Live More, Work Less Feature #9: 10 Strategic Ways to Align your Business + Life as a Female Entrepreneur

Live More, Work Less Feature #9: 10 Strategic Ways to Align your Business + Life as a Female Entrepreneur

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

QUESTION: What are some steps you've taken in your business to intentionally make it more aligned with the way you desire to live your life?

15 female entrepreneurs in all walks of life and in multiple different business niches are sharing with us their answer to this question!  

Pursuing a business truly aligned with your ideal lifestyle isn't a "paint by numbers" step-by-step process.  There will be set -backs, and there will be days when you feel like giving up ..

It takes work.

It takes guts.

And it takes intentionally making decisions every single day about what is the right choice for YOU. 

(even when it's not popular or easy)

We're not on a journey to some idyllic work-life balance (that I've yet to see actually happen!), and we're certainly not sugar coating the journey!

What we are doing is actively saying YES to ourselves, YES to a business that lights us up, and YES to having the ability to HAVE IT ALL. 

We hope that these 15 entrepreneurial women's answers to this question and the 10 strategies they are pursuing are an inspiration to you as well!

Live More, Work Less Feature #8: Jessi Honard + Marie Parks

Live More, Work Less Feature #8: Jessi Honard + Marie Parks

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

 

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

Marie: Hi, I'm Marie Parks, co-founder of North Star Messaging + Strategy. I live in Tijeras, NM with my husband, Josh, and two dogs.

Jessi: I'm Jessi Honard, and I'm a copywriter and messaging strategist. Currently, I live in Los Angeles with my girlfriend and two pups.

2. WHAT DO YOU DO? TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.

Marie: My business partner, Jessi Honard, and I started our business in 2010 as a side hustle. In 2013, it became my full-time life, and Jessi joined me full-time in 2015. Not sure we could ever go back!

Jessi: I'm one half of North Star Messaging + Strategy, a copywriting and consulting firm that helps biz owners put their words to work. We're all about personality-driven copy -- from websites to email sequences -- that allows entrepreneurs to stay true to themselves while growing their business. It's been a wild, amazing, fulfilling ride, and we just celebrated our seventh anniversary this past July. I've been full-time with North Star since 2015.

 

Live More, Work Less Feature #7: Jessica Walman

Live More, Work Less Feature #7: Jessica Walman

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

 

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

Jessica Walman, Phoenix, Arizona, Married, 2 kiddos (ages 6 & 8), Facebook ad & sales funnel strategist.

2. WHAT DO YOU DO? TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.

I've been running my Facebook ads management business for 2 years, and the majority of people I work with are launching online programs or digital products. I do this full-time.

Live More, Work Less Feature #6: AMANDA GOLDMAN-PETRI

Live More, Work Less Feature #6: AMANDA GOLDMAN-PETRI

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

My name is Amanda Goldman-Petri, but all my friends and my community members call me "AGP". I am the founder of Market Like A Nerd, where we geek out about business and marketing strategies that maximize your profits while minimizing your efforts. I am extremely Anti-Hustle and adamantly promote a Work Smarter, Not Harder approach to marketing.

2. WHAT DO YOU DO? TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.

I started out as an entrepreneur at the age of 21. My first business wasn't super successful, because while I built a lot of buzz for myself, I didn't know how to turn it into cash. I therefore opened up a 2nd business, a Virtual Assistant Agency, and hired a business coach. Within 4 months, I had generated my first $10K month at the age of 22. Suddenly, I became known as the go-to VA for Coaches and Mara Glazer, of the GKIC family, approached me about being her business partner. We teamed up and within 4 months our business had made $150K, and I was 23.

Live More, Work Less Feature #5: What's your WHY???

Live More, Work Less Feature #5: What's your WHY???

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

What's your WHY???

It's a question you often hear asked, especially in the online entrepreneurial space ... What's your WHY?  

Or said in a slightly different way ...

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • Why do you get up every day and keep striving forward with your business?
  •  Ultimately what's driving you?  
  • What's makes it so that giving up isn't an option?  
  • What inspires you do the work you do? 

Maybe your "WHY" is money, or freedom to travel, or time with your kids.  All which are 100% EXCELLENT reasons to be pursuing your entrepreneurial pursuits ...

But I encourage you to dig deeper.

Live More, Work Less Feature #4: Ashleigh Blatt, The Power Squad

Live More, Work Less Feature #4: Ashleigh Blatt, The Power Squad

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

Ashleigh Blatt. Newport Beach, California. I have an awesome family with 2 beautiful little girls. Career title? Hmm... I help make celebrities rich by day and by night I pull women together via The Power Squad Project.

Live More, Work Less Feature #3: Elle Drouin, Product Stylist + Photographer

Live More, Work Less Feature #3: Elle Drouin, Product Stylist + Photographer

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

I'm Elle Drouin - a product stylist and commercial photographer based in NYC. I'm also social media director for my Instagram-famous dog @mochiandthecity.

Live More, Work Less Feature #2: Jackie, Attorney + blogger

Live More, Work Less Feature #2: Jackie, Attorney + blogger

This blog post is a part of The Live More, Work Less Blog Series where we're featuring real entrepreneurs at all stages of business that are actively pursuing the creation of a business that aligns with, and supports their ideal lifestyle, rather than working against it! REAL Entrepreneurs. REAL Stories. REAL Life. 

Our hope is that this series inspires you, motivates you, and encourages you to re-examine your own definition of business + life success! You can explore the full index of featured entrepreneurs in this series HERE.

1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...

Jackie - Pittsburgh pa. Live with my husband. Work full time as an attorney. Part time biz owner.