Ginca Love is a Texas native and the mother of three beautiful daughters. She is a Mindset and Empowerment Coach helping others to break through their mental barriers and get the results they desire. She is also the co-author of the book A Mother’s Diary, a collection of stories and lessons shared to help our daughters navigate through life.
Ginca is a part of Leading with Lee's Boss Mom Feature Series where we honor supermoms around the world for Mother's Day. Check out her interview below.
1. Tell us about yourself and your business.
I am the mother of 3 daughters who are my world. I first became a mom at the age of 16 and then I gave birth to my second daughter at the age of 17. Since their birth it has been my goal to ensure that they have the best life possible and were raised with the right values. I share my story of becoming a teen parent in a book that I co-authored titled A Mother's Diary.
I am also a domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse survivor. I started speaking after I experienced a traumatic assault in 2015. At that time in my life I found myself feeling as if this one event had turned my life upside down and I didn’t know where to start to pick up the pieces. What I did know what that there was purpose in my pain and that’s when I decided to start speaking messages of hope and restoration to others. As this has gone by, I have evolved into Mindset and Empowerment coaching helping others to change the story that they are telling themselves to break free of their mental limitations.
This year I started working on a project called “Girl, You Are Worthy”. My mission is to help 1 million women own their worth and to start living a bold, confident and fearless life. I know what it’s like to feel as if you have to fit a certain image or be a certain way. I also see countless women in the world who are afraid to step into their greatness and I want to encourage them to break from their limitations. This platform will be a game changer for so many women.
2. How do you balance out the mom-boss life?
I think no matter what your profession is it is a struggle to balance your duties as a parent and a professional. For me personally, I balance my life by being present in whatever I am doing. That means putting down the phone during dinner time or when the kids are talking to me. It also means creating dedicated time for my family and for my business. It can be hard when you are busy and you have multiple things competing for your attention but this is when you have to be the most intentional.
3. Have you been home schooling due to COVID-19? If so, how’s your experience and what tips can you offer to other moms?
I have been homeschooling my youngest daughter during COVID and I think the hardest part is managing all of the distractions that are available at home. Also, keeping up my child’s motivation during this extended period of homeschooling. When we first started staying at home we experienced a loss of structure as we deviated from our normal schedules and suddenly have free time. The biggest tip that I can offer is to create a time management schedule that gives kids a sense of structure. This will help kids feel like they are productive during the day. Also, this is a great time to teach kids things that they wouldn’t necessarily learn at school and make memories while doing it. Add some non-traditional lessons to your schedule to keep them engaged. 4. Name a lesson you’ve learned as a mom that you incorporated into your business.
One lesson that I have learned from being a mom that I have incorporated in my business is the recognition that it takes a team effort to be successful. I tell my kids all the time that teamwork makes the dream work and in order for us to be successful we have to not only work together but be invested in our growth as a family. For me personally that means delegating tasks so that I don’t get burned out instead of trying to do it all. As moms we tend to think we have to do it all but once we start to see ourselves as leaders of a team we can start to operate our households more effectively.
When it comes to your business if you try to do everything, you will be exhausted and it kinds of takes the joy out of it. If you can learn to delegate some tasks you can begin to hone into those areas where you want to focus your attention to. For example, instead of maintaining your own social media you could pay someone to manage it for you. You could also automate certain parts of your business instead of spending hours working on them. Sometimes your business team is your family especially when you are first starting. The point is that your time is valuable and you want to enjoy your business so find ways to automate or delegate.
Stay connected with Ginca: · Email: email@example.com · Website: www.gincalove.com · Instagram: @gincalovespeaks @girlyouareworthy · Facebook: www.facebook.com/gincalove Interview by: Leading with Lee Magazine