because the disease has lessened it's grip on me. That's a huge achievement that I believe is due in large part to my mental health AND keeping toxic people out of my life once and for all. So, I rewarded myself with one of the hardest climbs I've done since I was in college. That's a picture of me at the top in this post.
Do any of you have any similar goals? Are there things you have wanted to do but didn't think you had the strength or resources to do? What are those? Wouldn't it be worth seeing if it is actually possible? I was told that I needed to slow down after I was diagnosed. But instead, I doubled-down on my life and say "Not a chance!" And guess what? It's all happening.
Comment on this post if you want to share your dreams with the Universe. Let's see what we can do.
Okay - I'm signing off for now. Cheers!