Episode #112 – Power Squad Project with Ashleigh Blatt

I can’t help getting a little excited when I meet another mom of a child with severe allergies. Not that I am every pleased to hear that anyone has severe allergies. It’s just that we immediately have a certain understanding of how your plans on any given day can be completely derailed by a call from school or summer camp or gymnastics saying that your child needs immediate medical attention and you have to drop whatever it is you are doing, hop in the car and go! I actually met today’s guest Ashleigh Blatt at the 90 Day Year Live Event in San Diego in April which she ended up arriving to a day late because her daughter had a reaction the day before and had to be temporarily hospitalized. Such is the life for allergy families.

In the traditional corporate world, needing this kind of flexibility can be tough. It can be tough to talk a boss into getting it, and it can be tough taking it because colleagues might see you as a liability to the team and grumble, even though they know you have a very good reason for leaving work suddenly. Luckily Ashleigh realized before having kids that she wanted the kind of freedom and flexibility that self-employment affords. Ashleigh left her consulting and software implementation company with the plan of staying home with her babies while they were small. In today’s episode we talk about not only the work she does for her clients today, but also her own podcast Mompreneur on Fire and her latest project The Power Squad.

Why did Ashleigh create the power squad? Because she felt like so many of the entrepreneur communities online focus on the dude side of entrepreneurship. These are the communities that focus on hustle above all else and tell entrepreneurs to get up, eat protein and sit down and work for three hours before checking email or doing anything else. Or maybe they tout the incredible effects of microdosing LSD on your creativity and productivity. The people suggesting these kinds of things obviously either don’t have small children or leave care and feeding of their kids up to their spouses. The Power Squad Project is different. It is built for women, by women, and does not leave out things like needing to feed and care for children, have a social life and a bit of me-time now and then.

Ashleigh wants women to know that not only can we do it all, we ARE doing it all. As women we can (and ARE) coming together to support one another in the business world. We need real-life solutions, real-life strategies and resources for women who have 1001 things going on and are DOING IT. We run circles around the men in our lives. Now’s the time to celebrate and support that.

You can connect with Ashleigh Blatt via her website at www.thepowersquadproject.com or follow her on Facebook or Instagram.

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Resources

Stealing Fire

The Power Squad Project

90 Day Year

Amplify Tour

Dr. Sunder Brain Spa


#112 - Power Squad Project with Ashleigh Blatt

Part motivator, part organizational engineer, as an OBM (online business manager) Ashleigh Blatt is quick to grasp and effectively assess the entrepreneur’s vision and opportunity ahead. This has been paramount to her success in driving revenue for celebrities, experts & traditional businesses. Ashleigh also is the Chief Curator at The Power Squad Project, an email community for women entrepreneurs by women entrepreneurs.

 

Episode #111 — What do you really want? with Hilary Silver

As moms, daughters, friends, and wives, sometimes we all get pulled in so many directions by all of our different relationships that we can lose sight of ourselves and what we really want, both in the moment and in long game of our lives. This can look like everything from chronically saying “I don’t know, whatever everyone else wants is fine with me” to looking around at your life one day and realizing that you aren’t anywhere you ever really wanted to be. Your emotions, your reactions, your anxiety, your jealousy, your feelings about the things you encounter, these are clues you can use to find your way back to you so you can start to honor all of the relationships in your life by honoring the one you have with yourself first. This is the kind of work that Hilary Silver does. Hilary transitioned from brick and mortar counseling work to working online as a relationship expert and empowerment coach, both one on one and with groups, so she could reach more people who struggle both with their relationships with others and their relationship with themselves.

Here are a few tips from Hilary.

  1. You can’t have what you want in your life and your relationships if you don’t know what that is and how to go after it and get it. A lot of people (moms anyone?) spend so much time taking care of everyone else around them that they lose touch with themselves so much that they don’t actually know what they want anymore. So tip one is to figure out what you want. Need help? Go on to tip 2.
  2. Observe yourself. Watch yourself watch TV. What movies or commercials make you well up with tears or laugh out loud? What makes you angry or jealous? How do you feel when you watch shows about politics. Your emotions are your clues to the things that are most important to you.
  3. If you don’t know what you want and don’t ask for it, you end up feeling resentful and being unhappy. Once you learn your truth, learn how to speak it effectively without cutting people off or alienating the people who aren’t used to you speaking your truth yet. Baby steps.
  4. If you feel resentful you haven’t said something you want to say, or you are doing something you don’t want to do, or you aren’t doing something that you do want to do. You have control over what you say and what you do. You are responsible for making the changes required to get what you want and what you need in life. Say the things you want to say and do the things you want to do!

To find out more about Hilary visit her website at www.hilarysilver.com or follow her on social media

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Resources

5 Love Languages of Children


111 - What Do You Really Want with Hilary Silver

Hilary is a Relationship & Intimacy Expert and Master Coach. She is the founder of Hilary Silver Coaching & Consulting, and the creator of lifestyle brand Hot, Healthy Happy, which teaches LOVERS how to have more intimacy, connection, and satisfaction in their relationships so they can keep their love and passion alive for the long term.

With 15 years of experience as a licensed couples therapist, she has worked with thousands of clients on issues such as launching healthy relationships, communication and conflict, infidelity, intimacy, sex and lasting passion.

 

Episode #110 — Travel and Learn with Alyson Kilday

Do you love the idea of educational travel, but resist plonking down the money to actually book one of those awesome sounding trips your college sponsors for alumni or that you see advertised for groups? I do too. I love the idea of traveling somewhere cool, drinking fine wines and learning about something that interests me, but I always feel like if it is just for recreation, I should spend that money on a trip that includes my kids, and if it is for my own edification, then I should invest in a conference or something that will move me forward in my career or help me add income to my finances. Which is exactly why I am so excited to introduce you to Alyson Kilday and her company Damesly. Alyson combines the best of these two worlds by offering career focused learning opportunities for women in fantastic locations around the country and around the world.

Alyson says of herself and her partner Kelly, “We believe that investing in yourself returns exponential dividends and that for women especially, connecting with peers and mentors is more important than ever. We’re not your typical “tour” company, we bring together workshops and learning opportunities from amazing women in the field with people who share a similar passion or interest. We just happen to do it in epic locations, because what better way to form lasting friendships and connections than by sharing an adventure together?”

You can connect with Alyson Kilday via her website at damesly.com or on social media.

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Alyson is excited to have just launched “Damesly Minis” which are weekend workshops and retreats to amazing locations around the country. From learning how to become your own PR agent while cruising on a boat in Lake Powell, learning how to unleash and harness your creativity from successful makers and artists in New Orleans to upping your Photography skills while hiking in the Grand Canyon with a NatGeo pro she’ll be rolling out more Minis over the next year.


110 - Travel and Learn with Alyson Kilday

Alyson Kilday is the CEO of Hop & Jaunt, a creative agency based in New Orleans as well as the co-founder of Damesly. She launched her first company while backpacking and sailing across the Caribbean to Colombia and now calls New Orleans homebase. Having grown up in over a dozen countries she speaks Japanese and Spanish fluently and is currently on passport number 5. She’s excited to be able to bring together her love of travel and connecting people from around the world.