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Meet Our IHML Head of Operations with Megan Hansell Henderson

April 2, 2020

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Attention Entrepreneurs:
You’re not in this alone!

Today I’ve brought my brand new (been with us for several months) Director of Operations, Megan Hansell Henderson, on to discuss what it means to accept help in your journey.

Megan went from professional, to stay at home mom, to work at home mom because her fulfillment comes from more than traditional motherhood. FYI: there is nothing wrong with that. Despite the fact that her oldest needs an advanced level of care, she knew that she needed more to bring her a sense of fulfillment.

Fast-forward to the past year. While she has her MBA she decided that she wanted to learn more about the online space. She obtained a certification in online operations and began living her dream. Now she’s decided that dream is centered on supporting her family and the I Heart My Life Movement.

Here’s the thing, you don’t have to choose one over the other. Your success in business does not have to eclipse your success in family life. 

Listen in as Megan shares how she has found a balance between entrepreneurship and family and why this model works best for her.

Here’s the thing, we as human beings will find any excuse necessary to avoid the uncomfortable. One of the BIGGEST excuses is that we don’t have the time or resources to solidify our dreams. Megan puts all of those excuses to bed. Listen in to learn why.

If you can’t move beyond the excuse of time or resources… if your mindset refuses to shift… are you sure you’re ready for entrepreneurship? If you are, then this is the conversation you need to hear to move beyond those blocks!

“Are you actually playing small with yourself? … I love helping business owners see what they can’t because sometimes you’re too close to yourself that you need somebody else to just “tell” you what’s going on.” 

-Megan Hansell Henderson

In this Episode: 

[00:30] Don’t wait too long to build your team! Learn why you need a head of operations.

[01:48] Learn more about Megan and why she decided to dive into entrepreneurship.

[04:33] Why corporate? Why an MBA? 

[06:56] Who opened up Megan’s eyes to see what was possible in the online space? 

[08:10] Why did Megan pursue entrepreneurship while staying at home with her kids? 

[09:42] No matter what you choose, life has another plan for you.

[12:37] How have certifications and masterminds pushed Megan’s career forward? 

[19:32] Why just one business? Why I Heart My Life? 

[21:58] Business owners, admit that you need help!

[24:15] Burnout is real… you may not even realize you’re there… but it signals a need for help!

[26:40] Take a look at your finances… how much are you worth? 

[27:49] When is someone ready for a director of operations or strategist role? 

[30:35] What is one way that you can create a life that is better than your dreams? 

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Email: info@iheartmylife.com

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Episode 75: Why Operations Matters: What Most Business Owners are Missing with Natalie Gingrich

Quotes: 

“Are you actually playing small with yourself? … I love helping business owners see what they can’t because sometimes you’re too close to yourself that you need somebody else to just “tell” you what’s going on.”  – Megan Hansell Henderson

“Your network is your net worth…. It’s so true.” Megan Hansell Henderson

“Money is your coach and so get creative. If you know you want to grow this company, ask yourself are you going to be able to do it by yourself? Or are you leaving money on the table by not hiring in this moment?” – Emily Williams

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MEET EMILY

FOUNDER & CEO

I started I Heart My Life from my kitchen table in a tiny London apartment in 2013.

After going through a 5-year quarter-life crisis, I discovered the world of personal development and the power of a gratitude journal and finally got clear on my true purpose in life: to help women fall in love with themselves and their lives. I Heart My Life has gone through many transformations over the years, but its mission has always remained the same: we exist to teach you how to create a life that you love.