I just read a blogpost by Adrianne Thompson , a career-changing, middle age, wife & mother of 4 who just spent the last 4 years in law school and is now waiting for her bar results. Just reading it caused me to hyperventilate! Reading it stirred up so many of my own emotions that it brought tears to my eyes.
In my job as “The Business Coach for Moms” I help Moms live two dreams; the dream to remain the competent, relevant, intelligent, ambitious money-making powerhouse and the dream to be the nurturing, supportive, cookie baking, soccer mom. The two dreams seem so antithetical.
So these moms leave safety and security to come home to children and then hire me to help them to build a business from home.
99% have no entrepreneurial experience.
70% aren’t even in touch with their real passions.
But 100% of them know that they want to be there for their children.
100% of them know that this present day sacrifice will reap major rewards-in their relationships, money-making opportunities, self-development, lessons learned and experienced, spiritual growth, -for the future.
Moms leave a secure income to invest money and time learning a new trade, developing new skills and navigating unfamiliar territory all with the hope of gaining a profitable, sustainable business that will give them the flexibility they need to raise their children.
And failure is not an option.
Ironically the thing that they want most-more time with the children-is the second thing they have to sacrifice. Because building a business requires a lot of attention.
Therefore, failure is not an option.
Some pursue their business in the midst of poverty or health issues.
They all have life-distractions, house-hold responsibilities and familial naysayers that start wearing at confidence and creating added frustrations.
My emotions were stirred as I read this post because I admire women like Adrianne. Those that are willing to invest in themselves today with expectations for tomorrow. Women who recognize that their every action is being mentally recorded and soon unconsciously mimicked by the their children. So failure is not an option.
Because when a woman determines that failure is not an option, she will never fell!
When you decide that you’re going to do all that you can do and then wait for the results; and in the midst of waiting you can maturely handle your emotional flux; and then you determine “if the results aren’t satisfactory I’m just going to do some more because failure isn’t an option” you are on the road to success! YOUR success IS guaranteed, because every road (every result, even the unexpected and unwanted results) will take you there.
For all of the mothers who are sacrificing in the now to have a better later, keep moving forward. Keep the motto, “failure is not an option” on your lips. Murmur it during your doubts. Cry it in your tears. Shout it during your success. Whisper it in your children’s ears.
With so many of us murmuring, crying, shouting and whispering the same phase we will clear the atmosphere, we’ll generate such a success force in the land that failure will no longer exist because we’ll all be able to clearly see that all doors open to grand success for those hard-working, determined ones!
If you’re a hard-working determined mommy, who want to work from home and need help navigating the entrepreneur waters, I would love to be your business coach. Contact me and we’ll start you on your road to success!