Screenshot 2023-12-11 at 11.03.47 PM

Episode 357: The Power of Matched & Guided Accountability w/Charlena Smith

GUEST interview promo template

Wish you could get your content seen more?

Wish you could get your content seen more?

Grab our 63+ engagement-boosting questions you can use right now to attract your ideal person and get them excited about you and what you offer.  Grab them here!


For many of us, it can feel as if there are obstacles that keep us from getting to that next level, and we may need someone to help shed light on the path. How can we find the right accountability partner? Why shouldn’t this role be played by friends and family? How can we start spending time in the activities that get us closer to our goals?

On this episode, Optio founder Charlena Smith shares on overcoming her biggest challenge and how that helped her find her passion and legacy.

If you put your mind to it, create the right goals, have the right partner and the right attitude, you can break through a lot of glass ceilings. -Charlena Smith


3 Things We Learned From This Episode

One factor that leads to burnout (07:19 – 09:09 )

Charlena went through two difficult pregnancies, one of which turned into an illness that completely derailed her life. She struggled to tell her loved ones she needed help, and overwhelmed herself with tasks. This is something many moms struggle with because we feel like we should be good at multitasking and working well under pressure— but this can easily burn us out.


The nurturing mistake we make (09:18 – 10:06)

As women, we are natural nurturers, and we’re wired to feel valued when we’re nurturing— whether it’s necessary or not. We seek out ways to nurture, and very often we forget that it’s about the end result. If our children need to be fed, we don’t necessarily have to do the cooking if it’s not something you love to do. We just have to make the food available.


How to find the right accountability partner (21:31 – 22:57)

One huge thing that holds us back from achieving our goals is having the wrong priorities. An accountability partner isn’t just about reminding us what we need to get done. It’s keeping us responsible to spend time in the right places. For this to be truly effective, we need an outsider who can help us see where we’re straying from our path, and call us out on it.


Guest Bio

Charlena is the founder of Optio an organization that empowers women to live their best, most inspired lives through Matched and Guided Accountability. Go to https://www.myoptio.org/ for more information.

Get $50 off your first month of Optio with the promo code BOSSMOM

Referenced in the Show

Want help figuring out your next steps in business? Schedule a free 15 minute Fitting Call Now! www.boss-mom.com/fitting   (limited spots available)

Show Sponsor

For years, the co-founders of Holly & Tanager searched for the perfect backpack tote to carry their items in an organized manner. Holly & Tanager handbags were born to keep up with your busy schedule while taking organization to the next level. Without ever sacrificing fashion for function, their timeless designs display a bold desire to accommodate a woman’s lifestyle effortlessly, day after day. As a listener of The Boss Mom Podcast, get 15% off your first order! Visit hollyandtanager.com/BOSSMOM and use promo code BOSSMOM at checkout.

Connect With Us

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.