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Well, hello, ladies, welcome to the podcast. Welcome back. If you’re here all the time, welcome. If it’s your very first time, I am so happy you’re here I cannot wait to dive into today’s topic. I love talking about mental toughness, I love reading about it. I love studying people who I believe have it. Everything to do with mental toughness I’m very attracted to so we’re gonna really dive into this conversation. And I can’t wait, I just want to let you know one thing before we get there I am running a podcast review giveaway. So this is very exciting. For those of you who have never left a podcast review. Not only was it going to help me out and help the podcast reach more listeners, because reviews and ratings really help with that. So that’s great for me and on my end. But what’s great for you is that you’d have a chance to win a coaching call with me. So in exchange for you know, leaving a hopefully five star review, you can be entered in a chance to win a coaching call with me where we meet on Zoom, and plan out your goals, maybe workout plan, deep dive into your nutrition, we can use it for whatever you want. And if you’re thinking, Brittany, I’m kind of set on all that stuff. Maybe you’re in the chasing greatness group, you’re in the eight week program right now you feel solid on everything. That’s awesome. I’m really glad you feel solid that we could do a live workout training. If you want, we can use that time for whatever you would like. So to enter all you need. Please just leave the podcast review, screenshot it and I’m talking written reviews please. So you can do the star rating as well. That’s awesome. And then written reviews would be great. So just screenshot that. And email it to me and I will enter you don’t panic if especially I believe on Apple, you leave the review and you go to look to make sure it shows up and you don’t see it. It takes like 48 hours or something like that to appear. So that’s why the screenshot helps me out. Also our apple IDs can sometimes be very odd. I don’t even know what mine is. I’ve left podcast reviews for people. I don’t remember what it is. But it is not anything to do with healthy Catholic moms. It just comes up some weird, Marie something I don’t know. So it’s hard for me to know who is the sender of it. I am you know, drawing this from so anyways, if you would take the time to do that, that’d be great. I’m going to run this from today February 7, until February 17. I’ll just close it at 11:59pm and draw a winner from any of those entries. So thank you so much.

All right, we are going to hop in to mental toughness. And firstly, I want to say there’s something I know I’m already on my second firstly, so I guess Secondly, but this is now in the field of mental toughness. There can be I feel like a big push in the culture. If you delve into this personal development, mental toughness kind of space. Where this you know, no one has said this outright that I’ve read or researched. But I feel like there can be a theme that you’re doing all this yourself that you’re in control that you can control every aspect of your life. And while some of these authors might not mean that and this is again, just something I’m taking away from it. That’s where like, for example, I’ll just say to authors that I’ve gotten that vibe from David Goggins. I I’ve read and currently right now I’m reading Cameron Haynes and this and they both talk a lot about being mentally tough. From those books, and especially this Cameron Haynes ones I’m reading right now, again, I really like it. I’m enjoying a lot of the points of it. But I get this kind of prideful vibe of, I’m in control of everything. And if I work hard enough, I can accomplish it. And there’s, you know, there’s also many things said, and I think from both authors about that, you never know which days you’re last, and we’re not in control. But overall, it seems a lot like Okay, so if I just do this, I will be there. And I’m going to come at this from the, from the eyes, the perspective as I do everything from that Catholic lens of that, well, first and foremost, everything is a gift. And, you know, we are not in ultimate control of everything. But there are many things within our control, which I’m going to give them a grain of salt is probably what the authors are trying to convey to I just want to disclaim that, that sometimes in that mental toughness world, that seems like okay, you just you know, or it can come off selfish to me if like at all costs, you pursue being mentally tough. You know, don’t worry about time with your family this that, like you can have it all. And I just again, kind of meeting in the middle here of you can think mental toughness is so absolutely essential and important. And if you’re listening to this, and you’re like, Well, I’m not an athlete, or I’m not a Navy Seal, or I’m not at this that it doesn’t matter. Mental Toughness is essential for everyone. For every Christian, for every Catholic like we are faced with decisions every single day of okay, how are we going to respond to this? And how are we going to rise to the occasion and I think it’s the ultimate difference maker between whether you are leading a mediocre life or an excellent life and or a great life and chasing that greatness truly. And I shared this last year when I was talking a lot about what I learned from training for the 50 mile race or from actually doing it. And I said, when I actually did it, I could tell the difference was not from what I’d done past half marathons, marathons, the difference was not my training, because my training was that great, my training was limited. And Napoli would have done it, even my actual like preparation race day and stuff. It was just, you know, I was playing at the playground with my kids by a nurse my baby right before I did the race, it wasn’t my best physical, you know, it wasn’t set up to be my best physical accomplishment. But the Mental Toughness was definitely the difference maker, I felt a lot more mentally prepared when I got out there than I had any other time. So again, even if you’re not doing a 50 mile race or whatever, I just think it is absolutely crucial. And it’s necessary to accomplish maybe some of these goals that you’ve set out for. If you’re you know, you have your goals, you have the action plan, it takes the actually putting, taking those steps that you’ve lined out, right, and what makes some people don’t want make some people not to it, that’s what we’re talking about. So I will get into my list of five. But before that, I figured I should probably just kind of given a synopsis of what is mental toughness for people who this might be a newer term for or, and I just found such a great article in this is written by James clear, so I’m not going to read the whole thing to you. And you’re like Brittany, I don’t need the definition of mental toughness, and maybe you don’t. But this made me stop in my tracks too. And say I just like the way this is outlined. So briefly, I’ll just kind of go through James clear is an author and I’ve talked about his book atomic habits a bunch of times, many of you I know have read it. If you’ve not read it, I would stick that on your reading list for the year. I believe I recommended it this year too. But it’s he is just as excellent work. He writes about habits decision making that’s just right from his little bio here but so it’s on his website, James And then forward slash mental dash toughness if you want to read the whole thing, but the title of the article is the science of developing mental toughness in your health work and life. And he firstly starts with talking about Angela Duckworth work on this. And for those of you don’t who don’t know her she
is an author who wrote the book grit. That was an excellent read. I read that several years ago want to say four or five years ago. I don’t know when it came out. So probably around four years ago, and it was excellent. So this first little paragraph very chats about he says mental toughness and the United States military each year approximately 1300 cadets and join the entering class at the US military West Point. During their first summer on campus cadets are required to complete a series of brutal tests. This summer initiation program is known internally as beast barracks. And he basically just talks about how then Angela Duckworth was a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and she found something different when she began tracking the cadets. So she was trying to figure out you know, what is the indicator of how someone is going to do like can you tell when they enter somebody who has the highest you know, LSAT score or the somebody who does the best on the physical part, like what is the difference maker? That’s going to kind of give a little bit of a hint as to how someone’s going to do but it said here’s what she found out. It wasn’t strength or smarts or leadership potential that accurately predicted whether or not a cadet would finish be spirits. Instead it was grit, the perseverance and passion to achieve long term goals that made the difference. So basically saying it boils down to perseverance and passion instead. In fact, cadets who are one standard deviation higher on the grid scale, which she talks about at great length in her book, we’re 60% more likely to finish beast barracks than their peers. It was mental toughness that predicted whether or not a cadet would be useful, I’m sorry, successful, not useful, every single person’s useful. It was mental dominance, that prediction of whether or not a cadet will be successful, not their talent, intelligence or genetics. And then it just keeps going into during her research, all of the wonderful reason she uncovered why mental toughness is important. And like in different areas in the National Spelling Bee this and that it’s it does not have to do with IQ. So it says, what’s his, his synopsis of it is the bottom line is, in every area of life, from your education, to your work to your health. It is your amount of grit, mental toughness and perseverance that predicts your level of success, more than any other factor we can find. In other words, talent is overrated. All right. So it’s important we need it. It’s it’s one of those very interesting things to delve into. Because again, how do you really track it? So Angela Duckworth study is very interesting. And her research is very interesting, I’d recommend that book grit as well. So from my own experience, I would try to think what are things that I have done to improve this and of course, I still have a lot of work to do in improving this and work on this myself. But number one, is to pray and ask for grace. Because, again, coming at this from the understanding that we are not in super control this and we can do nothing of our own power. So praying specifically to increase your grit, you know, maybe that is a prayer that you ask for. And as always, we know that when we pray for something, we’re not usually just magically granted it, it doesn’t just become a part of us, what we what we usually get instead, are opportunities to grow in that and to practice it. So be careful what you pray for here. Because if you are praying for, you know, learn, please help me to become more mentally tough, and to endure and to grow. And perseverance, you’re probably going to be presented with opportunities to grow in this. And with everything, growing pains are always evident. And many, many times, I feel like I’ve taken five steps back, this happens all the time when I will be praying for patients. And instead, I get many opportunities to practice patience. And it just makes me feel like the most impatient person in the world because I’m having, you know, I’m not going to be 100% right away. And then you look back, after those trials after those very challenging opportunities to grow in it, and you’re like, Okay, I did, I did take a little baby step forward here. And again, not in a prideful way, but in the way that we’re supposed to be pursuing growth and not staying stagnant. So praying and asking for grace, specifically in this area, I think, and we know that grace is freely given, but we can get creases, more from praying and visiting the sacraments and all of those things. So that’s first and foremost on this list. And then we are in control of a lot of these things. It’s our habits. It’s what we do with our discipline. So I tried to, again, dial this down, what are things that I think have helped me grow in this number two is to put yourself in difficult situations. So cold therapy, heat therapy, that’s those are big, Buzzy things right now. But the whole premise behind them is that you’re putting your body in uncomfortable situations, and then you’re going to come out stronger the other hand, all of those have limitations. And all those have good parameters around them. You can just go outside for three hours and subzero temperatures, and then think you’re going to come out stronger, you know, there’s ways to properly do it. And I don’t do necessarily, I don’t wake up and say I am definitely going to go do cold therapy right now. Or I’m going to do heat therapy, but just from times, especially again, going back to my training runs where I’d look at the weather and I’m like, oh my goodness, it is going to be you know, 89 degrees and direct sun. I really don’t want to do my training run right now. Well, I did anyways. And that made me come out stronger on the other end of that run, even if it was terrible during it, even if it wasn’t the best run of my life, because I put myself through something harder. You don’t have to be you know, so crazy about this. This could look like going for a walk in the rain. You know, you see the rain coming down. You’re like oh man, I was gonna walk today but I really don’t want to do that or I don’t want to say my kids outside of that or whatever. You’re going for another like Walk Run whenever you see a hill you make yourself run up the hill. We do I come out stronger on the other end, not just physically, but most importantly, mentally if you purposely seek out difficult situations, especially physical feats, and you come out the other side of this, and full disclaimer, I made my list here of five before in this was just pulling from my own personal experience or things I’ve read and whatnot. And then I searched, you know, for the definition of mental toughness, and I found that article, and I kept reading if you’re interested, keep reading the article. And James clear gave a couple examples too, of how you can increase grit. And maybe number one or number two is right there on his list was put yourself in physically hard situations, which, honestly, I did not see it first, or else I would credit it, you know, I went, and, you know, it just was good confirmation to me that I had worded it put yourself in difficult situations, I was like, okay, see, there’s something to that. And he specifically excuse me, I need to cough button specifically said that, you know, make the situations difficult physically, okay. So there’s that connection between mental and physical. And when we over when we do something that we didn’t expect that we could do, or we physically do more than we thought, mentally we were able to, that’s what increases our mental toughness, okay, so don’t shy away from it. Our bodies are in our minds, especially our minds are wired to try to do the easiest thing, we are naturally going to want to do what is comfortable, we are naturally going to want to take the easier way out. So purposely, don’t let yourself do that. The other day, I don’t really run very much anymore. I just find running to be easy to make analogies out of I am definitely doing more lifting, and then going for walks. So basically doing the chasing greatness, group workouts, except for when I filmed them, so that I’m, you know, a month or two ahead of everybody else. But that’s what I did. This whole past January was just the chasing greenness workouts and filmed the February March ones. And then my only other supplementation was really walking and I went for a walk the other day. And I just started kind of gradually picking up the pace because I was feeling good and was like, I’ll just jog a little bit, I’ll run a little bit. And then I came to the end of it and was like, alright, that’s probably about a 10th of a mile away or something and picked a stop sign like Brett, you’re just gonna sprint it out to the stop sign. And even in that like little tiny sprint, my mind was finding excuses to stop, you’ve done enough, you’re not really running right now why are we sprinting, like, okay, it’s
very cold, my throat hurts, you know all the things in just a couple of seconds. And I want to take it out 17 times and just like Nope, just use that stop sign, don’t stop till the stop sign. And pushing through those kinds of things. It doesn’t have to be anything big and flashy, could also be a strength workout you’re doing, where you just really want to stop, maybe you’re doing the video with me. And you’re like, I just wanted to take a break. Second sit down. And it’s very tempting to do that during videos, right and to not let yourself do it. That’s how you’re gonna come out stronger on the other side. Again, the heat and cold can be a big thing too, I just don’t think you don’t normally need to very much like seek out making these are like creating that environment for yourself. If you just take advantage of what the weather’s naturally doing, and put yourself in those situations, I find that to be just, I don’t know, to me, that seems more real. I have not done well sticking to what I’m purposely going to pursue cold therapy or this and that we can talk more why and I think I will talk more about that on the podcast in the future because there were, you know, health benefits total with that. But again, Mother Nature usually gives you enough of a chance to just seize those opportunities. Okay, number three, in increasing your mental toughness is to go one more than you want to. And this idea I definitely had in my subconscious from Ed my Let’s book The Power of One more. And he talks about how in every area of life again, not just physically, but when you want to stop like everyone has their want to stop point just in my little sprint the other day, like I already wanted to stop probably it halfway through it. Force yourself to do one more of whatever it is, if you’re making calls for work, like you want to stop you made it down the list, make one more call than you want to. And it’s interesting and reading the book, I’m like, Well, if you keep doing that, if you keep applying that to everything, you’re never gonna be done like you can’t just always do one more, one more. But the idea is that you’ve hit your natural stopping point. And then you’re you make your mind you make your body do one more of whatever it is just truly one more to kind of overcome that. Like see you thought you were here. It’s kind of the idea of pushing your limitations. So you think you can only get 10 reps with you know, 20 pound dumbbells and a bicep curl and you’re like, Wow, this is the most I’ve ever done. I could like I did my 10 But can I get one more in because this it just builds confidence in yourself. Half of this is confidence building. You did something physically hard, and you come out the other side. Okay, I can do that. I lived through that. It’s all good. Same, same reason people get that euphoric feeling at the end of marathons, or Spartan Races or something that, wow, that was really hard. A lot of you are into Spartan Races who listen to this podcast and who are listening to this podcast. I like Spartan Races, a lot of talks about them. I said that I would probably never do a race again, unless it was a Spartan Race. And then I did but that first Spartan Race I did I remember just feeling that euphoria afterward of wow, I hiked a mountain all day, and oh, wow, I climbed ropes and, like, carry big heavy globes. Like I did not think because that’s what it boils down to. Why was I feeling so euphoric? I didn’t think that I could do that. Okay, that I proved to myself, I could, and I failed things along the way. And everything like it was not 100%. But I rose to the occasion, and you come out the other side, believing yourself more and you don’t realize it, no one, no one finishes and thinks well, now, I believe in myself and I will do the next hard thing. It just becomes a part of you. It’s just the action causes the effect, you don’t need to be aware that it’s going on because this is I don’t think I’ve ever thought that oh, okay, now I’m more mentally tough. Okay. So just go one more than you want to, and apply that to different areas of like, when you’re, you know, reading stories to your kids, and you’re like, I really just want to be done. I don’t want to read any more. The other day I did this. We have these little tiny superhero books, and they look tiny. They’re like, very small. Like the actual size of the book is very small. And they have a million words on the page. So I was feeling I don’t know ambitious. Usually we read two books at bedtime, like we’ll read all throughout the day. But okay, naptime bedtime, it’s two books, both the older kids pick one. Right now Judah, the one year old is very into head to toe. So usually it’s been actually three because he gets head to toe, but we all read it. You know, so many times, I’m not gonna make the other to use the pic for that. So we read our three books. We’re walking up the stairs, I’m like, I will read for head to tell for Judah. And then I’ll read five superhero books. And they’re like, Wow. And I immediately regretted it after two. I was like, Oh my gosh, there are so many words on each page. And I’m gonna be here for an hour, but things like that, like your kids are always used to getting one book for you, like read one more. And yeah, maybe that’s not going to increase your mental toughness necessarily, but it shows you like, alright, you did what you would consider the bare minimum. And then you elevated that you push the standard all in positive ways, right? Only in positive ways to undo this. I’m not challenging you to drink one more Margarita, because I think you could probably do that. And it might not have same effect. As Vic turning out mentally tough. Okay, so number one was praying, ask for grace. Number two, put yourself in difficult situations. Number three, go more, one more than you want to. Number four, this one’s huge, is talk to yourself, don’t listen to yourself, okay? We are very emotional beings, emotions are important emotions have their place, they keep us safe. It’s part of the human experience, right? What we can’t do is let our emotions run our lives. And you’ll see this if you have kids, and you think about when you’re disciplining them or trying to teach them, you know how to make good choices, and whatever the you’re gonna mention this a lot, or maybe you are mentioning it without realizing you’re mentioning it, you can’t just act on emotion. And if it seems so simple with our kids, we need to apply that to ourselves as well. And then we definitely, obviously need to model it, and all of that. But there are so many things that if we just relied on our emotions, we’re not going to do them. And this is where people run into trouble with getting your workout set is like one feel like doing it today. I don’t feel like getting up early. I don’t feel like this. I don’t feel like that. Your feelings are irrelevant. It is what your actions are. Just do it. I don’t want to eat the healthy thing that I prepared half the time. I don’t want to work out like 98% of the time, okay? Just you just have to do it. You need to talk to yourself and not listen to yourself. And I think, you know, a lot of people are gonna say only speak positively to yourself to data. That’s cool, that’s fine. And I get the idea I’ve talked before so I do agree with that about like framing things in a positive way. Instead of oh, I can’t eat you know chocolate today thinking oh, I have to make sure I get in three to five servings of vegetables. I think that’s helpful because then you’re focusing on the good you’re not focused where we put our energy, you know, can drag us down but in talking to ourselves, I think it’s actually helpful to be positive and negative and I don’t mean shaming yourself or anything like that. But I do mean thinking like how, let me try to think of a good example for you. I’ll go back to the running thing I you know, thought positively through a lot of it and talked positively to myself of you know, Britney, you’re doing great like I did actually think that sometimes which I usually think is really corny because you’re killing it like look at you you’re flying and like saying those kinds of things in my head. But then I also will use like kind of what I guess would be considered negative like you’re not gonna stop like you’re not the person that stops So some people would say don’t even think about the staffing part or don’t even think about whatever I do, I will kind of yell at myself in my head of like somebody else. And this helps me a lot to think about where people also say, Don’t compare somebody else in a worse off position than you is doing this. Because I will, we, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but maybe it’s you. I think it can be very easy to try to throw ourselves pity parties and think no one else is doing everything that I’m doing. And they would not do this, whatever. I have thought I think this a lot when I’m pregnant and need to do a workout. And I’m like, no, there are so many other people who don’t even work out pregnant, and they’re just resting or they’re doing this or they’re napping and did it. And I started thinking that I’m like, nope, Brittany, somebody else busier than you with more kids than you older than you more tired than you single moms, whatever, like I will just really go drastic in my head are doing this. So you can suck it up and do it. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with telling yourself to suck it up. And I don’t know if that’s positive or negative. I don’t really care to categorize it. I just know you need to tell yourself to get in line and do what you need to do and not worry about the way you feel about it. Okay. I think it’s very helpful to think of examples of people who have done what you want to do. I think this across the board, in all the areas of life, like why do we study the lives of the saints, the lives of and we’re super drawn to heroic, amazing stories. But I have for you, Melissa from saints live podcast is going to be on here for an interview in the coming weeks. And we talked a little bit about that of, you know, their inspiring stories and how encouraging it is. And I mentioned how I can never get through an episode without crying, Why am I crying, hearing the lives of the saints, because it’s inspiring, I am drawn to somebody living a life of excellence in all different ways like that. It means so many different things, look at the, you know, huge variety in the lives of the saints. But so you don’t need to copy someone’s life and make your life exactly like someone else’s.
It’s great, I think and a powerful tool to be inspired by other people who are striving for the best version of themselves. I don’t necessarily mean more write somebody out, okay, could be doing more than we don’t want to run around like a chicken with their head cut off. And that’s not the point. It’s just checking things off and getting things done. But I just mean, you know, look at somebody who’s done what you want to do, specifically study it, figure out how to do it, and then talk to yourself, do not listen to yourself, I have to tell myself this ironically, every day, every single day, like Bernie doesn’t matter. Okay? Like same thing with parenting? How many times do you want to get on the floor and pretend to be a horse and let your kid right in the back most of the times for me, that’s going to be a pass a hard pass. But I will talk to myself, guess what, you’re gonna be a fun mom. So get down the floor. Have fun mama, get down on the floor and do this. Great. And then usually what magically happens is I actually start enjoying it and laughing and having good time. And there we are. I just had to start, right. Get past the mental hurdle. Okay, lastly, another huge one, keep this just note this talk this way. To increase your mental toughness, you need to behave as though you don’t have an out. Don’t give yourself an out. This, a friend and I were talking about this one. She was asking me this was many, not many years ago, maybe a year ago and I have talked about on the podcast. But I remember this was the first time I realized like, Oh, why do I do the things I do sometimes, like trying to kind of break this stuff down. And she had asked like, how are you gonna get in working, you know, from home and with the kids and whatever. And homeschooling and I was like, You know what, and again, I’m not at all patting myself on the back. People are doing way more than me. And I know that I see that. And those are the people that inspire me, but she was kind of asking me that question like, Well, how do you get in? Or how do you get your workouts and and I was just very simple to me because I just was like, there’s just not an option. I don’t I don’t argue with myself during the day. Don’t debate with myself. Am I going to work out today? Am I going to eat this? Am I whatever I just do the thing and not all the time. I am no saint at all in telling you that. But that’s what we need. That’s what we need to strive to do is to act like there is no out you act you live differently you act differently when you don’t give yourself all these options to haggle with yourself. And I think sometimes we just need to set those boundaries for ourselves as well. I did that when I was a teacher in a physical school that I there was always treats in the faculty room. And instead of walking in and debating with myself, how are you going to have that treat? Are you not is it worth it? Is it not worth it? And doing that whole dance I just cut it out of my day. It’s like Nope, you don’t need treats at school you don’t need food at school like you eat what you packed at school if you really want something and other time you can go get it like you’re never going to stop the last time you’re going to see that food again right which I think is helpful for many of us to remember. And it just took out the debating Nope. We just we keep it walking. We keep it moving sister when we passed the faculty room table and it was Very helpful to be. But the person that I really think affected and put this in my mind is Andy Frisela- I’ve talked about him before his podcast very vulgar. So I don’t definitely recommend him. But his his zero option mentality is very inspiring. And I believe that’s what he refers to as when he talks about his having zero option mentality. And he talks about the same thing. He’s like, I don’t get it. When people ask me in business like, well, what made you keep going? He’s like, What do you mean, what made me keep going like there was no option to stop. And that is the mentality that we need to bring into whatever it is whatever obstacle but whatever daily discipline we’re trying to do, there is no option to stop there is no option to not do it. When I was doing my race, I knew that like, there is no option to stop any you can. Like I talked about the race after and I had to literally check in my sneaker to see if my toe fell off. I thought it fell off. I was very hot. At one point, I thought I was like had heat stroke, something like dehydration, whatever. I knew I wasn’t dehydrated, actually. But I thought I was having some kind of you know, response to heat at about halfway. I get it. There are times where medically Yes, you have to stop. If I really medically need to stop, I would have stopped. But having that we are doing this, you said you’re doing 50 You’re doing 50 kind of mentality is what made me keep going when all the other stuff was not great when I thought maybe my toe fell off when I was tired when other people were you know, taking the disqualification just not finishing. It’s tempting, we debate it with ourselves, ooh, should i Ooh, 20 fives pretty good. I could just stop at 25 Like, we start doing that dance, cut that dance out. Zero options, you said you’re gonna do it, do it. And whatever it is whatever staring you in the face behave as though you don’t have an out this is what you have to do. And guess what you will rise to the occasion, you will come out stronger on the other side. And what’s going to help you do that is to put yourself in difficult physical situations bringing it all full circle. And that helps you to rise to continue to rise to the occasion overcome it. Alright, I have talked at length about this topic, I knew I would once we got rolling. I just want to say one more time, I do not even consider myself a mentally tough person at all. I have a huge, huge distance to go in this area. I’m just here sharing with you what I have learned from Yes, big leaders in this kind of personal development space, but also everyday people that I’ve observed. And I’ve looked up to and I’ve appreciated their example friends and family and seasoned moms who I see doing this kind of thing in their daily lives, maybe not running marathons, but very mentally tough people who are raising kids with disabilities or who have lost children or who are running businesses from home while they’re homeschooling their seven kids and all these things. These are the people that I look up to that I’ve learned from and that I hope to be seriously I mean that very truly as mentally tough as one day, I have a lot of very long way to go. I am the first person to say I love to hit the snooze button. I would love to you know, blow off half my duties every day and take the easier way out. It’s a daily battle. So I’m going to go back to number one and I’m going to pray and ask for grace to keep moving forward in that area. All right, don’t forget about the podcast review giveaway I would love if you take a second to enter and I would love to have a coaching call with you. So I hope that you are the winner from that as well. Alright ladies, thank you so much and I hope you have a great rest of your day. I’ll talk to you next time.

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