Episode 32: Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms
Today's episode features the inspiring and insightful Jill Salzman. She's the creator and owner of The Founding Moms a multi-city, multi-faceted support system for entrepreneurs looking for resources and connection with like-minded business owners growing bigger, more successful businesses whilst raising families. I thought it was a fitting interview considering I'm due with my first baby in December. I opened up to Jill about being anxious that my endeavors might be slowed down by motherhood and the fear that I might let down my followers, clients, co-workers and partners (in both life and business).
After our talk, I realized that while this interview wasn't about brick and mortar ownership specifically, it was a conversation that I personally needed to have. Hearing from a business owner that's only grown stronger and more successful while raising children was refreshing and empowering to me.
We chat about the myth of work/life balance, building a schedule with self care breaks in mind and why you need to be TALKING to people about your business at every stage. We also chat about guilt which resonates with me on so many levels. Not only within motherhood but in every aspect of self-employment (am I doing enough? am I letting people down?). Jill empathetically addresses this guilt and gives us all some tools for eliminating it from our businesses. Enjoy the show.
We talk about :
- A tried and true way to find out if there's a market for your idea.
- The potential connections that come from talking about your business (or potential business).
- Addressing the two biggest areas that hold business owners back.
- The top three things she says to moms who are experiencing "parent guilt."
- Why you need to tell people specifically about what you're doing for your business and why.
- Why she used to hate associating empathy with business and what caused her mindset to shift.
- How to successfully frame your life and your to-do list in a way that allows you to also take breaks for self-care.
- Using technology for automation and systemization to make time for this self care.
- Why simple is easiest and best for scheduling your time.
- Finding someone to hold you accountable.
- Addressing the myth (and misogyny) around "balance".
- How to get to the point where you're comfortable asking for what you actually deserve to be paid.
- A challenge for us all that illuminates the power of the ask and why it'll help move our businesses forward.
I hope this episode brings you confidence to take on more in your businesses. And to find freedom and excitement in the process rather than fear and guilt. Thanks, as always, for listening. Rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts (it's so appreciated).