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Ep 16// WHY You Should Set Goals For Summer and HOW I Do This With My Kids!

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

School is ALMOST out for summer and I know you’re so ready...even us homeschool moms - WE READY! lol

As I encouraged my kids to wrap up the school year, I found myself intuitively giving them a crash course on setting goals for summer.


When I questioned my motives later, I came up with some pretty darn good reasons!

In this episode, I explain WHY you should set some fresh goals for summer… even more, WHY you should teach your kids to do the same!

I’m sharing about how I just did this with my kids and some helpful tips to help you not only do the things you want to do but BE the person you want to be over the summer, INTENTIONALLY!

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Full Episode Transcription:


Welcome back to The Nourishing Mompreneur Podcast, where we get encouraged and empowered as we pursue our greatest potential within the walls of our home. Hey Mama, my name is Michelle Hiatt, and I'm so thankful you're here. Do you feel like your life is good, but something in you feels unfulfilled? Do you feel stuck in the trenches of motherhood, exhausted and working so hard, but feeling like you're getting nowhere? Do you have big dreams you hold in your heart, but you've been living small? Are you motivated for more, but don't have the clarity or the courage to do anything about it? Do you want to discover God's best and see if it's really possible to be an excellent wife, an intentional mother, and be successful in business, all for the glory of God? As a wife of 16 years, a homeschooling mom of five, and an entrepreneur, I know exactly how you feel. Every bit of it. I truly believe that the most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home and that there is purpose in every season. If you are a fellow business-minded mama, with a heart for home and a love for Jesus, let's process this journey and grow together.


Hey, Mama, so as you know this podcast project has been very much of a purpose project for me air quotes purpose, what really means that it's something that I'm doing not for my gain, but just to walk more deeply in the purpose that God has called me to. Being obedient, pressing record uncomfortably, every time. Showing up, serving authentically, this is really where I'm at and what I've been doing, but it's been interesting to see how it has evolved.


I originally thought that I'd be talking a good bit about business strategies and entrepreneurship mindsets. I've been very much immersed in business for the past three years and feel like I've been in this business school training process. But so far, it's ended up to be a lot of me pouring out my faith, the things that I'm learning with you. I've been talking a lot about Bible things because that's just where I've been at and where my focus has been. But the cool thing is how evident it has been that walking as a child of God, being a believer in business or even not in business. It's just about, again, pursuing God's best for your life looking for the more. As you move along as a woman of faith, perspectives, the mindsets, the character qualities, the principles for success, the same ones that are gonna help you grow your business, they're gonna help you do that thing are the same principles that are going to help you thrive at your home and with your family. They are so well connected.


So I hope that through this podcast, you're able to bridge the gap so that you can pursue your greatest potential in all the things by growing as a woman of faith because it is like I said, it is so connected. You can't separate the two. When I think about these podcast episodes, one of the things that I struggle with is feeling like goodness, I can't cover it all or be completely thorough I love I'm kind of an all or nothing person. If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it all the way and when I have an idea or a topic, it's hard for me I want to think about you know, leave no stones unturned and talk about every aspect of that conversation and be really thorough and comprehensive. But it just, that's just not how life works and that's just not how these conversations work.


So these really are open-ended conversations. I'm really sharing pieces of my heart and my journey and the mompreneur wisdom that I have to uplift you and hopefully push you along in your journey. So all that to say, this is just another conversation. I've talked a lot. I've learned a lot about setting goals in my life. I do things differently at different times to find out what works and definitely I've learned what does not work. Today is a practical conversation that's just going to get the ball rolling with setting your goals and intentions for summer. So I'm super excited to have this conversation with you guys.


Right now, I don't know when you're listening, but right now it is the end of the school year in case you're listening at another time. I found myself this week this Monday morning, touching base with my kids for what I kind of call our Hiatt huddle. It's basically the time of day where we get together in the morning and it's pretty much us just getting on the same page. I'm pumping them up, encouraging them, giving them vision, checking in with them on where they're at making sure we all kind of have a good focus and we're just working together as a family unit in that way. You know, it's interesting as a mom, you are mentoring and coaching your kids whether you realize it or not. I think of this as a huddle because I feel like so much as a mom, I'm not just a mom, I'm a coach. I'm a mentor and it's important that we recognize that and understand that role and responsibility so that we can steward that opportunity well because somebody is going to be giving our kids their mindsets, their worldview, their game plan for life. So let it be you that has the primary influence and just take control of that role of authority as their mama that you have in their life.


So anyhow, back to back to what I was saying Monday morning, very end of the school year, feeling like "Okay, let's get focused. Where are we at? Where do we need to go?" It is May now and it is time to finish. I found myself leading them into writing out fresh goals. It just kind of happened intuitively but it felt so right and when I thought about it later, I was like why are we doing this now? The timing just didn't make sense. It's the very end of the school year, we're going into summer where it's not the time to be writing out goals and thinking like it's the first of the year what, why are we doing this now, why does this feel right? Why is this important? And when I thought about it, I realized that the timing is actually very important. It's definitely important for our family right now, and what we're going through and the season that we're in, but I want to go over with you some of the reasons why now is a perfect time to write or rewrite those goals and to encourage you to look inward before life breaks up for the summer.


And just like everything, this is going to be good for you as a mom as you move forward and make progress towards your goals towards whatever you're working towards and whatever you have on your plate, but this is really important for our kids too, because remember, like, if you are a mompreneur our kids are a part of that journey. You can't separate it. If you are pursuing business or whatever you do. It is a family decision. It is a family endeavor. So embrace that and connect it and do these things together so that you guys can grow and your kids will be so far ahead of you than where you're at today.


So first, let's talk about why. Why is it a good time to set some of those goals? Why is it a good time for our family to do that? Well, because we're weary. We're ready to quit. We're so ready for summer by the way. We're needing to refocus and dig deep so that we can finish the year strong before we transition into summer. We've got to dig deep. We're tired. We've got to refocus. We've got to do what we've got to do to finish. It takes strong intention and grit to finish the year strong.


Although as a mom, you know you never actually finished there's doesn't work like that life doesn't work like that. It kind of, you know life comes in waves. It's more like that, but you're shifting, when you shift into a different groove it takes some intentionality, it takes some grit, it takes some some courage to do that. So this is a good time before transitioning into summer to set the goals.


Another reason why it's important is because life is always full of change and transition. Each season should be looked at with fresh eyes and given fresh vision. It's so funny that I'm talking about this coming from a girl who naturally I resist change I always have I'm the kind of person that I would love to fight for what's comfortable, naturally just have life the same have life steady, just stay consistent, stay faithful, that's kind of in my nature. Now my husband on the other hand, he's the opposite he's up, he's down. He's all over the place. He loves change. Things are always different. He's hilarious. And our life has been peppered or full of a lot of change. I mean, we've moved a lot, we've done a lot, it's been awesome. My life will never not be exciting being married to my amazing husband, but he's awesome and I wouldn't have it any other way. He is like true entrepreneurship like through and through.