ALL THEY DO IS WIN: Mompreneurs Balancing Motherhood and Entrepreneurship
Being a mom is tough and being an entrepreneur is even tougher. So, what happens when you combine the two? One can only imagine how it's a juggling act that requires exceptional skills and resilience 24/7.
In today's digest, we share how these moms win at mompreneurship. Read on to see how motherhood has taught them inspiring lessons that have helped them in their personal and professional lives.
Lesson #1: Support System
"The bond and understanding between other working moms is one of the most valuable support systems."
Martine Ho, co-founder of Sunnies Studios and Sunnies Face (also becoming a genius AI artist --you have to see her work!) discovered that having a community of like-minded individuals who are going through similar experiences can help you navigate the challenges of motherhood and entrepreneurship.
Source: @martine on Instagram
Lesson #2: Finding Joy in Work
"I am grateful that God gave me the opportunity to work and the opportunity to work well. I am grateful that God gave me work that I truly love."
Vanessa Ledesma, Honorable Consul of Montenegro and co-founder of Mercato Centrale, believes that finding joy in the work that you do is a crucial part of motherhood and business. Vanessa's strong faith and gratitude for the opportunity to work and excel serve as a constant reminder to cherish her role as both a mother and a businesswoman.
Source: @vanessaledesma_ on Instagram
Lesson #3: Time Management
"I think the most unexpected lesson I've learned from being a mom would really be time management and remaining calm under pressure. These are things I've always wanted to work on in the context of my work, but never really prioritized it. After having my son, I was forced to figure it out and I'm really happy that I am better at these things!"
Ava Daza, the entrepreneur behind Jellytime and host of The Sexy Time Podcast, realized that time management is crucial to balance her roles as a mom and a business owner.
Source: @avadiazdaza on Instagram
Lesson #4: Self-care
"It's important also to focus on the things you want and the things you need. Because for me to be a good mother, I need to be able to be happy."
Solenn Heussaff, artist, actress, and entrepreneur behind Tili Dahli and Solenn Manila, understands that self-care is essential to be the mother she aspires to be and a successful entrepreneur. She knows that she also needs to prioritize her happiness to be able to give her best to her family and her ventures.
Source: @solenn on Instagram
Lesson #5: Gratitude
"Real big smiles is what I aim for. A great achievement for me as a parent isn't to know that they read well or can do difficult math. It isn't to know that they excel in school or have a secret talent. It's when they are grateful for the life they live, no matter how simple. When I see them happy from the inside out."
Andi Eigenmann, actress and entrepreneur behind Kanaway Snackbar Siargao and Barbosa Siargao, believes that the most significant achievement as a parent is to see her children happy from the inside out. She learned that it's not about their academic achievements or talents but about their gratitude for the simple things in life.
Source: @andieigengirl on Instagram
These moms have shown us that motherhood is not a barrier to success but a catalyst for personal and professional growth. It's a journey that requires perseverance, resilience, and an unwavering passion for both family and business. If you're a mom dreaming of starting your own business, take inspiration from these women who have turned their dreams into reality and are winning on their own journey. Remember, being a mompreneur is not easy, but it looks like it's definitely worth it!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing moms! We still don't know how you do it but we continue to be inspired by you!
-- Coleen, Brand Marketing Executive at Lit Digital
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