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“I always like a good hack. As a busy mom and a business owner, hacks are where it’s at.”

—  Leah Jolly

For IBCLCs, being able to do things faster and with less stress translates to a better job done. That’s why we’ve dedicated this entire episode to discussing life hacks designed to introduce more ease into your private practice.

Through our time building and growing our private practices, we’ve identified a number of areas where we’ve been slowed down, distracted, disrupted, or ignored our physical needs… but we’ve also come up with simple daily solutions that keep us on track and working at our best (many of which take under five minutes).

As an IBCLC, there are several key aspects where life hacks shine—from taking care of your body, to managing your business logistics, to nurturing your emotional and spiritual needs, there are small, powerful ways to get around the overwhelm while still making sure you tick off everything on your To-Do list.

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • Life hacks for meeting your physical needs

  • Life hacks for meeting your logistical needs

  • Life hacks for meeting your emotional & spiritual needs

“Try to have focus outside of just business-related things because there is so much that fills our lives that isn’t business-related, and I think we get burned out faster when that is our sole focus.”

—  Leah Jolly


01:06  Patreon shout-out

01:48  Leah’s marketing moment

05:35  Pack a lunch

09:08  Hydrate

11:22  Bathroom situation

13:48  Rest & quiet time

17:27  Brain reset

18:46  Movement

22:10  Communications logistics

24:22  Communication time zones

25:53  Designated notebook

27:07  Tech

29:00  Travel logistics

32:43  Build community

33:25  Be social

35:24  Refuelling

36:48  Annie’s tech tip

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About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of the Lactation Consultant Private Practice Toolkit.

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Lactation Business Coaching

We're Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC and Leah Jolly IBCLC. We share a passion for compassionate and professional lactation private practice and meeting our business goals while helping families reach their feeding goals. Each time we talk, we learn something new and we’re inspired to keep ongoing. We have regular podcasts and interactive Deeper Dives.

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