Stephanie May Wilson is an author, podcaster and speaker who is on a mission to help women thrive in their most important relationships. Stephanie tells us that if you’re single, you need to embrace those years and work on your relationship with yourself and when you’re married, your relationship with your spouse should have a key communication component so that you can thrive as a team.
We are constantly living in different seasons and discovering which season we are in, helps us figure out what our definition of work life balance means for us.
Embrace the season you’re in!
What we’re talking about
- Defining Work Life Balance
- Seasons of Life
- Single Life
- Marriage Tips
Your WHY Determines Your Balance
Having a work life balance means different things to different people and it truly comes back to your “why”. Your why defines the reason behind what you are doing. If you want to make more money, then your definition of balance might be weighed more heavily towards working. If your why is about enjoying more time with your family, then your balance leans toward life and your home. Finding work life balance isn’t a perfect split, nor is it the same for everyone.
Seasons of Work vs Seasons of Play
We live in different seasons of our lives, whether we are starting a new job or business and are in a season of work or we are gearing up for a vacation or time off with our family and are in a season of play. Figuring out what season you are in is key to discovering what kind of balance you should be striving for. There are also seasons of rest which constant achievers need to be cognizant of.
Embracing Your Single Life
So often single people are rushing through life in the hopes of finding their person and experiencing life once they are married. Stephanie’s course, Love Your Single Life, reminds you to embrace your single years and to also not stop yourself from doing what you want in life until you meet your person. Your single years are precious and you should cherish them.
Transitioning from Single to Married
Married life is all about sharing your time and space with another human being. Stephanie’s tips are based around communication with one another and finding what works best for you as a couple and as a team. For Stephanie and her husband, Carl, talking about what’s going on at work and letting each other know of stressors or time commitments helps them keep realistic expectations for one another.
Reflect on your “why” and discover what work life balance means to you!
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- Girl’s Night Podcast
Love Your Single Life Course
- Jena’s LinkedIn Summary Template
UM, That's an amazing quote....!
"The important thing for me when I’ve been thinking about work-life balance is to remember why I started doing this work in the first place. The Why. I think your why really determines what work-life balance looks like to you."
"Is this a season of work or is it a season of play?"
"The challenge for people like us is actually to rest."
"Our years of being single are precious."
"The second I stopped waiting and really living and loving my life, I became such a better version of myself."
"You are whoever you've been."
Stephanie's Full Bio
Stephanie May Wilson is an author, a podcaster, a speaker, and the go-to guide for 20 & 30-something women as they navigate their most important relationships. Through her book, The Lipstick Gospel, and her chart-topping podcast, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson (Jena is on episode #47!!), Stephanie has mentored thousands of women as they cultivate healthy, thriving relationships with God, their friends, their significant others, and with themselves.
Stephanie got her start as a writer when she packed up her backpack and traveled around the world for a year, keeping a blog of all of her adventures. She then served as Chief Storyteller for a multi-million dollar humanitarian organization, and then became the Editor-in-Chief of Venture Magazine. Stephanie’s writing has been featured on NBC, the Anthropologie blog, and Relevant Magazine, and she’s been a long-time blog contributor for CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, Darling Magazine, and the Christian Mingle blog.
When she’s not writing, speaking, or recording a podcast episode, Stephanie is usually packing for a global adventure with her husband Carl, laughing with her close tribe of girlfriends, or snuggled up in yoga pants in her Nashville home.
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