An excerpt from my recent podcast with my fellow digital marketer Melanie Brandt.
So I want to start by saying that I know you've had some huge success in your company lately, but six years ago, you were a full-time working mom. You had that mom guilt and a lot of parents, dads as well get these days. And you're just really not hugely happy with your life.
Tough question, if you could summarize the secret to your transformation from full-time working mom to where you are now in one word, what would it be?
Melanie Brandt: Growth.
Okay. Let's unpack it. Growth is a growth broad, and that's fair enough. Is it personal growth? What, what got you moving in the first place?
To me, the pain of staying there, I was, you know, start to open my mind on what was possible, much like everyone else. I sort of thought that you worked a nine to five and that's just what you did. If you wanted to contribute to the household, you would need to have a baby and go back to work.
I didn't really know any other way until, the online spaces were introduced to me, and I was like a kid in the candy store. My eyes just lit up and went, are you kidding me? Why hasn't somebody told me about these?
So, you know, I think when I say growth I needed to become a different version of myself in order to be able to maintain a business, that is now extremely successful. So, six years ago, I wasn't this version of myself. And there were lots of things I needed to grow through and lots of healing that I needed to do from, you know, life and all the things that we get handed along the way.