Emily Verdonk, an Accounting Badass, shares how she went from being divorced, becoming a single mother and laid off all in the same year to starting her successful accounting firm and kicking ass as a mother. She is the owner and founder of Morris Verdonk Accounting a boutique firm specializing in nonprofits and rural utilities. When she had the opportunity to recreate her life she took the opportunity to start Morris Verdonk Accounting instead of taking a traditional job since she’s had 15 years experience in the industry.
In this episode:
- Emily shares her story on how to she got a divorce, became a single mom and got laid off in the same year to started her own successful firm.
- Emily shares the hardest thing about running her own business and being a mom — exhaustion.
- She shares her tactics on scheduling business, self-care and time with her son in a very nonconventional way.
- They discuss the joys and benefits of owning your own business and being able to spend time with family.
- How men and women can have different perspectives on home and work life balance even with 9-5 jobs.
- Emily shares her best advise for working parents by creating boundaries and teaching those around us that we need
“offline” time for other priorities.
- Steps to take the leap for designing the life you desire.
- Emily shares how her and her son go mountain climbing together and he’s only 4!
- Her No-Screen Policy for her son and her requirements for child care to promote an active lifestyle.
- Emily stresses the positive impact exercise and nutrition has on her business, energy and sanity.
- She shares the importance of her network of other mothers to get everything she needs done.
- TGC Closing question: Emily wants very badly to take a year to live out of a camper van and travel with her son.
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