This week for our Monday Mother it’s Joanna Bullock – business strategist – helping mums grow their empires at Blossom Coaching. You can find links to her at the bottom of the interview. This is a very moving piece, and her advice for new mums is just perfect… read on.
Tell us about what you do- your mothering situation and your work outside of that.
I teach mums how to grow their online empires, by creating and implementing systems to make their lives easier /more productive and raise their visibility by teaching them how and where to show up, be seen / heard. You could call me the helpful fairy coming in and streamlining your biz so you can concentrate on the stuff that lights you up.
Daisy is now 11 months old but I still feel like a “new mum”. When does that change? Outside of work, in my downtime, I’m normally watching some form of “real housewives of…..” or reading some sort of personal development book.
In my “non” working days, it’s all about soft play and meeting other mums for processco Fridays ;0)
What kind of work did you do before having children?
I was an account manager for a business development team in London so customers service is A+ for me. Selling / marketing / streamlining processes, Lots of drinking. Lots of events and 60 plus hours a week. Hence why I burnt out pretty quick.
How did you get into your current work?
I lost 5 family members in 5 years including my parents and had to do a huge amount of inner work just to be able to get my arse out of bed in the morning. I was told I’d make a good coach so I just looked into it and hey presto, I loved it. I was a student of Bob Proctors and done every single course I possibly could. It was an easy transition to see where I could help others save time and be more productive.
What drives you?
Losing the people I did, when I was young, has made me realise that life is too short. Make each day count. Don’t do the shit you hate. It’s made me super focused.
Also Daisy, ensuring she has the best of the best and can accomplish anything in this life.
What is your biggest challenge in making it all work?
Definitely my baby, Daisy. I’ve massively struggled with becoming a mum and keeping my business current and earning money. Hence why I had to remodel / restructure it!!
I was fiercely independent so to have a baby and not be able to just “pop” to the shops to get milk was an eye opener. Also to not have family around that can help with babysitting duties, so it really is about being super organised, super focused and productive. No more scrolling through Facebook for an hour. I need to get shit done!
What are you most proud of?
Building a house, whilst being pregnant and keeping the plates spinning! Even making 3 meals a day is an achievement whilst living in a caravan.
Where will your work take you in the future? What are your plans?
My plans are pretty simple. To be the best, and to show others how they can grow their empires, regardless of their limitations / circumstances or backgrounds.
I want all mums to realise their dreams, how they can have it all, and do what they want. It’s that simple to me.
What would you say to yourself as a brand new mum?
I am a brand new mum. Say what?! Erm, don’t worry about the cleaning. No one is going to remember that when you’re gone. Take pleasure in being with your baby as they grow waaaay too fast.
Self care- what do you do to fill your cup?
Self care….I don’t. I teach others this all the time but at the moment, it’s all about filling the sleep bank and sometimes reading a self help book.