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Are You Limiting Your Success?

There I was, sitting at the computer once again wondering….

“What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks am I thinking?”

You see, over a year ago I felt a tug, a desire within me to help other moms. Not just any moms, but moms in business.

It took a year, an entire year for me to work up the courage to actually take the steps needed to start this new business venture. I was able to quiet the fire burning inside for that long, but my chest felt like it was about to burst if I didn’t start acting on what I knew I needed to do! So when I finally made the decision to actively pursue this business, there came the Voice.

The Voice of doubt, the Voice of criticism within me, the breath that was trying to extinguish my fire.

Telling me things like,

“Who do you think you are? How can you help other moms when you still struggle yourself?”

“No one cares what you have to say”

“You’re going to fail”

“They’re all going to laugh at you!” (Had to throw that in….Adam Sandler, anyone?)

Do you experience that Voice? I think we all do, and it’s taunting us with our doubts, our fears of failing, of the unknown. I wonder, how many have listened to that voice and allowed it to extinguish the flames that were burning in their souls?

What if we told that Voice to shut up? What if we don’t allow the Voice to control our lives?

I think anything could be possible then. Which is why, as I sat at the computer creating an outline for my book, designing the programs I will use to teach other moms how to be successful at home and in their business, and as I published my first blog post, I told the Voice to back off. That Voice is our pride, and as ancient wisdom has taught us, Pride always comes before the fall. So don’t allow your pride to hold you back. Who cares if you fail? Who cares if no one’s listening?

We must let go of our pride, we must make ourselves vulnerable if we ever want to succeed. When we fully realize we are the only ones holding ourselves back, anything is possible! -Tweet this!

So go on you rockstar, don’t hold back. Let go of your pride and succeed! And remember, when the Voice returns (because it will, time and time again) boldly tell it right where it can go.

Letting go of pride

Losing Focus? Try This One Tip To Regain Control!

Hello lovely ladies! I’ve heard loud and clear from many women who run a business that their greatest struggle is juggling all the roles they have to play in life; mom, wife, cook, maid, entrepreneur…
This is especially true for moms who work from home!

90% of the time our minds are in 5 different places at once

We’re making lunch when we suddenly remember we forgot to e-mail our client. Or we’re in the middle of reading a book to our mini-me’s when we remember that order we needed to place like 2 days ago.

I’ve been there too!

We’ve all been there, if we’re honest. There have been times in my photography business where I wasn’t giving anyone the undivided attention they deserved. My clients were getting upset with me, my kids were getting upset with me, and my hubby was getting upset with me. Thoughts of giving up my business, which I loved dearly (and needed the income from!), were entering my mind. Have you gone through this? Are you going through it now?

There is hope!

I can’t say there is an overnight fix for whatever “mess” you’re in, but I do know this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You can’t look at the whole picture and try to figure out a solution for everything. It will never happen that way. Rather, you’ll need to fix one small thing, and go from there. You know what I started with? Meal planning. So simple, yet it has made a world of difference in my life. And when I get lazy and don’t plan my meals? You guessed it, I’m on a one-way flight to overwhelm city. My parting words of encouragement to you;

Find one small, simple thing you can fix. 

Make a plan of action to fix that one thing, then go at it! Become the Master of Meal Planning,  the Goddess of Groceries. Once you master that, it’s on to the next thing. Before you know it, you’ll  gain control of your life and create more success than you ever thought possible. Be sure to let me know in the comments below what one thing you can work on to bring a little bit of sanity to your life:)