Description: In this episode, Kelli interviews Chelsea Christensen. Chelsea is a serial entrepreneur and mom of 4. She built herself and her business while raising them and that’s something she is incredibly proud of.
Chelsea started Uniformity in her own home and eventually moved it out into a brick and mortar store. Being able to employ people is one of her favorite things. She also is in Network Marketing with Ziya Active, a company that paired perfectly with what she was already doing. Network marketing is great for those who want to build a business, but not from the ground up. She also is a coach at a popular business retreat, Suzy School.
Even as a naturally super positive person, you still have to focus on and looking for the good, to stay in that type of energy. It’s a personal thing that we have to decide to look for. There is always good and there is always bad and it’s choosing which one to play with or which one we are going to use. Sometimes feeling angry, hurt, frustrated or blaming others is an easier option. So it does take work to be optimistic and look for the good.
Chelsea points out that it’s important to identify the things that help you feel happy. It’s important to have things that you are excited about in your life. What are you looking forward to? It could be getting your hair done, a vacation, anything. But taking time to ask yourself, “when do I feel the most alive, what fulfills me, what makes me laugh?” Being able to identify those things is how we choose to be happy. Happiness really is a choice because it’s connected to action.
Chelsea talks about how as parents we can feel the weight of needing to fix, correct, teach and mold our kids and that is what takes away all the optimism is parenting and the way you see your kids. It takes away the ability to see the good that your kids are doing. Chelsea encourages us to look for opportunities to connect with our kids, especially teens instead of always meeting them with criticism.
The way we talk to our kids turns into how they learn to talk to themselves, and that starts with the way we talk to ourselves. IT Encouraging celebration and accomplishments of your kids and let them see you celebrating others. shares about creating healthy relationships with screen time in the home and getting more intentional with the time you have with your kids. She developed a parent/child interactive journal called Time For Us as an easy way to check in with your kids. This was a passion project that came out of her own need to create moments that matter.
Being optimistic is business: everything is fixable, unless it’s not fixable. I have this much energy, where do I want to spend it. If I can fix it, I need to put that energy into fixing it instead of fixating on the problem. Trusting people and being excited for them to use their own talents and strengths in helping your business is huge!
Pay attention to what you are looking for. What you focus on grows and if you are always paying more attention to the bad things, that is going to grow and feel huge. Ask yourself “How can I help right in front of me?” Worry about and pay close attention to the things that you have the ability to do something with. You can be aware of the things that are happening in the world, but then bring it back in closer to you and help where you can.
I like to look back at how I have grown. Acknowledging any amount or progress or growth. Trying to give myself credit and encouragement, it helps me to be able to continue.
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