You’re a woman with super powers, you multi-task and juggle your way through each and every day just like a pro, you’re head over heels in love with motherhood and your family is at the heart of everything you do. There’s just one thing – there’s an encouraging voice in your head which just won’t stop reminding you of that A-ha moment turned into a genius idea which has been on your mind for a while.
You think you could turn it into an award-winning business, your brainwave oozes potential, and in your heart of hearts you really know that it could be a gigantic hit, you can feel it in your bones — and let’s face it, everyone knows that mums have the most fantastic intuition. The only thing stopping you is that there’s a second very irritating voice bullying its way through, and it’s holding you back. This voice keeps telling you that you already have way too much on your plate, ‘you’ve been out of the game for years, you missed the boat’ it constantly screams in your head. You’re scared, resistant and your fear levels are sky high, you’re trying to be practical but you find yourself dreaming of shining a light on your talents and designing a business based on your passions.
Sounds familiar? You, dear friend are a ‘mompreneur in the making’ and it’s just a matter of time; you’re a success story waiting to happen, so cheers to you! Before you take the big bold leap, here are a couple of points to ponder on:
Is your business idea based on your passions and true talents?
You’re a mum so realistically you’re probably going to be building your business during some of the most awkward hours of the day, on the bright side you’re used to sleepless nights. Your business idea should mirror what you’re truly passionate about so every time you’re dedicating precious time to it, you’re also enjoying yourself and feel more productive than ever.
Where does fear stand in all this?
Hand on your heart, the business world is scary but hey, this doesn’t mean you can’t handle it. Remember, fear is just an emotion, just like the millions of emotions we experience each and every day, so don’t give it too much attention. Look fear in the eye, in the same way you would discipline a toddler, and invite it to take a back seat, show fear that you’re the one in control. Fear is enthusiasm’s companion, it’s essential and keeps us in check, so don’t hate your fear, embrace it but keep it in its place.
Ready to roll up your sleeves for some serious collaborations?
For your journey to success to happen, collaboration must be at the heart of your business philosophy. Look out for opportunities to team up and support other ‘mompreneurs ’— remember, strength in numbers, when women get the chance to work together, the chance of success multiplies.
Use the fact that you are a mum to your advantage
Remind yourself that you have what it takes to be a brilliant entrepreneur. Think about it. Clearly, you can delegate, work around the clock, manage stress, multi-task and you can even come up with the most outrageously creative solutions which satisfy even the most demanding toddlers, so running a business shouldn’t be scary at all. Allow the prospects of your business idea to excite you, share your passions and surround yourself with a tribe of mums who will happily cheer you on! Go on…make yourself proud.
Article written by BuzyMummy guest contributor: Sab, blogger and founder of HighwaytoHappy, a wonderful blog concept that offers an online space where soulful sisters are invited to unwind, feel nurtured, re-charge & take the time to appreciate the delicious moments in their lives. Click here to like the HighwaytoHappy FB page and click here to keep up to date on the latest posts from the HighwaytoHappy blog.