We’re going to do something different today for you guys. We talk a lot about what we do and post things that we know will help all small businesses out there. But today, we are going to talk about what our workplace is like and how we are as a team. Hopefully, this will give you a glimpse of our “company culture” and why we work so well.
We are WAHMs
And pretty damn proud of it! We started in the Aussie ‘mummy blogging’ space before the media came up with the ‘mummy blogger’ moniker. It’s the same story as most mums out there. We used to work, had kids, couldn’t go back to full time work and needed something to challenge our minds. After the blogging landscape changed, we decided to change our business model and focus on small businesses that need our help most. Being a WAHM means we juggle family life and work, and we are really good at it, too. It’s not always easy but it’s manageable.
We are doers
Although we do have moments of contemplation, we are definitely doers. Not sure if it comes with being mothers but it’s just how it has always been for us. If we have a plan, we put it into action. Meetings don’t last for hours. We sit down, do our research and then, as Nike said, just do it. No matter where we are — waiting for fencing lessons to finish, waiting for a doctor’s appointment, or doing school pick ups — we keep each other updated about what we can and can’t do that day so we can help each other out. Having nine kids between us means our lives are super busy, in and out of the ‘office’.
We are a cheery bunch
We laugh a lot. We eat a lot. Even while we’re working. We hate office politics so we make sure we make things clear so there’s none of that around. Even the hard stuff are discussed with a level head. When we disagree on things (because let’s face it, this isn’t lala land), we make sure the pros and cons of each argument are clear so we can make informed decisions. And you know what? When one of us effs up, we own up to it. Why? Because we’re trying to be good examples to our kids. Sure, there are moments when dark clouds come pouring, but when that happens, we cope and we try to cheer each other up. Running a small business is already challenging, you don’t want to add a doom and gloom atmosphere to your office.