Balancing Being A Mom And A Successful CEO with Nicole Culver – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 143

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I wish it wasn’t true, but too often the burden of parenting falls more heavily on the mother. This is just one of the things that make it harder for women to be successful CEOs. Yet, it’s certainly not impossible! Today’s guest, Nicole Culver, is here to inspire you to find the balance between parenting and running your business so you can thrive in both.



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About Nicole Culver

Nicole helps expert coaches create evergreen weekly sales, without fancy funnels, expensive ads, or large audiences. She has worked in the online space for the past 10+ years and has figured out exactly what it takes to really build a business with a full-time income, in part-time hours.

Nicole believes in building a business that excites and energizes you and gives you the spark you’ve been missing. She is a marketing expert, trauma coach, certified Master NLP trainer, Hypnotist, Life Coach, EFT Practitioner, and Breathwork Facilitator with a Master’s in Education.

Reexamining Different Seasons to Find Balance

With the many competing interests in our lives, striking a healthy balance is essential. Nicole explains how splitting your attention between the needs of your business and those of your family can be sustainably achieved. 

Nicole says that this balance is best achieved when we recognize that there will be times to focus on business and times to focus on family. The key is recognizing these times and accepting the place you’re in. 

To recognize if this is the right season for something new, whether in life or in business, Nicole wants you to truly examine your values and priorities. Be sure that whatever it is you want to do aligns with these.


Doing Less to Allow More to Get Done

Balance might mean working and earning less. Being open to scaling allows you to actually see the possibilities in your business. You might be surprised at how well it does once you step back.

The key for Nicole comes when she releases her expectations. Somewhat counter-intuitively, she has found that stepping back from her business opens it up to more opportunities. It can show you where you can scale it up without further time commitments and let you know how much you actually need to do to make it successful.

How can you simplify what you do in your business to find a better work-life balance? Leave a comment below! 


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  • How Nicole went from teaching to coaching [5:55]
  • Finding a balance between the different interests in our lives [16:20]
  • What can happen when you hustle less in your business [26:00]
  • Why good communication between partners is essential  [29:40]
  • Prioritizing the tasks in your business for optimal growth [35:50]



“If you want to grow your business, you also have to understand that just like there are seasons of the year,  there are seasons of life and there are seasons of your business.” [18:05]

“Why do we need to do so much?… You must do less. And if you make a little bit less, so what?” [23:50]

“Your partner is not a mind-reader. They have no idea what you’re going through and what you need. It’s up to you to advocate for yourself as a mother, as a partner, and as a business owner.” [32:55]



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