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e020 – Dreaming Big with Lianne Kim

Lianne Kim, a mom of two children, is a renowned business coach and community leader with 20 plus years of sales and marketing experience. She is the founder and CEO of Mamas & Co., an incredible online community for mama entrepreneurs. Lianne helps women build profitable businesses that light them up so they can live their wildest dreams.
In this episode:

We all have to take those first few steps when we are dreaming big and wanting to make a shift or a change.
Prioritizing is key. When you have big goals and dreams, you are going to be forced to make choices all the time on where your time and energy goes.
Start with a clear vision of the mom you want to be. When you head into anything with intention and the idea that you’re going to work towards it, you start to see what you want to see.
Design the business that fits your life and not the other way around.

Connect with Lianne:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamasandco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MamasandCo
Website: https://www.mamasandco.com
Podcast: The Business of Thinking Big https://apple.co/38B1B9n

On this episode of The Part-Time Jungle Podcast, I had a great conversation with Lianne about dreaming big and how that starts by taking those first few steps. We also talked about the importance of prioritizing, starting with a clear vision of the mom you want to be, designing a business that fits your life and not the other way around… and a whole lot more! 

If you prefer to listen, check out Episode 20 of The Part-Time Jungle Podcast.

Lianne is such a warm and engaging person to have a conversation with. I so appreciated the stories and incredible inspiration that she shared about dreaming big.

WE ALL HAVE TO TAKE THOSE FIRST FEW STEPS
Lianne talks about when we are trying to dream big and we’re thinking about where we want to be, it’s so easy to look at somebody online and think that they’ve got it all together. We can think that they have always been living this life and going full tilt 24-7. It is easy to forget that everyone who might look successful to us still had to take those first few steps. Lianne has felt this way too when she has looked at other people at the next level. She reminds herself that they haven’t always been there. 

THE STEPS YOU DON’T SEE
Lianne shared that a lot of people think that she’s been rocking her full-time business and motherhood thing for years. The truth is that it was only three and a half years ago that she quit her full-time job to really step into full-time entrepreneurship. What most people don’t know is that she was hustling before that. There was a lot of stuff happening in the background before making that leap and in order to make that leap.

KEEPING HER BRAIN BUSY
Lianne had her two children really close together. They are only 22 months apart. Even on her first maternity leave, she was so worried that she was going to be bored because she loves to work, to contribute, and to create. This led her to do an MLM because she thought that doing direct sales would help to keep her brain busy. She felt that it would be a little something interesting for her to do while on maternity leave. As if she didn’t have enough to do! Of course, before you have kids, you really don’t know. On her second maternity leave, she started a creative arts based business as a side hustle. 

A LOVE FOR RUNNING HER OWN THING
What Lianne found through these experiences is that she really loves running her own thing. Neither one of those opportunities were the right fit for her over the long term. They were just sort of fun and interesting. Lianne only returned to her full-time job for 9 months in-between having her two children because they were so close together. Her colleagues used to joke that she was on the every other year plan. She would work for a year and be off for a year and then, come back for a year. After having her son, her second child,

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