Chelsea, what does writing the blog mean to you and why did you become an entrepreneur in the first place?
Running a business means that I can own my time and my life. I became an entrepreneur so that I could focus on my family and encourage other parents to do the same!
What is your business about? How did you come across your idea?
My business is about helping families live simple and satisfying lives.
Since you are also a mom… How do you balance your personal and professional life?
My personal and professional lives are completely intertwined.
Since we homeschool, my children come on photoshoots, overhear negotiations, take part in meetings, and get the chance to see exactly what it looks like to run a business.
In my business, I have the incredible opportunity to share the ins and outs of daily life with my children. It’s an absolute dream gig.
Have you made any adjustments to your personal and professional life to juggle these two roles?
I am disciplined about setting specific bulk-working blocks weekly so I can get on top of administrative tasks such as checking emails, invoicing, signing contracts, etc.
Homelife has a similar approach: we have set days that include an intense focus on homeschooling, meal prep, bill-paying, etc.
With that organization in place and the security that comes with being ahead of deadlines, our day-to-day lives are able to be less structured and creative.
We love the freedom to wake up and choose what we’re going to tackle that day.
What is the greatest obstacle you have faced in achieving the success you desire? How do you overcome it?
As an entrepreneur, personal setbacks inevitably impact the business. My sister passed away a couple of years ago, and it was incredibly difficult realizing that our family-run blog was perhaps TOO focused on our family.
When we were going through really tough times, we didn’t have the energy to give our business the proper attention or share our painful stories in real-time.
I now have amazing content specialists who can keep things going if I need to step away, and that experience also led to me deciding to stay ahead of the game in terms of content creation and scheduling.
What are the things that help you stay organized throughout the day and get time for everyone and everything? Is there a special time planner, or workspace design, or technique that you use?
Tell us your time management secrets!
I use Asana to plan out all of our content. It’s a lifesaver!
Any recommendations to Moms who dream about being entrepreneurs, but just can’t get started?
Do SOMETHING for your business every day. Hire something out, schedule a task on your calendar, dig into the financials – anything.
Inertia has power, and so does momentum. Take those little steps so that you don’t stagnate.
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