Mom Boss Monday (Peggy Re James)Jul 20, 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 Peggy Re James of Peggy Re James.
Explain what you do & who you service in your business.
I’m a Marketing Coach for VAs, DFY service providers, and coaches.
How many kids do you have? What are their ages?
Three girls, 6 (almost), 4 and 2
What makes you unique as a mom & business owner?
I don’t just serve moms although a majority of my clients are moms. I pride myself on keeping it real and cutting the fluff. Building a business isn’t always pretty or easy, but it’s worth it.
The value that Moms see when investing in my programs is that I truly understand and empathize with the unique challenges that they face as mothers, BUT I also encourage them to find creative ways to build a sustainable business despite the obstacles.
Most excuses are valid, but they're not helpful when it comes to building a business. I help them push past their physical and mental blocks so they can truly have the life they desire.
What's the hardest part of running your business and being a mom?
Juggling all the things and finding balance.
I went from full-time mom to running a business full-time and with that comes mom-guilt.
Am I spending enough time with them? Is there enough balance between all the things? etc.
What is one "messy" thing about being a mom/biz owner that you would never share in public?
Hmm I don't know about messy, but internally I struggle with sometimes preferring to work over playing with my kids.
What does a "typical" day look like for you (I know this doesn't exist but let's pretend).
I have a nanny that comes in every day for 5 hours, 4 days a week. The times alternate so days look different depending on that.
But on the days that she comes in the morning:
Kids generally wake me and my husband up around 7
Cartoons, while I get ready for the day. I always get ready for the day, hair, a little make up and get dressed.
Coffee and breakfast
Sometimes a 10 minute walk up and down our driveway if I can sneak away to pray and get my mind right for the day.
Dive into work - Check on my client FB groups and messages
Calls with 1:1 clients
Sometimes group calls depending on the day
Touch base with team members
Complete backend tasks that are on my to-do
Once the nanny leaves, I play with the kids, go outside, it varies.
If my husband is home I might work an additional hour or two
Baths, books, play, bed for the girls write my list for the next day, shower for me and in bed to read or watch Netflix
Do you ever feel mom guilt?
Yes, I do. When I am feeling down about not spending time with them or not giving them more attention, I try to separate what I'm feeling with the actual truth.
Are they happy, healthy, safe, thriving, etc.
I think of all of the benefits that they have and will have because I am creating wealth for the family and paying into their future.
Perspective is everything.
What's your favorite thing about being a mom/biz owner?
I’m in control of my future, I have no limits, I get to impact women around the world and teach my girls that they can do ANYTHING
What's ONE piece of advice would you give to other moms in the entrepreneurial space?
Learn to be disciplined despite your obstacles. You won't always feel motivated or inspired, and that's okay, but you must be disciplined.
Hire a coach that understands where you are in life and will push you towards where you want to go.
Manage your expectations based on the amount of time you have to invest in your business.
Know WHY you are building a business to begin with. Your WHY will sustain you.
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