Ep. 20 2018 Jenny De Lacy
In this episode I speak with Jenny De Lacy, video expert person @ The Visibility Coach
A little bit about Jenny
Jenny lives in Melbourne and is a solo parent of 3 teenage boys between 14 ½ and 19. Jenny also runs a business (The Visibility Coach) teaching other business how to use video in business.
After many years being in the corporate world, Jenny realised that she needed to run a business to gain flexibility to help her be there for her children.
We talk about how being a solo parent, you don’t have that buffer of a partner and Jenny told me that during these times, she just releases the beast (so to speak) or loose it a little bit to show them that they have pushed the boundaries way too much.
Jenny currently can be contacted via these sites:
Describe for us, a day in the life of Jenny. Do you have any tips or life hacks?
Jenny is lucky enough to have kids that are old enough to get themselves ready in the morning, so she has mornings fairly free.
Wake up early and check socials
Usually online live in the morning on her pages and then usually her week is planned like:
Content creation on Mondays
Co-working space, following up leads, client meetings, run workshops etc on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday
BNI’s on Fridays
Kids home usually 3.30pm or some times 1.30pm
Shopping, food, feeding people, still wants to be there for her children
What was the best advice you have received?
Some-times it's ok to reduce your expectations of what you are actually capable of doing in a day, and some days it's ok to go - it’s ok if you just get the kids to school and there’s food on the table.
It’s ok to be the one that doesn’t do all the things!
What books are you currently reading or do you have a fave Netflix or Stan show?
Nope, but has read Steven Biddulp – Raising Boys (and Girls)
If you cook, what recipes can you share or meal prep tips?
Jenny is in the process of teaching her boys to cook, so anything that is fairly easy and quick, so Lasagne, Bolognese and Pesto, Taco, Nachos, Burgers
What one area of your life would you like to improve?
Jenny would like to improve her health.
Do you have a daily hack to make your smooth?
Jenny is a raging extrovert, so she automates what she can during her day. For example, online food shopping and in her business finding the right apps, like Trello.
What website have you signed up to that you actually find value in receiving their emails
Kate Toon’s recipe for SEO graduates
What’s one piece of advice you would give your pre-baby self
Firstly, you get to choose how many kids you have and be actively involved in the process rather than being told how many to have and secondly, trust your instincts – they are pretty awesome!
What’s the most useful / useless baby item you have?
Baby carrier, as Jenny had non-sleeping babies