You’re the CEO of your household and nothing compares to the chaos of running a home with small children. In fact, a recent study suggests that being a stay-at-home mom is the equivalent of working 2.5 jobs. It’s tiring, and rewarding, too. It’s hard, and it’s incredible.
Whether you are a full time mom, or you have a full time gig along with being a mom, you may have felt the itch to start your own business and join the growing amount of mompreneurs across the globe.
How do you become successful as an entrepreneur with young children? Here are the five things I needed to get over the fear of starting a business with a young child at home.
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A powerful statement. Let’s eat the frog here and start with the hardest one. Answering the questions about why and who you’re helping is going to set the tone for the rest of the work you do to launch your business. Even if this ebbs and flows, having a starting point will make the rest of your decisions moving forward much easier.
A time management strategy that works. I’m not really talking about that epic to-do list that I know you have. I’m talking more about what you do with every block of time you have in your life. Are you being intentional with the goals you have for your life, business, marriage, and children? I firmly believe that when you’re intentional with your time, you actually create more “white space” for the fun stuff. And guys, the fun stuff is what life is all about. Don’t miss out!
A less complicated goal setting strategy. If I counted the number of hours I wasted on goal setting, I’d probably turn red with embarrassment and hide under a rock for a few years. Seriously, it doesn’t have to be that hard. A goal gets broken down into action steps, which gets placed in your calendar as to-do’s. You evaluate every once in a while and pivot if you need to. The confidence in your everyday actions, knowing they are placing footsteps towards that goal you have, is all you need to keep moving forward.
An organic, online presence. Your mission will help you know where your people are hanging out on social media, and where you need to hang out so you can meet them, nurture them, and eventually help them. Think about your ideal client or customer, and what their needs are. I also recommend only focusing on 1-2 platforms at first, growing those audiences is going to catapult you to other platforms!
Relationships and networking opportunities. This is by far my favorite one. You guys know we are all about community over here, and who doesn’t like to make new connections? But seriously – being a mom can feel lonely, and being an entrepreneur can feel lonely. Making sure you are building relationships with like-minded people is so key for those days you just don’t feel like it, or when you need to celebrate a win in your business.
Okay, secret’s out – I actually have EIGHT whole steps that I think are totally necessary to start a business. I’m sharing them along with some checklist items for each one, come grab it!
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