Are you an interior designer juggling your career or business and family life?
It’s no secret that being a parent and having a career or owning a business can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
In today’s episode, Lindsay, my special guest, wants to show you how having both is possible with the right strategies in place. She will help you navigate work-life balance with practical tips on how to handle your projects and clients, as well as how to get your kids involved in your business.
So listen and learn from Lindsay how to be a master of parenting and running an interior design career or business at the same time!
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode
- Discover how to set boundaries with clients instead of being at their beck and call
- Find out what is essential to scaling your interior design business
- Learn why making hard choices is the key to work-life balance and two (2) surprising yet sweet rewards of being a working mom
About the Guest:
In 2004, Lindsay Harker Kjellberg founded LHK Interiors as the Principal Designer. Based in Modesto, California, they specialize in custom residential design with extensive experience in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Their goal is to build long-term relationships with their customers. Whether it is for entertaining friends and family or conducting business, they are dedicated to creating a spectacular space for each client while striving for a “worry-free” design. By walking their clients through New Builds, Remodels, Staging, and Decorating, every project is unique and exciting from conception to execution.
Check out these episode highlights
02:53 – The career-changing class Lindsay took in her senior year led her to pursue interior design instead of criminal justice
04:05 – How Lindsay got started with her business. and what helped streamline her business procedures and processes
06:21 – Setting boundaries with clients vs being at their beck and call
10:46 – Lindsay’s interior design internship experience in Solana Beach and working there part-time afterward
14:44 – The challenges of working at a busy interior design firm and what Lindsay didn’t know she was missing until she started her own
16:44 – What Lindsay realized she needed after adding her second client and how it’s essential to scaling her interior design business
19:48 – The parallels between handling interior design clients and taking care of kids
22:55 – What made it possible to grow a family and interior design business simultaneously
25:21 – Why making hard choices is the key to work-life balance and two (2) surprising yet sweet rewards of being a working mom
28:16 – What’s it like to have your kids follow in your footsteps
30:19 – How to draw the line/sets boundaries with your clients
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Thanks for listening! I hope this helps you discover if interior design is the career for you. See you next week…