ITA #30 – Say Goodbye To Survival Mode – An Interview with Crystal Paine

By January 27, 2014 Podcast 18 Comments

say-goodbye-to-survival-modeFeel overwhelmed? Exhausted? Stressed?

Never fear, Kat is here. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Seriously, though, my guest today brings the goods. Crystal Paine is a wife, author of several books, mother of three and the founder of, a blog that has over 1.5 million visitors every single month.

Crystal knows busy, she knows overwhelm and exhaustion. Fortunately, she also knows how to crawl out from those burdens and she shares her story and lots o’ wisdom in today’s episode.

Grab your headphones and join us for a chat and keep reading to learn more!

Get Inspired

How to Create Margin

Crystal challenges us to say no to mediocre things so that we can say yes to the best. Creating boundaries is a core element of escaping survival mode. I was so encouraged by her journey to learning to say no and set healthy boundaries, because the truth is that the world won’t fall apart if we say no.

Tweet to Inspire: “In order to say YES to the best, you have to say NO to the mediocre.” – Crystal Paine

How to Reach Your Goals

One of Crystal’s key tips for setting and reaching goals is to only set a few and break them down into bite sized tasks. You can always add more goals if you meet them all, but looking at a large list can be paralyzing.

You’ll Also Learn About

  • How a “best stuff” list will help you create margin.
  • The importance of self care.
  • How knowing your drainers and fillers will energize you.
  • Don’t miss her ‘mom pep talk” at the end of the episode!

Quick Links

1. Get Crystal’s book hereSay Goodbye To Survival Mode

2. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

Take Action

How will you set boundaries today? What is on your “best stuff” list? Click here to share in the comments!

Crystal Paine


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