So many people want to own a family-friendly business. But getting your mom biz to deliver both the extra money and family and personal time is easier said than done.
The flexibility that accompanies mompreneurship morphs into a curse with weak boundaries. Everybody wants you and needs you. You sacrifice taking care of yourself (or maybe you never did in the first place). You do personal tasks in your work time, and you aren’t fully present when you are with your family.
Is it just that you are too nice?
Maybe, but most likely you are giving away your power.
But, you may not believe you have any power to give away. You may feel tugged in so many directions that you feel quite powerless.
That’s exactly what is happening. Because you are not well rooted, little by little you give a piece of yourself to every person, place and thing around you. The sloppy seconds remain for you and your business.
There’s nothing wrong with giving; generosity defines us as Christians. Recognizing your power may seem worldly.
God has given you an essential mission. To pull it off you tap into the power He gives you. To access your power, you go deep inside. Tell the truth about what is holding you back. Be courageous about doing what is necessary to override it, no matter how uncomfortable that may be.
For example, why aren’t you doing the little, important things? Are you working “on” as well as “in” your business? Are you making uncomfortable follow-up calls that will bring you business? What’s stopping you for developing the next skill or process you need in your business?
Take your power back within your body. Be 100% accountable for how you choose to spend your time. Take responsibility for the consequences for those choices.
Catholic Mompreneur Biz and Life Tip: Whatever God is calling you to do regarding self, family, and your business, move forward with it. Stand in your power, not getting distracted or letting self-doubt get you off.