#295 How to Balance Motherhood and Business with Damona Hoffman
This one’s for the parents, mompreneurs, and anyone juggling a lot in their work and personal life.
As a dating coach, entrepreneur, and mother of two, Damona Hoffman knows what that’s like.
Before taking the leap and becoming an entrepreneur, Damona held creative executive positions at CBS, Paramount, and NBC Universal.
Now, she’s the proud host of I Make a Living, the podcast for people who work for themselves.
Her mission is to provide space for insightful and candid conversations about what making a living really means.
Damona sat down with me today to talk about the joys and challenges of being a busy entrepreneur and parent.
Even if you’re not a parent yourself, this episode is full of useful insight on how to maintain balance in your life when you have a lot going on.
Focus on Connection, Not Outcomes
Networking opportunities can be stressful.
Often at networking events, there’s a general outcome-focused attitude. Everyone wants to know who you are, what you do, and how you can benefit them.
While collaboration is wonderful, try to put that attitude aside and just think, “How can I connect with this human?”
You’ll forge better business relationships and better relationships, period.
It’s Okay to Take Things One Day at a Time
Entrepreneurs love to plan, and that’s a great thing.
But any parent will tell you that no matter how much you try, sometimes things just don’t go exactly as planned, and that’s okay too.
When you’re wearing so many hats, you’re going to run into the unexpected. The best thing you can do is take a deep breath and face the challenges head-on, one day at a time.
Be True to You
As a BIPOC entrepreneur, Damona has poignant insight into the value of authenticity in business.
BIPOC artists and entrepreneurs have often been encouraged to downplay their authentic selves to “fit” better into the mainstream.
Don’t worry about fitting neatly into any box. Embrace your true self, because authenticity drives everything.
To hear more about Damona’s journey as a coach, entrepreneur, and mom, listen to the full episode above!