228 – What would you choose?

This is one of my absolute favorite questions to ask people. And Mama’s Daily Dose is… if nothing were stopping you, no limitations at all…what would you be doing? Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.


Imagine it, you have no restrictions. You have all the money in the world all the time in the world, all the resources, all the childcare. What are you doing? What do you decide to do? This is an excellent question. I love to ask this to not only all of my coaching clients, but to people that I just meet. And trust me try it, it’s kind of an awkward situation. But I also love awkward situations. Okay, tangent there. Anyways, this question really gets down to the source of what’s going to make you happy, because we’re taking away all of those excuses, or all of those roadblocks that can get in the way of you doing what you want.


I worked with a coach at the end of last year, and she asked me this, and right away, I was like, “Oh, I’d go travel the world, I would go show my kids the world, we meet all these people see all these cool places, all this stuff. And then I stopped and I’m like, “You know what, that was my answer for so long. But that’s not actually what I really want to do now. I mean, I would like to go travel and do those things. But on an everyday basis, what I want to do is, I want to wake up, hang out with my kids have breakfast with my kids, go workout, I want to be there for all the sports practices, music lessons, whatever it is, my kids choose to do have dinner with them, and put them to bed. That’s actually what I really want to do.” And I suppressed that for so long, because that doesn’t sound nearly as cool as traveling the world. But the traveling the world didn’t feel right to me. It didn’t stick right with me. But saying, I want to go to all of my kids baseball games. Like that gets me excited. That’s what I really want to do. Even if I had all the money in the world, and I could pay whomever to bring them to baseball games or film it while I’m off in Milan or wherever I am. No, I would choose to be at the baseball games.


So if you had no restrictions at all, what would you choose to do? And there’s no wrong answers. Maybe yours is you want to travel the world and live this lavish lifestyle. And that’s great, but it’s also totally okay to be like, I want to live in my house that I live in right now. And I just kind of want to lead the life that I live right now. I am very happy with that. There is no right or wrong answer. It’s what feels right for you.


Mama, your action today is to ask yourself, “if you had no restrictions in life, all the money all the time, all the things? What would you choose to do?” And say your answers out loud. If you have a couple that come to mind, say it out loud and see how it feels say, “I’m going to travel the world with my kids. We’re going to stay in all these different countries.” Or say, “I’m going to hang at home with my kids. Take them to baseball practice,” or “I’m going to create this awesome company” or “I am going to foster all these dogs and save a bunch of dogs.” It doesn’t matter what it is. It’s what feels right for you. And if you don’t already, give me a follow on Instagram @MeghanQBarrett and TikTok too. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach who helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.

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