Hi Yasmin, I am excited for you to tell us what you do and a little about your family and background as a work at home mum!
Hi! I’m Yasmin Stevens, a Qualified Nutritional Therapist, specialised in Family Health and Diet! I work with families who are looking for support and guidance to bring their whole family into optimum health in the most natural way possible! I work online so I can reach more people whilst fitting it around my life as a home educating mum to 4 beautiful little people! I began my online work as a pregnancy mentor nearly 2 years ago and have gradually progressed to where I’m at now.
On top of 1 on 1 coaching clients, I am now about to launch a special group programme designed entirely for families who are dissatisfied with their health, and are ready to make a real lifestyle change.
My interest into a natural lifestyle started just over 11 years ago now, not satisfied with my health and confused with what I could be doing to make it better, I began my research journey which led me to discover my real nerdy passion for it!
I became a mum at 19 years old, and by the time I was 28 I had a family of 4 children! My children are now 11, 6, 5 and 2! We live a pretty simple life, home educating as I felt it was the best fit for my children, eating a predominately plant based diet and enjoying the beauty of life with all of the challenges that get thrown our way!!
I’m a Londoner, born and bred, although my dream is to leave and take my family travelling the world until we find a (hot) place to settle and call home!
Please tell us a quirky fact about you as I know you have many talents!
Hmmm, what quirky fact can I share with you… Well, at a really young age I started to learn British Sign Language, and can still hold a pretty fluent conversation in it!
What advice would you give to your 21 year old self?
I’d have to tell myself… Don’t be so angry! Learn to own your shit, let go and find a way to move forwards. Oh, and make sure you surround yourself with some amazing people!
Can you give us 3 tips for juggling motherhood, life and business?
#1 Accept that things aren’t always going to go to plan, but they will always work out exactly as they are meant to be!
#2 Change your paradigms… one of the best things I have learnt was all about paradigms, for those of you who don’t know what a paradigm is (as I used to not), they are basically habits. Recognise your negative ones and put in the work to replace them with ones that benefit you.
#3 Keep it simple!! And that’s coming from someone who used to be the queen of over-complication (if that’s even a word!) But honestly, simplifying parenting, life and business can move you forwards in a far more powerful way than you could ever dream possible.
Tell us something no one ever warned you about being a work at home mama!
Oh gosh, it would have to be how lonely it can be. Even with a community of other work at home mama’s that are easily accessible to tap into, the reality after the children go to bed – and maybe more so because I’m a single mum. Even though I absolutely LOVE what I do, it can be a lonely road.
What is the best thing about being a WAHM?
Hands down it’s got to be that I don’t need to ask anyone’s permission to shut off the laptop, hop over to whichever child (or children) needs me and give them the mothering love when they need it. They are my priority, always.
Can you discuss something you are working on right now to improve your work/life balance?
Automating as much as possible, tightening up my schedule and also pricing. My aim is to have the 80/20 balance… 80% play 20% work. I’d have to say some of my biggest hurdles I had to overcome is knowing where to apply my focus, my value so I stop give away my time and knowing what to stop doing.
The best advice anyone ever gave you?
To be honest there are two pieces of advice which have made a huge impact on my life…
1. “Keep it simple”, this was from my children’s dad, Kyle Addy, who for years was saying it over and over, until one day the penny really dropped and I finally got what he meant!
2. This was from my mentor, Joel Brown, and it was to focus on one thing at a time. In fact, every single piece of advice this man has given me has been legendary! If you don’t know about him you should!
What WAHM has inspired you lately?
JoJo Graham, without a doubt! Not only is she such a beautiful soul with such a genuinely passion driven heart, but she is absolutely smashing it right now with progress! I recently was in a bit of a dip of motivation so I downloaded, printed off and filled in her “Millennial Mum’s Business Kit”, and instantly felt back on track, in an even more powerful way than before.
What are you reading right now?
For business ‘Expert Secrets’ by Russel Brunson. For the nerd in me ‘Conscious Eating’ by Gabriel Cousins, and for parenting knowledge ‘The book of Children’ by Osho.
Not all at the same time, my focus is on Expert Secrets now!
How do you practice regular self care?
I put on feel good music, light candles, burn incense, meditate, do some youtube yoga or other workout depending on my mood, or have a long shower/bath (also depending on my mood!)
Disclaimer: I have personally experienced Yasmin's services in my last pregnancy and can wholeheartedly recommend her. Yasmin is a warm, giving and highly knowledgeable professional and it is a pleasure to now call her a friend.
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