Episode 02: Keeping it Real with Kids: Communication Strategies for Busy Mompreneurs

Season 1
Season 1
Episode 02: Keeping it Real with Kids: Communication Strategies for Busy Mompreneurs

On this episode of Radical Clarity with Yetunde Shorters, we explore the topic of balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship. In this candid conversation, our guest shares her insights on how she has successfully nurtured both her business and her child, while also dealing with limiting beliefs and outside pressures. She emphasizes the importance of giving oneself grace, committing to self-care, and being patient during the evolution process. She also shares practical tips for staying tuned in with your child’s needs and emotions, and stresses the importance of making them a priority. With relatable anecdotes and valuable wisdom, this episode is a must-listen for any mompreneur looking to create balance and achieve success in both areas of her life.

About Dr. Yolandra Hancock

Dr. Yolandra Hancock is a mother, pediatrician, public health advocate and consultant, and community speaker. She has been a pediatrician for almost 20 years and specializes in maternal and child health and health disparities. Dr. Yolandra is a consultant to local policy makers and is passionate about using her expertise to make a difference in people’s lives. When she is not practicing medicine or consulting, she loves speaking in the community about health issues as part of her entrepreneurship efforts. Dr. Yolandra is dedicated to making a positive impact on the health of her patients and the wider community.

“I think it’s important for mompreneurs to understand that, one, your business is yet another child, right? So we give birth to businesses in the same way that we give birth to our babies. And if we neglect that baby, that business, it is not going to fully mature.”

Dr. Yolandra Hancock – Community Physician , Public Health Shero, Entrepreneur, and Mommy!

How can busy mompreneurs balance their business and their children?

Busy mompreneurs can balance their business and their children by nurturing both, being patient with themselves as they evolve, and making their kids a priority while also understanding that entrepreneurship can be a roller coaster ride.

Show Notes

  • 00:03:11 Working while pregnant was difficult, and the expectations from the academic institution were overwhelming. It made her reevaluate her priorities and commit to not missing any important moments in her child's life.
  • 00:09:22 Entrepreneurial motherhood requires self-growth and balancing self-care while delegating efficiently. It's important to recognize change, give yourself grace, and maintain balance.
  • 00:12:58 Entrepreneurship offers freedom to prioritize family and purpose over a regular job, with the ability to design patient care and involve loved ones.
  • 00:20:02 A mother realizes her daughter is attentive to her stress level and prompts her to do self-care activities such as Reiki healing and deep breathing. The daughter's feedback leads the mother to reevaluate her work-life balance and strive to be more present for her child.
  • 00:30:59 Don't try to be a supermom in balancing entrepreneurship and parenthood. You need to heal from past traumas and be vulnerable with your children. It's okay to ask for help and focus on mindset shifts to achieve success in your business.

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