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Hello professional moms and dads!  I’m delighted you’ve found our little corner of the internet!  Before you start poking around, I just wanted to give you a little tour of what we have here so you can get the most out of your experience as possible.

I know you’re busy, and you don’t have any time to waste.

INTRODUCTIONS

First of all, let me introduce myself.

My name is Sarah Argenal and I’m the Founder & CEO of the Working Parent Resource.

My goal is to help burned out professional moms and dads live more deliberate lives so they can experience more meaning, joy and fulfillment.

After 20 years of working with individuals, couples, professionals and parents in all different ways, I’ve discovered a few different things about the reality of working parenthood in modern society:

1 | Working parents who struggle with overwhelm and burnout have one thing in common: They aren’t making conscious choices about how they spend their time. They get caught up in other people’s expectations (or their own limiting beliefs) and they struggle to maintain control of their lives. Their focus is usually on whatever emergency is right in front of them, and they have a hard time being proactive about their lives.

2 | Working Parents are also searching for a quick fix to minimize their current suffering. They buy into the (very common) story that productivity hacks or time management solutions will resolve their overwhelm. They’re drowning and all they can think about is “how can I save time today?” They’re losing hope that they’ll ever be able to find a solution that will actually create long-term balance in their lives… because they’re looking for the wrong solution.

3 | Working parents know they can’t keep living this way, but they don’t think they have enough time to do anything differently I’ve actually heard this phrase: “I don’t have enough time to find enough time.” Which obviously guarantees continued suffering. But it makes sense too. It feels overwhelming to add another thing on an already overloaded plate (even when we know it will be a good thing in the long run). Working parents are in survival mode and they need practical solutions that will actually help them change their reality without feeling buried in the process.

What all three of these conclusions have in common is that working parents are STUCK in an unhealthy and miserable way of life that isn’t getting any better, no matter how hard they work.

 

DOES THIS RESONATE WITH YOU?

I work best with ambitious professional moms and dads who are struggling with burnout and don’t know where else to turn.

We live in a different kind of world right now where excessive consumption, distraction, mindless activity and CONSTANT DOING is leading to unhappiness, stress and anxiety.  You’re in the right place if this resonates with you at all.

  • You’ve worked hard to get to where you are in your career. You’ve spent years, maybe even decades, mastering your craft and a huge part of your identity and life purpose is reflected in the work you do. Work isn’t a punishment – it’s something you truly enjoy and receive fulfillment from (at least most of the time… we all have our days!).

  • Your job is demanding. You require intense focus, creativity, innovation and attention to do your job well. At times your career requires excessive hours and commitment, leaving other parts of your life to suffer.

  • You’re working in the “new world” where technology is a blessing and a curse. The days of the standard “9-5” workday are over. You have some flexibility with your work, but you have a hard time disconnecting from work or your devices when you’re “off” because you feel the need to be available whenever something comes up.

  • You have trouble being present in the moment. You feel pressure to do it all, and to do it all well, but it’s overwhelming you. Your plate is overflowing with both opportunities and obligations, and you’ve lost the ability to filter through it all. You just put your head down and work harder and faster hoping to finish it all, but you never catch up.

  • You have a family you love who often doesn’t get enough of your time and energy. You want to be there for your kids more, and you miss that close connection you used to have with your spouse, but you’re having a hard time figuring out how to fit everything in. The people who are most important to you get passed over for less meaningful activities.
  • You have difficulty prioritizing your mental and physical health. You often feel run down, exhausted, cranky or impatient. You know you should do more to care for yourself (and it would feel so good!), but there’s just not enough time.

  • You’re overly responsible and achievement-oriented. It’s hard for you to give up, admit you’re struggling, or ask others for help. You’re convinced you can figure it out yourself, so you just keep pushing harder and working faster… but all that’s led to so far is burnout. 

If this describes you, stick around… the Working Parent Resource was designed specifically for you.

 

A QUICK NOTE FOR YOU DADS

Before you dive in, I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to you DADS out there! There are a lot of resources out there for moms, but I want you to know that I see you too.  I see you working hard to be involved with your kids, to support your partner, and to be an engaged member of your community. You’re a critical part of your family as well as your work, and I want you to thrive in all areas of your life too.

 

 FREE RESOURCES

Here’s how I like to do things.

I offer a range of resources and information for free, to help you get a better understanding of where you might need to make changes in your life.

And then when you’re ready to implement new strategies to live more deliberately, I’m here to help facilitate that on an individual basis. 

Here are some of the options you currently have available at no cost to you:

RESOURCES

Helping working parents make improvements in all aspects of their lives is my passion. I’ve read, researched, and listened to literally thousands of different sources of information on the topics working parents care about most. But I’ve only implemented a handful of those things.  I know how overwhelming this can all be, so I’ve compiled a list of my tried-and-tested resources for you. This isn’t everything available on a subject, but it is what I’ve seen perpetuate meaningful shifts. This is where I would start if I were struggling in that area.

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ASSESSMENT

Burnout isn’t really about not having enough time. Burnout happens for a variety of other reasons. Take this Burnout Assessment to identify the primary reason why you’re burning out.  The assessment takes less than 5 minutes to complete, and you’ll receive instant results as well as a customized report that offers tips and exercises to move beyond burnout in your life.

GET STARTED

PODCAST

I started the Working Parent Resource to initiate a conversation that will help burned out working parents reclaim their lives. I love to write, but I needed a space to go deeper on a topic than I was able to in a short blog article. So I started the Working Parent Resource Podcast to interview experts, share personal stories, and transform what we learn into achievable action steps.

The main theme of the podcast is living deliberately, but we also explore specific areas such as time management, life balance, marriage and relationships, parenting, child development, self care, self development, transitions, setting boundaries, simplifying your life…. and much more!  Listen (and subscribe!) on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher now.

CHECK IT OUT!

CHALLENGES

You can join our Frazzled to Balanced™ Bootcamp, which is a free 5-day challenge designed to help working moms and dads re-direct their limited time and energy to the activities and relationships that mean the most to them.  You’ll receive a new exercise in your email each day for five days, and all exercises can be completed within 15-30 minutes. Sign up now to receive your first exercise.

JOIN NOW!

We also have a new challenge coming up in 2018. More details will be added soon, so stay tuned!

BLOG ARTICLES

We do have blog articles dedicated to providing you with clarity and guidance around creating a more deliberate life too.  You’ll receive new insights and strategies that will help you make small changes toward a better future.  You can find everything on the Blog page, but I’ll be giving you a few articles to start with below, so just keep reading.

 

CONSULTING

In addition to our free resources, I offer private consulting packages for individuals and couples to help them customize a Deliberate Life Plan™ that suits their unique needs and circumstances. We deep dive into your current situation, we map out a strategy to help you meet your goals, and then I provide support, resources and guidance as you implement your plan. 

Progress is incremental and designed to help you avoid feeling overwhelmed, so I have options starting from $250 depending on what you’re ready for.

If you’re ready to take action, let’s jump on a 15 minute coffee chat just to get to know each other. There’s no hard sell on this call. If it seems like we might be a fit to work together, I’ll describe the details of the process and we can go from there. If not, I can direct you to someone or something else that can help with what you’re looking for.

LET'S CHAT!

 

LET’S DIVE IN!

Okay, now you’re aware of the basics of the Working Parent Resource. I invite you to poke around and just let me know how I can help.

To get you started on the right foot, I would recommend checking out the Podcast first. We have lots of popular topics covered there to help you right away (and you can listen on the go!).

APPLE PODCASTS

STITCHER

If you prefer to read, get started with these blog posts. Then you can take it from there!

BLOG ARTICLES:

Why I Started This Blog

The whole point of the Working Parent Resource... and a bit about my story.

Read

Don’t Have Enough Time? That’s Not the REAL Problem

Strapped for time? You may be trying to solve the wrong problem...

Read

10 Steps to Making the Most of Your Time

Are you REALLY making the most of your time? Or are you wasting it?

Read
 

 

BEFORE YOU GO…..

One last thing before you start exploring.  I just want to tell you that I appreciate you.  I respect your time and will do everything I can to make sure the time you spend with me helps you grow in positive ways.

I love getting messages from you. Just click here anytime to let me know what I can do to help you make your working parent journey just a little better.

Cheers!
Sarah