Thriving as a Mom CEO with Suzi Whitford

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If you’re a mom and a business owner then today’s episode is for you!

I’m chatting with Suzi Whitford from startamomblog.com

This conversation is like sitting down with a good friend over a cup of coffee. 

Let’s be honest, If you’re a mom and business owner you probably need that right now!

It can be a bit lonely and you can feel like you’re struggling through that balance between mom life and business life. 

In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • Retiring your husband.
  • The transition from corporate life to mom life.
  • Season of your business and life with your kids.

Suzi is a gem, she is so full of information! She has worked with Fortune 100 companies like GE and Disney working on systems. 

A blogger herself Suzi has led over 100k students through her courses and programs. 

I know you’re going to love this conversation. If you’re ready to learn a lot today, the press play on today’s episode!

Some of the highlights of this episode include:

Corporate Mom to CEO Mom

We get to hear from Suzi’s experience about what it was like transitioning from a corporate career as a new mother to starting her own business with babies at home. 

Suzi shares about how she worked a corporate remote role with her new baby at home and lasted about 2 weeks! It didn’t take long for her to figure out that wasn’t going to work for her. 

She walks us through the early days of her starting her own mommy blog and how that quickly gained traction when she began teaching her friends and neighbors. Once she realized she could do that on a larger scale Start a Mom Blog took off. 

I love that we get into the nitty gritty about sacrifices and how you have to give up some things to be able to get your side hustle off the ground. 

Suzi talks about how she had to give up her “me time” to put hours into building her business. Instead of napping when the babies napped, she was answering emails and writing content. 

You have to carve time out of your day to work on this hustle you’re trying to turn into something real. So whether that’s nap time, or giving up nighttime TV, find a way to give yourself that time. 

And while you’re making those sacrifices just remember it’s not forever. Give yourself a break and don’t waste your time and energy on unnecessary guilty feelings. 

Retiring Your Husband and Other Goals

For many of us, we dream of the day our side hustle becomes a full-fledged business and we can bring our husbands home to work towards the big family goals together. 

Suzi’s business was able to do just that! However, it may not be as simple as it sounds.

First, you need to remember to adjust your expectations for what that will look like and how that will go. Remember your own adjustments to major career and home-life transitions. Have realistic expectations for both of you. 

Second, make sure he feels valued. Whether he goes to work full-time with you in your business or takes on a project of his own, think about how he would work best and support him in that. 

Third, set clear responsibilities for both of you in both business and home management. Of course, you come alongside and support each other and help out.

But having designated areas of ownership is so helpful and keeps both home and business running smoothly!

Onward and Upwards

We finally dive into where Suzi and her family are today and what is on their horizon. 

Getting to a place where your business is so successful you have to ask yourself some big questions…

What’s next? 

What are we working towards now?

What is our five-year plan?

During this time it’s so important to have your ultimate goal. This goal is what is going to help guide and keep you heading in the right direction. 

It’s ok if it takes some time to identify this goal. It may be a season of asking and dreaming through different ideas for many months. 

Make sure you have a goal. Otherwise, you don’t have a purpose to do what you’re doing.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Start a Mom Blog

Unbeatable Tech

Freedom by Numbers

Freedom by Numbers book

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