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We Tie The Knots opens office space to meet clients, come say Hello!

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Step Into My Office: Denver Wedding Planner, Christyn, shares how dreams came true when she opened their new Colorado office.

I have lived in the Wash Park area of Denver, Colorado for almost 8 years and just love this neighborhood! So when I co-founded We Tie The Knots with my sister in 2011, I began dreaming of opening a beautiful office to host clients for all of our wedding planning meetings. It was great being able to work from home the first few years, but as our company grew and my family grew, having to convert my home office to a nursery, I knew the time had come!

I searched high and low all over Denver for the perfect place for this wedding planner to call home! We had some specific needs that were not all being met at most of the places I saw. We wanted a great space to highlight our work that was comfortable and convenient for clients. I started driving laps around my Denver neighborhood hoping for the beam of light (think the christmas tree scene in Christmas Vacation) to reveal the perfect office space. I drove down South Pearl Street then turned right on E Ohio and out of the corner of my eye saw a flash of red. I paused and thought, “that might be a For Rent sign”! Threw my car in reverse and sure enough it was!

We moved into this delightful corner of shops on South Pearl Street in Wash Park in February and have had so much fun designing and decorating this space where we get to collaborate and  host so many wedding planning meetings. It really is a dream come true to open this office in a neighborhood I love and be able offer more Wedding Planning Jobs to amazing women as we continue to grow and have the opportunity to serve more couples as they plan their weddings!

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So if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by! We always have champagne and cookies on hand! And we are usually blasting some great tunes, randomly jumping up to “Shake it Off” and get the blood flowing after being glued to our computers for too long!

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Cheers!

Christyn Wilkins

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How does a Mompreneur stay present in the moment?

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Being a ‘mompreneur’ is the most empowering task I have been trusted with. The reason I say ‘empowering’ is because I never knew I was capable of successfully juggling so many things at once. As an entrepreneur who offers one of the best franchise opportunities for women (if I do say so myself)—not to mention a new mom myself—life is busy.

When I can think to myself at the end of the day… I helped 8 other women on our team become better today than they were yesterday, I sent 185 emails in three hours, I talked at least one bride off the ledge, I put out 4 fires in the office, we thought of another innovative concept to implement in our business, I didn’t kill my two fur babies, I managed to keep my other baby happy and well, I had dinner on the table before 9pm, I was able to spend quality time with my husband and daughter before she went to bed, Oh and I got to take a shower?!

That’s a successful day, because moms can freakishly multitask.

I quickly thought I was Super-Mom. I was not noticing how run down I was and was no longer present in the moment. I was spending every possible second of the day thinking about work, or the next load of laundry I needed to do.

On Being a Balanced Mompreneur….

I quickly had to teach myself to either wear my mommy hat, or franchise entrepreneur hat. If I am home with my daughter and she’s not sleeping, I am fully engaged with her and I do not even feel guilty about it. If our nanny is at the house, I am fully engaged in work and figuring out ways to help other women accomplish these same dreams.

It is definitely possible to run a business and a household, but not within the same few minutes.

Moms feel guilty for taking time for themselves, but you shouldn’t. In order for you to successfully run a household you have to be physically and emotionally prepared. You have to think of going to get your nails done or decompressing at the gym, as something you are ultimately doing for your child or husband. If you are so mentally and physically drained, there is no way you are fully capable of spending quality time with your child and husband in a positive environment.

Every woman deserves the opportunity to decompress, take time for herself and engage with her family. If your husband or children are suffering from you never being present in the moment, you are going to regret it later down the road.

Every day I realize how thankful I am for this incredible opportunity to build a company and have the flexibility to be present in my daughter’s life, especially certain times she needs it most. That’s why it’s important to us that we provide opportunities for women, and moms, to have a dream job with flexibility, and why we started offering franchise opportunities for women.

I know not every mom is there yet, but I want to encourage you to position yourself to get there eventually. Continue bettering your career path and do not just stay comfortable because it pays the bills. You deserve it.

 

 

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