Finding the Work-Life Balance with Morgan Williams
Episode 37: Show Notes.
Creating a balance between your professional and private life can be a tricky task, especially if you’re a business owner. We sit with Morgan Williams, a photographer, business owner, and mother who has spent the last five years refining her business process. Today she shares her best tips and tricks. We open the episode by learning about Morgan’s history in photography, and how she could never be too far from her camera. After hearing about the inception of her business and the niche she focuses on, Morgan talks about why the industry can be overwhelming. She goes on to share valuable lessons she has learned, like setting boundaries, pricing correctly, and adding blocks to her calendar. As a working mother, Morgan has been faced with many challenges too, admitting that although moms are frequently told “they’re enough”, she accepts that no mother actually is. For Morgan, it’s about using external resources, as she tells us about various ways working moms can make their lives more manageable through daycare, housekeeping, and more. Toward the end of the show, listeners will benefit from some of the tools Morgan makes use of to ensure her week runs smoothly, and will also find out why it’s better to raise prices and lose clients than the other way around. Be sure to tune in with us today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Introducing today’s guest, Morgan Williams.
- Hear about Morgan's lifelong love for photography and how it all started.
- How Morgan manages her time so she isn’t overwhelmed.
- Why you should make use of external resources to make sure you can be business-efficient.
- One key thing that helps Morgan’s week go smoother.
- Why using a tool like Google Calendar can be a real game-changer.
- How to work out the cost of business in creating a better work-life balance.
- Ways photographers can create a more professional experience.
- Morgan’s approach to pricing.
- Some of the details that go into Morgan’s investment guide.
“To manage my time I first and foremost set boundaries. I know how much money I need to make to live the lifestyle that makes sense for my family, and I price myself and block my calendar accordingly.” —Morgan Williams [0:04:06]
“We get told over and over, ‘You are enough. You are enough.’ And in many ways you are enough. In many ways, you're not enough. You cannot do it all, and so you have to utilize other resources to make this happen.” —Morgan Williams [0:06:10]
“One of the biggest things to understand when it comes to avoiding being overwhelmed is to let go of a lot of things.” —Morgan Williams [0:09:00]
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