I have a love/hate relationship with summer, as many business owning moms I chat with seem to. On the one hand, our loves are all home for the summer. Days are spent by the pool, you’re a regular at the park, playdates fill your calendar, because everyone is so stinkin’ happy to be able to get out of their houses (here in Chicago everyone is near bonkers by the time spring hits because cooped up kids are not fun). On the other hand, your business still requires as much attention as it did during the school year, when you didn’t have friends tempting you with fun plans constantly and kids complaining about being bored every .o2 seconds. Summertime should be fun, so here are three ways to increase summer sales without being stuck inside staring at your computer all day!View Full Post »
Recently, I’ve gone through a lot of changes in my personal life that have caused me to look at my business with fresh eyes. While some changes have been exciting (joining a new group for local moms- yay!), others have been tricky (tween anxiety that turns into physical sickness and financial overhauls, to name a few). Have you ever felt like there is just too much on your plate, and try as you might you just can’t live up to the expectations you’ve placed upon yourself? Running a business is rarely easy, but during those difficult seasons, the ones where your norm is flipped upside-down and you need to pivot and regroup just to keep from drowning, running a business can feel like a great burden. It’s time to lighten the load.
If there is one thing that this Day in the Life series has taught me, it is how freaking ridiculously badass us business owning mommas really are. Our days are filled with business and babies so often at the same exact time, and we juggle so much and have so many plates in the air on any given day. Even when it doesn’t feel like it (when it REALLY doesn’t feel like it!), we are accomplishing so much! This month’s writer is no different, a sneak peek into what a typical day looks like for her really shows how much one can accomplish in one day. I met Korinne on Instagram, and so enjoy looking at her beautiful work. It was so fun to get to know her a little more by seeing what a day looks like for her. Go get inspired by Korinne of Everwild Photography!
Building a business can be challenging, because not only are you strapped with the day-to-day operational tasks, you have to constantly ensure your clients are being taken care of. Clear communication is the key to a successful business, yet so many business owners run into hiccups that could have been avoided with better managing expectations of their clients. Become an expert communicator, and enrich your client relationships while minimizing room for disappointment, with these tips!
Have you ever been in a slump? You know, that feeling where you can’t do anything right, and everything feels off, and no matter what you do you just can’t ditch the negativity filled hole you’ve fallen into? It happens to the best of us. Next time you feel yourself slipping into that dark and dreary place, try fighting it with mindfulness and positive affirmations. It may seem like a small thing, but I promise you it works! Here are 20 affirmations for women to get you started!