Mom Boss Monday (Kay C Koch)Sep 07, 2020
This weekly blog post highlights women who are successfully running their online business while managing a household to #NormalizeTheShitShow that comes with the territory of “doing it all”.
These moms are going to share the messy side of running their biz & raising kids, what a typical day in the life looks like (does this even exist?!), how they deal with mom guilt and SO MUCH MORE!
You're getting a sneak peek into what their life looks like so you don't have to feel bad when you haven't bathed your kids in weeks & they have avocado in their hair as they lay in their crib (guilty 🙋🏼♀️).
This week we’re hanging out with Kay C Koch of Beautifully Rooted Academy - Life Coach School.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I am building and launching a Life Coach School to help empower other women to step into their power and take their life back so they can build and scale an online business as a life coach.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
3 kiddos. Ages 8, 6, and 4
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
I help working moms break through barriers and maximize their earning potential. I know how it feels to try and do it all, many of my friends and clients have felt that way too and we really have found that when you’re better equipped to balance life, you can be more present for what matters most. For me, that includes my family, my children, and my community.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
I was very much raised to be a hard worker and not complain. Post-cancer, I'm learning about stepping into a more nurturing side of my nature. I'm learning to rest and set boundaries and be more gentle with myself and my expectations. It's a journey for sure, but worth the trip!
My favorite part is watching others have those same realizations and being able to guide them into their feminine energy and live in more of an intuitive led flow.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
I've outgrown that part of my life but sometimes that quick-tempered part of me shows up to the party and I snap at my kids or husband. Luckily, I've grown and raised my kids to be amazing people so they always give me grace and only see the best parts of me. The tricky part is for me to do the same. To see the best parts of myself and always give myself grace.
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
I wake up at 5 AM and get my workout and meditation done. Then I'm off and running.
I get ready, then head into the office. I read personal growth books or articles on my lunch break and try to do some journaling at that time as well.
Next, I head home and dive into the evening routine. We spend time outside on the farm and try to teach our children the value of nature and hard work by working with the dogs, rabbits, and horses. Animals help the kids to learn about unconditional love and responsibilities. We read books and do flashcards or another fun learning activity if there is time.
After they're in bed, I focus on my energy, and if things flow I work on my coaching program and launch. If it's not flowing, I lay down rest with my husband and allow myself to just be. Then I dive in deeper tomorrow. I recognize that it's never going to feel good so I have to dig deep and really pay attention to my energy and attention.
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
All. The. Time. Sometimes on my days off, I send my kids to daycare so I can get things done. Or when things are really flowing in my program and they ask me to color with them, I have to say no. Then I feel awful. I say yes to those things more than I don't because of that exact reason.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
As I build and grow in the online space, I know that it will eventually free me up to have more time freedom and flexibility. I'm so excited to help others get to that point as well. We're all in this together. Growing a business in the online space is never a bad idea.
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Don't force things. It should flow and it should feel good. When I get asked to speak at an event, I've found, that when the words stop flowing and I "push through" I end up re-writing or changing everything that I did in that forced space anyway. Work in the flow. Honor yourself and your feelings, if it doesn't feel good there is probably a reason for that. Analyze it and tweak it until it does feel good or natural for you.
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