RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
Past episodes highlighted on this podcast episode:
Ep 84: Managing Sibling Fights
Ep 80: Legitimate vs. Unnecessary Suffering
Ep 69: House Stealing Your Peace
Ep 63: Repairing your relationship with yourself
Ep 54: The gift of teenagers
Ep 13: Having a Little Fun
Ep 5: Fully Alive
TRANSCRIPT OF THE SHOW
Welcome to the Made for Greatness podcast. I am Sterling Jake with, and I am here with my trust partner. Welcome, Larissa.
Hey, Sterling. I can’t believe we are here on this episode. How exciting.
It is very exciting, and it is very exciting because today is our 100th episode of the Made for Greatness podcast. Okay, I’m gonna clap
I know, it’s like, cue the confetti, pull out the champagne. We’re doing virtual cheers here in this moment because a hundred episodes is a pretty big deal for us at least. Yeah, I think so. And it’s worth celebrating, and that’s what this episode is all about. We’re gonna be celebrating our podcast, we’re gonna be celebrating you are listeners who many of which have been with us since our launch, and just the great things that are happening at Made for Greatness and in masters and things to come. So here we are. Straightly.
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Yeah, I’m super excited to be here and it does feel really special. It feels, you know, Larissa and I were preparing for this episode and kind of just looking at this body of work that we’ve created, and it just feels very profound. It feels like such a privilege that we’ve been able to create this much content and hopefully put this much wisdom into the world for all of you. And when we, when we created this podcast, we really thought, if, if no one could sign up for masters, if nobody could come work with us, what could we put in a podcast that would be life changing for free, that you could just grab any Catholic mom and say, You know what, if you just listened to this podcast, it will bring you closer to the Lord and it will bring you peace. And as I was scrolling through the episodes, I just felt like we’ve really done that.
Yes. Yeah. I, I think back to the beginning and just dreaming about what this might look like and now a hundred episodes in, like you said, to look back and to see the body of work, to see each week the content and the depth of what we have put out. And over the last, you know, year and 10 months, however long it has been since we, we really launched this to get the feedback that we’ve gotten the testimonials, you know, I know you and I each based on our episodes will get different, you know, emails or texts from people who said, gosh, that I needed that episode. Yeah. And that’s what makes my heart so happy, because I know that when we first launched this, you and I have a little bit of different backgrounds when it comes to podcasts, because you’ve had, you know, you had coffee and pearls, you’ve done a lot of podcasting work before.
For me, this was my first time doing it, and I was terrified out of my mind. I was like, , it was so scary. And I talked about this on my episode on Fear recently. But I mean like sick to my stomach and in tears and struggling with the technology and having to re-record and start over and mess around with things. And it was so difficult and so scary and putting yourself out there, being vulnerable trying to speak to an audience of women and make it meaningful and re like relevant in their lives. All of it is, it’s not easy. And so here we are and just praying, I think we, you and I just pray so much that what we’re putting out would hopefully be of impact or help or support or inspiration to the women that we are striving to serve.
Yeah. One of the things that surprised me as I was looking back on the episodes is I realized it’s almost a diary of what I’ve been through in the last year and a half. I mean, Larissa and I don’t plan these very far in advance, and we do that intentionally because we really ask the Holy Spirit what to podcast about. And it is often something that we are presently going through or something that we have just tackled. And I think one of the gifts that we both have is this ability to say, you know, I think this part of my life could be improved. And then we go seek the information and we, and we implement it and we see how it works out, and then we come and we bring that to you guys sometimes immediately or sometimes months later. And so it was really interesting as I scrolled through the topics just to see how emotional it was for me. Oh, that’s the work I’ve been doing in my own life. You know, we don’t come here telling you these things because we live perfect lives. It’s because we live sinful and broken lives that we are always seeking to bring more peace to our families. And then just sharing those tools with all of you. And so that was just a really beautiful experience for me as I was reflecting on these a hundred episodes.
Yes, I know. And I think that it is, I mean, I can look back, you know, it was almost exactly a year ago today that my husband got really sick. We had a loss in our family. There’s been, you know, I think in both of our lives, some very heavy crosses that we have carried. And I think that this podcast has been a beautiful platform to share some of those crosses, but also to share, to share the blessings, to share what we’ve learned, to share some wisdom. We’ve had some guests on our podcasts that have also, you know, shared some of their journeys as well. And so I’m grateful, I’m grateful so much for this. And I want to encourage you, if you’re listening to this, maybe you’re new to this podcast, please go back and check them out. I promise you. In two minutes of scrolling through those episodes, you will find at least five or six that are speaking to your life right now, where you’re at right now. You will find something that is meant to help you, to support you, to lift you up because we are not meant to journey through this life alone. We need each other. We need to know that others are struggling with the same things and their vocations and their motherhood with their self-image, all of it. We are not alone. And we can lean on each other and that is what we hope you will experience in this podcast.
Absolutely. And well, Lewis and I kind of pulled some of our favorites that we’re gonna talk about. And, and throughout this episode, we just wanted to also pepper through some of the testimonials that we’ve received. And we have so many, there’s no way that we could cover them all. And I think all of our written reviews are five star reviews, which is just utterly humbling and incredible. And we’re at a small podcast actually. I mean, if you Google the top 10 podcasts, we are much smaller than like Leah DE’s podcast or Abiding together. But the number of reviews compared to our listeners is so high. And that is because we know that the work that we do here really changes people’s lives. We give really practical information that if you implement it, you can experience so much more peace and joy in your day to day life, which was exactly our mission.
And I know that it’s working because you guys do take the time to email us and to write these reviews because you felt that impact in your life. So this was one of our earlier reviews, but I think it captures so much of what we were trying to do with this podcast. She says so much wisdom from these ladies. I love listening to their insight and feeling like they speak so much truth that my ears need to hear in a day and age with so much noise and confusion. And that’s exactly our mission here at Made For Greatness, is just to help you quiet the chaos in your mind, the noise, the world, all of it so that you can have more peace. And so I just thank you MJ, for sharing that really beautiful testimonial with us.
Yes. And here’s another one. This is a more recent one by music 3, 2 1 4 awesome podcast. These women have awesome podcasts. These women have something fun and relatable in each episode. This Catholic Women’s podcast is a great topic that we truly need to hear to grow closer to our Lord, our Lady and the saints. Very well done on a variety of topics. Weight loss, dealing with thoughts, screen time battles with kids, stress, prayer life. Larissa and Sterling, thank you for listening to your mom gut and following the Holy Spirit to start this beautiful mission. Thank you. Ah, gives me chills because this really is, it’s a, you know, it’s something that we have felt in our guts that we’ve wanted to give. God has placed this on our hearts to put this work on into the world and to inspire women with the tools that we’ve learned that have helped us so much in our own lives, living out our vocations, that we wanted to share this. And we’re just so thankful that the Holy Spirit has been such a big part of that and that women are responding. And I do, I wanna thank all of our listeners and especially thank you for those that have taken the time to go and leave a review. We know that takes a little extra time in your busy schedule, but gosh, it means so much and it helps us to get our podcasts out to more women and to have a greater reach. So thank you for taking the time to do that.
Yeah, I love that. And it also, we read them to see what you like. We also use that as a way to see, oh, they really, they really liked this episode or this topic, and it gives us information about what you’d like to see more of. So Lorissa and I went through and we kind of picked some of our favorites. There are a hundred you guys, they’re a lot. So I could not possibly pick all of my favorites. And I think one of the things we’ll do in the future is group them by theme. So you could come to our website and just say, Oh, what are all the ones on marriage? I need some help in my marriage. And then you could see them. So that will probably come later. But one of my episodes, one of my favorite episodes, was actually one of Laura says, It was funny, when I looked through them, I just looked for the ones that just stopped me in my tracks.
And I want you guys to know the Holy Spirit lives inside of you. Your body will tell you a lot of information. And I’m just getting so good at listening to my body now. And even in that, even as I’m scrolling through a page of, of titles, I just feel my body go, Ugh, that one. And it was episode 54, The Gift of Teenagers. And I just feel like in our society, their teenagers just have such a bad reputation. Even my husband, sometimes he’ll see some kids on the street and be like, Look at those teenagers who are literally walking on the sidewalk. That’s all they’re doing. Right? But culturally, we have this idea that teenagers are troublemakers and they’re lazy and they don’t care about anything. And I don’t think that I really enjoy teenagers. And I’m so glad that we have that episode because I think as a culture, and particularly as Catholic moms, we can teach teenagers just how special and valuable they are. And they’re going through a really difficult time, and we can just be there for them. And instead of telling them what the world tells them, you know, we can lift them up and say, You are a child of God. You are a leader. People are watching you. I’m proud of you. And so I just, I just love that episode 54, The Gift to teenagers. It’s, I think, a really special one that people will reference over and over again.
Yeah. Thank you. I I, you know, so much of the work I’ve done over the years has been with teenagers. And I do, I feel so blessed to have been able to witness and watch so many beautiful and amazing things come from our young people. And so that was real, that was one of my favorites too. I actually wrote that one down as one of my Oh,
Yes. One of my favorites. Now I have to say, one of my all time favorites is episode 13, which is one of my favorite numbers. That’s Mary’s number. And this was one of Sterlings. And this was on the fun, having fun , I, I mean, this is one of our earliest ones too. This is like, this has to be, we need to put this somewhere where people can access it at any moment because it was so good. I remember listening to it when I was driving. I was driving home one day and I actually got to my house, , and there was still like 10 minutes left of it. So I drove around my neighborhood in a funny. And I was cracking up. I mean like the whole time Sterling, I was like, Oh my gosh, Sterling could seriously have a side gig as a Catholic comedian.
And I was in tears laughing. I have gone back and listened to that one, two or three times because we all need to have more fun in our lives. Yeah. We need to be intentional about it. We need to not take life so seriously. We need to cultivate some fun. And I know, Shirley, you and I have talked about this in our lives. We’ve talked about it with our members because as Catholic moms, sometimes we struggle with this. And so I think this needs to be an episode that everyone goes to at least once or twice a year to just be reminded of the work that it takes a little bit to have some fun about why it’s so necessary.
Yeah, absolutely. It’s true. And I, we just are very serious. We have a lot of work to do moms, and so we just get serious about the work that we have to do. But I have really tried hard to add more levity and fun, even in the work and the children notice. And it makes a difference in the tone of our house. So yes, have more fun. All right, the next one that I chose was episode 63, Repairing your relationship with yourself. And this is just such a huge part of the work that we do in Masters, cuz you guys come for whatever thing you want, losing weight, decluttering your house, improving your marriage, being, you know, less angry with the kids. But a hundred percent of the time the real answer is repairing your relationship with yourself. That is the thing that happens before all those other things happen because we struggle in our relationships everywhere else, when we just have so much negativity in our minds.
And most of us are pretty mean. We’re pretty mean to ourselves in our minds. And if we can give you the gift of that, if we can give you the gift of speaking more kindly to yourself and repairing your relationship with yourself, cuz you know what, you’re gonna be with you the whole time a hundred percent of the day. And it’s important that you like yourself and it’s important that you try to see yourself the way that God sees you. And that’s a big ask. I don’t know that we really ever reach that point, but so much more than we do right now. And I think it’s a work that we also need to do every year, just kind of checking in on, Hey, what do I think about myself? How am I speaking to myself? How can I improve that? And I just love that we’ve helped so many women do that.
I was just doing one of our coaching calls today, and the mom casually said, Well, you know, I’ve been a master’s for a while. And so I actually speak really kindly to myself now about not cleaning the house. And she moved on and asked me questions about time management, but I just wanted to stop her and say, That’s incredible. That’s incredible that you don’t look at the piles in your house and tell yourself that you’re a terrible mom. Like what a huge gift. And so episode 63, ladies repairing your relationship with yourself. I think it’s really powerful.
Yeah, and like you said, I mean, that’s kind of the foundational piece of the work we do. And if we can, you know, make little shifts in that, maybe improve that 1% every, you know, period of time, just improve a little bit, a little bit, a little bit. We can look back and go, Wow, look at how far I’ve come. I noticed like myself in that way where something, maybe I’ll make a mistake or something doesn’t get done that I wanted to get done where I used to, I would have gone into a terrible, like I would’ve just beaten myself up before it. And I find myself speaking to myself with more compassion. Like, It’s okay, you still, you can do that tomorrow, or don’t worry about it. It’s not that big of a deal. And I’m like, gosh, I’ve come a long way because I used to tell myself how big of a failure I was, how I always messed things up, how I never get things done. And it does, it changes everything. So I’m glad you highlighted that episode. For me, one of my other episodes that I’ve had a lot of feedback on people have written to me about it is episode number 80 and it’s legitimate versus unnecessary suffering. Mm.
And I’ve had clients reach out to me, things like that where they’re like, I really needed to hear this. And what this, the, the, basic premise of this episode is, yes, all of us have very legitimate pain in our lives. We have pain and suffering. We don’t wanna make it sound like we don’t, but so that there’s a difference. So there’s, there’s legitimate pain, legitimate crosses that we carry, and then there’s a lot of unnecessary suffering that we add to our lives because of the mental drama. When we don’t know how to manage our minds, we can make a lot of problems. It’s kinda like that quote, like, I have 99 problems and 86 of them are in my head made up.
We do that very well. We create problems. We indulge in problems. We make problems so much bigger than they need to be when we don’t know how to manage our thoughts. And so this is just an episode where we kind of look at those, what are legitimate sufferings, what are things that we’re adding and, and creating that cause us pain and how can we do less of that really? So that’s one that I’ve had a lot of feedback on and would encourage our, you know, listeners to go to.
Yeah. And it’s such a mind blowing concept. You know, Larissa and I had been deeply faithful Catholics for so long before discovering life coaching tools. And so Catholicism teaches us that suffering can be redemptive and we can use it. Life coaching tools show you the suffering that God didn’t even give you though, right. That you’ve just made up. And we don’t get grace for that, you guys, He doesn’t give us grace for the problems we make up in our minds. Right? And so that is one of the reasons why we wanted to create a life coaching company where we brought those tools in because they compliment our faith so well. So let’s just identify what isn’t necessary suffering that we can just let go of and then do the redemptive suffering piece for what’s left, because that is such a beautiful part about our faith.
And then we do receive grace for that, and we do receive the strength to carry those crosses. So it’s a really, really important and powerful episode. Yes. All right. My next one is managing sibling fights number 84. And this is a practical one, but we coach on this all the time in Masters because listen, we all know sibling fights drive us bananas. Okay. Kids being mean to each other picking on each other. Not only is the sound really annoying, just hearing them do, it’s just kind of maddening. But then also we immediately feel like, well, I haven’t done my job if my children are speaking to each other in that way. But this is a very practical episode where I point out that the rules around sibling fights are extremely unclear. The reason this is such a constant challenge that we coach on in our program is because most moms have not communicated to the kids what the rules are.
And it’s very clear to say, you know, you’re not allowed to have screen time until your homework done so clear. Everyone knows what that means. But with sibling fights, it’s things like, Well, I don’t like that tone of voice you used, but they didn’t have any warning about what that was. Or sometimes you are in a bad mood and so something you would’ve let slide, you suddenly don’t let slide. The, the rules are always changing around sibling fights, and yet it’s, it’s one of the most common challenges that we coach on. And so I just wanna encourage you to listen to that episode and be really real with yourself about what you’re trying to teach the kids and then communicate it to them and be clear when the rules are not clear. So that’s such a gift that I have now is when I watch the children interact, the first question I ask is, is it clear to them that this is not okay?
Because if it’s not clear to them, I’m not coming in strong, I’m not issuing consequences, I’m coming in with teaching, Hey, whoa, I see we’re getting a little crunchy right now. What’s going on? How do you feel? And I’m talking to them and then I, and then after I find out what’s happening, then I explain to them, But do you see that even when we’re feeling like that, it’s not okay to speak like that to another human? And so I just, that’s just a practical one that I know is gonna bring you guys a lot of relief. So episode 84, Managing Sibling Fights.
All right, and I’ve got one more. This is actually one of your Sterling that I wanted to highlight, and I think it’s kind of in that same line with the, with the children. And it’s funny because you just highlighted episode 84, This is episode 86 how to deal with Your Mother-in-Law. It was that episode and really it could apply to any person in your life that you maybe have a challenging relationship with. And this episode has been one, I think on coaching calls, I have referenced it a number of times with my one-on-one clients. And just in emails, whenever somebody comes to me struggling in a relationship, I am like emailing them this episode. Like, You have to listen to this episode. I listen to it once or twice, just because it’s so good. And really, I think you lay out so clearly how to set boundaries if that’s what needs to happen, or how to just manage your mind around like how you wanna show up, how you wanna have your back in, you know, sometimes in difficult relationships, because a lot of times when we’re dealing with family members, especially setting boundaries is difficult, but that’s not our only option.
We can really take ownership of how we wanna choose to act and how we wanna allow someone else to have power over us or not. And so this was just a stellar episode. Every single person in the world should listen to episode 86, . Cause I promise you, every single human in the world has struggles in their relationships and this is a great one for that.
Thank you. The last one I picked was actually episode five. So all the way back to the beginning. And it’s funny that it’s I that we kind of chose the same number of each other’s episodes. And this is one Larissa did called Fully Alive. And I just love it because I think it just captures why we did this work because we both have very full lives. I mean, we have 13 children between us and a lot going on, and we didn’t have to do this, but God puts certain things inside of you, He puts dreams in your heart. And I like to describe it as a bird. It feels like a bird is flapping around inside of you and you know, it wants to come out and fly. It’s just this feeling that it’s just there and like something’s not quite right and it needs to come out and fly.
And that’s what living Fully Alive feels like is when you let the bird out and you do what God is asking you to do, even if it’s scary, even if it’s hard, even if it adds more work to your life, that’s a crazy thing to choose. By the way, it’s crazy to be like, you know what we need right now, more things to do, but it feels so good. It feels so good to do what God created us to do. And we wanted to create a company where women got to discover that. And part of the reason you don’t, some of you don’t know what your fully alive state is, or what he’s asking you to do is cuz you’re buried under lies in your mind. And so there’s just so many weeds in your mind. You’re buried under stress and overwhelm. Your mind is a chaotic mess.
And I’m literally just describing who I was before I found these tools. And you feel the unrest. There’s something inside of you that’s supposed to come out, but you don’t know what it is because you can’t hear him yet, you’re not calm enough to receive the mission, to understand the calling. And so I want you to listen to this episode if you do not feel fully alive because God designed us to do that. And, and it doesn’t mean doing public things. I mean, that happened to be the thing for Laura and I, but it, it, it isn’t always public things, but there is something and you’ll know because when we actually live according to God’s will for us, it just feels there’s a fullness. There’s a fullness around that. Ugh, I don’t remember the quote. I think it’s St. Radius who says something perfect. And then we live fully alive. Okay, I’ll find it later. , there’s a quote, the thing about, about being fully alive. And I just think that that is what he’s calling us to do. And, and that is kind of our, our mission under our mission is to help you guys all live that out. And so we’re trying to take care of the first part to quiet your mind so you can hear his voice so that you can then step into this other thing that he’s asking you to do. So episode five, Fully Alive,
The Gloria, the Gloria of God is Man Fully Alive, says her name. So I think that’s beautiful. Yeah,
Yeah, yeah. The glory of God is Manfully living because we glorify him by living to our fullest. Right. It is an act of worship, it’s an act of praise to live the way that he intended us to live.
Yes. Oh, right. So those are just a few, just a few of the many. I mean, I guess Sterling, I, I mean I can’t even imagine how many, I mean, each episode is probably anywhere between 20 to 40 minutes. Long and then how many hours goes into preparing them, editing them, producing them, putting it up there. So a hundred episodes probably equates to just thousands of hours of pouring into this work. And we hope that it’s a blessing to you. And that’s our, that’s our ultimate prayer.
Yeah. I wanna share another, another testimonial. Somebody shares that it is practical and deep and thought provoking, practical, deep information that provoked me to think deeper about how I can change the way that I’m living my daily life as a Catholic mom for the better. And that is just such a huge compliment because that’s, that’s just what we wanted. We wanted people’s day to day lives to be better. Just the simple, I mean, I just think there’s something so beautiful about ordinary families, right? G k Chester says the most extraordinary thing in the world is I think a man and a wife in their family. Right? And that, that is what we wanted. We didn’t want to create superstars or American idols or, you know, find women who were just doing the top 5% things. We wanted to help every woman have more peace in her day to day life and to continually be asking, how can I have more peace? How can I enjoy my day to day life and not just live for our fantasies in the future? And I think goal setting is important, but just, I think the ultimate goal that we should all have is, is living with peace and learning how to do that. Which I imagine is a, a lifelong pursuit.
Totally. Yeah. I think that’s exactly right. I mean, we will have ultimate peace and heaven, but God is giving us plenty of opportunities to learn and to grow and to lean into that here in this life. And this is where that struggle is real. And this is, this leads us into kind of what our next step is in our master’s program because Sterling and I, we’ve been working really hard to create monthly themes where each month we kind of have a focus on going deeper in a particular topic. And so we’ve had themes on weight loss, on our marriages, on the holy Spirits, on time management, parenting. We’ve had so many extraordinary topics where we’ve been able to focus on it a little bit. But we are now switching to a new model of that Sterling, do you wanna lead into that? Yeah,
Yeah. We had some feedback from our members and they were saying, Oh, we love the monthly topics, but we love them so much and we wish we had more time with them. They were saying it was just like, just as they were kind of getting into it and enjoying it, we would switch to another one. And so we’re gonna be moving to a quarterly theme instead. And I love this because we can still tackle quite a number of topics within the quarter, but all of them really lead to one goal, one theme, and really walking together 90 days to do something. And so our very first theme for quarter four, so we’re kicking it off in October, is gonna be called Prepare the Way. And that had been the theme that we had wanted to do for December, preparing the Way for Christ coming at Christmas. But we really realized that that is just such a life charter, isn’t it? Just, it’s what we need to do all the time, preparing the way for the Lord in our hearts and in our homes and our relationships and in our mind. And we, that really just popped out to both of us as the thing that we wanted to really work on for the three months leading up to Christmas. So that is our new quarterly theme.
Yeah. And I love this quarterly concept because it really allows us to expand in breadth and in depth, which I just know, I mean we did, we kind of like did a little bit of this with the Holy Spirit because our Holy Spirit theme that we just finished recently was a two month series. And it was so beautiful and we’ve had such extraordinary feedback from that from that focus. And I just am so excited to focus on preparing the way. And really the goal of this is the ultimate goal is to open our hearts in such a way to our Lord that we really welcome him, we prepare our hearts, we welcome him, we are intentional about how we’re living so that we can experience the peace that he has in store for us. When we are walking with our Lord, when we are focusing on him, when we are decluttering our minds, it gives us peace that this world wants to steal from us and that obviously only Christ can give it to us.
And when we walk in peace and when we live from a place of peace, not only does it change everything, but it really allows us to be a catalyst of his grace. And it allows us to be open and available for him to use us in such extraordinary, powerful ways. And we believe that as we dive into this topic now, again, ster and I are not experts at this, like we are walking this path as well. And we feel called to dive full, like fully into this work because we wanna cultivate lives of peace. We want to cultivate peace in our families and in our relationships, in our marriages so much. And we believe that if we can create a community of women that are doing the same, that we can really change the world. This is what the Saints did and they didn’t do it alone.
They had a community that supported them in this. And one thing we know for sure: the world absolutely wants to steal our peace. Yeah. The devil wants to steal our peace. And if he had his way, we would be always in a state of fear and anxiety and stress because it’s in those places that it’s very hard to hear God and it’s very hard to do his will because we’re spinning out of control so much. And so peace is the answer to a, a deeper and more fulfilling life and, and walking with our Lord and hearing his voice.
Yeah. And so many of the topics that we’re gonna cover will be related to what you’re gonna go through over the holidays. I mean, October, November and December are really big months. And wouldn’t it be incredible to practice a skill in October and carry it with you through November and December so that no matter what you were going through with your family or how many activities are on your calendar for the kids, that you could show up to peace and that you could be the bringer of peace, that you could bring peace to all of these peace and events in your life. And so we’re gonna spend 12 full weeks really learning how to recognize when we’ve lost our peace, How to understand why. Because anytime we lose our peace, it means we’ve stopped believing something that’s true about the Lord. Something like, Hey Lord, this shouldn’t be happening.
And he’s standing there and he’s like, Really? I think I got this. I think I’m in charge. And when we begin to see that we lose our peace because we’ve stopped believing something in the Lord, then the steps to having peace again is to remember the goodness of God and what he’s told us. There will be so many gospel readings, saint quotes, and just truths from our faith that we can use to bring peace right back. And I think we probably all lose our peace a few hundred times a day. And so we’re not suggesting that we’re all just gonna float on a cloud of peace and everything will be great, but I think the faster that we recognize that we’ve lost it and we get right back on the path of peace, not only is that just gonna feel so much better, but I think your experience of your day to day life will also be that you have so much more energy because we spend so much energy, so much more energy when we are stressed and anxious and sad. And I think that’s why so many moms tell us, Oh, I’m just so tired, I don’t have enough energy or time. And you know, we wanted to deep dive into that for 12 weeks so that you really build the skill of coming right back to peace.
Yes. So right now is a great time to join. We’re going to be kicking ourselves off, like Sterling said, the first part of October, I believe it’s October 3rd, is our kickoff for the first first week, the first opening of this topic. And right now you may have heard we have a very cool special going on where you can try out masters for a week, for seven days, for just a dollar, and you can have access to the whole website, all of our courses, bible studies you can check out our group coaching calls, you can jump on a live group coaching call. We have four a week so you can really get a feel for what we’re offering in our master’s program and try it for a dollar. And then you know, hopefully you’ll say, Gosh, this is awesome. I need this and, you know, may wanna stay. But even if you just try it out for a week, I know we have 100% confidence that there will be something that you’ll be able to take away from it that will help your life. So we give you this opportunity to come check it out. And I don’t know Sterling wanna speak to that at all, or
Yeah, I just, I think we, so originally we really wanted women to kind of invest in themselves. When you invest in yourself, you really show up and you, and you take things seriously. And I’ve experienced that over and over again where I’ll sign ’em for a free summit and then there’s just a hundred videos and I don’t watch them and it just, it doesn’t help me. But when I pay for something, I often show up in a much different way. So that was kind of our reasoning about not having a trial or a discount, but we also, as we noticed, the testimonials from our clients were just utterly incredible over and over again. And we just kept thinking, how can we get people to try this because we know what we do Sounds almost too good to be true and a little mysterious what is life coaching?
And so we just realized that we wanted to give people a really easy way to check it out, to make sure that we are deeply faithful, that we are not leading you away from God, we are not doing anything new. We put the Holy Spirit in the center of everything that we do. And you’ll know when you start watching our videos, you’ll, you’ll be led closer to God. The fruits are always there. And so we really wanted to make it just a no brainer for everyone to try it because our, our dream is that this spreads like fire to thousands of Catholic moms because there are thousands of Catholic moms who are sitting in their living rooms right now feeling discouraged, lacking hope, and feeling confused that they prayed for this life, they got the things that they prayed for, but they’re not happy and we can help them with that.
And so we just wanna invite you to try this out and this is the perfect time to try it out because we’re gonna be raising prices soon, later this year, and everybody who signs up before we do that gets grandfathered in at that price, which means even if we raised the prices, we won’t be raising them for the people who are in. And so we’re just gonna say it loudly and many times like, get in before that because then it’ll be at the current price and you’ll have that price forever. And more than anything, we just know that this has the power to radically change your life. That’s what it did for both of us. And it’s what it does for the hundreds and hundreds of women who have taken a chance on Masters and come given us their time and their hearts and been willing to be vulnerable and, and try the things that we teach.
Right? Yes. And Sterling and I are committed. I mean, we work really hard. We’re constantly asking questions of how we can improve our masters, what can we do? You know, we were blessed to bring on Denise recently as a weight loss coach and already the impact that she has had is so great. We’re gonna be bringing on new coaches in, in the near future and continuing to pour in new resources and building this program to, to continue to help women that it’s not just come and learn a couple things and it’s a one and done thing. Like we are continuing to expand to build it, to provide more areas of impact and, and growth for our members and to serve Catholic moms in a really powerful way. So we’ve got a lot of exciting things that we’re working on that we’ll be announcing over the next few months, but we want you to come and check it out and be on this journey with us because we’re in this together and we need each other.
Absolutely. So we are kicking off the Prepare the Way program Monday, October 3rd, so you can join us and watch that class live. And then, like Larissa said, we have coaching calls throughout the week, so you can come and either raise your hand or anonymously ask us a question and we will help sort you out. That’s our superpower. Our superpower is helping take your mind drama and just straighten it out so that you go, Oh, oh, I see that isn’t a big deal, or I can do that, or, Yeah, that’s, that’s exactly what I, what I wanted. And it’s, it’s very cool that we get to see women have that experience over and over again and it is a great privilege to do this work. So thank you all for listening and for this a hundred episodes for trusting us with your time and we just hope that we can continue to bless you. And here’s to a hundred more.
Yes, Sterling. I can’t wait to be doing another episode like this at episode 200. And let’s just thank God in advance for the ways he’s gonna inspire our hearts to continue to put out this work and hopefully we’ll have more people on the show, more of our members, more great content. And if there is something that you want us to cover that we have not covered yet, please shoot us a message or post something in the reviews. It’s so funny because I remember thinking Sterling at the beginning of all of this, like, how are we gonna cover a hundred different topics? I mean, and it’s just, it’s never ending. That’s the joy of life. There’s always something that can be addressed and yet we wanna be making sure that our content is relevant and meaningful to you. So we would love to hear your feedback on that.
Absolutely. And I’m just proud of us, Lorissa. I’m proud of both of us for stepping into the discomfort of doing this work and, and living a public life and, and saying really challenging things out loud. And I just want to invite all of you to ask the Lord what discomfort that he is asking you to step into because the world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were Made for Greatness.