You have an idea, you manage to create a website, a bespoke e-mail address… and then?
“Well…people will surely flock to my website as my idea is so good…!”
Sorry to burst your bubble… they won’t…
I can say it because this is what is happening to me right now, this is where I am in my journey of becoming a Mumpreneur.
If you are new to this word, Mumpreneur it’s a merge of the word Mum and the word Entrepreneur.
Being a Mumpreneur is something I am extremely passionate about. I feel that many women have great ideas of what they would like to do in their lives, what they would like to achieve, but once they become mothers, all those lovely ideas get put in the backburner as the family life starts taking over.
My mission is to show other mums that this does not have to be the case! Just because it’s what everyone does (or at least, the majority of people) it’s not set in stones and it does not have to be the norm for everyone.
I have been a mum for nearly 6 years now and when my first son was born, I returned to work after my maternity leave. I hated being at work and being away from my little one… but back then I thought that I had no other choice…
When my second son was born, I had a different prospective, I decided I would have not gone back to work and that I would spend time with him.
Staying at home with my baby was obviously amazing, but I started craving for more… I thought to myself… “what if I could be able to get the best of both world? Staying at home with my baby AND earn an income by doing something I really enjoy?
I started scouting the internet and I discovered the SFM community. SFM (Six Figure Mentors) is an educational company that helps people create an online business around their passions, no previous knowledge needed.
After following the modules, in a couple of weeks I had managed to create my website and even a bespoke e-mail address… This is pretty remarkable for me as I am someone that when got her first pc and printer (at the age of 12-13) I had to ask my mum to stay with me whilst PRINTING because I was scared to break the printer… I know… So, getting all set up on my own (following the procedures by video) was quite an achievement…
That brings me to today… I have my website, my social media accounts and I am trying to spread my message… You’ll probably think it’s counterproductive to me to tell you about my struggles, but as I said before, my mission is to help mums! And if anyone decides to embark in this lifechanging adventure, they’ll know that I have also been there, and I know how that feels…
Starting a blog can be daunting because you expose yourself to the world and fear judgement… We don’t want to be judged… or maybe just when we are sure we are doing things 100% right 😉 But that’s the beauty of it… exposing yourself means learning something new about yourself, learn how you react to things, teaches you trust yourself and believe in yourself!
Since starting this journey, I can’t tell you how many times I said to myself: “I can’t do this… this was a stupid idea…! What am I trying to demonstrate here??? I’ll never have time to write another post or to do join the next webinar… I have two children to look after…!!!” And then… after a bit of reflection, a bit of meditation, a bit of checking in with myself, I always find a way to do it… even if it’s 22.23 and I am still typing away the blog post I was supposed to have finished by midday today… but… hey, did not manage earlier because I had to take my son to school (the last time for a while now probably… beginning of Coronavirus restriction here in the UK…), I had to prepare lunch, I had to clear the kitchen… all things that you, mums, are probably very familiar with… but now, it’s 22.25 the kids are in bed and I can do something for myself, something I enjoy, something that makes me feel happy and that (hopefully) you will find of value and will help at least 1 person! That’s my hope!
So… without further ado… I’ll conclude by saying that it doesn’t matter if you are a mum, a grandma, an auntie, if you have children or not, if your children are young or grown up… if you want to do something in your life… YOU GO AHEAD AND DO IT!!!! It’s never too late and if you really want something…you will find a way…!!!
Lots of love