I always get the question from moms wanting to start a business, how am I sane & how do I do it? A business and 3 kids under 5? Is it possible? It’s all in your head & starts in your heart…
Here’s the truth…you can do whatever you want & you CAN do it now. I never started when I was single & had time to focus on starting a business…I decided to be really crazy & go for it after I had 2 toddlers. There is absolutely nothing special about me. I am human, I’m a mom, I cry & I have bad days just like everyone else. Anything that I can do you can do, & some of you can probably do it better. What I had to realize is to stop listening to the outside voices & the outside world & their thoughts on what I should do. If you have an idea, GO FOR IT! Take a few days to find a work and life balance & get on a routine. Maybe you need to have a friend or sitter watch your kids for a few hours while you gather your ideas & make them something magical.
Don’t wait for the right moment, don’t wait for that right push because remember, there is always someone a step ahead & you have to believe in yourself. Don’t make excuses for yourself. We are our worst enemies. Our children & our peers should not be pulling us back from the creativity & passion we have been gifted. We have to grow & be our own shaker & makers. If anything, they should make us want to work harder. People will break you along the way, they will compete aggressively with you, they will laugh at your ideas, they will attempt to take your time, but here’s the thing, you can do WHATEVER YOU WANT if YOU believe it. You want to paint mugs & sell them on the street or you want to open an online boutique? Then do it & do it well.
Fear is my biggest enemy & even after getting the lease on this second store I’ve cried for 2 days sometimes thinking I just want to give up, but if we don’t have fear, then we have nothing else to make us work harder & we have nothing else to make us fight. If you look back & have accomplished something you wanted to do, you can look back & say, I did it, I tried it, & more times then often, you will be more successful than you ever imagined. Don’t go through life wishing & hoping that you had just attempted to try that one passion. So you lose a little money & you lose a little hope, dust off & do something different. We are all made & created to achieve something beautiful as we mother, as we friend, & as we grow.
I hope I’ve inspired at least one person today to take your hustle & share it with the world. What are some things that you want to do?