Do you often feel overwhelmed with the expectations that come along with motherhood? Today we’re excited to bring you another bonus episode with a fellow podcaster, Ashley Meyer. Ashley is the founder of MOMpire, an online community and podcast dedicated to helping women navigate their day to day in motherhood. We discuss the social expectations placed on women and how we can become more aware of these to change them. Ashley shares her experience with adrenal fatigue, why she started MOMpire and taking the pressure off of yourself to constantly produce.
What’s In This Episode:
- How Ashley’s life and career has transitioned due to motherhood
- What made Ashley start MOMpire
- Why you need to set up expectations in business and motherhood
- Taking the pressure off of yourself to constantly perform
- Deciding to stop taking clients and slowing down at the law firm
- Shifting roles and responsibilities in her business and home
- Ashley’s advice for figuring out the best steps to take toward the roles you want
- Bringing clarity to what is out of alignment in your life
- Making the time when you need clarity
- Getting stuck in the “woe is me” stage
- Not letting your fear get in the way of what you want to happen
- The importance of having a community to support you
- What MOMpire does for moms and their families
Born with a fire in her spirit, Ashley dives into every opportunity headfirst. In a family of lawyers, Ashley’s destiny seemed pretty clear. College, law school, legal practice. #Boom.
And then…motherhood changed the game. Straddling the lines between demand-driven working mom & momming mom is pretty impossible these days. Ashley began searching for a community of moms that could understand. Desperately searching for a space to be fully “her,” she came up empty-handed.
Rather than shrug & whine to her husband for all eternity, Ashley nurtured that ember into the fiery passion that became… MOMpire: a business community about & for moms!
Besides being a wife to her lawyer-partner husband and a mom to her two wild redheaded boys, Ashley’s proudest accomplishment is MOMpire.
As we grow, our mission remains the same: empowering moms every day, in every stage of life. #dreamjob
Connect with Ashley:
“It made me check what I wanted out of my life and my engagement with other moms. It made me realize that I needed a space and community where I could do business and motherhood together.” – Ashley Meyer
“I believe that expectations set the tone for everything that you do in life.” – Ashley Meyer
“With the little time you have, you want to make sure you’re investing it the best way possible.” – Ashley Meyer
“I realized I was living outside of my intentions and allowing society to place on me certain expectations and then having my ego fight those expectations.” – Ashley Meyer
“It took me time to set my ego aside and figure out what I really wanted to be fulfilled.” – Ashley Meyer
“We actually have to stop and think sometimes about how something is making us feel, then realign ourselves to those things.” – Ashley Meyer
“Being the type of person who could do all of the things, I just kept going and had the expectation that I would never run out of energy.” – Ashley Meyer
“If you want to get something done, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ashley Meyer
“If you want something and you want it bad enough, you’ll find the time.” – Ashley Meyer
“The freedom you find on the other side of doing the work is unlike anything you’ll ever know. The fulfillment, the satisfaction, the joy, it’s worth stepping into the pain and doing the work to get there.” – Ashley Meyer
“When you don’t have a community that you feel safe in, you get stuck with the societal construct expectations and when those don’t fit you, you feel like a fish out of water.” – Ashley Meyer
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