Why Moms Make Great Employees & Entrepreneurs

Why Moms Make Great Employees & Entrepreneurs

“If you want something done ask a busy person” – Benjiman Franklin

Enter the role of ‘mumpreneur.’ Whether an employee or entrepreneur, a mum knows how to multi-task, prioritise, and get the job done. No stretching out tasks to kill time because every moment counts when spending it away from the kids. You won’t have to worry about production.

She’s accustomed to loss-of-sleep, sickness and all the guts and glory of motherhood. She won’t be coming up with excuses not to work; she’s got enough whining at home. A mum is bullet-proof. Whether juggling multiple projects, managing accounts, clients, or just filing paperwork – a mum is a natural multi-tasker.

A mum will appreciate the break from the kid-zone and the creative ‘adult’ time. She’s grateful for the income and the chance to provide for her family. Her gratitude is the key to success. She’ll enjoy what she does, which means she will be great at it. It will also mean she’ll make you lots of money if she works with you. A mum doesn’t mess around.

She will be less likely to jump ship and she’ll be more committed for the sake of her kiddos and her future. A mum doesn’t quit.

Late night science projects are just the start. She’s written 47 books, masterminded 312 inventions and launched 511 businesses (all in her head). Time to get that brilliance out into the world. A mum is über-creative.

Ever heard of “kid tested and mother approved?” All day long, mums are product testing. Straight away she knows the best snacks, the worst stain removers, and the iPad apps that hold the kids’ attention. Mums are the ultimate test dummies.

Sharing everything from recipes, to makeup tips with each other, mum’s are great communicators and will discuss the things they love with everyone they meet, for free. Want to sell a product, fill seats in an event, get a million hits to your blog? What she does naturally, what she does best, is talking it up. A mum is your greatest connector.

Living in the moment, putting out fires, literal and figurative, is what they do best, so if you want someone who can do damage control, come up with an emergency plan and think on her feet, a mum is your gal.

Running on fumes, forgetting to eat, and requiring little sleep, she will put her heart and soul into it. Like all creative geniuses, the mum is fuelled by passion. Innovative by nature, motivated by circumstance, she will have an unending supply of generative, inspiring ideas ripe for instituting and the stamina to see them through.

Spice caught up with with me to talk about why mums are an asset in the workplace in the original article here.

The Way I Create My Business

The Way I Create My Business

I got to chat with Lady Boss Blogger  about my adventures in business! Where I started, how I created it and what I did next!

In a nutshell I was born on the outskirts of Washington D.C., relocated to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after an unconventional encounter that led to marriage, pregnancy and premature birth of twins. I love to live my life as a passionate creator and conscious rule-breaker, I would like to inspire other mothers to see the possibilities others overlook and to embrace every challenge and choice that parenthood brings.

How it all began is very different to where I am now. You cannot always plan where life and business will go. Alot has changed along the way. Find out more about the way I create my business in my interview in Lady Boss Blogger here. 

4 Top Tips To Have It All And Do It All

4 Top Tips To Have It All And Do It All

“When Lauren found out she was pregnant, she really didn’t have her life stitched up. An American, in love with an Australian on a traveller’s visa about to have unplanned twins sounds a bit like the intro to some kind of romantic comedy, but fascinatingly, the entrepreneur and business course facilitator found a way to have it all AND do it all.

“It was do or die,” Lauren says of her decision to really go for it – building her business right at the onset of a whole new life with twins.

“I wasn’t willing to create a smaller life in order to have kids, rather I made the choice to actually commit to my life. All of it.”

By the time the twins were born, Lauren’s commitment to her work was no longer a thing separate to her life and her love. Rather it was a thing integrated. So it was never a matter of stopping work in order to rest after birth because the work wasn’t draining her, it was feeding her. And the trick, says Lauren, was asking this one big question: What are these kids going to add to my life?”

Read my full interview and 4 ways to have it all here on kidspot.com.au

Pragmatics of Dealing with “Working Mom” Guilt

Pragmatics of Dealing with “Working Mom” Guilt

The number one question that I get all the time from working moms is some variation of: “How can I go to the office or even travel to another country without my kid(s) and not feel bad about it?”

Guilt, as well as its cousins, shame and blame, really have only this purpose – to control you and to distract you from what you are really aware of. Whenever you feel guilty, recognize it isn’t real, it doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong, and ask: “If I wasn’t feeling guilty right now what would I be aware of?”

Children will manipulate you with guilt, as will adults! My kids try this one all the time, pouty lips and tears. ‘But moooooom you can’t walk away from me, I neeeeeeed you!’ They’re only one-year old (twins) so they don’t actually say this out loud but you can totally hear it in their heads. Two ready-born masters of manipulation.

Your family, your co-workers, peers, friends… so many of us have been taught to believe it is wrong for mothers to spend any significant amount of time away from their children. Even though this seems like a concept that should be long out-dated by now.

If you are a “working mom” you may feel the need to justify spending time at work. Usually the “reason” for working is that the family needs your job as a source of money.

What if you were to look at the real reason that you are choosing to work? Do you enjoy creating? Do you enjoy the break from your kids? What if you didn’t have to justify your choices …and it was okay just to choose?

If you can come to work with the energy of it being a choice that you are making, not something you are forced to do, what would that create for you, your business, and your money flows?

As for the kids, here are some pragmatic tips for creating ease with them and you!

Read my full article and my 5 tips to move beyond “Working Mom Guilt” here on Joy Of Business.