I’m writing my first book for mom entrepreneurs. This week I’m working on the chapter that deals with developing your intuition. As mom entrepreneurs we don’t have time to play around, guess and hope it’s going to work out. We need to clearly hear from God so that we’ll know where to spend our time and energy.
Therefore quiet time is absolutely essential! In quietness you can gain an understanding more profound then you could have by talking to 20 people. God is gracious to us mothers. He knows what we can bear and He knows what we” ain’t got”. And quiet, alone time is something most moms ain’t got! For me it’s pretty much non-existent. I’ve always encouraged my children to talk and showed interest in even their most incoherent babbles. And boy am I paying for it! Most times I have 3 kids talking to me at once. They don’t even recognize that they others are talking! They don’t even notice that I’m not listening!!
That’s the beauty of children, they’re so self-absorbed they can’t even tell when you’ve tuned out. LOL!
There’s also the constant noise of the 4 boys banging, bumping, jumping, beating, thumping, kicking, stomping, bopping, hitting, punching, thrashing, falling, knocking, breaking, drumming, tapping, rapping….you get my point! Never a dull, quiet moment.
And sorry I can not get up 2 hours early just to get my quiet time! I’m just too sleepy, tired, drowsy, sluggish-whatever adjective you want to throw in here that best describes EXHAUSTED!
So I’ve had to learn ways to get my quiet time in on the sly; and most importantly I’ve learned that God knows how to get a message to you in just a few minutes if you are constantly tuned in to Him. This is crucial; as a momprenuer you don’t have 30min for intercessory prayer, 15 min for self prayer, 15 min for Bible and 20 min for praise. Those days are long gone (for me)! So what do you do? How do you “hear” those wonderful business ideas so that you can capitalize on them?
I asked my fans on Facebook and here are some ideas from other mompreneurs.