Episode 57: Slay Like a Mother with Katherine Wintsch
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had.” Motherhood is challenging. It is like a rollercoaster ride with ups and downs. It can be overwhelming, and at times it can be the best dose of happiness. Katherine Wintsch joins today’s podcast with her extraordinary charm. Katherine dedicates her life to making the lives of mothers easier. In her role as founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she helps the largest companies in the world such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and Airbnb better understand and support their mom customers and employees. She is a mother of two teenagers and the author of ‘Slay like a mother’, a popular book that combines her journey with her groundbreaking research on motherhood. According to the Parade magazine, the book is one of the Top 10 Life Changing Self-Help Books of the Year. Her research has also been featured by ‘The Today Show,’ ‘The New York Times, ‘The Wall Street Journal, and ‘Fast Company.’
Katherine shares her journey of motherhood and explains how she managed her struggles and slayed her ‘Dragons of self-doubt.’ She also expresses her thoughts on why moms suffer and struggle and her ways of overcoming it. According to her, Gatekeeping moms are prone to stress and anxiety, and everyone must make time for themselves. Organizing and decluttering even relationships can keep our mental health on track, and to maintain a sane mind, we should love ourselves. Self-love is not wrong, and moms should find time for self-care.
Katherine is the recipient of the ‘Working Mother of the Year award by Advertising Women of New York, ‘The Outstanding Woman Award’ – from the YWCA, and ‘The Woman of the Decade Award’ by Women’s Economic Forum, India. Tune in to the podcast for our inspiring and motivational conversation.
Here are the quick time stamps:
03:27 Introduction and about her book, ‘Slay like a Mother.’
05:26 ‘Dragon of Self-doubt’ and path to freedom.
08:35 Slay your dragons of Self-doubt
10:30 Reconnecting to the self.
16:00 Are you a ‘gatekeeping mom’?
29:54 Dealing with mom guilts.
32:42 Three pieces of wisdom
“I finally learned to love myself from the inside out so that I no longer required it from the outside.”
“Dragons of self-doubt thrive in silence, in darkness, and avoidance. You can kill it if you accept its existence.”
“The struggle is real, but suffering is optional.”
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