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#200 - A Reflection on My Story So Far with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
Episode 20029th June 2022 • Happy Mama Movement with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz • Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
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This episode marks 200 episodes of the Happy Mama Movement Podcast. It has been such a journey and what an opportune moment to reflect on what I have learnt from the podcast, while also building an amazing movement of matresence. In this episode you can listen to Amy reflect on:    

  • What success looks and feels like at different stages of motherhood and how sometimes we don’t realise we’re in the middle of the biggest growth of our lives.
  • The universe is equal and balanced, and how that relates to the infinity sign.
  • That Mamas have just as much wisdom to share alongside all the other podcasts and interviews over a long media career.
  • The divine feminine way is to hold space and let it happen. We know what we’re doing as Mamas and as women.

Thank you from my heart to yours for being right here. For being a part of this world of change we are creating. I look forward to sharing my reflections on the 400th episode and sharing more beauty every step of the way.

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[00:00:38] Welcome back Mamas. And welcome to episode 200 of the Happy Mama Movement Podcast. Some of you, I know, have probably been listening right back to my very first podcast, which also reached from memory about 200 episodes. So this is more like a 400 episode reflection.

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[00:01:34] And in that moment, my world changed. Gosh, thinking about it now I had no idea how much. And as you all know, that began this process of exploring what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother. And my work and my life has really been dedicated to answering that question over the last 14 years, culminating in the most amazing experiences, being able to speak to thousands of women around the world about motherhood, having the absolute privilege of running weekend, retreats, workshops, events. Coaching hundreds, and hundreds of women personally, through the toughest moments and the most amazing and exciting to have created a business. To be able to walk away from my career at the ABC and now fully support my family on my own, on my own income with this work.

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[00:03:18] And so I would love to use this podcast conversation to reflect on me and the person, the woman I have discovered through this process. I speak a lot about matresence of course, and motherhood. But what this podcast and building this business, has really taught me about myself.

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[00:05:10] I am here to have conversations with women around the globe. For so long, that's all that success looked like. All success looked like was what I was hoping it would become. For years after I left the ABC, this divine business that you now listen to was struggling. I had divine Mama clients. I was doing what I could.

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[00:06:30] I say this because I think so often we don't realise we're in the middle of the biggest growth of our life. I didn't know at the time that every decision I was making, every brave decision I see now did not feel brave at the time, it was terrifying and I did it because I had to, because if I didn't make that decision, I wouldn't get enough money that week.

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[00:07:12] It's made me into someone who I'm proud of. It's made me into someone who knows their voice, who knows that they're doing what they said they would do. It's changed me in ways I never expected. And some of them are brutal. This whole process of matresence and redefining myself changed me so much, it changed my marriage.

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[00:08:09] I really really know this for sure. The woman that is sitting here talking into a microphone is a completely different person than was here a few years ago. And this one is really happy. This one is living a life that she's proud of. This one has faced the darkest things in her life. The darkest, the most heartbreaking, the biggest betrayal, all of it.

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[00:08:53] But on my ring finger on my right hand, when things really began to change in my life, I had a tattoo placed on my ring finger on my right hand of the infinity sign. And to me, this means the universe is always equal and balanced, always equal and balanced. And so if you picture an infinity sign in your mind right now, both sides are equal and balanced and you have that centerpiece that it runs through.

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[00:10:13] All those tiny little micro decisions I made all along the way. Was creating that infinity sign within me, I was asking for more and more and more. I knew I wanted to play a bigger part. I knew I wanted to grow more. I wanted more, and that meant I needed to hold the space for more on the other side too.

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[00:11:36] I think, on reflection of 200 episodes of this podcast. There are four things, that I really think have stood out as lessons for me. The first is Mamas have just as much wisdom to share as all of the gurus and the authors I have interviewed over my long media career. I learn so much by talking to Mums. As you know, every third episode or so in this podcast is a Mamas experience of matresence.

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[00:12:48] And instead listen to each other, to Mamas. Because we know we have things to say, you don't need a PhD or a publishing deal, we have things to say and share.

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[00:13:29] And the gift of matresence has given us not only a word, but a world. We need words to tell our stories. We need a place where we can talk about this and share our stories so we can create a world for ourselves where what we're feeling is normal.

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[00:14:26] It is not my job. It's not my job to fix this. I don't need to, we will do this together.

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[00:15:02] When I was worried about my future. I thought what I needed to work on was the business. Learn the marketing, learn the money, learn something new. And actually when I reflect on the last 14 years, the thing that has changed my business, my world myself the most is when I decided to work on myself. Not on my email marketing campaign, not on my Instagram strategy, not on how I was performing or showing up or any of that.

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[00:15:44] So to you, whether this is your first episode, your 200th or whether you've been here right from the very, very beginning. Thank you. Thank you for being a part of this world. And for this world of change we're creating, I hope that the image of the infinity sign will stay with you. And you remember that when you're asking for big things, you are also saying, I am ready to hold the challenges. Because I'm here for it all.

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