MWH 173 : Leaving Your 9 to 5: How a Mum of Two Became Her Own Boss with Sumi Mayadunne of The Last Berry

Leaving Your 9 to 5 : How a Mum of Two Became Her Own Boss

Are you interested in becoming your own boss, so you can leave your 9 to 5? Well, guess what? It's totally possible for you!

Today, I'm sharing an interview with a mum of two who left her 9 to 5 to become her own boss… and she's killing it!!


I'm very excited about today's episode because we're chatting with a student from the Social Method Society! This is my first ever SMS interview, and I cannot wait for you to meet our guest because she has experienced some serious shifts since joining the Society.

Today's guest is Sumi Mayadunne! Sumi is an entrepreneur and an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping women become the best mum they want to be. She designs products that help simplify mum life – everyday. Products that’ll save mums time, energy and money while also being functional and fashionable.


During this episode, Sumi is going to share all about her journey within The Social Method Society and how sometimes the most important changes for your business actually come from within YOU. Yep! Today, we're chatting all about mindset shifts and wins!

Make sure you grab a pen and paper because you're going to want to take notes.

1. Introducing Sumi!

Sumi is so incredible, and we love the energy she brings to the Social Method Society. I hand picked Sumi for this episode because she has an amazing story share, so I can't wait for you to hear it!

Key Points We Discussed:

Who is Sumi?
What is Sumi's biz journey?
How did Sumi found her biz?

2. The Social Method Society

Sumi is a student in the Social Method Society, and she has seriously been kicking ass! In this section, Sumi shares why she decided to join the Social Method Society.

Key Points We Discussed:

Why did Sumi join the Social Method Society?

What was her driving force?
What change was Sumi seeking?

3. Internal Changes

I’ve noticed that Sumi is consistently taking bold action in her biz which is so great, but the internal changes that she is experiencing are just as important, if not more. In this section, Sumi is sharing her internal changes and mindset breakthroughs.

Key Points We Discussed:

How has the way Sumi views herself changed since implementing the mindset sessions within SMS?
What was Sumi's mindset like before?

  • Before joining the SMS, Sumi referred to her business as a “small business” because she had a side hustle mentality.

What is Sumi's mindset like now?

  • After Sumi joined SMS, she began to view herself as an entrepreneur or business woman.

How has the way Sumi speaks to herself personally and professionally shifted?

  • I realised through SMS, it’s more important to serve my followers.
  • It’s more important to take imperfect action than wait around for the perfect that never comes.
  • Launch before you’re ready.

What has become possible for Sumi?

  • Sumi is showing up on social media AND she put a picture of her on her About Me page.
  • She LOVES connecting with her followers by making an impact.

3. Living Her Best Life

It seriously lights me up when I see the women I’m mentoring living their best life. In this section, Sumi is sharing what steps she's taking to live her best life and how this is impacting her family.

Key Points We Discussed:

What is Sumi doing to ensure she's living her best life every single day?
How is this having a ripple effect on her entire family??


I'm super excited because I have created a brand new and FREE Instagram Masterclass. I'd love for you to register and grab your spot now. The masterclass will be on The Instagram Roadmap – How To Turn Your Followers into Customers, Even If You Have A Small Audience. It brings together everything I've learned about building a personal brand on Instagram and creating a business that has generated multiple 6 figures whilst raising my two boys and only working 3 days a week.

In this masterclass you'll:

  • Understand where Instagram fits in your overall marketing strategy so you can start getting sales easier and faster, no matter how small your audience might be.
  • Discover the 4 biggest myths and out-dated Instagram strategies that are costing you time and losing you customers
  • Learn the 6 stage roadmap for turning your Instagram following into a business that generates 6 figures or more, without being sales-y

[button text=”Register Now” url=”” class=””]



Sumi is offering a FREE printable PDF that lists important things to pack in your nappy bag if you're a new mum, baby, toddler, preschooler and beyond. You can just print it and stick it on your fridge and change according to the stage of your child! Sumi is also offering a 15% discount to MWH listeners with the code “MWH15”.

Instagram: @thelastberry_bagorganiser


Facebook: @Mumswithhustle
Instagram: @mumswithhustle
Twitter: @MumsWithHustle
Biz Club: MWH Biz Club


Okay, mama! I'm going to give it to you straight, 'cause you know that's what I'm about. Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes and the more reviews we receive the more likely iTunes will reward us with better reach. I want to reach more hustling mamas that can add extreme value to our kick-ass tribe. Help a sister, out? I already love you forever, but I’d be extremely grateful if you would review me on iTunes!

If you've loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Mums With Hustle Podcast on iTunes.

share the love


About Tracy

As the founder and CEO of Mums With Hustle, I have the best day job in the world: teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their beautiful businesses online. When I started the business, that was everything I wanted, but since then, it has grown into something much bigger. Now, I get my joy from helping women find their zones of genius within a community that truly celebrates their success. I truly believe that when women choose to band together, we can do anything - and if you feel the same, there’s a place in the MWH community for you.

you might also like

FREE Reels Guide For Business Owners

Grow your following, boost your reach and grow your business with INSTAGRAM REELS.

Swipe 10 of the most effective Instagram Reels content ideas for business owners right now - including secret strategies my members and I have used to skyrocket our engagement (I'm talking over 40K views on a single REEL within 24hrs)!

Reels Freebie Ipad Cover