Mom Boss Monday (Kevin-Marie Davis)Jan 04, 2021
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 business & 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 Kevin-Marie Davis of Kevin-Marie Davis, LLC.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I'm in the field of operations management, which is a fancy term for business coaches online who love fixing all the things behind the scenes.
I help coaches and consultants streamline and structure their signature business systems. I do this by building out their processes and workflows, creating SOPs, and adding them to Asana. This allows them to have a central business command center for their small business.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
I have three children - Cole (age 11), Chad (age 9), and Cruz (age 7).
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
I crave structure and I believe that I have a super skill when it comes to creating structure for your business and personal life. That's difficult to master as a mom when it comes to running a business and family. I'm big on setting boundaries and prioritizing.
Many people think I'm extremely organized, but I rarely claim it. I strive to not be the most organized person in the world, but the most structured individual you will ever meet.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
I struggle with knowing when to shut the laptop off. There are times when I'm on the computer and I haven't thrown dinner in the crockpot or gone to the grocery store. We end up having hot dogs and pizza on school nights because I get consumed with projects and tasks.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
My office and workspace aren't always neat. I have boxes and papers lying around. Plus, my addiction to planners and sticky notes is ridiculous. I hoard office supplies, because I often feel as though I'll need them later down the line.
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
I get up before the kiddos everyday, even on the weekends if I'm not too tired. I make sure I have at least an hour to myself daily. That's a priority for me - just to get my mind clear and set intentions for the day.
After getting the kids off to school, I turn on the laptop and check my Asana. From there, I prioritize tasks and start working in 2-3 hours chunks of time. Once the kids are home from school, I'm pretty much done for the day. My evenings consist of time spent with hubby and getting the kids ready for the next day.
5:00am - Wake up
6:00am - Kiddos up
6:54am - Kiddos out the door and on the school bus
7:00am - Make first cup of coffee
7:15am - Turn laptop on and check Asana
7:30am - 8:30am - Check and respond to emails
8:30am - 11:30am - Client calls, accountability calls, or learning hours
11:30am - 12:30pm - Step away for lunch or a brain break
12:30pm - 2:30pm - More client calls, accountability calls, or learning hours
2:45pm - 6:30pm - Family time
6:30pm - 8:30pm - Hubby and me time
9:00pm - Bed
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
Yes and no. I snap out of mom guilt fast because I'm a communicator. I often tell the kiddos if I have anything going on in my business.
I also make up for it by making their favorite breakfast on the weekends or buying their favorite dessert. All and all, I think they appreciate knowing what I have going on.
I've also taught my kids to become visual human beings. I keep schedules and calendars on the refrigerator and walls of my office. I think that helps them feel included. I write their doctor and dental appointments on there as well.
So overall, I hope they feel included and that's how I think I overcome any mom guilt.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
I love being able to plan out how to utilize my time effectively in order to run my business and still show up for my family.
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Don't give up and stay the course. Slow and steady always wins the race.
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