Women, especially us moms, are expected to have it all. Being a career woman, while having a happy family, while looking good ourselves, and so much more. And oftentimes, in an attempt to balance everything, we falter.
But having it all is actually possible— when we accept that having it all doesn’t equate to doing it all!
What does “having it all” mean anyway?
Before we dive in, life coach Cherylanne wants you to press pause in your life right now and make an assessment. Because again, the first step to making changes is to bring awareness to your situation. Do you like the life you’re living or chasing right now?
“Rewrite the word success to fulfillment.” -Cherylanne Skolnicki
Once you make an assessment, change your definition of success to one that is personal. And rewrite the word success to fulfillment. We are conditioned that power, money, fame, and looks are the typical definition of success. But success is just about being happy with your life and feeling fulfilled with what you do! And for you to feel fulfilled or happy in your life, you usually have to have three things:
- Feeling a sense of contribution
- Having strong connections.
- Being at peace with your choices.
After being clear with what you truly want and your priorities, you can narrow down the things you do. Let go of what doesn’t serve your fulfillment. You will find that balancing everything so you can “have it all” is now easier. (See also: hacks for the epic work-life balance.)
Join Cherylanne and me in this episode for the full insightful conversation on how we can achieve balance in motherhood!
Other life-changing stuff you will learn in this episode…
- How to achieve balance when it seems impossible
- Modern ways to connect with others
- What work-life balance really means
- How to be at peace with your decisions
- How to say “no”
- Being a role model to our kids
Someone who achieves balance is someone who is adapting, adjusting, while she stays on her toes. She also understands that there are different seasons to motherhood. So remember that things change. It’s perfectly acceptable to say, “in this season, these are the choices I am making.” So pay attention when the season has changed and make adjustments to what feels right, for this moment.
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Want to be a rock star at work and at home? Cherylanne Skolnicki has the playbook.
As an entrepreneur with a husband and three kids of her own, she knows exactly how it feels to have too much to do and not enough time to do it. It’s exhausting, it’s stressful, and it can be tempting to just give in to the chaos.
Like most children of the 80s and 90s, Cherylanne grew up believing she could have it all. She started her first business while still in high school, and dreamed of one day becoming a CEO. After graduating from Cornell, she went to work for Procter & Gamble where she spent the next 15 years climbing the corporate ladder and managing a portfolio of well-known consumer product brands (one had more than $1 billion in global sales). Despite her demanding work schedule, she still traveled, ran marathons, and volunteered like a boss. And then she had 3 children. All of a sudden, the unrelenting pace she was running at felt unsustainable.
That’s when she knew she had to reorder her life so all the pieces would truly fit – including not just a thriving career and family life, but also a good night’s sleep and some time to herself! It wasn’t easy at first, but she finally discovered a set of practices that truly worked. That prompted her to found Brilliant Balance, and her playbook has helped thousands of professional women reclaim rock star status over the last decade.
Her company, Brilliant Balance, offers work-life mentorship and coaching programs to help you have a fulfilling career, a thriving family life, and a strong sense of self. Cherylanne is a sought-after speaker and hosts the top-rated Brilliant Balance podcast. Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Women’s Day, and Cincy Chic featured her work. She appears on TV news shows as an expert on work-life balance, productivity, and purpose.
Cherylanne graduated from Cornell University in 1995. She holds an MBA from the Goizueta School of Management at Emory University.
She is a member of the Female Founders Collective, one of Cincinnati’s 100 Wise Women, a Forty Under 40 Honoree, a happy wife, and a proud mom of three.
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