We are celebrating 3 years of the Real Happy Mom Podcast!
Over the past 3 years, I have had some awesome moms, experts, and conversations in hopes that you will get the practical tips and encouragement to be a real happy mom.
In this episode, I am sharing 3 life lessons that I have learned over the past three years on the Real Happy Mom Podcast.
The three lessons that I share are:
- Making mistakes is about learning lessons
- Walk your own path
- Take one action every day
Check out this full episode to hear more about these lessons and celebrate with me.
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You’re listening to the Real Happy Mom podcast, the weekly podcast for busy working moms to get inspiration, encouragement and practical tips for this journey called motherhood. My name is Tony and in you are listening to Episode 144. Hey there, and welcome back to another episode of the Real Happy Mom Podcast. I am super excited to be here with you today. Because I am actually celebrating three years of the Real Happy Mom podcast. It has been three years of learning three years of lots of really great interviews, and three big things that I have learned over these three years. And I wanted to share those things here with you today. Just because when I want to celebrate into I also want to take some time to reflect. And I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than we do, of course. So if you are just tuning in, this is your first time listening to the Real Happy Mom podcast. I want you to just get a quick backstory. On the Happy Mom podcast, I started the podcast and released my birth episode June 23rd, of 2018. And the end, inspiration behind the podcast became from actually when I had an interview on another podcast, it was starring you. And you can go back and listen to that episode. I was so excited to be there. And it was a lot of fun. And attached to the podcast host was really encouraging and really inspiring for me, because she just showed me how easy it can be. Like, literally, we were recording the podcast episode using our phones, super, super easy. Like it’s not some big, complicated thing where you need all this equipment. But I started the podcast. And because she had encouraged me to start with myself, she was like, Hey, girl, you were really good at what you did with the podcast that you should have your own podcast. And I was like girls that nobody wants to listen to me. And I talked to my husband about and he was like I told you a long time ago to start a podcast. And I was like he did. I was like, man, well, I had so much fun. Like I really want to do that. So he was like, well then do it. So I did. And that is one thing. It’s not one of my three lessons. But that’s one thing. I wanted to make sure that I remind you like when you want to try something, you want to do something like just do it like, it’s okay, if it’s sloppy and messy. It’s okay. If you don’t know how to do everything the right way. Like, just get started and do it like you’ll figure things out. So started the podcast, I had no real plan vision. I just knew I had the Real Happy Mom blog at the time. And I wanted to do something along those lines. So a lot of my podcast episodes are kind of all over the place I was talking to all moms in later have started to narrow down and focus on working moms just because that’s who I am. And that’s what I do. And I can totally relate. So working moms. So things did kind of shift in that aspect where I started to narrow down but I was kind of all over the place. I was talking about homeschooling. I was talking about babywearing. I was talking about getting your calendar get outside, right everything it was it was all over the place. But it was good. It was a learning experience. And that brings me to my first lesson that I’ve learned over these past four years is that making mistakes is about learning lessons. And I think a lot of times we are afraid to make mistakes. And we’re afraid to try new things because we’re afraid of failing. And what I’ve learned so far, at least we’re doing this podcast is like even when I mess things up, like I learned something every single time. Like I will tell you, I have messed up so much. I have done a lot of things wrong. But I’ve learned so much in the process. And that is what’s helped me to be super efficient. That’s what’s helped me to really make this podcast one that now I get people who want to be on the podcast all the time. Like I get emails every day of people who want to come on the podcast and talk to you. So it It took me making a lot of mistakes in and not doing things right to really learn a lot of really valuable lessons. And that is one lesson that I’m super grateful for. Because, like I said, like some of the mistakes I made in some of the lessons I’ve learned, I cannot learn them in a course I could not have learned them from someone else. It took me messing things up and making mistakes to learn these lessons. So that is lesson number one that I wanted to share with you
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I’ve learned over these past three years is making mistakes is about learning lessons. Now, the second one is one that I’m still learning to walk out. And that is, you have to learn how to walk your own path. And I think a lot of times we get inspiration from other moms, we get inspiration from celebrities, from our friends from other people around us. And we use too much of that inspiration and almost start to mimic people in tried to be a copy or another version of them instead of being an individual. And this translates in all aspects of life, I feel like, it can translate even into motherhood too, like we think we have to do it a certain way, like do motherhood a certain way, like, we have to, you know, be at all the PTA meetings, we have to bake the cookies, we have to volunteer to help with all the things, we have to be our, our kids back in college, and do all these crafts and things like that, even though we hate it. Like, you truly get to create the whatever it is that you want to do. And it can be totally unique to you. And that is totally fine. And that is one thing that I’m learning more and more. And especially as I grow older, too. I’m like, I really don’t care, like what people think like, I just want to do what makes me happy. And I want to do what lights me up in what’s best for my family too, as well. So I want to remind you that that you have to be able to walk your own path and do your your thing. However that looks. And it doesn’t necessarily have to look like Betty Sue down the street. It doesn’t have to look like the celebrities that you see in your social media. So just remember, it’s okay for you to walk your own path. Okay, so that’s lesson number two. Now the last lesson is one that I feel like has gotten me to this point here today. And that is taken one action every day. Now, there was a time in the beginning when I first started the podcast where, like I said, I was all over the place. And consistency was not something that I knew about when I get into the podcast, like I would publish an episode whenever I felt like it. So maybe one a month and maybe three a month and maybe nine a month. It was just whenever I felt like it. And then I got consistent instead now every Tuesday, I am gonna have an episode out. And then now it’s every Tuesday and Thursday. There’s something coming out. But it took me a while to figure out how to get there. But really, it takes just taking one action a day, I could have let a lot of things kind of hinder me or stop me. And I did it at some point. But I just reminded myself like, What is one thing that I can do today that’s going to help move me forward. And that one thing can be something as simple as writing out an outline for our next podcast episode, sending a pitch to someone who I want to be on my podcast, answering the email for someone who wants to be on my podcast, zone, just simple things like that. But it’s really taken action. Because one thing that I’m learning, I’m actually reading the five second rule by Mel Robbins right now. And one of the big things that I take away from her is we have to get out of our feelings of like, Yeah, I know you feel sad. Yeah, I know, you feel tired. Yeah, I know, you feel whatever. But your feelings aren’t what’s going to help you with making progress. Your feelings aren’t what’s going to help you with getting you results. It’s your actions that are. And so a lot of times I feel like we make things overly complicated. And it’s really just simple actions, like what can you do right now? What can you do right now that will help you with the clutter in your house? What is one thing right now that you can do to help you so that you are not running around with your hair on fire? Like, what what action can you take right now and do one thing that’s going to help you move forward. And those are the things that you got to focus on. Because I’ll be honest, like there’s a lot of things that I could be doing that make me look busy, and I’m doing air quotes. I look busy and look like I’m doing things but it’s not really moving the needle. So you have to be careful that so you have to take action, but make sure you’re taking action, it’s going to actually move the needle for you and getting you the results that you are going after. So just a quick recap of the three lessons that I’ve learned over these past three years. The first one is making mistakes is all about learning lessons.
Real Happy Mom 9:57
And it really is true like you got to make mistakes. Gotta fall down. Because remember, when your kids were learning how to walk, how they would take us up, fall down, or they would stand up and fall down. But then falling down, didn’t stop them from learning to walk, like, they fell down a lot. And they figured it out. And now they’re walking, running all over the place. And the same is for you. So it’s okay, if you make mistakes, it’s okay to fail. It’s okay if things didn’t go as you planned. But just remember that making mistakes is all about learning lessons. The second lesson is walk your own path. Because I think a lot of times we tried to be like other people, which can be really flattering to those who you’re trying to be like, but we don’t need two copies of the same person in this world, like we really need you, whenever you look like, and you have to be comfortable and confident and, and walk your own path. And know that you’re awesome too. And you’ve got some awesome things that you can do as well. And then the last lesson is take one action every day. Because it’s easy to get frustrated and get caught up in your feelings, and not get anything done. So just take one action every day, that’s going to help you at moving the needle. Alright, so those are my three lessons. Thank you for joining me. And thank you for coming along this journey with me and being with me, especially those who have been with me from the beginning. Thank you. Thank you so much. I have grown and improved. I hope you see that here in the podcast. And I truly appreciate you and I know that I cannot have this podcast in this podcast, keep going and getting all these awesome guests if I didn’t have you listening. So I want to thank you very much. Because this is truly wouldn’t be here without you. So thank you so much for listening. Thank you so much for tuning in. Make sure you tune in next week for another full episode on Tuesday. Remember, Thursdays we got our mommy tech Thursdays, which are just quick bite sized episodes for you to help you with your week. And then lastly, if you have not come in and join our Facebook group, girl, please come on. Like I want you in there. So go over to Happy Mom comm slash community so that you can join our Facebook community it is a lot of the same things that I do here on the podcast, but I also have monthly trainings we which are actually kind of good, not just saying that because I do it. But they’re really good because I teach you how to use Trello with helping with managing your home in your life so that you can get more organized, be more productive, and just be a bomb mom that you’re supposed to be so make sure you join me in the Facebook group. I want you Alright, so that’s all I got. Take care and with lots of love