Teen life can be filled with so much drama. They face so many challenges to belong and be accepted by their peers, while trying to figure out and develop healthy friendships. Part of our role as parents is to model what healthy looks like. We all have been hurt by words and actions of others, we all have had bad days, but it doesn’t give us the right to be mean or cruel to others as a way to deal with the pain. In this week’s podcast, Bethany talks about how to create a drama and bully free zone starting at home with your teens.
Sarcasm can be absolutely hilarious, but it can also be hurtful. Learning how to handle people who use it as a cover for their own pain can be challenging. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the art of having crucial conversations and coming from a place of compassion to take your relationships to the next level.
When we set out with good intentions to reach our goals, we never prepare ourselves for those moments we just want to quit and throw in the towel! But, if we can press in to the discomfort, the inconvenience, the hard work, the challenge, and lean into our support system, we can accomplish anything we set out to do. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the joy of accomplishing her goal in podcasting and the challenge to not quit!
From the moment our children are born we are overcome with great love and joy. And, at that same moment, fear begins to creep in for their safety, well-being, and their future. The older they get, the more our fears can get out of control as they want more freedoms. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares how we face our fears to let them fly.
We all want to feel valued and significant, but what about when it challenges our core beliefs, character or boundaries? Being rooted and grounded in your self-worth can help you stand strong when popular opinion wants to sway you and offer fleeting significance. In this week’s podcast Bethany shares the importance of staying aligned with your trueness and having the courage to stand alone.
Learning to set priorities and boundaries as a teen can be a challenge when they want to be involved in eve-ry-thing! Yet, doing too much can lead to stress, moodiness, and exhaustion. In this week's podcast Bethany shares the importance of helping your kids navigate their schedule and bring the best of who they are to their commitments.
J.K. Rowling states, "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not lived at all. In which case, you've failed by default." Failing can be scary, risky, and disappointing, but it is also the very thing that leads to growth, innovation, creativity, and breakthrough. In this week's podcast, Bethany talks about the power of creating environments where your teams can fail fearlessly; resulting in exponential success.
As a leader, whether in business, a high school coach, or church ministry lead, we can easily get in the habit of problem-solving and bringing solutions all by ourselves. It may seem quicker and easier. But is it going to have the buy-in and sustainability from the people doing the work, or the teams we are coaching? In this week's podcast, Bethany shares the value of bringing the whole team to the table to be innovative, creative, and tap into the energy needed to reach our goals and accomplish the mission!
It can be a challenge to be the same exceptional people that we model at work, on the job, as we are at home. As soon as we walk through the door at home, why is it a challenge to actively listen, to be present, to be gracious; when we can do it so well with our boss and co-workers? In this week's podcast, Bethany shares her struggles with being the same exceptional person behind closed doors; its time to be exceptional in those same skills and qualities at home!