this family life episode 34: on goal setting, gratitude and a growth mindset

I have had the opportunity to meet Ellen in person on a number of occasions and every time I do, I walk away feeling energised by our conversations and feeling that I have learnt something. In this week’s episode I get to have an extended conversation with Ellen and she shares so much helpful info for parents that you will want to take notes!

Ellen is a Ballarat based mum to two boys and she is a self employed consultant psychologist (workplace psychology) and writer. Through out our chat we cover topics like:

I loved chatting to Ellen and having the opportunity to discuss with here amongst other things:

  • How she uses a scientific approach to goal setting and tips on how you can too
  • How she uses positive psychology and gratitude with her kids
  • Growth and fixed mindsets in kids and how you can help kids move away from a fixed mindset
  • The current work and home set up with her partner – Ellen is currently the primary income earner for their family
  • How she copes with competing demands for her time

As I know you will want to, you can find out more about Ellen at her website Potential Psychology.

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The new set up for the this family life podcast

this family life was previously being published with the Jack Rabbit network. They have decided to shut down the network so this family life is now an independent podcast. The transfer unfortunately had a few hiccups, so you may not automatically receive the latest episodes.

If this is the case for you, then to remedy the situation, please unsubscribe in your chosen podcast app, search for this family life, then subscribe and you will receive new episodes as they are published.

All reviews for the podcast that so many of you kindly left have also been lost in the transfer which is of course super sad for us. If you love the podcast could you please take the time to leave a review for us?

Unfortunately it can only be done on the Apple Podcast App and it isn’t that intuitive as to how you should leave a review for a podcast, so I have listed the steps below for you:

Leaving a review on iTunes

  1. Open up the Apple Podcast app.
  2. Tap the search icon in the bottom right hand corner.
  3. Enter this family life in the search bar at the top of the page and hit the search key in the bottom right corner.
  4. The search results will bring up “Podcast episodes” and “Podcasts”. Click on this family life in the “Podcast” section.
  5. Then tap the Reviews tab and tap the “Write a review” tab on this page.
  6. Choose how many stars you would like to give the podcast (5 would be awesome 🙂 )
  7. Enter a title for your review and then leave your comment. It doesn’t have to be long, anything is fine really. If you are not sure what to write something along the lines of why you like it, or what you get out of it or why you think other mums should listen to it would be ace.
  8. Hit send.
  9. Receive bucket loads of my gratitude!

Listening to podcasts

If you have never listened to a podcast, don’t worry it is simple and there are a number of ways you can do it. I wrote a detailed post with screen shots that you can find here – How to listen to podcasts, or you can follow the brief instructions below:

  • on iPhone/iPad/iPod – it automatically has the Podcast app downloaded on the iOS devices. Look for it on your device, open it up and search for this family life. Once you have found it click subscribe and from that point on all new episodes of the podcast will be automatically updated for you.
  • on Android – there are a number of apps you can install to listen to podcasts on your Android phone. Podcast and Radio Addict is free and will keep you updated once subscribed.
  • on computer – you can find the podcast here on iTunes and listen directly on your computer.
  • on Spotify via any device you usually listen to Spotify
  • the player below! – you can always hit play on the player below and listen directly.

I would love your feedback on the podcast and if you enjoyed it, it would be tremendously helpful if you left a review on iTunes. Leaving a review makes it easier for others to find the podcast and hear the amazing wisdom these parents have to share.

Thanks so much for listening!

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