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Don’t Quit!

As Mommy Entreprenuers we have many challenges, primarily balancing home, children, business with many other daily responsibilites. Often it becomes overwhelming. Some days it feels as if we are juggling the balls and other days we’re just trying to keep them under the water.

How do we honor our dreams, talents, and clients when there’s a 2 year old who wants no one but you and a 14 year old who has to be chauffered to her many extracurricular activites?

All of my mom entreprenuer clients ask the same question, in one form or another, “should I wait until the child/children get older?” Ultimately you have to do what feels right for you, but know that even moms with teenagers ask the same question.

I advise that you not make the decision to quit because it’s “too hard”, or “I’m too tired”. You’re going to experience that with 2 children or 7.

 Don’t quit because, “I feel guilty about time away from my children.” Mom, you’re going to experience that when they are age 2 or age 17.

 Don’t quit because, “I don’t have enough time.” EVERYONE is experiencing that, especially mom entrepreneurs.

Learn some time management skills. Eat better so that you can maintain your energy. Learn how to let go of the guilt by getting a different perspective. Network with another mom entrepreneur for accountability and support or hire a business coach.

 But whatever you do, DON’T QUIT!


To Our Mutual Success, Lady T



2 Comments
  • Monica Blakely
    October 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Hi there! I LOVE this post! thanks so much for sharing it. It is exactly what I needed to hear at the exact time I needed to hear it.
    I’m overwhelmed with family concerns, a toddler and TWO home businesses that I’m trying to get off the ground.
    I was thinking just this morning (as I longed for a shower but instead made waffles) that temporary insanity must have created my current scenario and perhaps the best thing to do is cut bait and run like hell. Now, I’m prepared to take a deep breath and reconsider things…until the next bout of “are you nuts?” comes upon me.
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

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    • Lady T
      October 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

      Funny, lol! But it’s not! I know exactly where you are; been there, done that, some days I’m still in the midst! LOL!

      Reply

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