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Are you an entrepreneur and a mom? Or an entrepreneur who’s about to become a mom? Then welcome to the mompreneur club.
Maybe you’re expecting a new baby, or maybe you already have a little one and you’re currently juggling giving your child attention with working.
Let’s face it. Those photos you see online with the woman holding the baby while working on her laptop are so not real life.
I mean, c’mon. We all know that in real life, that baby would probably drool over everything you were trying to do on your computer.
In reality, you might feel the need to throw on an episode of Cocomelon so you can quickly answer some emails.
Or put your baby in his playpen so you can hop on a phone call with a client.
I’ve so been there!
Finding that balance between your personal time, work, and family can be challenging.
… There may be days when you feel frustrated and want to pull your hair out.
… Or days when you question if you can do both successfully.
… And then there are days when everything is calm and you feel you have this all under control.
Am I reading your mind? That’s because I can relate to ALL of those feels.
It is not easy — there’s no doubt about that.
My friend recently asked me, “How do you do it? How do you run a business and be a mom?” She wasn’t sure how I made it all work. And quite honestly, some days I’m in utter disbelief myself.
I’m definitely still figuring it out as I go, but I finally feel like I’m in a place where I found just the right balance.
So I wanted to share with you how I’m able to run my 6-figure business, run my household, and take care of my little baby boy on a daily basis.
My goal is that once you apply my mompreneur tips, you’ll be able to say “I got this” with complete confidence.
Give yourself grace and realize that everything will NEVER be perfect.
Be honest with yourself about what you can and can’t do. Be kind to yourself when you mess up — because it’s going to happen. There’s so much unpredictability that comes with being a mom. You might have your week planned out to perfection, but if your little one gets sick unexpectedly, it can change things. Be open and flexible.
Declutter your life and your business.
What commitments can you let go of? Do you have offers or projects in your business can you put on hold for now? What offers and projects have proven to be the most profitable? What’s going to help you scale the most in the long term?
Give yourself permission to focus on 2 or 3 things so you don’t overwhelm yourself.
Time management is a huge factor in productivity.
Don’t be shy about using tools to help you. Some tools I love using are Google calendar (to map out my weeks) and Trello (to map out my days). But limit yourself to only a few tasks per day. Focus on the 3 things that are going to move the needle forward most in your business and generate revenue fastest. Ask yourself, “What’s important to do today?” This is how you can do less and achieve more.
Raising a child takes a village! It’s okay to get support.
This was a big shift I had to embrace. Being the CEO of my business, and always figuring things out myself, I felt a little reluctant about asking for help even in my personal life. But I reminded myself that it’s good for me and my child for him to be away from me every once in a while. And have 3 to 5 people for childcare, just in case. There may be moments where one or more is unavailable, so having a backup is always a smart idea.
Create ways to bring in revenue that don’t require a lot of your time.
You’ll still need to do some backend work for everything — completely passive income doesn’t exist. However, the goal is to create offers that take little time and energy but bring in a lot of revenue. I get it — you want to free up as much time as possible to spend with your family. I’ve been able to generate passive income through my course The Pose Method, and it’s been such a game-changer in my life!
What skills could you teach others in a course of your own? Or is there a way to create a DIY service option in your business that takes less of your time? Brainstorm what passive income streams make the most sense for you.
Create day-to-day routines for yourself — in your business and in your family life.
You need routines just as much as your kids do. They keep your business at its best while keeping you sane. And be sure to separate “mom time” and “business time” whenever possible. It’s so easy to get into a trap of trying to do both at the same time. Easier said than done, I know. But it’s important that you try to separate the two as much as you can so you can be present in each role.
Take care of yourself first!
You won’t be putting your best self into your business or your family if you’re not taking care of yourself. This is how you can show up and perform at a high level in your business and as a mom. I hired a personal trainer after my son was born, and to this day — it was one of the best investments I’ve ever made for myself. The sessions gave me more energy to pour into my family and my business. Self-care is so important.
Okay, there you have it.
These are all of the steps I take to live my best life, run my business, and be the best mom I can be!
I know you can do it too. All it takes is a little bit of planning and patience.
Always remember to give yourself some grace — you’re only human. We’re pretty tough chicks and if we can handle having a baby, we can handle anything else life throws at us.
Here are some incredible mompreneurs I’ve had the pleasure of working with. They’re slaying the mompreneur game! Check out their useful resources and some of the photos we created together.
Carly Wright. Mom of 1 and creator of The Vibrant Mama Method.
Carly’s mission is to help the next generation of moms experience guilt-free, joyful motherhood.
Kia Davis. Mom of 4 and founder of the Carsyn Neille Foundation.
Kia is the ultimate mompreneur, she designs sustainable, non-toxic rooms that contribute to the quality of life and survivorship of families affected by childhood cancer.
Anna Lovec. Mom of 3 and founder of The Alchemy Company
Anna specializes in real estate contracts and disclosures. She helps real estate agents close their listings confidently and with ease.
Xandrine Ayla. Mom of 1 and manifestation coach for mission-driven women.
Xandrine is passionate about giving women the spiritual tools they need to rewire their beliefs about what’s possible for their businesses.
Julie Boyadjian. Mom of 3 and San Diego Realtor.
Julie pairs clients in the San Diego area with their dream homes. She’s known for being caring, a great listener, and extremely knowledgeable about everything real estate.
Seriously, these women are inspiring! They are the definition of mompreneurs.
I know you’re just as incredible and can do anything you put your mind to. We, women, are impressive human beings.
I believe in each and every one of you. Always be uniquely you. Be Confident AF. Now get out there and do your thing!
If you’d rather watch, click below to check out my YouTube video on mompreneur tips. 👇