There is so much pressure to be a perfect mom. The clean house, the perfectly cooked dinner, kids signed up for all the activities, being on committees, keeping up friendships, having a good marriage, gosh the list goes on. And that on TOP of running a business or having a job...Well I must say, I AM OVER THAT.
I am going to embrace the messiness, because I want to live life to the fullest, I want my children to have more of ME instead of less of the stressed out ME. I want them to have my presence over my perfection. Because we cannot get back these precious years.
But I will not give up my dreams, because I believe in what I do, I believe in The Pod Works and the Collective. I believe in writing books and speaking on stages, because I know I have a message to get out into the world. I believe in helping other mompreneurs grow their businesses in an authentic and sustainable way. I believe in dreams and I want my children to see that their Mama is still going after her dreams. I want them to know that you can work hard but also take time for your family. I want them to see balance.
That sounds great, but how am I going to do this? I choose to embrace the messiness of mompreneur life. I am going to show up for my tribe, my kids, my husband and my business, yet I am going to probably do it with a messy house, in sweat pants, with spit up on my shirt, and bags under my eyes. Yet I am going to have a full heart, a joyful spirit and a kick butt mindset. I am going to be PRESENT NOT PERFECT.
This is my plan:
- I am downsizing to ONLY saying YES to the things that light me up like wildfire
- I am ONLY taking on clients that are EXACTLY who I want to work with
- I am making a SPACIOUS schedule so I don't feel rushed or like those precious moments with my family are being taken away
- I am embracing my Introvert side and honoring the time I need for ME and my self-care
- I am making SPACE for more DISCONNECTED time with my family
And most importantly my business plan is getting changed up so I am only focusing on being the very AUTHENTIC ME. The messy, loving, caring, creative, smart, Mompreneur that I am. I might not grow my business as fast, but it will be sustainable and FEEL good, it will be ethical, it will be authentic and it will allow me to embrace motherhood & my dreams with ease.
How are you going to embrace the messiness?
I would love to hear about how you are embracing your authentic self in your role as a mama and a business owner! Comment below or feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org