Most moms worry that they won’t have the time to do the work of running a business and the truth is that yes the start up of a new business is more time consuming than being in the flow of an already established business. That is why it is so crucial for moms to do exactly the right things to start their business and avoid spending time doing tasks that are not income generating (if your not making money you don’t have a business, you have a hobby).
One of the most important things to understand when starting your own business as a holistic mom is that you can’t do it in a balanced way (multi tasking doesn’t work when you need momentum).
Our culture loves to promote balance , but balance is simply a maintenance strategy and does not have the movement that is necessary to get a business off the ground.
What actually works is to create focused times where you can get momentum. That way when you are with your family, you are really with them. When you are with your business, you ‘get shit done’ because you have the speed of momentum and the space to focus.
Moms often tell me they don’t have time….and while that feels true, it is actually the attitude of time poverty that keeps us trying to do it all at once and feeling like we are on a hamster wheel of “having to” instead of ”wanting to”- we always have time for what we are committed to ….when we make time for ourselves, we find more time… we always find what we are looking for.
So the next time you use the excuse “I don’t have time”, stop and ask yourself what you are truly committed to….spend your time there, let go of the need to control your time and allow time to show you where it is- and let the rest take care of itself!
One thing that I use and help my clients with is establishing rhythms instead of living by a schedule and one of the ways that I do that is by living in tune with the moon- what we come to discover by syncing with the moon, is that everything has a season- and that makes it easier to let go of the feeling of having to do it all now.
It is really about cultivating a new relationship with time and taking a stand to make time for you.
How might you need to be unreasonable to get focused time set aside to ensure that you get the momentum you need to make your dreams a reality?