Mom Boss Monday (Maci Griffiths)Dec 28, 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 Maci Griffiths of OML Bookkeeping Services.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I am a virtual bookkeeper who helps female creatives and virtual assistants to organize their business finances so they can save time and money. This also allows them to focus on profit-maximizing tasks to financially level up their businesses and create financial freedom.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
I have an amazing 1-year-old baby boy.
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
The unique experience I bring to the mom boss community is experience in accounting and financing. I love being able to help women create the financial freedom and flexibility they deserve for themselves and their families.
I also enjoy helping boss moms save money without depriving their kids of anything through proper budgeting/forecasting, planning/goal setting, and accurately reviewing and analyzing their finances.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
BALANCE!! I have days where I would just give my all to my business, then feel guilty at the end of the day because I didn't spend enough time with my son. Then there are days that I'd just focus on family time and turn off all things business. Both are very important things and finding the right balance can be quite the challenge.
I also help my dad operate his business, not just on the finance side. This takes a lot more time and focus during the pandemic.
Thankfully, I've learned a lot from other ladies in the online space and have created the right balance to work smartly and accurately, without burnout.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
I am mostly dirty. My son does not like when his hands are messy, so while he's eating, he's constantly wiping his hands on my clothes, hair, or body.
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
5:30am: Wake up. Try to mentally prepare for the day with my devotional exercises. Have a cup of coffee and review what I have to get done for the day.
6:00-6:30am: Morning walk with the family.
7:00-8:30am: Breakfast prep, eat, and clean up. Then, I get my son ready for the day.
9:00-10:00am: Read and respond to emails, DMs, and other messages. Dive right into work for the next few hours.
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch for my son. Clean up and play for a while or watch Cocomelon on Netflix.
1:00-3:00pm: Get some more of my clients tasks done. Then, eat lunch while working and trying to complete the list of tasks.
4:00-5:00pm: Finish up work. Then, family/dinner time.
8:00pm: After putting my son to bed, I may work on my business backend or spend some time with my hubby - mostly the latter.
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
OH YES! I take a minute to mumble in private, think of my whys, and strategize in my head. Depending on the level of guilt that I am feeling, I will take some time off from work to focus on my family. (My business processes are set up to function without me where applicable.) My go-to person is hubby. He's always there to help me overcome this feeling.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
Flexibility/freedom. I love just being there with my family while still earning and being able to make an impact on others/my clients just by doing what I love.
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Keep going. Your business is important, but your family is everything. Don't be afraid to invest in things/systems that will not only help to grow your business, but to create the flexibility and freedom you deserve. Try to create a daily/weekly work and family schedule and stick to it.
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