Beyond Happy Episode 182: Why Pursuing Work-Life Balance is Making You Miserable

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The coach for moms called to business and host of the podcast BEYOND. I'm on a mission to help you grow as a person. 

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Are you trying to figure out this work-life balance thing everyone seems to talk about as a working mom? It seems to be a worthy pursuit to reach for in life. Who doesn’t want to feel a sense of balance as a mom managing marriage, parenting, business and more, right?

On the surface, striving to create work-life balance appears valuable and well-intended. Yet often, it’s a trap.

So many moms who are searching for purpose, chasing happiness and trying to find work-life balance are miserable.

When we dig a little deeper, we find that this seemingly “good thing” can be an incredibly overwhelming stressor. Chasing work-life balance often causes us unnecessary pain and suffering and holds us back from fully living our lives.

When we rethink work-life balance, why we really desire it and how it’s making us miserable, we can be freed to live lives that align with what matters most.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

• Why we strive for work-life balance
• 3 ways that pursuing balance is making you miserable
• How better understanding WHY you want work-balance is the key to getting what you REALLY want
• The one thing that is so much better than balance

Understanding these is such a game-changer when you want to create a sustainable life and business. 

We also talk about:


Momentum is my new coaching program designed for moms building businesses as creatives and coaches.  

Inside Momentum, I help you create more time in your days without sacrificing your business goals. It’s the framework that creates a sustainable foundation for your life and business as a mom.  

Enrollment is now open for Round 1 of Momentum. To apply for your spot, simply DM me the word Momentum over on Instagram and I’ll get you the details.

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This is the podcast for moms called to business as creative entrepreneurs and coaches. Through mindset and strategy, I help you leverage your faith and your beliefs to get out of your own way so that you simplify, focus and build a business that serves you, your family and your clients well – a business run with integrity that creates both income and impact. Around here, we go beyond the surface and dive deep into what matters most. We talk about mindset, faith, motherhood, money, marketing, messaging and more. So much of why you were called to business is because of who you’re becoming along the way. As your coach, my job is to help you grow your business. My mission is to help you grow as a person.


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