I Missed Out On Being A Mompreneur

January 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Posted in Adrian Miller Sales Training, Adrian's Network, entrepreneurship, Marketing, Networking, sales, small business | 1 Comment
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As I see the success and recognition that so many mom entrepreneurs are making in today’s business world, I’m slightly envious that I’m not part of this growing movement. However, I’m also extremely proud to have helped pave the way for this new generation of powerful and passionate women.

When I started Adrian Miller Sales Training 22 years ago, being a working mom was something you kept quiet. You simply didn’t speak about your kids while conducting business, and you certainly didn’t market yourself as a mom business owner if you wanted to be taken seriously.

As the mother of two young boys working from a home office, I had to keep my personal life under wraps for a number of years. With few support groups for mom business owners and no internet for connecting online with others, there was definitely a sense of being alone and isolated.

Thank goodness those days are long gone! Whether you’re a successful “mompreneur”, newly laid off from a career, or just heading down the path of following your passion, you have more opportunities and tools for you to reach your goals than ever before. Just remember the following and set the example for the next generation of business owners through your enthusiasm, dedication, and ultimate success.

Have Some Passion

Even with all of the technology designed to keep us “in touch”, entrepreneurship can be lonely. There will be those times when the road is tough, and you feel like giving up. It’s those exact moments when you need to draw on your true passion for what you’re doing and forge ahead.

Have a Plan

When I was a “mompreneur”, I had full-time child care so that I was able to pursue my business without too many distractions. Same holds true for anyone launching a business. Develop a detailed, realistic plan for how you will schedule your time, support yourself, promote your business, and get all those other “to do” items done.

Have a Support Group

While you might have a loving family to support you, you also need peers who can punch holes in your dreams so that you can see the reality and mend the holes so your dreams can prosper.

Network, Network, Network

Networking is the foundation of building a business regardless if you’re a “mompreneur” catering to a local market or the CEO of a multi-national conglomeration. In fact, most moms with businesses are excellent networkers and could actually teach a thing or two to many C-level execs. Moms have clear and distinct support groups on Meetups, in local areas, and on the web. They get the benefits of connecting with others and support each other in ways that many other business owners don’t.

Find Balance

Yes, “mompreneurs” are passionate about their work, but they are equally as focused on their family. Make sure that you have enough outlets and other interests to keep your work and personal life in balance.

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  1. Thank you for the very practical tips on work/life balance. As a mompreneur, I still find people challenging my commitment to my family. It can be hard for some people to see me enter my home office and think of me as “at work”, and that I am “at work” because I care about my family and my mission. Being able to shift from work to home is key. I am grateful for the options to choose both.

    Sherlyn Pang Luedtke
    Founder, Present Parent Training
    http://www.PresentParentTraining.com <–Free Parenting Teleseminars


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