43: How to Win at Motherhood & Entrepreneurship — From a Successful Mompreneur
Vanessa Simmons is a powerhouse in the worlds of fashion, beauty, entertainment, and entrepreneurship —she’s also a full-time mom.
Zuri chats with the mompreneur about the difficult task of juggling motherhood, business, and self-care. Zuri and Vanessa break down the behind-the-scenes details of running an empire, while being a hands-on and intentional mother.
Vanessa talks about creating a name for herself at an early age — despite being the daughter of hip hop royalty, Joseph Simmons (of RUN DMC fame).
Vanessa is the embodiment of an Alpha Babe, and she’s here to spill her secrets about coming face to face with imposter syndrome; implementing routines and regiments; and all things entrepreneurship as a highly successful mommy boss!
A Closer Look at the Episode:
[2:24] Rapid fire round with Vanessa Simmons
[5:52] The hard work behind Vanessa’s career and how she created a name for herself
[7:50] Vanessa’s 15 years of serial entrepreneurship
[10:05] Balancing career and motherhood as a new mom
[12:22] Navigating the emotions of going back to work as a new mom
[13:53] The nitty-gritty of motherhood: implementing routines and regiments
[15:11] How Vanessa practices mindfulness
[17:32] Vanessa’s experience with imposter syndrome
[19:01] Vanessa’s advice on outsourcing and how to be an intentional, hands-on mother and entrepreneur
[20:39] Balancing motherhood and self-care
[23:49] Raising a daughter, being a mother, and navigating social media
[26:07] The most complicated thing about motherhood
[27:35] Vanessa’s top resources for navigating motherhood
[28:14] Vanessa’s tips for co-parenting
[29:50] What’s coming down the pipeline for Vanessa
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