Shawna is someone I REALLY look up to – she is an amazing business woman and entrepreneur with two young boys and I love learning from her. Enjoy today’s episode!

How To Manage Time Effectively (+ with PURPOSE!) with Shawna Brea! – PODCAST EPISODE 4

Today’s episode is all about how to manage time effectively (+ with purpose) with Shawna Brea – a business coach who teaches women on the structure, systems, and sales strategies to build a six-figure business without all the stress. After getting her MBA in Entrepreneurship ten years ago, she has since built a marketing agency from scratch, ran a successfully funded $20,000 Kickstarter campaign, and now works with success-minded entrepreneurs looking to step into the role of CEO with confidence. Her signature coaching program, CEO SUCCESS, provides a step-by-step system for making your first $100K by combining the power of personal and business growth into one transformational process. You can find her at, on IG + FB: @missceosuccess and also at her Facebook group: We discuss the uncanny parallels of entrepreneurship and motherhood (and how you can harness the power of both together) and share some AWESOME golden nuggets of wisdom on what you can do to ensure you cut out busy work and make more time for both your business and your babies.



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  • There tends to be a gap between learning and then actually DOING THE WORK.
    • When you are raising children + running a business, you can’t afford to be floundering.
    • You don’t have to be a super planner – you don’t need fancy planning tools in order to be success.
    • You can be successful with “B-” work: just enough to get the results without spending extra time you don’t need to.
    • Our “superpower” should be so second nature to us that it’s integrated into our everyday lives.
  • Sometimes, as a business owner, it’s so hard to see the forest through the trees when it’s you OWN business.
    • That’s why business coaches can be so important for you in order to see the growth you want in your business.
  • It’s important to try different things on in our business to see how they feel and how you can stretch into ideas and break them in and make them your own.
    • This is also a lot of what being a mom is about, too. There are SO many parallels to being a mom and a business owner.
      • WE DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING and that is OKAY!
  • You set the terms on your “success” and “failure”when it comes to your motherhood and your business.
    • WHAT is failure? WHAT is success? How do YOU define those terms in a way that is HEALTHY for YOU?
    • This is different for EVERYONE.
    • Allow yourself the space to see that NOT everything needs to be perfect.
      • Sometimes things need to flow in a messy, natural way without being curated.
  • You need to find a way to separate your children’s emotions from YOUR emotions so that you don’t absorb those.
    • You need to keep mental clarity and mental strength when it comes to parenting so that you can manage the growth of your business and the growth of your business.
    • Managing energy in this way is critical to being in a “CEO” mindset for motherhood and business.
  • We make the decision each day what emotions and responses we have to external factors.
  • You want to make sure EACH step you take in your business is moving you TOWARDS YOUR GOAL.
    • You need to ask yourself before each task: is this serving my goal? is this supporting my vision?
      • IF IT IS NOT: cut it out!!! YOU DO NOT NEED IT if it isn’t moving your towards your goal.
    • What is your driving factor? If you can have that driving factor and put it at the forefront, you WILL reach your goals.

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