031: Do more, work less, trick yourself into calendar sanity with Mompreneur Jill Salzman

  • How Jill batches her work and makes it LOOK like she is working more than she really is.

  • Why Jill blacks her schedule out with fake events - hint - it gets her to do what she wants instead of overbooking herself

  • How Jill prevents herself from overbooking herself because others want to be on her calendar

  • Why Jill doesn’t believe in separating work from family life, and how she melds it into one (and is less overwhelmed this way)

  • How to stop it with the superficial mom guilt, like “it’s too early for him to go to daycare”

  • Jill’s #1 strategy for better sales (it’s much more simple than you think)

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Quick Q&A:

What’s one of your favorite business books, and what was the key take away?

Rework by Jason Freid

It has short, bite-sized chapters with practical things.


Favorite business quote?

Anything by Seth Godin!

“Soon is not as good as now.”

Seth Godin, Poke the Box

If you can only leave one piece of advice to your children, what would that be?

Just do it.

What’s the one business tool you use that you cannot live without?

Slack.It’s an app for project management, and lets you work on projects with your team.


Listener Challenge:

If you have something you’re thinking about doing, write it down this very minute.

Then, find someone in your life that you trust to email you back when you need them to.

Email them your thing you want to do, and tell them they need to bug you about doing that, to check in at two days, 5 days, and week, and BUG you about it.

You’re creating your own accountability buddy. This will get your butt moving!


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Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. She recently launched her fourth, The Founding Kit, which helps startups get started. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014, a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, host of the Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneurs video series, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, and most recently was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.