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How We Really Feel about Women's Ministry

Is "women's ministry" a one-size-fits-all gathering for women? It must not be, because many of us don't feel like we fit there. If that's true, should it be changed? Should something be added? Or should we step away? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel have an honest discussion about what they like and don't like about typical women's ministry gatherings in church, and ideas for moving forward. If you'd like to take the first steps in finding women who want to pursue their Dreams together,...

Duration: 00:25:25

How to Stay on Track

When’s the last time you took a look backward at your life? Regular times of review are important if we want to stay on track with our Dream. But reviewing can be tricky--especially if we tend to wrap up our self-worth in how much we've gotten done. In this episode Tracy and Rachel discuss the importance of looking back, the two valid (and critical) reasons for doing it, and the best ways to get it done. If you're looking for some extra help in getting this practice of review to be a...

Duration: 00:23:23

Creating Rewards that Motivate

What if the only rewards for good habits that feel motivating are actually unhealthy for you?‌ Even though we understand the powerful benefit of creating habits and routines for ourselves, sometimes figuring out a "reward" that will motivate those habits can be tricky. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss the importance of rewards in setting up habits, the challenge of creating powerful-but-healthy rewards, and a ton of ideas to get us started with this critical skill. Want more...

Duration: 00:26:51

Take Time to Celebrate

When was the last time you celebrated something you'd achieved, or the growth and change in your life? Often we're so quick to jump to the next project on the list that we don't take the time to appreciate what's already been done. But celebrating is an important part of Impactivity-living, as challenging and overlooked as it might be.In this episode, Tracy and Rachel talk about the reluctance to celebrate our wins, the importance of it, and how we can get strategic and practical about...

Duration: 00:19:51

Clutter is Sabotaging Your Dream

Have you ever realized how much your cluttered spaces are holding you back from pursuing your Dream? It's not uncommon to feel like we can't move forward in what God's calling us to do because we haven't gotten on top of what we already have. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss how we ended up in this situation, some practical tips for dealing with clutter, and some timely encouragement about why it's so critical to our Dream. ‌If you're feeling a bit disorganized and cluttered,...

Duration: 00:26:16

How to Find God's Dream for my Life

Thinking about a Dream for our life sometimes makes us worry that we've strayed from God's will for our life. Are they always different? How do we know?In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss the challenge of understanding how our Dreams fit into God's will. If you'd like some help with beginning to understand yourself, so you can bring that understanding to God with your questions about His will, download the Dream Circles exercise at It will walk you through...

Duration: 00:01:08

Make Time for Mental Rest

For productive, achieving types, all kinds of anxieties start swirling when we try to take time to rest. The to-do list, our many opportunities, and all the creative ideas tempt us to never slow down. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel talk about the need for mental rest, what it looks like, and how to get it. If silence, reflection, and mental “downtime” are a challenge for you, try downloading the journaling sheet we’ve created for you. It will give you some brief encouragement...

Duration: 00:24:25

Get More Time through Delegation

When a lack of time to pursue our God-given Dream becomes a real issue, it’s a chance to involve others in our work. By learning to automate tasks and delegate others, we free up time and expand the opportunities of other people. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss how to know when it’s time to get help, and practical ways to make it happen. If you’d like more information on automating through technology, grab the free resource at It will give you tips &...

Duration: 00:30:04

You're Worth the Dream

How do we balance a desire to live humbly and not be too focused on ourselves with the need to truly understand and appreciate our gifts and strengths, so that we can live out our purpose and pursue our God-given Dreams? In this podcast episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss getting Unshackled from the bondage of either a poor self-image or a refusal to even develop a self-image at all. Want to think further about what the Bible truly says about this issue? Download the 5-Day Exploration of...

Duration: 00:21:23

Don't feel pressured by your dream

What happens when all this “Dream” talk starts to feel like pressure, and you worry that you should’ve figured it all out by now? When it comes to deciding your next steps, how fast is fast enough? How slow is too slow? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss “figuring it out” from two very different perspectives, and ask questions about what to do when the uncertainty starts to feel like stress. Share how figuring out your Dream might be causing you stress:

Duration: 00:19:27

How Do I Create Connection?

It’s critical to create deep connections with other like-minded people who will understand and support the Dream that God has given us, the adventure of the life we are living, at the same time we are supporting them. But creating these connections is challenging – both finding the time and finding the right people. We’ll talk about how to choose, how to schedule, and how to make the time meaningful. After the discussion, download a list of practical ideas at...

Duration: 00:22:38

Episode 11: How Do I Make the Most Out of Downtime?

You’ve finally set aside some time for you, time to relax. Is it selfish? Nevermind that, what in the world are you supposed to do with that downtime ? Suddenly you’re feeling restless, or bored, or even sleepy. In this episode we’ll get honest about the challenges of “time off” and how to make the most out of every minute. Download the mini-vacation for your soul, Recharge in 1 Hour or Less, at Show Notes

Duration: 00:19:20

Episode 10: Why Can't I Stay Focused?

Often we lament the slow progress we’re making on pursuing the dream that we feel God is calling us to. Life is so busy, and everything seems to get in the way. We just can’t focus. Every time we try to get down to business and do the work, something else seems to crop up. Sometimes it’s external circumstances, sometimes it’s internal. We need to get clarity on exactly what is happening to our focus before we can do something about it. And there are things we can do! We’ll discuss the...

Duration: 00:25:50

Why Am I Making Slow Progress on My Dream?

Big dreams, big plans… often things don’t go as we hope. For lots of reasons, including some we have trouble identifying, we aren’t making progress as quickly as we think we should. We’ll talk about some of those reasons, especially the hidden ones, and how to get past them so we can see fantastic progress on the dreams that God is calling us to. Download the checklist of areas to evaluate to make better progress at Show Notes

Duration: 00:25:15

Episode 8: Where Do I Get the Money to Pursue My Dream?

One of the most-often cited reasons for delaying the pursuit of our dream is the lack of money. But is money truly the issue, or is there something deeper? And if a lack of money really is stopping us, what practical steps can we take to get past this significant obstacle? In this episode we discuss why, when, and how to figure out the money-stuff. Download the summary of questions and answers to work through in the days to come at Show Notes

Duration: 00:19:29

Episode 7: How Do I Measure Success?

As people interested in achieving and getting things done, but also interested in following God’s desire for our lives, we sometimes get tripped up by how to measure success, what even constitutes success, and whether it’s materialistic or unspiritual to measure success at all. We tackle those questions in this episode, and try to get at the heart of what success looks like for people who are building or creating something out of their dream. Download the 6-Step Guide to Pursuing Your...

Duration: 00:17:46

Episode 6: Why Do I Feel Alone in my Dream?

Do you sometimes feel like you’re in this thing alone? Pursuing your God-given Dream can be isolating at times. It’s easy to get bogged down by fear and confusion when we lack the support of others. We’re talking in this episode about the problem with doing life alone, the benefits of having a group of supportive people, and how to find or create a group like this yourself. Download a tip sheet with lots of great ideas for creating a group at Show Notes

Duration: 00:15:06

Episode 5: Why Do I Feel Guilty When I Relax?

We’d love to slow down, but there’s so much to do, and when we try to kick back, feelings of guilt start creeping in. “I should be doing more, downtime is selfish, people need me…” So many reasons to keep pushing. But Recharging is a very important part of Impactivity. How can we make time for it, without all the guilt that goes with it? The answer might surprise you. After the podcast, you might want to download the free guide: Recharge your life in one hour or less –...

Duration: 00:26:55

Episode 4: How Do I Organize My Day?

Often we start the day with great intentions to be productive, but then find ourselves scattered, running out of time, or running out of energy before it all gets done. In this episode, we talk about ways to increase both our time and our energy so that the work happens more effortlessly. Download the tip sheet at and get more recommendations for helpful tools. Show Notes

Duration: 00:17:20

Episode 3: Help! My Goals are Stressing Me Out!

It’s natural and logical to set goals, especially when you’re getting started on a dream. But in this episode, we talk about whether we actually need goals at all, how they make us crazy, and how we can think differently to find joy and peace in pursuing our Dreams. If you're worried that you'll never get anything done without the external pressure of goal-setting, download the tool on this page and give it a shot the next time you find yourself procrastinating. Show Notes

Duration: 00:22:34

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