It’s #MumBag and #MumBoss #Monday where some very talented and interesting women let us into their minds and their bags to see their inner workings.
Johanna Rossi is based in Monaco and lives there with her husband and two kids aged 8 and 4.
She has started Raising Women as a way to support entrepreneurial mums to create a life they love.
Her website is a community of like-minded women sharing their stories of self discovery through motherhood via podcasts where she interviews her guests about their pasts and how they’ve got to where they are now. They are an inspirational read and listen as well as being totally accessible as you realise that they are normal mums doing their thing. You can also read Johanna’s very honest personal story here.
Johanna is also a Holistic Health Coach and mentor and offers 1:1 sessions to help women find their voice and some structure after being buried under everyone else’s needs in the early years. She also supports Care International (who provide CARE packages to people recovering from war) through the sales of her awesome Tees and Tote in her shop.
The #MumBoss Questions:
What does your business/ do you do in a nutshell?
I support women to balance motherhood with becoming who they were meant to be.
When did you start it and why at that time?
I launched in September in 2016 after refocusing, stripping back and rebranding my original business.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
What has been your proudest moment?
One day someone asked my son what my work was all about. He said that Mum helps people to stay healthy and happy – he got it!
What is your best mum hack for making it all work?
Forward thinking and pre-planning. And leave room in your schedule for the parenting curve ball.
What encouragement would you give a Mum thinking of starting her own thing?
You don’t have to climb the whole mountain at once. Do your best with the time you have, and step-by-step you’ll get a better view of the journey that you are on. The climb is the best bit and it is important to stop every once in a while and take in the view!
What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t worry about looking for a job, think more about who you want to help, what changes you want to make and how you are going to do it.
You have found your thing, how did you come across it?
Actually through my journey I’ve come to believe that the ‘thing’ we look for doesn’t really exist. What does, however, is how our acceptance for our life and the path we are on. Accepting who we are and what cards we were given.
The people who appear to have found their ‘thing’ haven’t arrived at a destination, they are like everyone else who is searching, yet they have accepted to embrace the path they are on, and focus on all the good stuff that is on their path.
I believe finding ‘your thing’ is all about seeing what is already there with a new outlook that comes with a change of mindset. Energy flows where focus goes, so when we focus on creating meaning in our life we automatically create an energy which causes us to shift in a fundamental way.
Will you show us your #MumBag?
Number of items in your bag: About 10
Mark your #MumBag out of 10 for:
Drugs: 10 homeopathic kind! 😉
Actual nice things for you: 3
What is the most comedy item you have found?
Not many laughs had from my bag, but definitely had some surprises in the form of squashed bananas and stolen lipgloss that one of my little people managed to negotiate out the shop under the radar!
What is the oldest item in there?
What is the item you’re most proud of?
My polaroid camera
Describe your baggage-type:
Let’s see it then:
Thank you for reading x
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