227: Integrate Family and Work with Mom and Author Shannon Miles (Podcast Episode 227)

Picture this: you’re in the car,

Shannon Miles and her family.

in a parking lot, with your screaming three-year-old and six-month-old.

You’re on a call with work, and you’ve got the call muted so that you can hear what’s going on – but your coworkers can’t hear the car chaos.

Until one of your coworkers says “Shannon, what do you think?” – and you know that as soon as you unmute the call everyone on it will hear the screaming.

What do you do?

If you are today’s guest, you learn from this situation… and you take that learning and make a life with a proper balance between family, and work.

Join me in a great conversation with Shannon Miles, author of The Third Option, all about handling the tough choices that we parents face every day.

Shannon shares a wonderful 3-step process if you’re feeling stuck, with a big decision to make.

Go to weturnedoutokay.com/227 for notes on this process, and also for the key links that come up during our conversation –

and thank you so much for listening!

PS Shannon asked me to share that the company she and her husband Bryan started is hiring! Click belaysolutions.com if you, or someone you know, might be interested in working for the Mileses : )

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Integrating work and life

Shannon, and her husband Bryan, have been very deliberate about how they shape their family and work life. So much so that they decided to start their own company!

But none of that would never have happened without the chaotic car call.

Read about Shannon’s 3 step process to figure out your next steps if you’re stuck, just below!

But first…


Effective, quick words for handling kids’ bad behavior

In today’s episode I share about something exciting:

I’m sharing quick phrases, sometimes even just a single word, that you can use to handle your toughest parenting moments!

It’s a Facebook live segment that I’m calling Magic Words for Parents, and it’s exactly that.

Something you can say to change your child’s behavior from bad to good – fast.

Join our free, private Facebook group to learn quick and awesome new phrases that you can take into your parenting right away.

There’s a new one every Monday!

Click here to join the WTOO private Facebook group!


Feeling Stuck on a Big Problem? Try Shannon’s 3 Steps:

1) “Ask yourself: what are you willing to sacrifice?”

2) “Put a date on the calendar to DECIDE”… Because nothing will make you take action like a date on the calendar to hold you accountable.

3) “Don’t do it alone.”
We all need our support systems to help us, especially when we’re making big decisions that will affect us and our families.

Here’s what I love about these steps: once we started talking about them, I realized how universal they are.

Many thanks to Shannon Miles for crystallizing this idea for me!

If you want help making the big decisions in your life, get The Third Option. You’ll be glad you did.

Key links just below!


What’s frustrating you right now in your parenting?

If you need help, come and join us in the Ninja Parenting Community, where I work personally with parents to accomplish three things:
– Change your child’s bad behavior to good behavior
– Feel happy inside
– Truly enjoy family time in a way you never thought possible

If you need help feeling truly happy inside as you are raising your young children, come and join us in the private coaching community where I help parents like you change their mindset – and their child’s behavior – for the better every day.

NPC Parent Coaching Community Membership helps you through:
– Live, members-only calls where you get solutions to your toughest parenting challenges
– Courses on everything from stopping sibling rivalry to what to do instead of spanking
– Parent Coaching Calls that members call “the most helpful part of my Ninja Parenting Community membership”

With all that and more, we have got you covered!

Join the Ninja Parenting Community today and make the time you spend with your young children your favorite time!
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Key Links:

Check out Shannon’s instagram feed by clicking here. She does fun things like instagram lives : )

Click mythirdoption.com to for more on The Third Option, Shannon’s book about happily combining work and family life. There are checklists and other goodies there to get your mind going!

The Berenstain Bears books figured prominently in both of our kids’ childhoods!
Click here for The Spooky Old Tree, and click here for The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies.

Click here for Shannon’s conversation on the Building a Story Brand Podcast with Donald Miller.

Want to learn my three best ideas for being a happy parent? Come to the live, online, free class I’m teaching about this very subject, called The 3 Secrets of Happy Parenting!
Click weturnedoutokay.com/secrets to sign up!


If you need practical advice to deal with your child’s bad behavior, check out my book.
It’s called Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics, and I wrote it especially to help parents handle kids’ tough behavior, because parents need to eliminate the bad before they can be happy at home.
It’s available in Amazon, but since you’re here – since you took the time to come visit weturnedoutokay.com – I want to give you a better deal than Amazon.
Click here for details on Positive Discipline Ninja Tactics!

Click here to check out We Turned Out Okay’s How-to Videos, to learn about how to help your kids eat more fruits and vegetables, how to help when they’re getting in trouble at daycare, and more!