Tell us about your latest Mompreneur Moves!
I believe Beyonce described it best during the remix of Savage with Megan Thee Stallion, "Turned this mother up 800 degrees." I became a certified life coach and created a landing page that permits my flowers to download a free copy of the Glambitious Guide To Being A Mompreneur that I was featured in. The objective is to inspire the women who come across my social media platforms to become all that they were created to be healthy, wealthy, and passionate about living in on purpose.
How do you balance entrepreneurship with motherhood?
Fortunately, for me, my baby boy is now 16 years old and is also working diligently on his brand. However, it wasn't always that way. Once upon a time, I longed to be a modern-day renaissance woman. However, I was merely a jill of all trades but a master of none. I lost myself trying to juggle the challenges of starting a business, managing rental property, homeschooling my son, and striving to be a trophy wife. Eventually I stumbled up a place where felt disconnected from the world and myself. Thankfully, through divorce, poverty, prayer, mentorship and time.
I learned that my divine assignments as a mother, entrepreneur, intrapreneur, and wife, comes with ease when one is at peace. It doesn't have to be forced. As women we're naturally talented and gifted in these areas. Yet, some how we still allow the psychological and physical symptoms of burned-out to define us. The stress I experience is often the result of an uneven life balance. Being a Mompreneur mandates intentional living. I learned the hard way that organization breeds instant gratification. Time management, routine, and only working on projects that align with my goals and priorities has positioned me for greater success. Now I understand that organizing and controlling my time leads to a better proactive rather than reactive lifestyle.
What 3 steps helped you to become successful as a Mompreneur?
The sweet relief I would have to say was knowledge. Learning to do business in the arenas that I enjoy. Focus. We often hear motivational speakers talk about doing the thing, about focusing all efforts in a concentrated manner but for mother's it can be very difficult. However, if you can be intentional about the one thing your are working on. Success is imminent. Lastly, I learned to decide.
Any advice for mom's who are considering a pivot into entrepreneurship right now?
Pay close attention to your excuses, within them you will learn to hear the subconscious self imposed limitations. Always put family first and grow at a pace that is conducive to improve performance. Remind yourself often the slow motion is still obvious motion. I currently live by Oprah Winfrey's quote "Doing my best at this present moment puts in the best place for the next moment."