Building A Mumpire Podcast is for all my fellow mums out there that are not only holding down the home front but also building their own fucking empire. Unlike other podcasts in the space, Building A Mumpire Podcast is all about keeping it real when it comes to what is actually like being a mum and trying to build something for yourself. In this podcast I will talk to mums at various stages of both motherhood and business life. We will discuss the ups and downs, the laughs, the tears and let's be honest sometimes the f****d up things we have to deal with.
Location freedom: Instagram vs Reality
Leah discusses the concept of location freedom and how it can be achieved for mothers who are building their own businesses. She emphasises the importance of understanding what location freedom means to each individual and their family, as it can vary depending on their specific needs and circumstances.
Leah also highlights the need for the right tools and systems to work remotely, as well as the challenges of staying connected and maintaining work-life harmony.
Overall, she encourages mothers to pursue location freedom while being mindful of their family's needs and finding the right balance.
Location freedom means different things to different people, so it's important to define what it means to you and your family.
Building a location independent business requires the right tools and systems to work remotely.
Consider the challenges of staying connected and maintaining work-life harmony when working from different locations.
Assess what your family needs and how your business can meet those needs while allowing for location freedom.
0:00:00 Introduction and rant about laptop lifestyle
0:01:51 Understanding what location freedom means to you
0:03:36 Building a location independent business
0:06:09 Considering family needs and time zone differences
0:08:10 Overcoming challenges of staying connected and having reliable internet
0:10:18 Not discussing work-life balance in relation to location freedom
0:11:58 Discussion on the meaning and benefits of location freedom
0:12:26 Importance of setting boundaries and considering others' needs
Running a business and being an okay parent with Kate Toon
Summary:Kate Toon joins Leah on the Building a Mumpire podcast to discuss the realities of being a mom and building a successful business. Kate shares her journey of starting her business while pregnant and the challenges she faced along the way.
She emphasises the importance of managing expectations and finding a balance between being a mom and a business owner.
Kate also talks about her book, "Six Figures in School Hours," which provides practical advice for running a successful business while still being a good parent.
Building a successful business and being a good parent requires managing expectations and finding a balance.
Accept that some days will be challenging and not every day will be fun.
Embrace your unique qualities and be authentic in your business.
Family is short, so prioritise spending time with your children while they are young.
Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your own journey.
0:03:00 Introduction to Kate Toon
0:06:00 Discussion about the book "Six Figures in School Hours"
0:08:30 Creating your own definition of success
0:10:02 Accepting that you can't have it all at the same time
0:10:45 Reality of balancing career/business and family
0:11:16 Feeling overwhelmed with too much to do
0:11:08 Importance of working hard and smart in business
0:13:39 Kate's reason for starting her own business
0:14:13 Leah's reason for starting her own business
0:15:08 Kate's simple why for her business
0:16:00 The importance of predictability and enjoying life
0:17:43 Confusing stress and anxiety with excitement in business
0:18:59 Reflecting on past choices and the desire for an easier life
0:19:27 Advice for other moms starting a business
0:20:22 Stop comparing yourself to others
0:21:15 Embrace and be true to your unique self
0:21:15 Importance of cherishing time with children
0:23:16 Balancing being a parent and a business owner
0:25:17 Milestones in the business journey
0:27:44 Proud moment of involving son in the business
0:30:14 Motivation on tough days
0:31:09 Using a to-do list strategy
0:31:54 Accepting good and bad days
0:32:00 Dealing with anxiety and depression
0:31:54 Real conversations about being a mom and running a business
0:33:29 Spreading out goals and managing time expectations
0:35:07 Accepting that some days will be great and some will be s****y
School holidays don't have to be a shit show
Leah discusses the importance of creating a family-friendly business schedule, especially during school holidays. She emphasizes the need to set priorities and align them with your values and the needs of your family and business.
Leah also highlights the importance of time management, setting boundaries with clients and family members, and practicing self-care. She encourages flexibility and adapting to the ever-changing demands of being a mom and a business owner.
Prioritise yourself and your needs when creating a schedule.
Be realistic about what you can achieve during school holidays.
Communicate with clients about your availability and schedule changes.
Set boundaries with your kids and family members to maintain work-life balance.
Practice self-care to avoid burnout and recharge your batteries.
0:01:19 Importance of setting priorities and aligning schedule with values
0:03:05 Time management during school holidays and realistic expectations
0:06:15 Need for flexibility and communication with clients during school holidays
0:08:10 Setting boundaries with children, partners, and clients
0:09:22 Importance of self-care
0:09:49 Interruption and acknowledgement of the challenges of being a single parent
0:10:12 Summary and conclusion of the importance of creating a family-friendly business schedule
0:10:41 Importance of self-care and avoiding burnout
0:11:33 Family schedule should allow for flexibility and adaptation
0:12:59 Involving family in the business journey
0:13:52 No one-size-fits-all approach to family schedule
0:14:43 Reflecting on priorities and goals during school holidays
0:15:45 Embracing imperfections and making changes for improvement
0:16:41 Continuing to figure out the best combination for school holidays
Redefining success for you and your business with Penny Locaso
Penny shares her journey of leaving her successful executive career to pursue happiness and create a business that aligns with her values. She emphasises the importance of defining success on your own terms and prioritising your health and well-being.
Penny also introduces the concept of time blocking based on desired outcomes and feelings, rather than just tasks. She encourages women to embrace the different stages of motherhood and find ways to work with them.
Define success on your own terms, beyond financial achievements.
Prioritise your health and well-being to be a better parent and business owner.
Embrace the different stages of motherhood and find ways to work with them.
Time block based on desired outcomes and feelings, rather than just tasks.
Voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia, Penny is on a quest to teach 10 million women how to flourish on their terms by 2024. She's a single mum and her own ongoing imperfect experiment driven by her desire to show her son that you can create a business that positively impacts the lives of others whilst you flourish.
Penny has partnered with the likes of Google, Microsoft, Bookings.com, SalesForce, Departments of Defence and Treasury, Deloitte and LuluLemon, to name a few.
Aligning your goals with success
Brief summary of the episode:
"What do you want? Be super crystal clear." ~ Leah Selfe, The Productivity Queen
In this episode of the Building A Mumpire podcast, Leah discusses the importance of aligning goals with success. She emphasises the need for mothers to have crystal clear goals and to understand what they truly want.
Leah encourages listeners to recognise and address misalignment when it occurs and to adapt and be flexible in order to stay on track. She also highlights the importance of embracing personal evolution and reconnecting with one's why to reignite passion and purpose. Leah reminds mothers that challenges and misalignment are normal and that by staying focused and clear on their goals, they can achieve success.
Crystal clear goals provide a foundation for success.
Misalignment is a speed bump, not a dead end.
Embrace personal evolution and adapt to stay on track.
Reconnect with your why to reignite passion and purpose.
0:00:00 Introduction to the Building A Mumpire podcast
0:01:18 Importance of aligning goals with success
0:02:49 Recognising misalignment and warning signs
0:05:05 Embracing the journey of evolution
0:07:21 Shifting gears and being adaptable
0:09:05 Reconnecting with your why
0:09:59 Road bumps and misalignment are normal
0:11:13 Closing remarks and encouragement
0:11:56 Conclusion and outro to the podcast
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Travelling, running a business and raising a young man with Emma Lovell
Emma Lovell, a coach, speaker, and writer, joins the Building a Mumpire podcast to share her journey of building a business while being a mum. Emma emphasises the importance of letting go and surrendering, prioritising self-care, and setting boundaries. She also discusses the challenges of balancing time and energy as a mum and business owner. Emma's biggest achievement has been successfully transitioning her business while becoming a mum and continuing to thrive.
Let go and surrender to the process of being a mum and running a business.
Prioritise self-care and make it non-negotiable.
Set boundaries to protect your time and energy.
0:04:07 Emma Lovell's passion for travel and unicorn-themed item
0:05:50 Discussion on the importance of not defining oneself by job titles
0:07:18 Comparison of running a business before and after becoming a mum
0:08:55 Emma Lovell's journey of starting her business and turning her employer into a client
0:10:12 Summary of Emma Lovell's early career and starting her business
0:10:47 Emma Lovell talks about shifting her focus and niching down in her business
0:11:49 Emma Lovell shares her initial fear and worry about running her business while having a baby
0:13:42 Emma Lovell discusses the importance of setting up the right structure and support in her business before having a baby
0:18:26 Emma Lovell emphasises the need to let go, surrender, and rest in both business and motherhood
0:18:50 Emma Lovell highlights the importance of prioritising health and time with her son
0:21:04 Emma Lovell talks about the strong boundaries she has developed as a mother
0:22:22 Prioritising priorities and boundaries
0:23:06 Importance of letting go and surrendering
0:24:21 The power of taking time for oneself
0:25:52 The importance of setting boundaries and making choices
0:27:43 Enjoying the journey and rewarding oneself along the way
0:28:40 The value of freedom and finding ways to achieve it
0:30:50 Balancing income, time, and energy as a mumpreneur
0:31:55 Working efficiently with the time available.0:32:12Time and energy as the biggest challenges of being a mumpreneur
0:33:39 Diversifying income streams to adapt to energy levels
0:34:39 Importance of being aware of energy levels and self-care
0:35:25 Emma's experience of pushing herself too hard
0:36:21 Taking time to rest and recover after a busy period
0:37:06 Excitement and overdoing it in business
0:38:39 Emma's biggest achievements: keeping the business thriving and launching retreats
0:41:11 Investing in experiences and networking
0:41:58 Introduction to Emma Lovell and her business
0:43:39 Focus on self-care and living a life you love
0:44:08 Personal brand photo shoots and hosting retreats
0:45:18 Importance of self-care for mums and future plans
0:45:41 Excitement for India retreat and future plans for 2024
0:46:09 Emma Lovell's personal branding and new podcast
0:46:54 Consistency is key in personal branding
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This pod is like having a good ol’ fashioned rant sesh with a fellow small biz buddy. Leah is so relatable and I love the way she articulates ideas and thoughts. Looking forward to more eps 🍷
I don’t even have kids but this is so entertaining
I love that you’ve made business talk so enjoyable to listen to. Get this woman her own Netflix series 🙌🏼