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Running a Business while being a Mum of 3

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

Meet Rhiannon! Mama of 3 beautiful children and boss mama to The Spiritual Toolbox- her small business of all things good for the mind, body & soul. Having a small business myself, I know the difficulties of fighting time to get everything done- which is why I hands down praise this gal for doing all that she does and with SO. MUCH. LOVE. If you are a mum looking to step in to something new or struggling to find some balance or even just a little inspo to your day I hope this blog with this beautiful sparks a light for you. 

What is your drink of choice? Coffee, Tea, Wine, Coconut Water

That depends! I’m trying to quit coffee so I’m loving all kinds of herbal tea at the moment. Although in summer you’ll find me sipping on fresh coconuts out of the shell!

What inspired you to start The Spiritual Toolbox?

I have a lot of interests and am very passionate about aromatherapy, astrology, crystals, energy work and tarot. I couldn’t choose just one as a career path, so I decided to roll them all together into one and create something I’d personally love to receive myself. This is when the Spiritual Toolbox came along.

What’s your favourite part since starting your business?

I have so many favourite parts because I’m doing what I love every day but if I had to narrow it down to just one it is the beautiful connections made with other small businesses along the way.

What have you found the most difficult?

Most definitely the paperwork and also keeping up to date with finances is the most difficult from a business perspective. Another part is photographing the beauty of each and every beautiful crystal is my daily struggle.

Do you have a vision for where you see your business growing?

I’m just sort of winging it as I go. It’s growing as I’m growing as a person and it’s nice to go with the flow and doing what feels right for me and wherever I am in life at that moment.

Being a mum in Business, how do you find balance for both?

Honestly some days it’s really hard and then other days are a breeze. I have 3 kids aged 4 and under. I honestly couldn’t do it without the help of my husband, but I guess the benefit of running my own business is I can choose when I work. This means I can pick and choose when I work and can make it flexible around my kids. A big part is fitting in preparation which means a lot of late nights and early mornings.

We all know chasing dreams is not all rainbows and butterfly’s. On days where you’re feeling stressed or anxious what are your go-to remedies?

Sometimes all I need is a walk down to our local beach. Other days it’s more that I feel the need to sit in my office surrounded by a lit smudge stick, crystals, candles and my favourite tarot or oracle deck and I’ll journal it all out until I feel better.

What is the best lesson you’ve learnt so far in business and in life?

Best life lesson is to trust your gut instincts, it’s always correct!

I’ve had a few collaborations that I didn’t feel like it was aligned with my values but I still followed through with it. This ended up biting me in the ass -not too badly, but enough for me to know that I should have listened to my intuition. 

Do you have advice for other people who are wanting to start their own business?

Be your own light! What I mean by that is to do YOU 100%. Maybe you have an extra idea or skill that sets you apart from someone else, really harness that and use it to your advantage to make your business shine uniquely!

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