Leo’s birth was a long but rewarding process, and I am thrilled to be a mom. Having a baby has also made me so much more productive! Life post-baby hasn’t been entirely a bed of roses, though. Leo is a good sleeper, but there were some challenges when it came to breastfeeding. I talk about my experiences with breastfeeding because it is something many women do struggle with. Remember, you are not alone, and you’re not a failure!
My challenges with breastfeeding lead me to some important realizations, not just about breastfeeding, but also about business. It’s easy to put a lot of pressure on yourself for something to happen by a particular time or deadline, but sometimes it’s worthwhile to set aside the timelines. Tune in to this episode for some advice if you’re feeling stressed out about your timelines, or if you just want to catch up on what’s been going on with me!
KEY TAKEAWAYS:[:20] Jessica wants to share an update on what’s been happening since Leo’s birth!
[1:18] How was Leo’s birth for Jessica? Jessica’s doula will be on the show in a few weeks to share about her business, so stay tuned for that.
[3:00] Jessica loves being a mom! It has made her so much more productive.
[4:00] Jessica talks about the challenges she has faced with breastfeeding Leo.
[8:10] How do Jessica’s challenges in breastfeeding relate to challenges her clients face?
[9:52] Jessica invites you to look at the goals you have in your life. If your timelines to achieve these goals are stressing you out, perhaps it is time to set them aside.
[11:55] In the past six weeks, Jessica also had to deal with her fear of the unknown, and wanting to control the situation.
[13:00] Breastfeeding has gotten a lot easier for Jessica over time. She has some advice for you if you’re facing similar challenges, whether it’s breastfeeding, or in your business.
JESSICA’S TIPS DISCUSSED ON THIS EPISODE:
“[Having a baby] has made me focus on … spending my time and … that I’m only doing the tasks that are high-leverage.”
“I wish I knew firsthand that it could be challenging because … I would have prepared myself a little bit more.”
“I was putting so much pressure on myself to get a certain result within a certain amount of time.”
“Sometimes, it can be worthwhile setting aside the timeline.”
“If you accept that you don’t know something and that it’s okay, the fear and the pain goes away.”