Boss Mom of the Week: Daryl Bart
Here is a bit about Daryl Bart, in her own words.
I’m a proud mom to 2 mostly awesome kids, and a happily married wife to Joe. I LOVE fitness, nutrition, and helping people live positive, healthier lives. I’m passionate about this journey, because I’ve made so many mistakes along the way, but ultimately I found that the solution lies right here! (me pointing to my head ). I’m also a Beachbody Coach.
No, I don’t have all the answers, or at least exactly what will work forever, for you. What I do have is a lot of perspective and the confidence that we can all achieve what we want with the right tools, support & accountability.
I’ve been there. I spent literally decades not focusing on all that was right & amazing in my life, but instead feeling less than adequate, overweight and struggling with self image issues.
I graduated college with 2 degrees, have held many (many) jobs. My strengths in all of these jobs were the connections I made with customers and the positive interactions I had with them. I’m a people person.
But something was missing.
It wasn’t until I heard about the opportunity to become a coach that I realized that it just might be the missing link I was looking for all along.
I love being a Wellness Coach and connecting with others that need that helping hand, that ear to listen, a plan and maybe even a dose of tough love.
My philosophy is simple and realistic. Your solution has to fit your busy life but we have to be honest about things and we have to prioritize ourselves to be better for everyone around us. My plan for success is pretty easy….
- Push Play and
- Drink Water
I’ll be your biggest fan as you start and walk your health journey. You can connect with me via my website.
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
The journey WOW….well Born and raised on LI, NY – came to Albany for college and never left. Studies Communication and got both a BA & MA – since I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. I worked a series of jobs in marketing, promotions, project managements, non profits, restaurants but landed in a NYS job as an event coordinator for large scale events.
I married Joe and together we opened and built a private dental practice, where I eventually retired from state service – to work with him as his office manager.
Although not well suited to office managing, I loved (LOVE) our family business and all the rewards it provided, not limited to same vacation schedule, flexibility in raising active children, community involvement and financial success.
I have always been an idea peso an and have helped many folks refine their resumes, come up with marketing strategies and fundraise. I did this on the side to supplement my feeling of not quite fitting in at our dental practice. I did the work, but didn’t feel right
In 2013 I stumbled on a social accountability group on Facebook, moderated by a hot mess mama in Texas and I fell in love with the format, the tools, the accountability and the products and without thinking too hard….I jumped in feet first.
I loved the process, the people and the daily positivity and interaction. I found a perfect solution – well semi perfect solution – while I felt great about the choice – it conflicted with “all of the above”….and so a couple of years of adjustment were necessary – still necessary – to work out the kinks in my own time commitments
In my effort to become even more streamlined and more productive, I found the Boss Mom Academy.
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
I am a super fast cook – and make very good meals in a short amount of time. The quickest is usually like a taco or fajita style meal as it allows me to throw a lot of stuff in a pan – cooks some side rice and beans and voila. But I can seriously cook pretty much anything 30 minutes from grilled salmon or pork tenderloin to burgers, linguine with clam sauce or even beans and greens….oh…and make it gluten free or have a suitable gluten free option too.
Where do you go for inspiration?
For inspiration? Hmmm…I think sometimes I either need to chill – to quiet my mind – which doesn’t quiet easily to find inspiration – but more often than not – I am thinking of my next big thing while working out.
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I am reading something for fun – title not known. Something for work – personal development – Year of Yes (Shonda Rhimes) – for the 2nd time – partially because Im watching Grays Anatomy with my daughter on Netflix and I love her mind. I also listen to several podcasts: The Beachbody 411, Chalene Johnson (Build my Tribe & The Chalene Show) Lewes Howes, Tim Ferris, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, Primal Podcast, Boss Mom, Shakeology 101, and a few others
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
More like words of advice – figure out a way to focus on what you do well and then steps to fix what isn’t going so well will fall into place. Trust yourself to invest in yourself – and treat this like a business not a hobby. Communicate with your spouse right from the start. Read Read Read personal development is areas that will help – Leadership, Confidence, Sales, Positivity, it makes a huge difference. Don expect immediate success. Identify your excuses and start eliminating them one by one.
What are some of your favorite quotes or words to live by?
A year from now you’ll wish you started today.
In one word, sum up your life as a Boss Mom.
Chaotic Confidence… or Renaissance Woman onto Move
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
3 core values…… BE willing to do it myself Communication and Customer Service are the cornerstones of my biz. Work should make you feel good about it.
Daryl would love for you to connect with her via her website, so head there by clicking this link.