Jayleen Magill is a mother of 3. She has an undergraduate in organizational training and a master's in business. Jayleen has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years and has spent the last 5 years supporting integrative health practitioners implement business and marketing growth strategies. On her blog, Grow Big and Stay home, Jayleen helps mom entrepreneurs start and grow their health & wellness businesses.
- Jayleen is a master at organization, scheduling, and productivity. She describes her method for juggling her business and homeschooling by block scheduling and allowing scheduled breaks to check in on her kids while transitioning between tasks. She and her husband both work from home and also work well together to split tasks and responsibilities so that they can each accomplish the things needed in their businesses as well as the needs of the family.
- Her oldest daughter provides a lot of help and even helps with homeschooling her siblings on some short lessons and tasks. She also is provided a quiet space where she can retreat away from her siblings to focus on her school work. She does enjoy the added responsibility, and also appreciates the time she is able to have on her own to pursue her studies and other extracurricular activities.
- Jayleen shares some techniques that she has benefitted from for staying focused, including:
- using earbuds and classical music to drown out background noise when she is working on tasks like copywriting.
- taking advantage of early morning hours, before the kids are really active, and escape to a coffee shop for an hour or so to gt a jump start on work.
- I love the way Jayleen schedules her day into 30 minute chunks complete with timers – in effect, giving herself permission to focus on one task at a time, and then transitional periods to handle things that pop up (short of real emergencies of course, which require immediate attention).
- The 90-Day Year is a program that helped teach her to create a flow of what needs to be done, and then her productivity research taught her how to put a plan into place to get it all done with the time and focus she has available.
- Fun fact: Her undergraduate degree in organizational training is a psychology major!
- Jayleen discusses the importance of identifying what success looks like to you – in both your business AND as a mom. She always checks in with her kids at bedtime to ask them if they had a happy day – which helps her identify if SHE was a successful mom. She noticed that they always said yes, regardless of what they had done that day. That taught her that she was setting her own expectations too high on a regular basis, and although there can be mommy-guilt surrounding things like taking time to work on your business while the kids are awake, or not folding the laundry, the kids do not feel less happy because of it.
- Jayleen also describes of the 5-4-3-2-1 method from Mel Robins has helped her with staying motivated.
Meet Jayleen Magill
Jayleen is a mother of 3. She has an undergraduate in organizational training and a master's in business. Jayleen has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years and has spent the last 5 years supporting integrative health practitioners implement business and marketing growth strategies. On her blog, Grow Big and Stay home, Jayleen helps mom entrepreneurs start and grow their health & wellness businesses.
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About The Host
Meg Brunson has been marketing to moms for over 7 years. She is the founder and CEO of EIEIO Marketing, a digital marketing agency focused on Facebook Marketing for family-focused businesses.
Meg is also a former Facebook employee with a passion for helping bootstrapped businesses figure out Facebook so that they can promote like the pros! She left the 9-5 in 2017, so that she could be the mom she wanted to be to her 4 young daughters.
After helping her daughter launch her first business, Storytime With Kiki, at the age of 10, Meg began hosting the FamilyPreneur Podcast: an interview-style podcast for parent entrepreneurs, raising entrepreneurial children.