Last March I started BSchool (I got my first subscriber)
A year after BSchool (I’m floored to see the gradual, consistent increase)
The proofs in the pudding. Or in this case the graphics.

2 words.

Thankyou – BSchool.

The lessons in here are timeless.

If I could write a note to myself whilst doing BSchool last year I would say.

Keep plugging away.

Keep showing up.

Don’t ignore and avoid the modules just because you ran out of steam.

Be a FINISHER – NOT A FIZZLER!

Don’t make excuses as to why it’s not working, when you’re actually not implementing the lessons.

Get ready for the breakdown before the breakthrough (I had mine in May)

Get ready to keep crashing, smack bang, head first into your upper limit.

Get used to partying with your upper limit.

It’s hard before it gets easy.

Finding your flow, is NOT always flowy.

After you launch a program, nurture yourself through the FLOW HANGOVER.

When RESISTANCE shows up, answer the door.

The first year is messy.

Launch that bloody course as quick as you can.

You learn so much about your business by launching something.

You’ll make yourself sick if you keep your creations inside you.

Determine what your BUTTERFLY GOAL is – what’s going to have the butterfly effect to make everything happen.

My BUTTERFLY GOAL = my LIST.

List building is not the only focus – focus on LIST NURTURING.

Your LIST is not just a LIST – it’s a LINE of people who want your help.

Get used to feeling vulnerable.

Every time you launch a course, a creation, a book, you’ll have a pre-panic.

Set boundaries to stop work seeping into every part of your day and life.

CARVE out time to CREATE the balance you CRAVE = your biggest business asset.

Your future YOU is going to thank YOU for it.

With so much love in my heart I hope my letter to my post-bschool self helps you too.

Love Jana xx

Last March I started BSchool (I got my first subscriber)<br /><br />
A year after BSchool (I'm floored to see the gradual, consistent increase)<br /><br />
The proofs in the pudding. Or in this case the graphics.</p><br />
<p>2 words.</p><br />
<p>Thankyou - BSchool.</p><br />
<p>The lessons in here are timeless.  </p><br />
<p>If I could write a note to myself whilst doing BSchool last year I would say. </p><br />
<p>Keep plugging away. </p><br />
<p>Keep showing up.</p><br />
<p>Don't ignore and avoid the modules just because you ran out of steam.</p><br />
<p>Be a FINISHER - NOT A FIZZLER! </p><br />
<p>Don't make excuses as to why it's not working, when you're actually not implementing the lessons. </p><br />
<p>Get ready for the breakdown before the breakthrough (I had mine in May)</p><br />
<p>Get ready to keep crashing, smack bang, head first into your upper limit.</p><br />
<p>Get used to partying with your upper limit.</p><br />
<p>It's hard before it gets easy.</p><br />
<p>Finding your flow, is NOT always flowy. </p><br />
<p>After you launch a program, nurture yourself through the FLOW HANGOVER.</p><br />
<p>When RESISTANCE shows up, answer the door. </p><br />
<p>The first year is messy. </p><br />
<p>Launch that bloody course as quick as you can. </p><br />
<p>You learn so much about your business by launching something. </p><br />
<p>You'll make yourself sick if you keep your creations inside you. </p><br />
<p>Determine what your BUTTERFLY GOAL is - what's going to have the butterfly effect to make everything happen.</p><br />
<p>My BUTTERFLY GOAL = my LIST.</p><br />
<p>List building is not the only focus - focus on LIST NURTURING. </p><br />
<p>Your LIST is not just a LIST - it's a LINE of people who want your help. </p><br />
<p>Get used to feeling vulnerable.</p><br />
<p>Every time you launch a course, a creation, a book, you'll have a pre-panic. </p><br />
<p>Set boundaries to stop work seeping into every part of your day and life.</p><br />
<p>CARVE out time to CREATE the balance you CRAVE = your biggest business asset.</p><br />
<p>Your future YOU is going to thank YOU for it. </p><br />
<p>With so much love in my heart I hope my letter to my post-bschool self helps you too. </p><br />
<p>Love Jana xx
 
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Hey beautiful juggler,

Today I’m having a bit of a moment, reflecting on where I came from to where I am right now. Technically I’m in Week 5 of running my online program Big Dreams Bootcamp and the girls in there are amazing me every single day. It’s been a huggggge commitment creating daily videos, worksheets and emails. But with every day it gets easier and quicker.

The point is, in order to fit this in, I’ve been getting up at 4.30am and getting it done before the kids get up. I don’t do this constantly and I don’t ask my students to do this. I usually only do this for 1 x season per year. I’m a crazy night owl and if I get on a roll, I could be up until all hours.

So a few years ago (when I was studying) I switched it, because going to bed at 2.00am after studying for hours and then getting up to the kids at around 6.45am and then trying to fit in work or study after that with a tired brain and no day nappers and failing forwards through the day, tripping over myself and the mess that was accumulating. Was. Not. Working.

Let’s take a look at how it looked.

Balancing babies, business and big dreams journey – REWIND to 2006

I remember having a “Right-this-is-ridiculous” moment. Looking around at my kids with their unbrushed hair, still in their PJs at 11.00am and me in mine, the phone ringing, the breakfast dishes still on the table, the emails still being left unanswered, cartoons on in the background, uni assignments approaching, breakfast breadcrumbs on the floor, the ‘ohhhhh sh*t’ someones at the door – OMG I have to clean this crap up moment, friend invites me to the park, gather kids up and can’t find their water bottles for the life of me. I sit at the park, not enjoying it, knowing I’ve got wayyyyy too much stuff to do, I feel guilty I’m out instead of cleaning, I feel tired, I grab a donut and an iced coffee from the bakery on the way home, get the sugar high for 5.5 seconds, drive in my driveway and feel like falling asleep on the steering wheel, but I have 2 kids to get out the car, who’ve brought half the playground sand in the car and half eaten banana smeared in the back seat… I sit for a moment in the car and then the sugar-low hits me like a tonne of bricks, I barely feel like I can lift my kids out of the car.

I’ve had freakin-enough.

There has got to be a better way.

I have my BIG DREAMS and I have a house to run, a life to live. There’s got to be a way to make it work (for more than a day).

There’s got to be a way to have more fun being a mum.
There’s got to be a way to get my work done.
There’s got to be a way to get the cleaning done.
There’s got to be a way to stop feeling like I’ll fall asleep while driving.
There’s got to be a way to start to enjoy juggling my big dreams and babies.
There’s got to be a way to help me get rid of this thigh cellulite that’s driving me nuts.
There’s got to be a way for me to stop being in my PJs at 11am. As much as I say I love it – I really hate it.
There’s got to be a way for me to enjoy being at the park because I don’t have 18743 things to do at home.

I won’t have this any longer…. It’s time to be honest with myself, it’s time to stop failing forward and start getting a grip on this.

I asked around and the general consensus was; “Stop doing too much”… Bloody brilliant right, so I have to stop doing what I LOVE aka running the family business + studying a university degree and instead just do kids crafts, scrub toilets and iron clothes all day instead. That’s not what I love. I love running the family business, I love studying, I love my kids. Can someone just tell me how to make it work?

Then one of my worst traits – stubbornness… Became the best trait I’ve ever had.

That’s when I decided – with no books, no experts, no internet help, no words of advice from peers or parents… Just me, willing to make radical change, willing to make some tweaks to my routine, refusing to settle for the status-quo that would have me struggling and juggling until they were older. Enter stubbornness.

I flipped my routine on it’s head. I mapped out my work chunks. I didn’t just add one habit at a time (boring and mundane, yawn) I added 10 extra habits that I would do daily. I created a todo list. I planned out my weeks. I tightened up my routine in a way that is still the most valuable thing I do today. I started hijacking and hacking my energy generation. I scheduled family fun things. I freakin changed my life.

Me and my refusal to give up my BIG DREAM of graduating university after being a high school drop out. I was not giving that up. But I wasn’t going to live in filth while doing it. I was not going to have my kids suffer because of my BIG DREAMS. Neither where up for negotiation. So I did something about it.

Balancing babies, business and big dreams journey – Fast forward to now-ish

That’s why when I created Mums Juggling School. It wasn’t a business decision, it was a life decision. I had to share this transformation and get it out of me. I had to share it. It’s not a process that I just did once. It’s a cycle that I still continue today. It’s the transformational tweaks that will literally change your life and I couldn’t keep that hidden. Even if people didn’t get it. I mean a school for mums? What’s with that. Well, what’s with that is, simply that you’ve got the ingredients to have a freaking fantastic juggling act, you’re like me, you’re just missing the recipe.

I did end up graduating university with 3 businesses, a baby in my belly and my 2 girls watching me walk up on stage to collect that certificate and the professor looking me straight in the eyes, while he shook my hand, he could see it in my eyes just what it took for me to get to that moment. It seemed like the longest handshake of my life. In a second I had gone from a no-good, high-school drop out, who would of course go on to be a teenage mum (yep) and in that moment, I had stubbornly rejected that status-quo and what my life had in store for me because of my teenage decisions. I had gone from high-school drop out to having the highest education level you could have. More importantly than that, showing my little girls that if you’ve got a big dream, go out and get it with gusto (whilst nurturing yourself + everything around you).

Here’s that moment

My stubbornness to refuse to settle to the status-quo is why and what I created in Mums Juggling School. It’s a place where mama bears go if they want to challenge the status-quo of what they’ve been told they’re capable of achieving and doing with kids.

Mums Juggling School is a a training ground, to get a grip on your routine, find more time, have more fun, get more energy and get organised in a perfectly imperfect way. It’s a starting point for working with me and it’s a whole lotta fun!

Mums Juggling School LIVE starts in a week + I’ve done something crazy and added even more bonuses (aka ALL my ebooks) + the price doubles forever in a few days (so don’t be the one that emails me asking for the old price – I don’t want to be the big meanie that emails you back saying no) + You can cancel your membership anytime and take everything you’ve learned with you.

If you want to carve out the time to create the balance you crave come join me and us

Love Jana xx

P.S Everything you should know in a nutshell.

1. Price doubles 1st May (Australia time – so for US girls we’re a day ahead of you!)
2. Mums Juggling School LIVE round starts 4th May.
3. Extra Bonuses – I’ve added all my ebooks to Mums Juggling School + new ecourses
4. Mums Juggling School = membership program = you can cancel anytime!

Want to challenge the status-quo too? If you’re having the “this-is-getting-ridiculous” moment too then get into Mums Juggling School now + your kids + future YOU will LOVE you for it.

It’s starts here. It starts now.

 

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- 3 tweaks in 30 minutes
- simple simple simple tweak for more energy
- a simple tweak to get more flow
- mummy meditation that takes no time but you can do all the time!

 

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TRANSFORMATIONAL TWEAKING: TWEAKS 4-6

TWEAK #4: MAMA MEDITATION

This beautiful trick helps you to direct your energy outwards and gives your brain a break from the negative mental regurgitation we continually regurgitate, round and round, like a cows digestive system. (Incase you don’t know, cows have a digestive system where they repeatedly regurgitate and re-chew food) .

Okay back to the subject and away from this gross analogy I’ve come up with and onto the point of Mama Meditation.

If 20 minutes of meditation a day (as prescribed by the gurus!) is not on the cards for you (or me) then try this Mama Meditation trick I use to get out of my head and into the moment.

I’ll sit out the back with my baby or take them for a walk and I’ll just sit and marvel at their features, their smile, their cute little ringlets, their special little fingers. I’ll get totally engrossed in just them and only them. I’ll direct my thoughts outwards, instead of focusing inwards. I’ll be there. I am there. I’m fully present when I do this.

It gives my brain a break.

It fires up the endorphins and lovey-dovey feelings I have for them. It gets me back to centre. It reminds me why I work so hard. It reminds me why I’m so passionate about balance.

When I see the world through their eyes and in their time, directing my thought energy outward, rather than inward = instead meditation.

See, every chance I get and

Kids are our ability not our disability.

Instead of dismissing every new tactic to make your life easier, instead, figure out a way to make it work for you and our unique challenges of being mama bears.

TWEAK #5: FACEBOOK OFF PHONE 

For this week only, take Facebook off your phone. If that gives you heart palpitations and massive FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) it’s probably a massive indicator that it’ll be extremely beneficial to get it off your phone.

I suggest taking it one step further, changing your password to something like this ldkajfs;dlkfnaksdnfkajsdnfkjasdfasdfl and then hiding it in the depths of your computer (aka a few files deep) to make it a little bit of a pain to log into Facebook, when you have a moment of weakness.

Now remember I’m not saying go cold turkey here, you can still access it on your computer for designated times.

9 benefits of taking Facebook off your phone?

  1. Instead of numbing out of your life, engage in it instead. Make that bed, do those dishes, chat with that stranger in the line.
  2. Free up brain RAM.
  3. Check your phone todo list instead and make a quick call, or message a close friend or book that doctors appointment.
  4. Chat with your kids.
  5. Be more present.
  6. Stop the overload of information caused by scrolling through Facebook and following links all over the internet.
  7. Eliminate FOMO for a little while and be okay with your day at home with crazy kids, rather than looking at some old friend gallivanting in the Greek Islands.  Hashtag #torture!
  8. Write into your note app, all the things you need to do – aka clear mental space.
  9. Relax your brain instead of overloading your already at-capacity brain space.

TWEAK #6: DRINK MORE WATER - I swear I chant this from the roof tops like a crazy lady, but you’ll never realise how much your lack of water has been affecting your energy and most of all your mood, until you really make this simple tweak to your week!

4 clues you’re not drinking enough water;

  1. You feel foggy.
  2. you feel irritable.
  3. you never have any energy.
  4. you get headaches, often.

I hope you liked this weeks Transformational Tweaks.

Want to watch the Transformational Tweaking webcast reply – it’s LIVE for a little while here.

click here to get this weeks TRANSFORMATIONAL TWEAKS in 30 minutes (it’s FREE!)

I hope you enjoy the tweaks in week 2 of the  Transformational Tweaking series.

Love Jana xx

P.S Mums Juggling School LIVE is starting real real soon. Price is doubling real, real, real soon. So go have a sneak peek if you’ve been thinking about it and ready to dive in.

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Juggling Tip Thursdays: 2 tips for ‘Living’ In The Moment (Even If You Have a Handful of Kids Having Meltdowns!)

 

Okay let’s be reals, here’s the 101 on getting present when you’ve got a house full of kids melting down and causing chaos.

Mindfulness is a beautiful concept, but is it some elusive thing for us mums? I think not.

This is how you do it, even if you have a handful of kids

In this video I share with you the 2 simple (& quick) reframes I do to get back in the moment, be present and engaged.

Do I have to explain to you the benefits of being present and ‘living in the moment’?? Okay, well if you’re not on the present/mindfulness/in-the-moment band wagon then girl, I’ll hook you up!

Benefits of living in the moment

- there’s no overwhelm when you’re out of your head an in the moment.

- Living in the moment means living in your body and not in the head, makes you feel feather light (in the head!)

- being purely engaged in the moment helps you to stop stressing out

- when you’re living in the moment it helps to melt into the moment and stop resisting it the way it is. The quicker you can melt into it, the quicker you can move through it.

- when you’re living in the moment you stop doubting yourself and start just going for it (i.e watch my video below – I don’t doubt myself and I don’t care if I look silly or crazy, I just be myself and ‘live’ in the moment! Because if you’re truly in the moment, there’s no mental doubt there!).

Watch the video for my 2 tips for being in the moment with kids

CLICK HERE to get the 5-Day mini ecourse “Mama Mindset Makeover” (It’s Free!)

CLICK HERE to take a look at how my online program Mums Juggling School can help you unjuggle your juggling act

Method 1. Zooming. First you zoom out of the situation, look at it from outside of your head. In other words, just be a fly on the wall for a second and access the situation. Zooming out helps you to get a better perspective immediately. It’s pretty much like a birds-eye view. When we zoom out, what we do is actually see the situation for what it is. Which is ‘not the end of the world’. I explain in the video, that you’ve got to ‘zoom out’, think of yourself like a camera lens zooming out. Then after you’ve done that, zoom in. You’ll be immediately more present and less irrational.  Therefore more equipped to deal with your handful of kids having a melt down.

Method 2. For scenerio 2  Simply state what you’re doing. We can cultivate a sense of overwhelm in a split second. We think of the 24o879487239472934792387489237 things on our todo list and we go into shut down. Our brain goes into overdrive and we get ourselves into a mind-tizzy. Get out of your mind-tizz and back into the moment by simply stating what you’re doing. If you’re in the shower – you say “I’m showering”, if you’re driving and you go off into a mind-tizzy, you say to yourself “I’m driving”. You’ll immediately (usually) get yourself out of the mind-tizzy and get back to reality. Which is, you can do it. Just take it step by step. You can can’t complete your todo list if you’re in a mind-tizzy!

Actionables

1. It’s action time. Let me know if you’re going to try these 2 tips below – it’ll solidify the habit for you.

2. Put a reminder on your phone to ‘zoom out!’ it might just catch you at the perfect moment, when you need to get a better perspective.

See you in the comments.

Love Jana xx

CLICK HERE to get the 5-Day mini ecourse “Mama Mindset Makeover” (It’s Free!)

CLICK HERE to take a look at how my online program Mums Juggling School can help you unjuggle your juggling act

 How to live in the moment (even if you have a heap of kids!) – TWEET THIS!!

 

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