Don’t blame yourself because it is so easy to fall victim to it if you don’t pay attention. Yes that’s right, I’m going to give you a huge break because I know that you haven’t read this yet.
I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “What does she mean?” or “Why is she being so cocky?” Or even, “Who does she think she is and what makes her believe that she is the expert?”
Let me just settle your thoughts right here and now. I am in no way, form, or fashion trying to come off as the know-it-all type and you will see why in just a moment. I am just merely trying to warn you before you fall victim to what I did.
You see, here is how it went down for me.
As you may or may not know, I just had twins a few months ago which made me become a mother of 5 beautiful angels (if only that were true) in less than a year and a half. I have two teenagers and 3 children that are under the age of 1 and 1/2 and if you put my husband in the mix you know that my hands are definitely full! Well, the summer had come to an end and yes it was time to get my teenagers back to school and as if I didn’t have enough on my plate, I decided to plan this massive summit for October.
Did I mention that I am a lone ranger in all of this!!! I have NO team!!!
So every single day I make an effort to make some progress in my life and in my business and honestly because of this, I really know what the tortuous and the hare situation was like. But the good thing is that I was moving forward and I was celebrating ALL of my small victories!!!
All of a sudden things started going berserk!! My daughter had issues getting all of her enrollment finalized in the university she was going to attend. My son kept missing his school bus causing me to have to wake up extra early; even though I really could have used the extra hour of sleep, and drag 3 babies under 1 and 1/2 into their car seats and take him to school. I also watched my husband working these long excruciating hours just to carry the brunt of our financial load. And while all of this was happening, I almost changed focus on my major project to focus on something else that I thought was a really great opportunity.
So how did this all happen? How did I almost allow something else to take me off of course of something that I had desired to do for the world, my family, myself, and my business?
Let me explain……
You and I both know that as women, we are superb at juggling a million and one things at one time. We know how much we can handle and we don’t take any more or any less than what we know we can handle. But sometimes we over think or even light weight panic because we are not where we think we should be at that exact moment.
We decide that it would be a lot better for us to just take on something else to use as the vehicle to get us where we want to be before we even see the first vehicle through. We have an innate desire to succeed, to cultivate, and to expand and reach deeper depths and higher heights all in the name of fulfilling our dreams.
I’ll be the first to say that there is definitely NOTHING wrong with fulfilling your dreams but how will you be able to do that if you are off of focus?
As momapreneurs, are family life is going to hit us and sometimes it will be the hardest hit that we would have to endure. Don’t beat yourself up because of it. It’s life!!
Today let’s talk about those distractions that are dressed up as opportunities.
When I was about to get off of track of my major project it was for something that actually looked like the answer to my problems, it seemed like a really great opportunity until I stepped back and looked at it from a different angle.
I realized that my project was going to need my full attention. Especially, if the “opportunity” was going to bring me more struggles instead of peace. Even though the “opportunity” was time sensitive, I had to keep my eyes on my ultimate goal and risk losing what I thought might be a great direction to go in.
What I learned from that experience was as momapreneur’s we are faced with things that are meant to launch us in places that we need not be and that is mainly because we are so good at juggling multiple things. But when it comes to our business and the lifestyle that we want to live, we have got to be laser focused because we already have too many things going on as it is.
Here is my advice so that distractions won’t kill your dreams:
- Remember that the business and the lifestyle that you want to create is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Take your time, make good strategic moves, and enjoy the journey.
- Always decide to do what you love and not what you can tolerate. Of course in business there are going to be some times where you have to learn or do something that you don’t want to do. That is not what I am talking about, I am talking about the things that if you decide to do them, they will become a major part of your business or life for long periods of time.
- Make sure that any opportunities that you come across is just that and not a distraction dressed up as an opportunity.
- Last but not least, always know that you can and will make it to your goals and dreams. Just keep focused, keep believing, and keep moving forward.
As a momapreneur the most important thing for all of us to continue to practice is consciously living and doing business. Never put yourself in positions that go against your ultimate dreams and goals.
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