11/24/17

How Busy Moms Can Build An Empire From The Ground Up


By on 11/24/2017 12:21:00 PM

Some women have kids and forget all about the dreams and ambitions that they had before they became a mother. They are happy to let the title of mother define them, and that’s fine. Other women don’t wish to do that, yet they’re unsure of where to go and what to do to continue enjoying life for themselves and not just for their kids. Parenthood should never make you forget about the dreams and ambitions you once had!

If you’re a busy mom, yet you dream of having your own successful empire, you have that dream for a reason. Trusting the little niggles you get rather than simply saying they are silly and brushing them off is one of the best ways to begin enjoying life and getting more from it. But how are you supposed to build an empire when you have kids? From the ground up, of course.

This comprehensive guide will talk you through becoming a ‘momtrepreneur’ so you finally have the confidence to go through with your dreams. Read on to become inspired!


Act Like A Business Woman
If you’re going to be a business woman, you need to start acting like a business woman. You might feel silly at first, after all, you’ve only just decided to get going! However, this will help you get into the right mindset and develop a huge entrepreneurial spirit. Start calling yourself a businesswoman. If you don’t regard yourself as one, then nobody else is going to!

Sure, working from home in your pajamas can be great sometimes, but dressing for work every morning will make you feel far more productive and raring to get things done. When you dress, even in casual clothes and perhaps a spot of makeup, you’ll have more of a ‘I’m ready to tackle what today has to throw at me’ mindset. If you feel like you’re just sat at home, you’ll probably act that way. The things we wear can make a huge difference to how productive we are!

Make sure you get up with enough time to have a shower, make yourself a hot drink - maybe even get in a little exercise to get the blood flowing and endorphins pumping. The important thing to do after you’ve got a good idea for your home routine, is to let your family know that you’ve started a business, and that you’re serious about it. This all goes towards acting and thinking like a business woman - don’t sell yourself short, or they will too. Many people don’t take those who work from home seriously, so you’ll need to show people you’re serious about this. Especially if you don’t want people asking you to run errands for them all the time because they don’t think you’re really working!

Start acting like a business woman and you’ll have your business off to a roaring start.

Get Super Organized
Once you’re in the mindset of a business woman, it’s time to get super organized. You’re going to be at home a lot of the time in the beginning. Your kids will be there when they’re not at school, you’ll have chores to do - you need to get organized before you can expect to get any work done. If you just do things as they come at you it’s unlikely you’ll get any work out of the way, and you’ll be in a constant battle with trying to get everything done. This can lead to overwhelm, stress, and wondering whether you’ve made the right decision at all. You can start small, but make sure you do your best to run your household as smoothly as possible. It may just take a little previous planning to get things going.

Perhaps you could take one day per week, like Sunday, to set aside an hour or two to get prepared for the week ahead. Write down tasks on your calendar, figure out your priorities and to do lists, and make the most of every single hour you have at your disposal. If you don’t run the day, then the day will run you. List both work items and any family issues you will need to take care of, such as taking your daughter to dance class. It’s a good idea to even schedule in quality family time, as this is still super important when starting a business. Letting it fall to the wayside could mean your kids feel neglected, and this can cause problems for everybody later on down the line.

Having a weekly menu will help you to figure out exactly what you need to buy when you do the food shop, and how much time you need to set aside to make the food. Meal prepping some meals on your chosen day can help you to save some energy too.

Remember, one of the most important things about starting your new venture is scheduling that family time. If you feel like you’re neglecting the most important thing in your life, then you’re unlikely to make your business thrive and expand the way you want it to. 

Stay Flexible And Get Help If You Need It
It’s important you remain flexible with your business, and get help if you need to. There are many groups designed for women like you online, which can help you in terms of getting great advice. Make sure you’re not afraid to delegate and outsource tasks if you need to. There are services online for things like content writing, web design, and even virtual assisting that could help to make your days run smoothly and your business more successful. Investing in these things will mean less money in the short term, but could mean better long term success. You can delegate tasks to the kids too - make sure they are cleaning up after themselves, and consider setting up a chore chart so they know who is supposed to be doing what and when.

Bear in mind that being an entrepreneur isn’t a 9-5 job, but motherhood is. Some days you may have to stay awake into the wee hours to get things done, and get up to get your kids ready early too. Just make sure you keep a sense of humor about you and feel grateful for all you have, otherwise you may find your mental health falls to the wayside. You’re basically a superhero when you have a business and kids to look after, so do your best to enjoy it and wear the title proudly.

Identify and Remove Toxic People
Now that you’re doing something amazing with your time, it may become evident that you have some toxic people in your life. These people will not be supportive of you, and will do their best to shake your confidence and bring you down. If you do identify these people, you need to remove them from your life. They are pushing their limiting beliefs onto you, and more than likely jealous of your drive and ambition, so you cannot let them affect you!

Make Your Kids A Part Of Your Business
One of the best things you can do is make your family a part of your business. Making them part of the journey will mean they feel less put out by the little time you have to spend with them now, and you’ll all have a much healthier family dynamic because of it. Remember, your kids are the reason you want to seek a better life, so include them!

Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home Office
Knowing when it’s time to move out of your home office is key. Moms who started small businesses and blew up now own multiple locations across the country/world, and many employees to show for their efforts. If you hold your business back when it’s clearly time to take a leap of faith and find the right business premises, you will lose out. There are a few things you need to look for in your premises, although you can customize it to your requirements if you have the cash. Energy efficient rolling doors and insulated garage doors are perfect for the security of warehouses, while ensuring your business premises is accessible to clients and staff is important too. As with finding the right place to live, finding the right business premises is all about location. Write a list of the must haves so you can easily narrow things down!


Keep Your Expectations in Perspective
Newsflash: no matter how hard your try, things will never run perfectly. Not at home, not in your business, not ever. Sorry about that. However, the sooner you accept this the sooner you will stop being unrealistic, and you and you can relax. Finding balance is important, so sometimes, no matter how much work you have on, you might find it’s better for your mental health to take the kids to the part and play. Living in the moment is important, even when you have a business.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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