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Design Your Life: A Woman's Guide to Achieving Family, Financial, and Freedom Goals

Welcome to my latest blog post! Today, I will be discussing a game-changing concept for all women who want to excel in every aspect of their lives: #riseandshine. By understanding and implementing this concept, you can achieve your family, financial, and freedom goals in a balanced and fulfilling way. Let's dive in!

What is #riseandshine?

#riseandshine is a powerful approach to living that encourages women to take control of their lives by mindfully creating a well-rounded, satisfying existence. By aligning their values, aspirations, and priorities, women can forge a life they love on their terms.

I learned about #riseandshine in casual conversation with it's founder, Amy Whipple. We were coaching Girls on the Run (more about GOTR in separate blog post) at a local elementary school. Amy know about my business burnout struggles and told me about a "Rise and Shine Mastermind" program she was starting. She knew I was ready to dive back into business and thought I'd be a great fit for the mastermind. Boy, was she right! #riseandshine has been life changing for me as far as setting goals, creating a work/life balance, and time management. Time management! Who knew this was my biggest struggle? Amy did and she knew how to help me. Now, I'm going to tell you my biggest takeaways and also give you Amy's mastermind information in case this is a program you would like to join.

Let's break down the different goals and the steps used to achieve them. There are 3 different focus areas: family, financial, and freedom. For me personally, I was spending the majority of my time in the financial category with family in second place. Freedom was no where to be found. Everything switched as I took a financial break and moved into freedom and family with 100% of my time. Clearly balance amongst all 3 categories is is the hardest for me to achieve. I did it though. Here's how...

Achieving Family Goals

  1. Define your priorities: Start by determining what matters most to you and your family. This could include quality time together, strong communication, or a shared commitment to healthy living. Keep these priorities in mind as you make decisions about your family life.

  2. Plan and schedule your family time: It's easy for life to get busy and distract you from your family goals. To ensure you're spending meaningful time together, plan and schedule family activities. Whether it's a weekend outing or a daily dinner, these shared moments can strengthen your bond.

  3. Foster open communication: A strong family unit thrives on open communication. Encourage honest conversations and make a point to listen to each family member's thoughts, feelings, and concerns.

Achieving Financial Goals

  1. Create a budget: To achieve your financial goals, you need a clear understanding of your income, expenses, and savings. Develop a realistic budget to guide your financial decisions and help you achieve your short- and long-term objectives.

  2. Save consistently: Saving money is crucial for financial stability and achieving goals such as buying a home, funding your children's education, or preparing for retirement. Make saving a non-negotiable part of your budget and consider setting up automatic transfers to a savings account.

  3. Educate yourself: Financial literacy is key to making informed decisions about your money. Read books, attend seminars, or consult with financial experts to improve your understanding of topics like investing, retirement planning, and debt management.

  4. Set clear financial goals: Clearly define your financial goals and break them down into achievable steps. This will help you stay focused, motivated, and committed to your financial journey.

Achieving Freedom Goals

  1. Set boundaries: Establishing boundaries is essential for maintaining a sense of balance and freedom in your life. Be clear about your limits and communicate them to others, whether it's setting aside "me time" or delegating tasks at home and work.

  2. Embrace self-care: Prioritize self-care to ensure you're mentally, emotionally, and physically able to tackle your goals. Develop a self-care routine that includes regular exercise, proper nutrition, and time for relaxation and reflection.

  3. Build a support network: Surround yourself with people who uplift and encourage you. A strong support system can provide valuable guidance, encouragement, and resources as you work towards your goals.

Achieving family, financial, and freedom goals is possible when you embrace the #riseandshine approach. By defining your priorities, setting clear objectives, and actively working towards them, you can create a fulfilling, well-rounded life. Remember to be patient with yourself, as personal growth and progress take time. Stay committed to your goals, celebrate your successes, and enjoy the journey of designing your ideal life.

For those of you eager to dive even deeper into the #riseandshine philosophy and gain more insights, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! Join us in our in-depth podcast series with Amy Whipple, where we'll explore each of these topics in greater detail, share personal stories, and interview experts (us, lol) who will provide valuable tips and advice on achieving the perfect balance in your life.

In our podcast, we'll delve into the practicalities of budgeting and saving, discuss how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, and explore the power of self-care and pursuing your passions. By tuning in, you'll gain access to a wealth of knowledge and a supportive community, all aimed at helping you design the life of your dreams.

So, what are you waiting for? Click the link below to start listening to our podcast and unlock the full potential of the #riseandshine approach. Remember, the power to create a life you love is in your hands. Let's embark on this transformative journey together!

If you have questions about #riseandshine mastermind for me (@statuslifewithleta) please email them to

If you would like to reach Amy directly and possibly join the mastermind, please go to her website below...

Thank you for reading. I hope all of you will #riseandshine with us! It has truly helped me #designalifeilove.

With Love and Intention,

Amy, Leta, and Derek at the Business Radio X Podcast Studio

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