Robin Long on Creating a Balanced Life

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Do you ever feel like you use your work, your exercise, your expectations, your to-do list… as a weapon against yourself?

Today’s guest (+ dear friend) Robin Long knows all too well what that feels like… and how to come out the other side of it.

Robin Long is a certified Pilates instructor and creator of The Balanced Life, a website dedicated to helping women love their bodies. Robin has partnered with major brands such as Athleta, Cameron Diaz’s blog ‘The Body Book’, Guiliana Rancic’s “Fab, Fit, Fun”, Self Magazine online, Business Insider, and many others to bring the positive message of The Balanced Life to women who desire to live a healthy life, but don't have a lot of free time.

AND- she’s a mama of FOUR!

Today’s episode is full of inspiration on finding balance in ALL the things, along with some insanely valuable insights on challenges, launches and list building. Be sure to grab a pen and your favorite notebook because you’re going to want to take notes for this one!

In this episode:

  • Today’s guest, Robin Long [ :45 ]

  • How showing up as herself has helped Robin grow her business [ 4:24 ]

  • How The Balanced Life came to be and how it has evolved [ 7:14 ]

  • How exercise can actually be a weapon that separates us from our bodies [ 10:45 ]

  • Fears that came up when Robin decided to launch her own business + how she moved through them [ 17:15 ]

  • What’s helped Robin grow the most in her business + her platform [ 25:11 ]

  • How Pilates has helped Robin become the mom she has always wanted to be [ 28:41 ]

  • How to build a business while raising babies [ 31:55 ]

  • Mom guilt and how to release it + how to ask for help [ 37:42 ]

  • How to create boundaries between business and family [ 43:39 ]

  • Robin’s journey with borderline adrenal fatigue [ 45:38 ]

  • How to create a balanced relationship with social media [ 52:42 ]

  • How to create high-value challenges for your audience [ 57:55 ]

  • How to make sure you’re putting yourself out there enough to grow your following authentically [ 1:04:50 ]

Soul Shifting Quotes:

  • “I just had a vision and I started following it, little by little.”

  • “The secret is showing up, day after day.”

  • “People need to get to know you and trust you before they’re going to buy your program.”

  • “MORE does always lead to better.”

Links Mentioned:

Learn more about Robin at and be sure to follow her on Instagram: @thebalancedlife

Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom

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