How Becoming a Mom Made Me Fearless in My Business
Three months ago I was in the hospital having just given birth to my very first baby boy. That very same night, I was awake for a 4am feeding when I realized my inbox had hit an all time influx of people wanting to work with me. My heart was beyond full, as both of my babies (my child and my business) were thriving. How was I ever going to manage both and be successful at it? In these last three months, I’ve learned more about myself and what I’m truly capable of than I ever imagined.
Little did I know, becoming a Mom would be the very thing I needed to become fearless in my business.
There were many things I wanted to implement in my business, but I was too afraid to do them. I needed to be firm in what I charged. And I needed to move to the next level with conviction. I was scared to take the leap, scared to take the risk. Becoming a Mom made me realize that I have everything to gain and nothing to lose. You’re probably thinking that should be the other way around, right? Well, see I thought so too. However, once I had my son, I realized that HE was everything, so if I wasn’t getting what I needed out of my business then it wouldn’t be worth taking time away from my son. I then realized, HE had made me FEARLESS.
What Were My Struggles Before He Came Along?
I wanted to do the work I loved, find my ideal clients, and GIVE BACK to a community that mattered, all while making the income I knew I deserved. I have a wealth of knowledge about the wedding industry and a world of industry professionals could benefit from my expertise. I was stressing over stretching out my time so much that I knew something had to change.
How I Prepared My First Baby (The Business) for My Second Baby (My Son).
The months leading up to my due date were spent working day in and day out preparing my business for the arrival of my son. I batch processed my editorial content, I scaled down my workload in anticipation of his arrival and I enlisted the help I knew I would need. I knew this would be key and a lot people are afraid to or don’t know how to seek help and even let go where needed. Oftentimes, I even found myself surrounded by people who expected me to close up shop once my little one arrived. This was something that really surprised me. It’s 2015 and I fully believe that we, as women, actually CAN have it all. This made me determined and the fearlessness within me started to rise.
I KNEW I wanted to be successful as a business owner and be a great Mom. I was determined to make it happen.
Where I’m at, 3 months in.
Three months in, I’m busier than I’ve ever been with both my babies. I am currently in the process of rebranding and relaunching my wedding blog, and will be extending this to include baby inspiration, as this is a natural progression from the wedding world. I am also loving being an active Ambassador for the Savvy Business Owners Facebook Group, Hosted by Heather Crabtree. Even as a highly organized woman before I was a mom, I am now even MORE efficient with my time, because I have less of it. You know what they say, if you want something to get done, give it to a busy mom.
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Ginny Krauss is an International Wedding Expert living in Munich Germany. She is the Owner of The Wedding Concierge, an International Wedding Blog, and Newly Minted Mom. She also provides Online Presence Services & Business Coaching for Wedding Professionals. Ginny is passionate about helping small business owners increase their brand presence online in order to be seen by their ideal clients. Above all, she loves love.
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