Interview with Founder of Business Jump, Natasha Stewart
Natasha Stewart is the strategic powerhouse and mother of two at the helm of Business Jump, an online business that provides a platform for other mothers to jump start their dreams of running a profitable business from home, without succumbing to some of the common pitfalls. Described as a ‘business BFF’ for mums looking for flexible hours and more time with their children without sacrificing career fulfilment and profits, Business Jump provides the launching pad to create and successfully monetise online business ideas.
Business Jump gives confidence and empowers mums by helping them craft their concept, income streams and business model following a philosophy of working smarter, not harder. The Business Jump team then continue helping bring this new business to light by designing all of the assets required to launch an online business such as website and branding and then continue providing support and guidance within our e-course which details a proven strategy for them to start growing their business in the right direction and by providing continued support and guidance within the Business Jump Family Community.
Describe a typical day for you?
I usually wake up at 5am, hit snooze a few times and then roll out of bed and go for a run or to the gym. I love finishing my workout with a meditation and gratitude session as the sun comes up for the day. I’ve learned that I can function so much better, emotionally and mentally by starting my days like this. I then come home and kiss the kids good morning, grab my laptop and usually head out to work for the day (my husband does the morning shift and drops them to school) I usually go to the cafe so I can have a coffee and breakfast while starting my day and checking over social media, my WIP, seeing where the team is at and any stats I need to monitor. I generally will finish at 3pm and pick the kids up from school, and then do dinner, bath and bed. Then time for Netflix with the hubby.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
One of my biggest is overcoming PND and then using what I went through to inspire and empower other mums just like me. Knowing that by being vulnerable and sharing something that is quite personal to me has helped others is really fulfiling. I’m also really proud of the communities like the Business Jump Family and Remarkable Business Mums Facebook Group that I have created all of whom have brave and inspirational business women taking control of their own lives by starting and/or running a business. #bossmums.
What’s in your handbag/ satchel?
Secretly, I don’t really carry a handbag most of the time anymore! I have my cards in my phone and that is it! But, if I happen to take one out it has just the usual suspects in it like makeup, water, phone etc.
What are your ambitions in life?
To live within purpose and experience the magic of life on a daily basis, after going through PND and having happiness robbed from me for a little while and being fired from a full-time job with a boss that tried to dictate my fate, I am really passionate about now living my best life and continually pushing myself to be the best I can be. Also, as a side note, one of my other ambitions is to not eat a whole block of chocolate in one go! I envy those people that can stop after just one or two rows. #wishthatwasme
What do you wish you’d known at the start of your career you now know?
That I was always perfectly capable. Even though I have been in business for a while now, I have spent too much time doubting myself when really, I was enough all along.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I hope to just continue increasing and building on the foundation I have now and living my best life and that my family and friends are all happy, healthy and content. I hope that Business Jump continues to grow and inspire mums to start an online business so they can use it as a vehicle to create a life with freedom, fulfilment and profit just like I have done.
What advice would you give a budding business mum?
My biggest tip is to just separate the fear from what you really want to do. So often we think about what if it goes wrong? We stay small because we are worried about what people will think, or we are worried about failing, or we are worried about wasting time and money. But, instead of thinking about all the bad stuff that *could* happen, why not do our selves the honour of thinking about it from the flip side? What if it goes right? What if it is an amazing success? What if you create everything you desire?
What do you wish you’d known about motherhood before having kids?
That my children were going to be my biggest teachers. Each of them, as beautiful as they are, have pushed and pulled me in all different angles and directions in order to be the best mother I can be for them. They have unwittingly taught me how to go after my dreams and lead by example, how to be the bigger person, how to be patient, how to be forgiving, how to control my emotions, how to…. so many things.
Finally, happiness is…
Being at peace with life for the majority of the time.