Today's Motherhood Inspiration Interview is with Hilary Hendershott! Hilary Hendershott is the founder of Hendershott Wealth Management, a leading financial advisory and wealth coaching firm for women. Hilary’s mission is to motivate women and their loved ones to be financially empowered, and to thrive. Her wealth coaching programs have enabled participants to finally take control of their money, learn healthy financial habits, and grow their individual wealth by millions of dollars. Check out her instagram here and watch our interview here.
- Who are you mom to? Harlyn Hendershott, 4 years old, leukemia warrior
- Tell us about your life outside of motherhood. My husband and I are currently in the process of relocating to Puerto Rico to take advantage of not only the flexibility afforded by being business owners, but also some pretty fantastic tax benefits there. As such, I plan to soon improve my Spanish language skills from “sufficient” to “excelente!”. We love to SCUBA dive, and I love to snowboard, although I have some trouble convincing my family they want to participate with me on that sport. Our favorite place we’ve ever traveled is Ambergris Caye, Belize - every moment there was magical. I love to drive fast cars, and last year my husband and I did the Dream Racing Supercars Experience and I got to drive the Mclaren 720S, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and more. It was such a bucket list item! I host a podcast called Profit Boss® Radio, where we talk about topics designed to empower women (especially business owners) to build wealth. Hosting a podcast has been such a positive experience for me - I find that it’s actually part of my self-expression (turns out I have a lot I want to say to the world) and it’s enabled me to meet so many incredible and dynamic women - like Nikki Day, the owner of Ayla Bag! I have leveraged years of professional coaching training into my wealth coaching program, and it’s been one of the more fulfilling experiences of my life. I feel really blessed to have found the intersection of career and fulfillment. I consider myself more than a financial advisor or coach, I am a Regenerative Wealth Catalyst. Also, my calling is people live free and author their lives. Having the opportunity to coach women in my programs fulfills on my calling and is a daily reminder of the gift I’ve been given to fulfill on that with my daughter. Harlyn was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in October of 2018. While it’s certainly been the most excruciating experience of my life, I’m so happy to say that she has an excellent team of doctors and we expect her to be considered “cured” on December 5, 2020.
- How has becoming a mother changed your life?So many ways! I feel like having Harlyn broke my heart right open. I had assumed I’d want to keep working full-time, but I’ve found that time with her is so precious I don’t want to miss many of the moments. I’m so blessed to be able to design my work and business to support the things that fill my heart.
- Did you work before having kids? If so how did having kids change that? I agree, this is a longer story. I had a full team supporting me when I gave birth and was working full-time, I even had my sister (who works for me) writing emails from the delivery room! I was very committed to building my business, but now that it’s reliable to be profitable and I’m watching my daughter grow and change, I give myself permission to sign off before 5pm and say “no” to things I don’t believe will move the needle toward what I’m committed to building. I am really glad I started building my business before I had Harlyn, as I was able to do the heavy lifting without regard to missing out on her life.
- How do you balance the constant chaos of motherhood? In addition, how do you prioritize self care? Well, it’s a commitment and it’s ongoing. So, this is never “done”. I am blessed we have enough financial resources to afford a nanny and a housekeeper, so that’s a big part of it. I have an “ideal weekly calendar” so I know where to slot personal commitments so that they are budgeted appropriately and don’t take over, but also so I know if there’s a “hole” I should have filled. One wonderful thing I did for myself a couple years ago was I started blocking off my calendar before 11am. That’s when I get my workout in, and get the day started on email, plus other things I might need to take care of. That’s been a game changer for sure.
- Tell me about your "life's Messy Moment" story! We were on the way to Harlyn's doctors appointment one morning and I didn't quite realize the soothing power of her bunny. She likes to sniff her bunny and it's so bizarre to me but for some reason it really calms her. There was a part of the road where there was a lot of construction and since she was immune compromised, she had to wear a N95 mask all the time. And she didn't want this mask on, so I took her bunny away from her and I was trying to put this mask on her face and she started crying so hard that she actually made herself throw up. So she projectile vomited all over the back of the seat and it was rancid and smelled so bad and I was just out of my mind. The first thing I did when I got to the hospital was I called friends crying asking them to get my car detailed. And in retrospect that should have been my last priority, but I was not in my right mind. There is nothing worse than the smell of puke.
- How did you hear about the Ayla Bag? Nikki! I was one of the first people to know about the bag.
- What feature on the Ayla Bag are you most excited for? First, it’s gorgeous. Second, the vacuum. So great for the obsessive compulsives!
- Tell us one place where you would use the Ayla Vac Definitely in the car! I’m so tired of the food situation in the back seat. Making sure Harlyn has snacks is important, but at 4 years old she’s still such a messy eater!