Mompreneur Tips and Tricks
Oct 11, 2023
“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother.” - Sara Josepha Hale
"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a great one." - Jill Churchill
Before I even start this, I want to say "YOU ROCK!!". Literally.
Hi! My name is Savannah - I am a Virtual Assistant for Candice Montgomery LLC, a wife for almost 4 years, a first time mom to the happiest craziest 4 month old, run a one woman wholesale stationery company, and have a podcast with my best friend! You could say the day can get kinda crazy! Today, I am going to share my 4 tips that have helped me survive and sometimes thrive the past four months!
Also, please know - I do not do these tips perfectly or every week! I am not a perfect mom and there should not be any pressure to be a perfect mom!
Being a mompreneur is an incredibly rewarding journey, but it can also be a challenging one. Having to balance the demands of motherhood while running a business can be overwhelming, but with a few key tips, you can make the most of your mompreneur journey.
P.S. These tips would be beneficial for moms with kids of any age!!
Lets dive in!
Savannah's Best MOMpreneur Tips
1.) Schedule Your Day (And schedule time for you!)
First, prioritize your time. You must recognize that you will have to balance your business and family responsibilities. As a mompreneur, you'll need to juggle things like client meetings or pitching your product or service while also taking care of your children and getting them to where they need to be! Setting up a schedule and planning ahead is key to managing your time efficiently.
Schedule every hour, seriously. I was a planner before my daughter but now even more. And yes, your schedule may not always go to plan - but it's better to be prepared! Set realistic goals, plan out your days, and make sure you give yourself enough time to work on your business and spend quality time with your family. Be mindful of your time! Spending to much time on one task will take away from another task! If you can, learn to delegate and outsource tasks that can be done by someone else. This will free up your time to focus on more important tasks. (maybe your spouse and you splitting household chores!)
If I am planning with a physical planner - I will use one from my personal shop that I have designed! (You can follow my instagram!) If I'm planning digitally, I will either use google calendar or the business planner in Candice Montgomery LLC shop! There are multiple benefits of scheduling your day with a few being: lowering your stress level, increasing productivity, and building healthy habits!
Be sure to schedule time for you! Get out of the house! One of my favorite things to do is to go workout! And honestly, I work out in our apartment gym - but I do get to have a quick walk there and back and a fantastic 45 minute workout in a place with lots of sunlight - ALL BY MYSELF! If you are not a fan of working out, run one errand! Go to target, Starbucks, shop for your groceries in person instead of getting them delivered (also this a task that can get outsourced - Walmart offers delivery to your doorstep as well as several other grocery stores!), or go grab lunch with a friend! I promise you that it's worth it! I learned this from the beginning but I am a better mom, wife, boss, and freelancer when I take this time for myself! Try it!
2.) Whatever You Are Working on be Fully Present
This is a tip that is easy to say, but hard to do! If you are playing with your kids, play with your kids! Don't think about work! If you are grinding away at work, focus on work. See hard. Life moves to fast and one day you are rocking your newborn and the next day you are chasing them around! Be present! And it is no easy task. I mean I am typing this and I so badly want to go see what my daughter is learning (has she rolled over, laughed again, etc) but when I'm with my daughter I will want to be here - creating the website and socials and helping other mom business owners like YOU!!
Understand you can't be in two places at one time and be grateful for the ability to have a schedule that works with you! (Another benefit of being your own boss!)
3.) Sleep Does Help
This tip, I am still working on! My daughter goes to bed at 7 - 730 and after that its clean + tidy the house, eat supper, prep for the next day, hang out with the husband, work on my fun hobby of becoming a TIK TOK creator (maybe one day!!) and work! Next thing you know it's 230AM, and I am only then putting my head on the pillow. Only for my daughter to wake up at 530AM - on a good day - and for my day to begin! THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO LIVE! This goes back to tip #1, if you have to schedule sleep - do it! OR if you don't want to schedule sleep, schedule your week and include times of rest and map out so you will not be up at the crack of dawn cracking out work or house duties! Investing in a self care planner is a great way to start and track your habits!
4.) Connect with Others
Get connected! This can be with other mompreneurs, moms, and even people without kids! It's important to find a supportive community! A community who understand you are sometimes crazy busy but appreciates every minute you do get to hang out! Building relationships can help reduce stress, provide valuable insights and advice, and help you stay motivated when times are tough.
Create a solid support system. Being an entrepreneur can be isolating and stressful. It is important to have a trusted group of people to rely on during these times. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or virtual assistant, having a support system will help you stay on track and keep you motivated when things get tough. Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help. (I know this can be hard!!) It's ok to admit that you need help and to seek out resources that can help you succeed. There are many services available to mompreneurs, such as virtual assistants, business coaches, and financial advisors, that can help you reach your goals faster. As well, as family! Family members can watch your kids while you do some housework or knock out some work! And trust me, grandmas will take up this offer any chance they get!
Wow. That was a lot! Never give up. Being a mompreneur can be a difficult and overwhelming journey. Don’t be discouraged by challenges and obstacles. Remember that you are capable of achieving your goals and dreams. Being a mompreneur can be a difficult but rewarding journey. With the right mindset, organization, and resources, you can make it work and have a successful business while still having time for family. I hope these tips helped you know that it is possible to be a mom and a kick butt boss! Do you have any tips that have helped you in this area? Share with us!
P.S. I read an article the other day about running the dishwasher twice. This may sound crazy - but if you do not have time to wash the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher than run it twice! If you get your clothes out of the dryer and put them on a chair in your room and do not hang them up - that is okay! THERE ARE NO RULES! As a mompreneur, you are in a very busy season of life and you do what is BEST for you!
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