Advice for a Mompreneur is going to be a new column I write every Tuesday. I’m all about sharing how to be a successful mompreneur. It’s not easy, but it can be done. I’m excited to share with you bits and pieces from what I’ve learned throughout the last 10 years from building my own Mompreneur business. It’s not easy balancing motherhood and the business world, but so many women do it… and do it well. I’ve said it from the beginning of my motherhood journey, nothing pushed me or fueled me more in business than when I became a mother. All of a sudden my success (to me) was measured in being able to financially take care of my family, the stakes were higher for me, much… much… higher. In a nutshell, I became a better businesswoman when I became a mom.
How to Be a Successful Mompreneur
My mompreneur advice today is to always have one essential on you at all times… a notebook. Seriously, what to know How to Be a Successful Mompreneur? Get a notebook. That’s right, a notebook. It’s easy to carry with you and easy to always have on you. It’s vital to make sure you have something on you that will help you stay on track and on top of your business and hustle. I’m all about making sure I do what I can to keep myself motivated and inspired and having a notebook at all times for me is such a big win.
Mompreneur life is the best life because I can create my own schedule around my family’s life. I know firsthand how hard it is to sometimes keep yourself motivated, so by having a notebook to capture any thoughts or inspirations or ideas that pass in and our of my head, it’s a good thing to do! I hate to admit this, but sometimes I forget an idea that I had and then it’s gone forever! By having a notebook on me, this doesn’t happen anymore. I’m all about trying to figure out ways to share How to Be a Successful Mompreneur because we’re all in this together.
My 1st tip on How to Be a Successful Mompreneur
The best part about finding a notebook to keep on hand is that you don’t need to go crazy! You don’t need to worry about what it looks like (although you want it to inspire you!). You don’t need to worry about spending tons of money.
It doesn’t have to be fancy.
It doesn’t have to be gigantic.
It doesn’t even have to have lines!
Just have a notebook on you where you can jot down ideas that strike you – because you never know where inspiration will come from when you’re out and about in the world! I always have my mompreneur inspiration strike while I’m waiting at the bus line. Before I would just try to remember everything (and fail miserably). Now I can jot everything down easily in my journal.
To give you some insight as to how I carry out this mompreneur journal advice, I have journals ALL over the place! It’s a joke at home that I have more journals than I do makeup! I keep one journal on my desk (see above) that I will use when I’m working at home. I have one journal in my pocketbook, which is much smaller and compact, but still gets the job done. And I have one journal next to my bed, which is what I will write in at night.
What do I write in there? What’s helpful?
In all honesty… anything that will inspire YOU is helpful. How to Be a Successful Mompreneur is something we all have to work at, so it’s important to do what you can to make sure you have all the right tools and resources.
For me it’s all about writing down quotes, business ideas, business pitches, partnership ideas, names for new things I want to do. Basically anything that I want to remember I jot down in my notebook. What I love about a notebook is that it’s different than emailing to myself or texting it to myself… I’ve actually taken the time to write it down and for some reason, that resonates better.
So quick recap why you need a Mompreneur Journal:
- Buy a journal today
- Keep one on you at all times (you can just keep using the same one, too!)
- Anything that you want to remember, jot it down
- Allow your journal to be inspiration for you
- Make sure you always add the date to your new entries, it’s always good when you’re looking back
- Keep up the jotting down, it will become second nature to you
And to the mompreneurs out there, we’re all in this together and share any tips YOU have about How to Be a Successful Mompreneur!!!
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