About 2 years into our business journey we found that we had become crazy workaholics.
We were working all day and late into the night! We were running a free online network with 16,000 members, a paid network with 300 members, publishing 2 digital magazines every month plus a print magazine quarterly, holding conferences and events all over the country, exhibiting at baby expos, holding a national awards event, hosting online events, running, maintaining and promoting two blogs, running an online business directory and because that wasn’t enough, also working as publishers! On top of all of that we were also looking after 5 young children at home.
We were working so much but we had nothing to show for it. Our kids were unhappy, our husbands missed us and we were miserable. We found ourselves having the same conversation over and over again, and asking the question: “why isn’t this working?” We mustn’t be doing enough, let’s do this as well and then maybe that will work!” I think the only reason we kept going because there was two of us and we didn’t want to let the other one down.