THE IDEAL BALANCE SHOW: Real Talk & Coaching: Money, Marriage, Kids, Health, Home Organization +more

Ideal Balance

Life’s too short to be overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy. Dive into our podcast and take your life to the next level. Are you mentally exhausted from constant reorganization plans, starting the next diet/workout or new budget plan? Do you get excited when you visualize yourself living a more intentional, fulfilling, and exciting lifestyle for you & your family?! Are you ready to say goodbye to clutter, debt, busy-ness, overload, stress, burnout, clothes that don’t fit & arguing about money? Great! Our mission is to help you visualize your ideal life & take the right actions to get there. read less

60. Stop doing life & money wrong with these lessons from our coaching sessions
Jan 24 2023
60. Stop doing life & money wrong with these lessons from our coaching sessions
Do you struggle to take the time to notice and reflect on the changes that are taking place as a result of the work you've been doing? Good news, you're normal.  Do you get frustrated in the messy middle? That's the part where things seem worse or more frustrating than when you started but are a NECESSARY part of the process. Good news, you're still normal.  What's more important to you: Netflix or vacation? Does it feel like that's a silly choice? Maybe, but listen to see if you agree with one of our clients. Last but not least-what if there were a way that your budget could be more simple & more automatic? We love bringing you the direct breakthroughs and lessons we're working through with our clients because they are probably going to feel really familiar and we hope they help you. They might even help you help someone else with an encouraging word or a thought provoking question. In this episode we cover: How to maintain momentum during the weight loss stagesWhy part of the process of getting out of debt has to suck enough to make you madHow to evaluate whether certain budget items are more important than your overall financial goalsWhat automatic transfers are and how they are a game changer for any budget Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2023/01/18/stop-doing-life-money-wrong-with-these-lessons-from-our-coaching-sessions/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
56. How exactly to achieve the nine most popular New Year’s goals (Ultimate Goal Setting & Getting Guide)
Jan 6 2023
56. How exactly to achieve the nine most popular New Year’s goals (Ultimate Goal Setting & Getting Guide)
How exactly to achieve the nine most popular New Year’s goals (Ultimate Goal Setting & Getting Guide) You’ve got goals, we’ve got answers! Today we’re talking about the top 9 goals everyone has and exactly how to achieve them. In today’s episode we talk about: How you have to first assess where you’re at before setting a goalWhy you should focus on one thing at a timeHow to lose weight and exercise more (We have a do-anywhere 5, 10, 15, 20 minute workout in here!)How to eat healthier and stop eating out so much (We like to plan your meals AND your nights out so your brain knows what’s up!)Exactly how to get out of debt (One tip will be to reinforce the good habit by filling in a tracker every time you pay down debt-it’ll key the reward center in your brain and make you want to do it more!)How to spend more time with family and friends (A key tip is to communicate this tip to your loved ones and they’ll be more likely to help you do it!)How to watch less TV/become less glued to computer and mobile screens (Do you really love this time because it’s your only alone time? Are you pairing this time with snacks or alcohol? We have to solve that too!)How to achieve that awesome goal to travel more (starts with an annual plan and blocking out dates)How to be less stressed (There are some easy hack to make this happen)How to get more sleep (everyone needs to do this!) Links from the show: 41. 8 tips to get more sleep so it’s easier to lose weight 40. 5 hacks to drink more water & hit your intake goals25. Ideal Time20. How to stop being on your phone so much5. Eating out is ruining your weight loss progress4. Morning Ritual Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2023/01/06/how-exactly-to-achieve-the-nine-most-popular-new-years-goals-ultimate-goal-setting-getting-guide/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
55. 4 lessons from a 17 year old (that we all wish we hadn’t waited until our 30s+ to learn)
Dec 16 2022
55. 4 lessons from a 17 year old (that we all wish we hadn’t waited until our 30s+ to learn)
4 lessons from a 17 year old (that we all wish we hadn't waited until our 30s+ to learn) >>> Click here to get our 14 Day Sheet Pan Cookbook (1 dish + 7 Ingredients or less!) What would your life have been like if you had mastered your relationship with food when you were 17? What if you had learned that certain foods are making you feel terrible and decided to be done with them….when you were 17? What if you’d figured out that your friends were not bringing out the best in you? What if, when you were 17, you’d learned that certain relationships were holding you back? That certain relationships weren’t serving you and that it was okay to move on? How would your life be different? These lessons and more are what we’re talking about in this episode. It’s okay if you were today-years-old when you realized these things. The most important thing is that you listen in and take these lessons to heart because they’re true for you too. Listen now to see how to apply these things to your life today. We’re covering: How meal prep & meal planning are not complicatedSome easy ways to hack eating healthy & on the goHow to make it so there’s not a lot of dishes when you meal prepHow to know if certain foods are making you feel badHow to pick foods for a meal plan so you don’t feel sad and deprivedHow your friendships can either help or hinder your goalsWhy it’s okay to change up your inner circle when you’re growing as a personHow your friends can make you gain weightHow you have to change your mindset to believe in yourselfHow your body is strong and capable of doing hard things Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2022/11/29/4-lessons-from-a-17-year-old-that-we-all-wish-we-hadnt-waited-until-our-30s-to-learn/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
54. Behind the business: Going from friends to business partners that help women take action to get healthy, organized & get debt-free + listen for how we do home organization
Dec 9 2022
54. Behind the business: Going from friends to business partners that help women take action to get healthy, organized & get debt-free + listen for how we do home organization
Join us for a fun guest podcast interview we did with Samantha Brown. We talk everything from friendship to business to home organization. Listen to hear about: What pretend progress is & how to fix itHow women don’t give ourselves credit for what we are doing. Instead we jump to the next thing.How exactly our friendship led to business together. How we work together being very different (we’ve never had sisters before).How the Total Money Makeover and a trip to Portugal changed Vanessa’s life.How personal training turned into life coaching for Shana.How we do home organization together.How we have totally screwed up hiring personal assistants a few times.How impatient we are as business owners.How things have to be messy before they get better. This goes for fitness, for your money issues, for home organization and business!What a Level 10 Life is. It comes from the popular Life Wheel exercise coaches. Go to this link to see some of our before & afters for home organization. Find out more about Samantha Brown here or on Instagram. She helps folks turn their organizing obsession into a chic, profitable business.  Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com ****If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
53. How to stop being stuck and take action immediately
Nov 28 2022
53. How to stop being stuck and take action immediately
What is nagging at you right now? What’s the one thing that you really want to do, to cross off your list, to FINALLY tackle? There’s usually one or two things that are nagging at us that for some reason just stay undone. But, whyyyyyy? Most of the time it’s because we’ve made the problem into some big ambiguous cloud in our head. If we took the time to really think/brainstorm about it, it really wouldn’t seem quite so difficult after all. So, that’s the exercise we’re going to work through today. In this episode we cover: How to call out what’s nagging youHow you’re making the thing BIGGER than the thing needs to beHow to brainstorm things down to their smallest partsHow to make big things (i.e. organizing a junk room) little things (bulleted list)How to prioritize & schedule doing the small things Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2022/11/16/how-to-stop-being-stuck-and-take-action-immediately/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
52. Spiritual Warfare: What it is & how to fight it with Stefanie Gass
Nov 18 2022
52. Spiritual Warfare: What it is & how to fight it with Stefanie Gass
Have you ever battled an addiction with your phone, social media or alcohol? Have you ever tried at a business and failed? Have little things with your child culminated into a big thing? Have you been stuck just feeling stuck and discontent? Sometimes we think these things are just us "failing at life." Today we're going to talk to you about how they may be evidence of spiritual warfare. These strongholds in your life can trap you and keep you from living our your full purpose.  Today we are honored to have Stefanie Gass on our show to talk to you about how to walk through spiritual battles in your life. In this episode we cover: How to recognize a spiritual attackWhat your discernment alarm is and how to use itWhere you're most vulnerable to attackWhy you you may be stuck sitting in the same trial and haven't overcome it yetWhy you must NAME the attackHow to call on God & let Him fight for youHow to equip yourself to fight Why your battles don't end with prayerHow to receive victory Get the 7-STEP SPIRITUAL BATTLE PLAN here: www.stefaniegass.com/battleplan Stefanie Gass is a CEO, wife, boy mom, coffee lover, and #pjsallday enthusiast! Stef helps women get clear on their niche, start a podcast, and grow a successful online business, God's way.  She is the host of a top .5% globally ranked podcast for Christian Entrepreneurs, The Stefanie Gass Show.  Stef believes it's possible to partner with God to create impact and income without sacrificing or buying into social media hustle. Connect w/ Stef: www.thestefaniegasshow.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
51. You’re doing a really great job for everyone else– but what about for yourself?
Nov 11 2022
51. You’re doing a really great job for everyone else– but what about for yourself?
Are you crushing it at life - or at least does it look like it from the outside looking in? Maybe on the inside you know better. That’s how our client Brittany felt. She was feeling stress & anxiety about her family’s finances & health, and the impact on her marriage. She had a long list of to-do’s that only seemed to grow. She was worried that she wasn’t spending enough time with her children. She hadn’t been to the gym in months. She couldn’t look in certain rooms or areas of her home because they were filled with clutter and unmade decisions. Worst of all, she finally admitted to herself that she needed a drink at night to unwind and make sense of it all. Does any of that sound familiar to you? Listen today to see how she went from that to saying: “I feel so much better already.”“I’m a day ahead.”“I’ve been to the gym everyday this week.” That’s what our client said after one week working together. You’re absolutely capable of doing hard things and helping other people achieve their goals. Why then is it so difficult for you to make progress on your own dreams and desires? Listen this week to hear all about it. Hop on a free call to see if we should work together! - > Book Call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2022/11/09/are-you-like-brittany/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
50. Life Coach Session takeaways: what to do when the situation sucks, how to be okay with not being a rockstar every month, how to get MOTIVATED to start your next home organization project...
Nov 3 2022
50. Life Coach Session takeaways: what to do when the situation sucks, how to be okay with not being a rockstar every month, how to get MOTIVATED to start your next home organization project...
Today we are sharing four MORE "Lessons from the Sessions." These are takeaways from recent sessions with our clients that we bet will resonate with you and we hope will help you. You can listen to exactly what life coaching is like if you’re interested. We had a client recently find out her clinic was closing and she was out of a job. She has been trying to find a new job and keep moving but still finds her emotions feeling like a roller coaster. Listen to hear how we helped her through this sucky situation. In another takeaway, we had a client who absolutely didn’t believe the financial future we told her was possible for her family. Guess what? It’s happening! Listen in for how to trust the process and your coach even when you can’t believe the outcome is possible for you. One of our clients was recently trying to get motivated to do the home organization projects she KNOWS she wants to get done. Listen to hear how we coached her so she can PREDICTABLY get motivated every single time. We also have a bonus tip on how to get your kids to help! In our last takeaway, our client was upset she couldn’t pay off as much debt this month as she had previously. She felt like a failure. Listen in as we talk about how perfection isn’t the goal, how you can’t be a rockstar every month, why that’s normal and okay and how to stay focused on the bigger picture and how far you’ve come! Overall, these takeaways help in the areas of budgeting, getting out of debt, managing your emotions, goal setting, reducing debt, sacrificing short term gratification for long term satisfaction and how to get your home organized with your family’s help. Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
46. Life Coach Session takeaways: how to start a morning routine, reducing expenses, what to eat for dinner and stop doing what other people want you to do
Sep 17 2022
46. Life Coach Session takeaways: how to start a morning routine, reducing expenses, what to eat for dinner and stop doing what other people want you to do
Today we are sharing four "Lessons from the Sessions." These are takeaways from recent sessions with our clients that we bet will resonate with you and we hope will help you.  We had a client recently turn her cell phone off in order to tighten up her budget--after one session. We have never had a client go that far so quickly and we certainly won't ask you to do that. We do, however, talk about the difference between wants and needs, why she chose to give it up and what some of the potential ramifications are in her life.  In another takeaway, we talk about a client who is trying to finish her degree. Her degree that may or may not have an impact on her career. And, by the way, she's currently in a career that she had no intention of being in when she started out. So, the main lesson here is to learn to step back and ask why are you doing what you’re doing. There may be outside or past influences in your life that you need to reassess. Listen to hear exactly how we helped her work through this.  One of our clients was recently trying to get in the routine of a morning routine. She came up against the obstacle of being tired. We coached her on exactly how to deal with it and achieve her goal!   On our last takeaway we talk about our coaching for a client who is trying to eat healthy in order to lose weight. She's been making it complicated and she's confused about her macros and portions. We told her exactly how to handle dinner in order to take away the stress and decision making anxiety while also being able to reach her goals!   Click this link to get our 14 Day Sheet Pan Cookbook: 7 ingredients or less, 7 steps or less, 1 pan to cook & clean. What’s not to like? Overall, these takeaways help in the areas of budgeting, goal setting, reducing expenses, sacrificing short term gratification for long term satisfaction, what to eat, how to deal with a family who doesn't eat healthy when you're trying to and how to deal with a busy schedule, being tired and achieving your goals at the same time.  Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
45. Cash for College: How your kids can go to college without going into debt
Sep 5 2022
45. Cash for College: How your kids can go to college without going into debt
The normal route of going to college typically looks like: going into debt > partying > taking six years to accomplish a four year degree. You/your child are going to be different! We are going to help you learn to take care of yourself, to be in control, to pay for your college with cash, to stay focused, learn a lot, enjoy the ride and finish in four years. A lot of people finish college with debt and a lot of regrets about the decisions they made: the people they were with, the things they did, the hangovers and exhaustion and confusion. There's a whole different way to go to college. We've seen it. We've been super inspired by these young people that are crushing it so young! Financial Aid? More like Financial Injury. In this episode we cover: ✔️ The reality about whether you need to go to college or not ✔️ What people use college for instead of learning ✔️ The normal path of debt > partying > six years instead of four ✔️ How to be different adn set apart from normal ✔️ How to choose a school based on finances instead of feelings ✔️ Things to consider about in state vs. out of state schools ✔️ How much the college you go to actually matters ✔️ How to afford school using a budget, scholarships, savings and part time work ✔️ The many different types of scholarships available ✔️ How to make a plan and implement it now Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
44. Implement this 4 step system to automate your bills
Aug 29 2022
44. Implement this 4 step system to automate your bills
No one ever grew up saying, “I can’t wait to pay bills.” No, paying bills was one of the worst parts of growing up, right up there with making your own dentist appointments. Contrast that with setting your own bedtime, eating as much junk food as you wanted and sleeping in. That’s what we were all excited about! Paying bills just isn’t fun. We developed a system for paying bills that is as painless as humanly possible for our clients. And now we’re bringing it to you. In this episode we cover: ✔️ How to stop playing the guessing game with your money and your bank accounts ✔️ The difference between bills and expenses ✔️ How to set up a bills account to make paying bills automatic ✔️ Which banks work the best for you ✔️ The exact system to implement so your bills get paid every month without you having to do anything! ✔️ How to separate spending and paying bills so you always know how much money you have Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call This episode is also available as a blog post: http://myidealbalance.com/2022/08/29/implement-this-4-step-system-to-automate-your-bills/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
43. Treat your workout sessions like a doctor’s appointment
Aug 22 2022
43. Treat your workout sessions like a doctor’s appointment
You’ve decided to commit to your health by beginning a workout program. Congratulations! Your next step is to block out your workout times in your calendar. Treat them just like you would a doctor appointment or an important business meeting. That means, you don’t schedule other events during that time. It also means that you don’t cancel, you don’t not show up, you don’t come in late. We’re going to tell you how & why this is the case!  In this episode we cover:  ✔️ Exactly how the best intentions get thwarted when it comes to your workout sessions  ✔️ How to use your particular schedule management system to help you succeed  ✔️ What mentality & attitude you need to stay committed and reach your goals  ✔️ Exactly how to work on your food & drink intake to improve your sleep  ✔️ The stats that prove how exercise compares to medicine in terms of sleep, risk for disease, bone fractures, depression and more.  ✔️ How your workout session is like a business meeting with yourself where you address all the problems and obstacles you’re facing and deal with them  Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message
42. Part 2: 8 tips to get more sleep so it’s easier to lose weight
Aug 15 2022
42. Part 2: 8 tips to get more sleep so it’s easier to lose weight
8 tips to get more sleep so it’s easier to lose weight In this modern world, there are so many things we have to train ourselves to do that should come naturally. This includes sleep, relaxing, not being obese, being active, not being sick, cooking, you name it. With all of our advances, we’re much better at technology but we seem to be losing some of our more instinctual practices. So, we need to start from that mindset- this is something that should come naturally but it doesn’t and that’s okay. With that mindset, we can give ourselves permission to dedicate time and effort to learn how to do the thing. In this case, that’s sleep. So, just realize it might mean an overhaul to what you’ve been doing. But that’s okay! We’re giving you eight practical tips you can implement to improve your sleep.  In this episode we cover:  ✔️ How to use sunlight to improve your sleep  ✔️ What bad light is, how to avoid it and counteract it  ✔️ Why nightlights are actually inhibiting sleep (shocker!)  ✔️ Exactly how to work on your food & drink intake to improve your sleep  ✔️ Ways to control the temperature so you sleep better  ✔️ Ways to be active enough to earn your rest  ✔️ How to get yourself on a routine / schedule / ritual to get to & stay asleep  ✔️ How close to bedtime you should ditch electronics to improve your sleep  ✔️ HOw to get your mind right before bed in order to get better sleep  This episode is available as a blog post: https://myidealbalance.com/2022/08/02/8-tips-to-get-more-sleep-so-its-easier-to-lose-weight/  Website - > www.myidealbalance.com Connect - > info@myidealbalance.com **If you’d like more help, we’d love to work together **** Option 1: Grab our free guided life coaching session - > https://myidealbalance.com/guidedsession Option 2: Join our newsletter - > ck.myidealbalance.com/newsletter Option 3: Schedule on a free call to see if we should work together! - > https://calendly.com/myidealbalance/level-10-life-strategy-call --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/idealbalance/message