Mindset with Let’s Travel Family (Episode 106)
Mindset is a powerful thing. My friend Jill Greising-Murschel from Let's Travel Family is on the podcast sharing about how mindset is the backbone of everything they do.
Jill is a a full-time traveling mom of 4 kiddos and a wife to a digital nomad. Let's Travel Family is a family travel blog bringing you tips and tricks to traveling with kids, RV travel and inspiration so that you can follow your dreams and explore exciting destinations together making memories now, not waiting for someday.
In this episode and post below, Jill and I discuss the power of mindset and mantras to get you through those not so great times...or, to take the leap.
Similar to our story, it took a special getaway date with Jill and her husband, Tony, to re-evaluate their lives in Michigan and determine they were ready for a change.
Sometimes the best way to evaluate where you are is to take a step out of your day-to-day to really reset, recharge, and have some adult time with your partner to address what's working and what's not.
What is your family vision? Have you explored this with your family?
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What is your "Why" with your family?
What is important to you that you want to foster in your home?
Is your fear holding you back...or motivating you?
Jill's husband, Tony, is Type 1 Diabetic. Where a lifelong chronic illness can often be an excuse to not pursue your dreams, for the Griesing-Murschel's, it became a catalyst:
With the lifestyle shift of "ripping the bandaid" off and taking the leap into fulltime travel, it became a snowball effect. It wasn't just doing what they wanted. It prompted a healthier lifestyle overall, with more activity for the whole family, and Tony's healthy improving immensely just by taking this intentional reset to a new lifestyle.
Illnesses don't have to hold you back
Is your diagnosis your limitation? Instead of wallowing in a diagnosis and soaking in the drama that can come with it, look at what this makes possible. What does this inspire you to do?
For Jill & Tony, they saw the preciousness of life and sought to improve the quality to keep Tony healthy and happy for a longer (and more full) life.
For my mother, Joanne Miller, after her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis on my first day of college in 1999, instead of just resigning herself to a slow life, she took it as an opportunity to re-evaluate how she was living, take more times to rest and recover, and discover a whole new phase of life, where she poured herself into art and has become an amazing artist and writer.
Someone else's drama isn't a license for your attention.
Some additional resources for you
- Adventure is a Mindset (Episode 51)
- 10 Essential Lessons for Life: The Abundance Mentality
- Feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed out?
- Tired of navigating all the toxic people in your life?
- Feeling like YOU have become that toxic person?
- Curious what personality style your children are, and they aren't yet five? Check out the "Family DISCovery Playbook"
- Find out how YOU tick (and others in your family) Here
It's all about mindset
Sometimes we feel stuck. What's really holding families back from spending more quality time together, traveling more often, or even going fulltime like we do, it all goes back to your mindset.
WE ARE DOING THIS
Sometimes you need to borrow someone else's confidence before you find your own. This can be in the form of surrounding yourself in community that lifts you up, or by literally speaking it into reality.
Coaching is all about mindset
When you get stuck, the first shift is always, always, in your mindset. Shifting from "I can't" to "I can" is so powerful.
I share about my own birth story and how I shifted from flowing with my body and embracing the contractions as natural, to a full-on emergency where my mindset went down the toilet and all of a sudden I was hit with the pain that was unbearable. The only real shift was in my mindset, and I went from "I can do this; this is perfectly natural" to being threatened to be put under due to me just losing my mind with pain.
Just voicing it out loud can make a significant positive effect on a situation. When Jill was a birth doula, she would use mantras and hypnosis to help mothers through labor. Simply voicing "I can do this" made a substantial difference in their ability to deliver.
Always go back to your WHY
When you start to question what you're doing or where the stress is coming from, go back to your "why". Check out this other video from Let's Travel Family that is all about mindset and going back to their why for doing all of this:
Find Your Tribe
Find community that lifts you up. Whether online or in person, surrounding yourself with positivity is super important. Jim Rohn says, "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Who is that for you? Do they motivate, encourage and challenge you?
It's not that we run FROM pain; we simply run TOWARD joy.
Surrounding yourselves with positivity is such a huge motivator for keeping up that positive mindset yourself.
Be Proud and Intentional: Get A Coach
Are you really struggling with this mindset message? Maybe it's time to work with someone on this. Maybe now is the time to explore coaching. This isn’t the same stigma of needing a counselor. Counseling immediately gives the implication of struggle and hard times, of needing therapy in order to recover. It's much needed and I highly respect it, however it's not something you typically broadcast all over.
Coaching, however, is a proactive approach of “upping your game,” so to speak, so it has a whole different feel to it. People are proud to identify their coaches and how it’s helped them in their lives. I’m friends with my clients and enjoy connecting with them even beyond coaching. Get intentional about your mindset and do what you need to shift that mindset.
Your Weekly Challenge:
Create your mantra. What is your mindset mantra to keep you motivated? Go to Jill's mindset download, think up your favorite quotes, or simply start stating what you want to make it a reality.
Connect with others that life you up. Have them encourage, support and challenge you.
What are you investing in with your family? Is it simply entertainment? Or do you invest in tools and resources that will make that entertainment time even more enjoyable and worthwhile for all? How are you focusing on fostering a positive mindset in your home?
I am passionate that each of us has our own unique strengths that are important to share. You are powerful beyond measure. You make an impact. And so does everyone else in your family. The more you can understand that, know how to interconnect, and have grace, the more your family will thrive. Because ultimately, the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us.