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the bootstrap life
noun

to increase one’s personal growth
with no time, no money and no experience

Motherhood was my proving ground.

When I gave birth to my first child in 2014, I took 18 months off work to care for him. With no plan, no income and no experience (with a baby AND not working), I spent 6 months either caring for the baby or watching a lot of day-time TV / playing Farmville.

I woke up one morning feeling like I needed to get out of the house and do something. Anything.

That something became a year of watching my baby hit his milestones, while I hit mine. I lost weight. I began winning public speaking competitions. I worked with organisations and brands through content I produced on my blog.

People say staying at home sets you back, I say motherhood made me grow. 

 

I realised that even without an income or a lot of “me time”, I could still increase my personal market value.

I went back to teaching after 18 months away. Not only was I a more mature teacher, I became more motivated to seek out opportunities to help others.

I started writing The Bootstrap Life to give other full-time working moms ideas and inspiration for starting on your MVP (Most Valuable Project), crucial daily habits to develop and tips to be at your most productive.