Being a Mom & Entrepreneur

Whether you are first a full time mother or first an entrepreneur, it may seem challenging to add one or the other to your daily load.  However, there are many benefits of being an entrepreneur and a parent simultaneously.  Being a mother full time, of course, speaks for itself, but in time you will find that being an entrepreneur is nearly as rewarding.  Nothing can top being a parent, but being your own boss and making a name for yourself is a great soul-building experience as a mother.
 
So, you’ve already fallen in love with a tiny person and are simultaneously working in that land of the unknown- entrepreneurship.  What do you do? The best place to start, as outlined at http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270202? in a recent article is very simple. You “just start”!  That’s right.  You put your best foot forward, you dive in to your dreams head first and make the best of it.  Understand that nothing is perfect and everything takes work and dedication.  Just like being a mother takes practice and is a constant learning experience, so it is when you decide to become an entrepreneur as well. Every entrepreneur had to start somewhere. Every single one. Brick by brick, step by step. 
 
Finding a balance between your life as a mother and being an entrepreneur may seem daunting in its own right, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.  The feedings and diaper changes may seem relentless, as well as the tasks at hand to turn your entrepreneurship into a thriving way to generate income.  Of course, your child(ren) are your first priority and keeping them in mind when creating your golden opportunity as a successful businesswoman can keep them in mind, too. As you slowly turn your dream and vision, your child(ren) will gradually adjust to the changes as well.  Most importantly, perhaps, they will see the change in you- that spark and that drive you have. The compassion and emotion and determination.  All wonderful life tools we can give our children that they will surely carry with them for the rest of their life.
 
Whatever your dreams and goals may be, never let it go and keep it close at heart.  Make sure your child(ren) know they will be closest to your heart and you are pursuing your passion because you love them so much.  They will see that mom is the kind of person they wish to aspire to be like.  Don’t ever let small setbacks or little issues get in your way.  Stay focused, stay determined and above all else stay positive.  Your children will thank you someday for never giving up and showing them a great way to grow, work and live.
Keep Praying & Keep Pushing
Yolanda Coleman