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My Big Life Update and How Our Business Is Handling The Change – The Fed and Fearless Podcast Episode 115

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Big changes are coming for both me and my business. That’s because I’ll be having a baby this summer! Today, I’m taking you behind the scenes to share how my business plans and strategy are shifting in response to this major life event.

 

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What Led Me to Where I Am Now

Having changed the focus and structure of my business in the past year, I have come to a place where the idea of having a child is less scary. Now that I have people working for me and my Nutrition Business Accelerator programs are taking off, I feel confident that I can financially support a growing family.

That’s because launching these programs taught me a lot. They were a chance to get clear on my messaging. They showed me ways of being efficient as well as profitable. Now that it feels like a well-oiled machine, I’m comfortable shifting my attention to more personal matters.

There have still been some tough moments. At times, this pregnancy has left me exhausted and feeling sick. I’ve learned what I need to do to take care of myself and not push too hard. It may not look like it from the outside, but I’ve been really working to listen to what my body needs during this time. This has been a great reminder that we never truly know what other people are going through.

What’s In Store For My Business

Of course, some other changes are going to happen in my business. Although you can never fully prepare for a change like this, there are steps I’m taking to make it as smooth as possible.

One thing I’m doing is mostly eliminating one-on-one services for next year. I’m also scheduling my launches to avoid the times around the baby’s due date. In addition, I’m looking at more opportunities to create passive income streams. To help with all this, I’m handing more control over to my team.

Most of this requires creating boundaries with clients. It also means not trying to control absolutely everything in my business. This is something that I teach my clients but is a challenge when doing it myself. In the end, I know it’s going to be totally worth it.

How have you adapted your business to a major life change? Leave a comment below! 

 

Got a question you’d love to hear me answer on the show? Leave me a voice message here!

 

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What led Laura to decide that now is the time to have a child [2:15]
  • Why patience and perseverance are essential for launches [10:00]
  • How faith in God informs Laura’s decisions [14:20]
  • Balancing the needs of a business with the needs of a pregnancy [28:20]
  • Upcoming changes in Laura’s business [33:50]
  • Learning to let go of total control inside your business [46:30]

 

QUOTES

“Typically, you’re not going to knock it out of the park on your first launch, or even your second or third. I feel we learned a lot about our messaging in our first couple of launches.” [10:20]

“I’ve learned a lot about what I’m capable of doing and also what I need to do for myself to not push too hard and respect what my body needs.” [31:49]

“It’s not an easy decision. A lot of the decisions we made for next year aren’t easy. I’m coming from the angle that I have to protect my energy and my physical and mental well-being and the relationship I’m building with this new human who’s coming.” [40:12]

“There’s a lot of ways that we are getting trained as a team so that they can take over a lot of what I would normally be doing and to take more off my plate so I can either not be working or do more that is something that only I can do for the business.” [46:05]

“Any business that requires less of me to be successful is actually a more healthy business.” [58:55]

 

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