Activate Purpose: Finding Purpose Through Action While Balancing Motherhood + Career
By Victoria Hefty: Mother, MBA, Author, Consultant, and Activator
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For many women, becoming a mother begins the search and desire for a more meaningful, purposeful, and successful life. But with that desire comes a feeling of not knowing WHAT you want or HOW to get the life you want, all while facing the challenges of raising young children and a demanding career. Using my own experience as a test case, I will share in real-time my path to finding a deeper purpose while balancing motherhood and career. Be prepared for honest insights and a healthy dose of skepticism as I take on uncomfortable exercises, new challenges, and (hopefully) discover a more bold, confident, and successful ME. To learn more visit https://www.activatepurpose.com
||CleanPart 2: Forget Finding Your Passion! Let’s Talk About Your Gift... | Episode #27||In today’s episode, I’m once again talking about the often dreaded “finding your passion question” but this time I’m sharing a new perspective that turned out to be a game-changer for me. Learn why focusing on my gifts and NOT my passions has||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHaving Patience in an Inpatient World | Episode #26||In today's episode, I'm sharing why I think having patience is an increasingly undervalued skill and virtue in today's impatient world. I'll share why patience and ambition don't always seem to go hand-in-hand but do, in fact, complement each other quit||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“The Power of 1” + My Goals for 2019 | Episode #25||In today’s episode, I’m sharing my goals for 2019 and explaining how the "Power of 1" is allowing me to navigate the madness of taking care of my infant and preschool-aged daughters while I work part-time AND start a new set of projects for the year||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Lessons From Trying to Achieve My 2018 Goals + A New Addition! | Episode #24||In today's episode, I'll give you an update on the goals that I made as part of my 2018 New Year's resolutions, and share three lessons that resulted from trying to achieve those goals. I'll also share some wonderful news that will give new meaning to b||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Writing a Children's Book is Easier Said Than Done | Episode #23||In today’s episode, I’m going to share the difficulties I’ve had these past two weeks accomplishing a goal I set out at the beginning of the year as part of my New Year's Resolution: To write a children’s book based on my grandmother’s childho||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Really Sure It’s That Bad? What To Do When The Fear Takes Over... | Episode #22||In today’s episode, I'm going to share a lesson from The Happiness Advantage book that made me rethink how I view negative or adverse events and taught me why they are never truly as bad as we think they are. If you are struggling with not making cert||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Overcame Self-Doubt With Advice From The Happiness Advantage Book | Episode #21||In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a random visit to the bookstore for a fun thriller novel led me to a book that I wasn’t even sure I needed. Learn how advice from The Happiness Advantage Book helped me to overcome some serious self-doubt i||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOK Brene Brown...Let's Really Talk About Vulnerability | Episode #20||In today’s episode, I'm going to talk about vulnerability and share why I have been feeling especially vulnerable these past few weeks. I don’t have some big epiphany to share on how to overcome this feeling but I do think sharing my struggles will||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForget Finding Your Passion! This Is The Question You Really Want To Ask... | Episode #19||In today’s episode, I'm going to share why “follow your passion” just doesn’t work for most people, including me. I’ll talk about how an article that a friend shared with me gave me a whole new perspective on finding my purpose and why I shoul||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow a LinkedIn Video Gave Me The Clarity I Needed To Make A Decision | Episode #18||In today’s episode, I'm going to share how an exercise I found while scrolling on LinkedIn gave me a well needed perspective on why I was feeling stuck on a creative project, even after I thought I had made this great decision. I’ll share how 3 simp||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI’m Back! What I Learned During My Unplanned Podcast Hiatus | Episode #17||In today’s episode, I'm going to share how a 4 week break from podcasting led to a 4 month break and what I learned about myself during that time. I’ll also share how my tendency to take action and quickly execute on ideas ironically left me paralyz||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Three Friends Made Me Rethink #SquadGoals and Find New Inspiration | Episode #16||In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how in this age of social media and online friends it's easy to envy online friends and overlook the physical friends or acquaintances in your own life who are trying new things and finding their own way. I'll||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Happiness Require Struggle? I'm Not 100% Convinced... | Episode #15||In today's episode, I'm going to talk to about this new book I'm reading, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, that argues that happiness requires struggle. I'll share how this concept is shaping the way I approach my work even though I'm not yet 100% c||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJealousy...Let's Talk About It. How My Encounter Led Me to a Key Revelation | Episode #14||In today's episode, I talk about jealousy. That word alone makes me cringe, but I recently experienced a case of jealousy that had me in a funk for almost a week. To be clear, this episode is about me feeling jealous of someone else's success. I'll talk||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccountability Time! February Progress Towards My 2018 Goals | Episode #13||In today's episode, I’ll walk you through my progress on some of the 2018 goals that I committed to at the beginning of the year as part of my New Years Resolution. I’ll share some of the things I’m doing well along with some of the things that I||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Common Traps To Avoid When You Want To Go From Idea To Action | Episode #12||In today's episode, I'm going to discuss three common traps to avoid after you have an idea for a new product/service/customer-oriented passion project that you just can't get out of your head. I'll also share some do's and don'ts that I've learned over||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Husband Shares His Perspective On My Path To Finding and Following My Passions | Episode #11||I'm very excited for today's episode because I have a special guest: my husband! I always get questions from readers and listeners who want to know what my husband's perspective is on me leaving my full-time job to pursue my entrepreneurial ideas while||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I'm Turning My New Year's Goals Into Reality By Taking Action and Ownership | Episode #10||In today's episode, I'm going to break down three of my goals for 2018 and share some of the steps I'm taking to turn those goals into reality. I'll also talk candidly about the inner struggles I faced trying to come up with new and fresh potential idea||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercoming My Addiction to Praise and Constant Need for Validation | Episode #9||In today's episode, I'm talking about my journey to overcoming an addiction to praise and seeking validation to how I'm learning how to become more confident by trusting myself. And while some people seriously hate New Year's resolutions, I personally l||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFailure, Absurd Habits, and Other Questions I Stole From Tim Ferriss | Episode #8||I share some stories and facts about me while answering questions that I borrowed from Tim Ferriss' latest book, "Tribe of Mentors". You will learn six things that you probably don't know about me, including what motivates me, a purchase of $100 or less||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow My Flexible Job Gives Me Freedom to Find My Purpose | Episode #7||In today's episode, I discuss how having a flexible job has given me the freedom to search for my purpose while also allowing me to thrive professionally in a whole new way. I also share how you can learn where I go to find professional, flexible, mom-||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Honest. Are You Interested or Are You Committed? | Episode #6||Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between being interested versus being committed. I’m going to share three things that I have committed to doing on a daily basis and the quote that has forced me to stop creating excuses and start doin||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaw of Attraction? The Experience That Made Me Believe... | Episode #5||Today episode is all about my love-hate relationship with the law of attraction, the steps I'm taking to create the future I want, and the one technique that has single-handedly changed the way I start and end my days. I'm also going to share one recent||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Learned To Stomp Out My Inner Critic | Episode #4||Today's episode is all about addressing that ever-present inner critic. You know, the one that tells you that you haven't really accomplished anything with your life or perhaps the one that tells says you're not a good mom? Learn the simple, embarrassin||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Did I Stop Dreaming and How Can I Dream Big? | Episode #3||In today's episode, I want to talk to you about dreaming big and actually believing in those dreams. I'll share my struggles to dream big and the actions I'm taking to overcome my limiting beliefs. I am also going to (nervously) share three of what I'm||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is My Greatest Strength? The Heck If I Know...| Episode #2||In today's episode, I share my experience trying to answer the loaded question, "what is your biggest strength?" Stick around to learn how I overcame the shame of not even knowing how to answer this question as an educated working professional and the p||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow I Finally Stopped Complaining and Blaming | Episode #1||In today's episode, I will share the one formula that has dramatically shifted the way I think when I want to complain about something, how I carve out that ever elusive "me" time that all busy mom need, and the four things I've changed in my daily rou||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Finding Purpose Through Action While Balancing Motherhood + Career||I'm Victoria Hefty - MBA graduate, mother to a precocious toddler, author, and independent consultant. I have a lot of passions but I am in search of something MORE. Using my own experience as a test case, I want to translate my desire for a more meanin||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
She puts words to my life!!
This podcast is so wonderful. It’s really filling a need for us moms who struggle with balance of motherhood and the need to still work toward a career! I especially love the challenge that she issues at the end of each episode. It allows for taking action and not just passively listening! Thank you so much! You have no idea what you’ve inspired in me!
Great for any mom!
This is the perfect podcast for moms struggling to redefine their identity after having kids. While Victoria shares a lot about her professional goals, and balancing motherhood and career, I find the way she presents the topics are still applicable to any mom trying to achieve a balance between being a mom and an adult person. She has also nailed the perfect episode length for busy listeners! Its long enough to conscisely cover a topic but doesnt drag on.
Light and Refreshing
Light and thought-provoking, very relevant, present and applicable ideas that I felt can produce results quickly for both men and women, single or married, child or no child at the personal and professional level. Keep it up, I am looking forward to more episodes. Love the way your husband speaks, there is absolutely no rush in the world.