Mom Boss Monday (Krystal Charles)Jul 27, 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 Krystal Charles of Krystal & Co. Creative.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I’m a Social Media Manager for Health + Wellness Entrepreneurs. I help health pros and wellpreneurs attract their dream clients and spend less time on social media.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
Yes! 3 kids (8, 20 months and 5 months)
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
I think my energy and optimism is unique. I always like giving the positive instead of expanding the negative. I’m all about helping others even if there is no reward or recognition for myself.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
Managing it all. Some days are better than others but I think the hardest is trying to run the business while also being there for my kids. I hate to make them feel like my business is more important to them at any point.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
My house is a MESS. I struggle with keeping up with the day to day cleaning like laundry, dishes, I don’t know the last time I mopped the floor either 🙊🙈
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
Wake up, Gratitude Journal, Shower & Get Ready for the day
Coffee and daily affirmations
Feed littlest one (everyone else in my house is still asleep)
1:1 Sales Call with my Sales Coach
9:00 - 5:00
My full time job work (with breaks for time with kids, side hustle work for clients and lunch)
5:30 - 8:00
Family Time and Dinner
All kids asleep
9 - 11
Late night work/ Time with my man
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
YES. This is Hard because I want to do well with my business but not take any time away from my kids. I have learned that I can step away from my phone and have fun with them without feeling guilty. It’s been a slow start but I’m starting to stop picking up the phone or laptop constantly on the weekends or at night when I’m with my family.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
Making my own schedule! Even though I still have a 9-5 currently, it’s giving me a laundry list of what I will not do once I go all in and go full time with my business.
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Keep going and pushing through the times where you want to QUIT. The end result is reachable. Do NOT give up.
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