Motivation For Moms Episode 32 You Are A Leader
This post comes from my podcast, Motivation For Moms episode 32, entitled "You Are A Leader" To listen to this podcast episode, click here. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes to get the latest show episodes, and please write a review, which is the ultimate gift to me.
Hey Mama. Today’s motivation is about reminding you that you are a leader. Even if you don’t consider yourself a leader, even if you don’t think of yourself as the head of a team or maybe you think you’re shy, or you’re an introvert, or you could never envision yourself in a managing role, the fact is, that as a Mom, you ARE a leader of the next generation. You are queen of your tribe, and as such, it’s very, very important to the future of your family and to the confidence of your future adult children for you to acknowledge your role as a leader and to stake your claim in this regard today and every day hereafter. When you accept your leadership role as a mom, you will grow in your confidence, and you will instill confidence and security in your family as well. Today I am bringing you inspiration, motivation, and practical tips for increasing your confidence as a leader, plus a free worksheet that’s going to help you get your mind in the confident leadership mindset every day.
Welcome back to this week’s episode of Motivation For Moms! This week I wanted to give a huge shout-out to my dear friend Grace Kim, you can find her on Instagram as art of Grace, she is a Mom of three adorable little boys, and she is an incredible artist. Now, if you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that on Wednesdays, I feature a different mom every week for #WomanCrushWednesday, who wants to share something she’s proud of, or how she is winning at mommy life right now. I started featuring other mamas, partly because it gets kind of boring just posting about my own stuff all the time, and it’s my way of supporting my fellow mamas. This week, I’ll be featuring Grace, and the very inspiring video she sent me, and in case you miss it on my Instagram this week, because I know how Mom life is and we don’t always stay up to date with everyone’s posts each week, I wanted to share it on here as well.
I am beyond grateful for this video that Grace sent me, and for her generous kind words about me and my mission as well. Grace is a truly exceptional artist, and I believe that her art is for sale, I’ve always thought that her art would make a beautiful addition to a nursery or playroom, so make sure you go follow her on Instagram.
If you would like to be featured on my Instagram or on this podcast, send me a DM on instagram and I’ll let you know how how to send over a video my way about what you feel inspired about or what you’re feeling particularly proud of right now, or, you can write a review of this show on iTunes and I might just feature your review. I really believe in us mamas supporting one another, and I love to share your journeys, connect you to one another, and I am beyond grateful when you support me and my mission to motivate and empower mamas as well.
Today I wanted to talk about leadership because it’s so important for us moms to develop and embrace. As I mentioned in the intro, for many of us, maybe a leadership mindset does not come naturally to us, even if the role of being a mother did. But here’s the thing, even the best leaders have to intentionally choose to be a leader. They recognize that they have a responsibility to others to be a leader and to live and guide others in a way that empowers the world around them. They envision what the highest potential for their life looks like and what the highest potential for the life of those they lead looks like. They lead with love, they lead with kindness, they lead with compassion, and patience. Good leaders set the example and invest in their self love and their self confidence, so that they may best be able to serve others. They understand that when they stand firmly in their own light, they invite others to stand in their light as well.
And these qualities and descriptions of a leader is no different from the type of leadership that being a mom is all about. You have a responsibility to be a leader in your family, but you also have a responsibility to be a leader in your community. We have enough negative people in this world, we have enough insecure people in this world, we have enough hurt people in this world, choose to be a leader, choose to be someone who encourages others and brings the light out in others. And when I say choose to be a leader, I’m not suggesting that you go become the president of the PTA, that you go run for mayor, for rally up all your local moms for a book club. Those things are all great, but being a leader does not have look like a traditional leader role. You can become a leader in the way you choose to talk, in the kinds of conversation you choose to engage in. If you find that the conversation with your friends is headed towards gossiping negatively about others, you can gently lead the conversation in a more positive direction. You can be a leader in how you choose to be intentional with your time, and how you insist on daily personal development and habits that grow you as a person and improve your life. People will start to notice and will be motivated to do the same. You can be a leader in how you make others feel when you walk into a room. I’ve heard that there are two types of people. One that walks into a room and says, “here I am!” And one that walks into a room that says, “there you are!” Be that person that walks into the room, bringing all of your light with you, to shine your light on others and warms their hearts. Be that person who smiles, who looks into people’s eyes, and genuinely wants to know how things are going for them.
As a Mom, be a leader in your family. Choose to stop the negative self-talk. If you wouldn’t want your kids talking to themselves the way you talk to yourself sometimes, then choose to interject those negative thoughts about yourself that come up. It’s a practice. Develop those habits and routines that incrementally change your life and your family’s life for the better. If you envision a healthy future for your family where your spouse and kids are healthy and active, then be that person today, make these healthy decisions today, and your family will start to notice your efforts. You don’t have to be ostentatious about being a leader. You don’t have to be be loud or make others feel insecure or that you’re trying to act better than them. Let your actions speak louder than your words, and if you want to be the change you wish you see in the world, start with being the change you wish you see in yourself, the change you wish to see in your family.
You are the queen of your tribe, and you control the tides in your family. If something in your life or in your family’s life isn’t working, you have the power to change it, and it starts with mindset. I created a tool for you to help you stake that claim as that leader in your family, and it’s called The Mama Miracle Manifestation Worksheet. If you believe in the law of attraction, or at the very least, the power of intention, you’re going to love this worksheet that you can use every day, to get your mind right, to set an intention for change, and to step into your role as a leader in your family. You can go to themamamiracle.com to get your free copy sent right to your inbox that you can download and print out and start using right away.
Remember that when you stand confidently in your light, you give others the confidence, trust, and permission to let their light shine as well. And this is especially true for your family members. When you exude confident leadership, and you stand strong in your role, your children will grow up with that sense of security and safety to fully be all that they are. They will feel confident that they can trust you as their mama to guide them and to support them when they need you to. And when they grow up and leave the home, the secure attachment that they have formed will allow them to confidently go out into the world, and it will make it easier on you. When we’re confident in our abilities, we tend to be less insecure in our children and in their well-being as well because we trust that we have raised them right. And we taught them that it’s okay to make mistakes, that it’s okay to admit when we’ve made mistakes, it’s okay to be vulnerable and show emotion, and whenever we’ve found ourselves off-course, we took the steps to repair things and make it right. This is so much of what leadership is too.
Thanks for listening today, and for investing in yourself. When you invest in yourself, and you work on your personal development, you help make the world a better place. As always, I appreciate you, and I’m honored to be mothering along side you. Now go out there, take charge of your day, take charge today as a leader, you beautiful, powerful, and incredible mama.