I'm quite ashamed to say it now, but I worked every minute my newborn baby napped and I worked late into the evenings when I should have been resting as a new mum. Sure my business flew out of the gate and pulled in over six figures within its first 18 months, not to mention collected a swag of business awards, but the early signs of burnout were appearing and worse, I actually wasn't happy.
Enter baby no.2, who decided that sleep was optional, and I knew the writing was on the wall... my early signs of burnout had developed into adrenal fatigue and a thyroid condition. If I wasn't going to stop working, at the very least I needed to work SMARTER, not harder and I seriously needed to upgrade my money mindset.
What followed was a period of transformation in my business and my life.
I invested in money mindset training and engaged the support of a business coach and mastermind (not to mention decent doctors and a naturopath for my health - but that's another story).
I launched my first online sustainable living course, which gave me a taste of passive, leveraged income. Plus I sold my e-commerce business, set about creating a membership e-product and started coaching other impact-driven educators and experts to do the same.
Finally! I was working LESS, earning MORE and I had time to spend the precious early years with my sons. I also had time to focus on my own health and start the long healing journey for my thyroid and adrenals.