There are a lot of phrases about mothers.
First comes to mind: “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy…” Fortunately, I have a pretty awesome mama, which led to a pretty happy household growing up. I still to this day don’t quite know how the heck she managed it all… and as I get closer to our baby boy arriving (2 months and counting!), I’m reminded of some of the incredible things about her… and the most important daily wisdom she ever imparted.
A bit of background:
*SOS mom, please share your secrets*
I could go on and on with endless bullet points about my supermom, but moral of the story: she had it going on. Joan Locher knows what’s up, people.
Like, she really knows… and to take a cue from another phrase that rings true:
“Mother knows best.”
Over my nearly 30 years of life, there is something I’ve learned – and it’s that while that phrase isn’t 100% true every day (hate to break it to you mama, but I love youuuu)… when in doubt, my girl Joanie has some sage wisdom to share.
Ever since the days of young adulthood began with endless cheer practices and yearbook deadlines and AP exams, there is one phrase she’s shared more times than I can count.
And sometimes I just need the reminder… and bet you do too…
So here it is for today’s encouragement from mother Joanie:
For all those plates, she offers up one of a reminder of a consistent past narrative that looks strikingly similar with all the panic & overwhelm… but at the end of that spinning, there is an ease & celebration of accomplishment to come. The plates get tucked away in their respective cabinets, saved for another day (when they’ll inevitably return… and she’ll remind me of her wisdom again).
That one phrase? That’s Joan’s token.
She hands it over, drops the mic, and moves along to saving the life of one more rescue dog (her passion!). That’s just how she does it… for 15+ years, and still to this very week.
Do you ever feel that overwhelm of all the plates and wish you could just have someone trade you for the silver platter of “you’ll-get-it-doneness?”
It’s a vote of confidence. A reminder that: you’ll get it done, you always do. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. You’re the same you, and that’s all you can be.
So, friend, in case you need this reminder today:
Because since you’re here, I know one thing about you: you’re on the road to something big. You might be in the rolling hills (of nothingness) right now, but you’re on your way… and that destination feels far, but I see it on the horizon for you.
And one more reminder? You’re doing big things. And you’re getting them done… one step at a time.
So after years and years of the overwhelm by the endless list, I’ve learned one tip on my own that I recommend you employ:
That, my friend, is how “you’ll get it done, you always do.” And this time, hopefully a bit more efficiently and with less stress.
So I want to know, friend, what’s one plate you’re spinning that you’re just so worried you’ll drop?
What’s your one “must-get-done” thing on the list that’s causing overwhelm in your life and business?
Comment below or hit me with a DM on the ‘gram. I’m here to chat & cheer you on!
For now, just keeping getting at it, like you always do.
Oh… and go love on your mama. Duh.
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