If you have started your own business, you know how much time, attention, love, energy, and nurturing it takes to get that business up on its feet. We think about our business constantly, fit in work whenever we can, and prioritize our clients above a lot of other things. But what does that look like when you have a kid? Children also need most of your time, attention, love, energy, and nurturing. Work-life balance obviously means something different for everyone and for parents it can be incredibly difficult to balance time with their children while making sure they have a steady paycheck. So often we have the view that if we aren’t working, we aren’t making money, but how do we make sure to prioritize the people in our life that also deserve our time and attention. While I truly believe you can do both, it can be a complex and stressful thing for parents to figure out how to prioritize their work and their children.
Today I’m welcoming Alyssa Ziegelbauer who is the owner and photographer behind Leigh Photography. Alyssa is an absolute master behind the camera and has a flourishing wedding and boudoir photography business in the Rockford/Chicago, Illinois area. Alyssa has been growing this photography business since 2010 and has established a name within the boudoir photography scene while also being the mother to an awesome 8.5 year old daughter and she is showing her daughter what it looks like to be an absolute boss that can create a career for herself. I also had the great pleasure of designing and developing Alyssa’s website last year and it’s been such a blast working with and getting to know her since then!
Whether you have kids of your own or you plan to have children while you build your own business, and you’ve wanted to chat with a fellow entrepreneurial parent, grab a cup of something yummy and settle in for this episode!