OH YAY/CRAP - I’M HAVING A BABY!
PEEING ON A STICK:
Who knew that an otherwise mundane act could trigger a simultaneous landslide of excitement and terror?
For those of us on the freelancing + solopreneur spectrum, maternity leave and work post-baby aren’t exactly pre-set-it-and-forget-it situations.
You need A Plan.
How do you make a plan when you have no idea what’s coming?
Spoiler alert: Keep reading and I’ll tell you “what to do” instead of panicking…
i n t r o d u c i n g
Baby Proof My Business
A consulting service that sets you up with a customized plan
and practical strategies to prepare for your next big gig:
reproducing and raising little wild things.
A PLAN THAT IS FLEXIBLE, AGILE, AND ROLLs WITH THE PUNCHES OF WORKING AROUND A WEE PSYCHOTIC DICTATOR.
Boundaries to protect your time and energy
A business model with the flexibility to nap at will and work around eleventeen feeding sessions per day
Pricing that accounts for your increased cost of operation (i.e. childcare) and the conviction to own your value
Systems and processes that make sense for you and your wonderfully weird little family; ones that protect your time, your energy, and the people you love the most.
A strategy for keeping your finger on the pulse of your network without coming at the cost of time with your wee one. Or, let’s be honest. Yourself.
Don’t worry, my preggo friend. I get it.
I’ve been there, done that (twice!) and I have the stretch marks, sleep deprivation, and adult acne to prove it.
(Thanks for that one, hormones.)
So I’m here to tell you:
Don’t. freak. out.
There is a way to plan for the postpartum-pocalypse
More commonly known as weeks, months, and (let’s be honest) years following the arrival of a tiny, completely irrational human being, and its effect on your business and life.
I’m talking about the ‘hood.
M O T H E R H O O D .
FIRST: THE CONSULTATION CALL
Every Baby Proof My Biz engagement starts here. Yes. Every single one.
We hop on a call for 60 minutes, and you get the chance to talk through all.the.things that are on your mind while I get to be a soundboard for ideas and getting your thoughts organized.
The goal is to help you focus on what matters, and nix the distractions that may get you off track. You’ll also get a better idea if my style is right for you, and whether you want to take the plunge with the Deep Dive + Distillation.
→ Initial Investment: $300 USD
THEN: THE DEEP DIVE
I see 3 main stressors come up during maternity leave planning:
Knowing Your Numbers,
Keeping the biz going while you’re Obstetrically Occupied, and
the Fear of Being Forgotten.
We will work together to tackle one issue per Deep Dive session (#Momotasking) based on what emerges from the Consultation Call:
1. Know Your Numbers
And Your Timelines
How Much Money Should You save? how long can you TAKE PARENTAL leave?
Running your own show is a little bit different than having a job; the overhead doesn’t stop when you do, and (self)employee benefits are zero.
So. How are you supposed to know how much money to set aside, and when you can step away for a while?
2. Structure Your
B-i-z to Support Y-o-u
ExaminE Your Systems, pRocesses, and Service offerings
Your business may be keeping you up at night, but that’s about to change. Look at your processes and offerings, and make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to.
Spoiler alert: their job is to support you, not to stress you out.
3. Stay Relevant
Make Sure Your Bizzle Doesn’t fizzle while you’re NURTURING LIFE
You’ve been running solo for so long, it’s hard to imagine that all of the blood, sweat and tears (literally) that you invested in your biz won’t have been in vain while you’re gone.
Head into baby-land with a plan(ish) to stay in touch(ish) with the people who matter, so you can rest(ish) easy.
Oh hey Expectant Friend, I’m Justine.
And I’m about to make your life a whole lot simpler.
I promise that you aren’t the first person to step away from your business baby to take care of a human one for a while, and that all three of you are going to be fine.
I feel qualified to say that because in 10 years of self-employment and 4 years of momming (2 boys + 2 dogs = as busy as you’d expect) I’ve learned a thing or two about the intersection of entrepreneurship and motherhood, and making sense of the madness.
My work is organic, non-linear, and about uncovering + amplifying what you know to be true about yourself and your business. I bring a sense of realness, honesty, and compassion to the work I deliver; the goal is never instagram-quilt-perfection, it’s about tapping into the realness of the moment, and embracing the messy imperfection that is life. On your terms.
THE DEEP DIVE INCLUDES
WEEK 1: A Questionnaire Extraordinaire to hone in on areas that need attention
WEEK 2: A Strategy Session to dive into the details of your pre + postnatal planning
WEEK 3: An Incubation Period to follow up via email (or upgrade to Voxer) support
WEEK 4: The Distillation Document: A summary of All The Things + A Plan
→ INVESTMENT PER SESSION: $900 USD
A F T E R C A R E
Add’l sessions can be booked for $100 as you implement
You’ll be grandmothered into the BPMB Crew* as it grows.
HOW IT WORKS
Every engagement kicks off with a Consultation Call to determine which area of your biz needs the most attention, and start your first Deep Dive there.
After you receive your Distillation Document, you get time to implement and see what comes up.
When that phase is executed, we can take the next Deep Dive, implement, and repeat as necessary.
E R G O
Your investment for the whole BPMB program
(Consultation + 3 Deep Dive Sessions) is:
THE FULL POUTINE
Deep Dive 1 $900
Deep Dive 2 $900
Deep Dive 3 $900
Note: Subsidized funding is available to BIWOC.
Reach out and let me know if that’s you!
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT: A BUSINESS THAT’S ALIGNED WITH YOUR VISION, YOUR VALUES, AND YOUR LIFE, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FIT INTO SOMEONE ELSE’S DEFINITION OF SUCCESS.
You’ve been there, done that, and have
the unfinished courses to prove it.
it’s time to
Baby Proof Your Business
on your terms
Take a few minutes to fill out an application:
W O R D S F R O M A N O T H E R B P M B M O M M A
Nope. Baby-proofing, kid-proofing, or life-proofing…the same concepts apply.
Whether you’re in the maybe-baby mindset, you want to take time off to road trip with your fur baby, or invest in DIYing a greenhouse for your plant babies -- making a plan that takes into account YOUR vision, YOUR values, and YOUR unique way of being, while rolling with the punches of real life...that’s just smart.
Do I have to be pregnant to work with you?
I hear you -- it’s good sense to vet someone before committing, and why I have a Consultation Call before a Deep Dive. Here are a few other ways to get to know me:
→ I was on a podcast and opened up about my experience transitioning to motherhood, and followed up with a convo about work and establishing an identity outside of my kids:
Motherhood Unfiltered: I
Motherhood Unfiltered: II
→ I also wrote a blog post called “I’m Tired Of Supposed To.”
→ Lastly, you can sign up for my emails (scroll all the way down) where I send invites for virtual happy hours…which are way better than Discovery Calls IMHO.
I want to be sure we’re a good fit. Can I do a free discovery call first?
No, I don’t. I’ve found an hour simply isn't long enough for me to get through the layers you've built into your business or to understand how you operate within it, and I feel out of integrity making long term recommendations without enough information.
The Deep Dive lets me see how your habits and patterns play out over time, and I get a chance to ask follow-up questions. Those factors, plus the thinking time, are key in my ability to put together a custom plan that’s tailored to your needs...aka The Distillation Document.
Is there a Distillation Document with a Consultation Call?
Do you really like alliteration?
I do. I also like odd numbers, especially if they’re prime.
I have a question that isn’t answered here!
* BPMB Crew: details TBD, but it will be rad.