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Leslie Bosserman (Cont.)
How has becoming a mom changed you as an entrepreneur?

LB: Become a Mompreneur now almost three years ago has shaped how I think, plan, and live. There is no such thing as “down time” and I have to be really strategic in order to balance all the needs (and wants!) of my dynamic two-child, two-business family!

I appreciate the time I have to be fully present with my creative passions so I can be even more present with my children and husband. While I really struggled with this in the first six months as a new parent, once I found my groove I realized how hard so many other parents who tried to work part-time or even full-time from home were having it. They were lonely, tired, unsupported, over-caffeinated and under-showered. I knew there had to be a better way for all of us to do this together and support each other. That’s how The Makers Place was born.
 
What makes you daring?

LB: Many people have exclaimed how brave I am for opening The Makers Place less than six months after my second son was born, while still running my first business, Lead With Intention. Yes, that was A LOT (and still is), but the real daring action is choosing to show up each day and make the best effort I can to support the people I’m blessed to interact with. I often have to put “my stuff” aside to be of service to someone else – from Executive Coaching Clients around the world to diaper changes – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It takes a brave amount of humility to choose presence over perfection, sufficiency over efficiency, and relationships over tasks. And I’m still learning each day. That is where my beautiful, brave story is written.