Welcome to our One Woman Shop Member Spotlight series, where we highlight what's going on in the businesses and lives of One Woman Shop members. Interested in joining this ambitious group of go-getters? Apply today!
Tell us about yourself and your business - what do you do + who do you serve?
My name is Coach Joy Dejos and I’m The MommyProofing Coach. I’m in the business of supporting mamas in kicking Mommy Guilt, Mommy Shame, and Mommy Judgment to the curb, so they can start saying YES to themselves more often, without feeling bad about it!
I serve driven, passionate, ambitious moms who may have strayed off the path because they are just so exhausted trying to balance the complexities of motherhood. They know they want to do more; they just need the support to get going!
Are there any things commonly accepted as truths in the business world that you flat out disagree with?
I flat out don’t accept that just because you’re passionate about your dreams, it will happen. The Law of Attraction is powerful, but success doesn’t materialize at the end of that sentence. You need to work hard, create structures, get stellar help, and put in the hours to make that vision into reality.
What's one thing people might not know just from reading your website and following you on social media?
I’m a tropical island girl, hailing from the Philippines! 🙂 I love to travel; I love fashion; I love art!
Tell us a funny story about something related to your business.
Not so much a story, but the funny looks - I get them all the time when I say I’m the “MommyProofing Coach”... instant reaction is always: “Mommy what???” Yes ladies! Mamas need to proof themselves from the dangers of motherhood!
If you could do just one piece of your business forever, what would it be?
Definitely the actual coaching aspect! What many people don’t realize about solopreneurs is that we do so much “other” work - marketing, selling, branding, back-end tech stuff. I would love to just coach moms all day long without having to do all of the other stuff!
What does community mean to you?
Community means support, celebration, inspiration, motivation, challenge, openness, service. Community is FAMILY.
What is the #1 lesson you've learned since being in business on your own?
Cheesy as it may sound - I can do anything I put my mind to… if I want it badly enough! 😉
Give us a shameless plug for your latest project/product/freebie!
“I love my kids, but sometimes, I just want to escape… I catch myself thinking: what about me???” If you've had these thoughts once (or many times over!), it's okay. It's time we reconnect with YOU - because when you give YOU a chance, you allow yourself to be a happier woman and that means being a happier, better mom too! This September, I'm launching MommyChoosing: Saying Yes to Your Self and Your Life, a shared group coaching experience for Moms. I hope you'll join!
Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us, Joy!