I have had my own internet business for over 8 years now, and I get many women asking how I do it, being a full time Mom to 5 kids and three stepkids, besides! There are some tricks to the trade, so if you are thinking about starting your own business, but have held back because your Mom job comes first, have hope. There are ways you can do it all, and everybody benefits!
Tip #1 First, I have to admit, I am a fan of Dr. Phil. You may have heard one of his catchphrases…”If Mom ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” There is a good measure of truth to this statement. Let’s face it, most stay at home parents are still Moms. And lets face this too…if you are a stay at home Mom, YOU are the heart of your home. So if you are feeling like you deserve more for yourself…well, you do. EVERY stay at home Mom deserves top have something of her own, that helps identify her as a person separate from the squabbles and the dirty socks. And if you don’t have something of your own, chances are, you resent it. And if you don’t,.you probably will. So starting a business of your own is a good step towards creating that autonomy that we all need as humans. (Yes, you are still human, even at the 3 am feedings!) Everyone benefits from Mom expanding her world and her life…both emotionally and financially. So tip #1? Let go of the guilt and the martyrdom…start something for yourself!
Tip #2 If the whole idea of starting your own business overwhelms you because you already have a sink full of two days worth of dishes and haven’t slept in 2 years…never fear. You just need a plan. Learn to organize your time, delegate tasks, and eliminate the unnecessary. There are many websites dedicated to helping you find your path, and getting you into a place where you suddenly find all that lost time! Try www.organizedhome.com and www.flylady.net to get you started.
Tip #3 Lastly, you need to learn to believe in yourself, and take your own path. You don’t have to be running a Fortune 500 company in order to be successful. You can work an online business part time until the children are all in school, and adjust your time at the job to how much money you need to make, and how much time you have. Women are the fastest growing group of business owners, and the day has come for you to believe you can have what you want in this life, without sacrificing your family to do it. You were put here for a reason…and while your children may be your primary purpose, realize that you also have a tremendous ability to touch others lives as well. Now find out how you are going to do that, and make a way for yourself!