Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
This is never easy! Sometimes you feel you are being pulled in a million different directions. I find it important to focus on what is important each day and prioritise from there. Sometimes it all works like a well-oiled machine; other times it all falls apart. When running your own business there’s no 9-5, you just fit it all in when you can. I recently read Winging It by Emma Isaacs, which I found incredibly motivating and it has helped me to become more proactive in getting things done.
The Drive: What challenges have you overcome?
The biggest challenge has been balancing work and family and I can’t really say I’ve overcome this. Every business has its wins and losses. I often think the challenge is maintaining a positive mindset to concentrate on the wins and learn from the losses.
For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?
It is wonderful to create your own business and to be in control of how it turns out, however with that comes a lot of responsibility to make it successful. Some of the pros are flexibility and the satisfaction of watching something you created grow and help others. Cons are sometimes the level of responsibility can be overwhelming and the many hours you need to put in to create success.
Hopes and dreams: What next?
We are working to expand our own Love Pod product range and are always on the hunt for new low-tox products to help families. We also want to provide our community with more knowledge to help them navigate a healthier life for their family and for themselves.