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What Being a Single Parent Taught Me About Building a Successful Business

Of all the questions I get asked, the most common one would have to be “How do you do it?” For the benefit of those who don’t know me, the ‘it’ that people refer to is the fact that I am single parent of three children (two of whom are at the time of writing, 9 year old twins), I am an entrepreneur running a leadership and performance practice and I am an of-off competitive road cyclist training 4-5 times per week. In my spare time, I cook, clean, wash, do the garden, have a role as Race Director for my local cycling club, and also date and hang out with friends.

So how do I do it?

I do things in a smart way rather than the hard way.

  • I learnt to create effective, purpose-driven systems that not only make things clearer and simpler, but are also refined on an ongoing basis

  • I learnt to leverage the resources I have at my disposal so that everything is maximised

Effective systemisation and leverage are the two greatest strategies that an individual can use. When used cleverly, combined they are the magic potion for business owners, bus