Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and stressful balancing acts. It requires pouring your heart out to a little human being while waking up every morning to make sure they have everything they need.
In this series, we highlight a few of those women who are in the middle of their greatest balancing act; pouring their hearts into their children while pouring their hearts into creating a legacy for their families.
Viv Guy shows entrepreneurs how to get consistent leads & sales on autopilot, without social media – so they can get fully booked, and stay that way! She is the host of the #1 marketing podcast ‘Marketing Without Social Media’, a public speaker and renowned for her endless energy and
Viv uses a unique, sustainable and sophisticated marketing system ‘Clients in 20’ which has seen her clients go from zero to £10k months in just 1 year without organic social media or paid ads.
Viv uses her background of 19 years in business, having set up her first award-winning 7-figure business from scratch at the age of 22; without social media or a website (yep, she says she was “clueless but determined and relentless!”). Learning what it is to grow a successful and profitable business from scratch, not once but three times and her podcast allows her and her guests to share their expertise with her listeners so they can create more freedom in their lives.
Viv’s here to teach business owners how marketing without social media will help them get a better return on investment (ROI) for their time and
energy and why they’ll want to quit social platforms altogether!
A Yorkshire-born northern lass, Viv is passionate about changing the world of work and getting more entrepreneurs working fewer hours and having a better quality of life with balance, boundaries and freedom from the day they start their first business.
She was inspired to change her own business model and marketing strategies after realising that the 60-80 hour weeks she was used to when running her first business weren’t sustainable and certainly no fun! A mother to two daughters, she soon realised she’d have to find a way to set up and run her new business in a LOT fewer hours!
Viv’s here to teach other entrepreneurs how to get leads and sales on autopilot and help them get the biggest return on investment (ROI) for their time and energy.
What is It like to run a successful brand while running your home as a Boss Mom?
The reality is it’s tough. Being a mum is hard work on its own. Throw in working/running a business and your home and it becomes even tougher. That being said it also affords you so much freedom to be present for your family and your kids – To go watch their awards assembly, visit the class when it’s an open day, go to sports day or volunteer on the PTA. As well as being able to create your own financial freedom in the process.
What has been your biggest challenge of balancing both career and motherhood?
Boundaries. In the early days, I sucked. There are times I still suck at honouring my boundaries. When you are a service provider like me who is passionate about helping clients create lives and businesses that give them freedom and security, it can be hard to respect your own boundaries because you’re so keen to help them. Also your own health and well-being. As a mum and woman, we often don’t prioritise ourselves. Building in non-negotiable gym time, walks etc is essential to your own well-being but your CEO mindset too. It keeps your energy up.
Behind every great woman is a group of other great women pushing her into greatness, who is your circle made up of?
I have my biz buddies from group programmes I’ve been on and meet-ups and I found a small few who become my BFFs and who check in regularly. I check in with my accountability buddies twice a week and we voice note each other most days just checking in. We ask to remind each other about the things that we need to stay on top of e.g. running, walking, whatever those habits are that keep us in a positive energy and productive flow. I then invest in masterminds/programmes with other women who are pushing to move forwards to the next step. Being on a journey with others who just ‘get you’ is so powerful and I never feel as connected to friends as I do to my biz chums when we are out for dinner. Not talking about business necessarily, just that we all get the crazy journey that motherhood and entrepreneurship bring.
What advice do you have for new moms wanting to jump-start their own entrepreneurship journey?
Design your business from the start according to the hours you want to work. Don’t go in hustling 60-hour weeks and doing your marketing on your laptop, in bed at 11pm because you think that’s the only way to reach a goal you set yourself. You can achieve greatness in 15-20 hours per week. Set boundaries, get support and a plan from the get-go of how to market your business effectively and build leads consistently. Make lead generation and messaging your number one focus as this is what gets the cash flowing!
What does being a Pretty Woman Who Hustles mean to you?
To me, this means being an amazing woman (because we are. We are in a patriarchal society still so starting a business is next-level womanhood). It means women who are go-getters, determined, drivers and who know what they want!
Podcast – www.vivguy.com/podcast
Website – www.vivguy.com