PGM 03 | Motherhood & Livelihood: Finding Yourself & Time Management Mastery with Carrie Moe
This week, as the last in the Motherhood & Livelihood mini-series, we're interviewing Carrie Moe, the founder of Type A Society, a creative wedding and event styling agency. In the episode, Carrie and I talk about clarifing your purpose in business and in life, adapting when life throws you curveballs, the importance of being introspective and knowing yourself, how to be all in, and of course, motherhood. Also, it's worth mentioning that Carrie throws down the most comprehensive strategy I've ever heard on time management. Visit puregreenmag.com/podcast/carrie for show notes and a break down on Carrie's killer time management strategies!
This week we're interviewing Carrie Moe, the founder of Type A Society, a wedding, event and styling agency. They are the stuff that pinterest dreams are made of. Carrie was a fast friend, a kindred spirit, though we've never met. I can't wait for that day, I admire her so much. I feel as though you'll really connect with her too, she's an open book as she puts it. Her raw honesty is striking, she's not afraid to admit her faults, and her humility is so endearing.
In the episode, Carrie and I talk about clarifing your purpose in business and in life, adapting when life throws you curveballs, the importance of being introspective and knowing yourself, how to be all in, and of course, motherhood. Also, it's worth mentioning that Carrie throws down the most comprehensive strategy I've ever heard on time management.
This is the last is from a three-part miniseries on Motherhood & Livelihood, in support of our current issue on family and our love of small business. Read more about the inspiration for the idea here.
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PHOTO STYLING by Carrie Moe of Type A Society for PGM
PODCAST PRODUCTION by Ben Goldstein
Show Notes & Main Themes
Clarifying your business and your life: 22:00
Realizing that we have limited time, and that we have to live our lives with intense purpose. 27:50
Take some quiet time to be introspective, and know yourself. 35:00
Pure Green Pause: 36:35
Carrie struggled with being able to have children, and questioned her role as an entrepreneur or a mother. Her business then became her 'first' child to help her adjust to the possibility of not becoming a mother. 39:00
When Carrie finally did have a child (her miracle baby), the transition between working and becoming a mother was rocky at first: 45:00 3 things she learned in the beginning that helped:
- Time Managment
- Compartmentalizing distractions, guilt, or negative feelings
- Take action. (no matter what, do ONE thing, and take joy in that one thing)
Reconciling who you were before children, and who you've become as am other.... realigning your expectations. 53:00
Changing into a new you... which is ok. 53:15
"There's no point in having guilt over things. Nobody wins then." 57:30
Being realistic with your expectations and what you can ask of yourself. 53:15
CARRIE'S TOP STRATEGIES & TIPS ON MANAGING YOUR TIME 58:25
- Be aware of what you say yes to
- Write out your to-do list the night before, so you can go to bed clear headed
- From that list, identify the 5 top priorities and quite literally schedule those, hour by hour
- As you fall asleep, visualize the next day, as you accomplish those things. It helps create a sense of accomplishment and empowerment.
- In the morning, calm your inner soul, and then take on the day clear-headed.
- The 15 minute rule: in 15 minutes or less try and accomplish something that you've been putting off.
- Anything that doesn't get accomplished that day gets bumped to the next day, but at the top.
- Choosing only 5 things help manage overwhelm, and keeps expectations in check.
- As you get better, you can add 6 or 10 things! It can help to categorize items, ie people to call.
- Keep your list with you, so that as you find spaces in your day you can reference it and maybe squeeze in something else.
- Learn how to say no (if you can't give it your all, then you won't be helpful anyway).
- Give yourself some space
- Don't compare yourself
"Its in the journey. That is the joy." 20:00
"Frustration is a downward cycle. Don't go there."
"You can view things as a trajedy, or as a trajectory."