The Goal Isn’t To Make Motherhood Easier, It’s To…

My husband recently shared a fascinating story about an NBA General Manager discussing the role of scouts. He pointed out that the scouts who fail are the ones who only focus on a player’s weaknesses, neglecting to identify the unique strengths the player could bring to the team.

This insight resonated with me, as it’s a powerful analogy that extends far beyond the basketball court and into the realm of motherhood.

It took me back to my corporate days when I used this insight with my team to emphasize that I was more interested in role players and their contributing strengths than in general improvement.

We created a more cohesive and effective team by focusing on what each person could uniquely bring to the table. This approach elevated the team and delivered significant results because we all showed up as stars in our own ways.

In motherhood, many things are working against us, and it’s so easy to feel defeated by where we (or the system) are failing, but we want to shine — for ourselves and our kids — to show them what’s possible and elevate families.

In life, particularly in motherhood, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing on our weaknesses. But what if we instead focused on our strengths and leveraged them to create a more fulfilling experience?



Kristi Andrus life and business coach

When I drop my kids off at school, I always kiss them and shout, BE AMAZING! Love your life, make the most of it, level up, and be amazing.