Montreal Living and French as a Second Language
I’m currently living near Montreal, Quebec with my twin sons and husband on a short-term work assignment with my husband’s employer.
When we first moved here, I started French lessons with an in-person tutor. To be perfectly honest, I found it pretty stressful to have to straighten up my house twice a week in preparation for my tutor–yes, my house is often a wreck…two six-year-old boys live here and I’m not superwoman lol.
I recently started online French lessons with a new instructor. While it’s still difficult for me, I find that she is much more flexible with my needs as a beginner student who simply wants to learn Frech well enough to socialize and survive!
Mini Mindset Shifting
I just turned 35, and if I was about ten years younger, I might say that I’m going through a quarter-life crisis of some sort. But since I’m clearly over that age hump, I’ll just say that I’m reevaluating my life, my goals, and my purpose. I’m focusing on living a more purpose-driven life.
I’m also shifting my writing focus less on business resources/tech tutorials and more on personal development and self-improvement for creative, entrepreneurial-spirited moms like me. It just feels like this is more in line with my purpose, so I’m rolling with it.
My goal is to post here at least once per month, but the majority of my efforts will be refocused to TheGorgeousMindsetEffect.com–a personal development company I’ve started with my sister. If you feel like me, and need a mindset shifting, check us out here.
Group Coaching Program for Developing a Book + Online Course
Recently, a friend reached out to me to ask if I would coach her one-on-one for creating a book plus her first online course. I’ve done one-on-one coaching a handful of times, and decided that it really wasn’t for me. I much prefer to offer group programs that have a community feel to them, which is surprising because I HATED GROUP WORK in graduate school.
But, there is a certain comfort in knowing that other people are simultaneously having a similar experience as you, and that you have a support circle ‘cheering you on’ for the completion of your project.
With this in mind, I’m considering the idea of taking on 10 private group coaching clients and showing them step-by-step how to publish a printed book and create a corresponding online course. The program would last about 60 days and the desired end result for each client would be a completed book + an online course.
If you would like to be considered for this small group, contact me via email and we can set up a time to chat.
Self-Love Project + Guided Journal
I think that as a business mom, I allowed myself to get stretched too thin and forgot about the importance of self-love. It’s a work in progress for me and a lot of other women I know. So, my sister/business partner and I recently launched Mastering the Mindset of Self-Love. It’s a 28-Day Video Course and Guided Journal that inspires women to spend more time and energy on loving themselves.
Balancing motherhood and business means making sure I take the time to work on my mindset as well. Personal development projects like this help me remember what’s most important in my life.
***Updated June 22, 2017***