As much as people try to prepare you for it, the advice is never enough. You still feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. The real learning and preparation comes after you’re already in it. Let’s dive into what motherhood and building a business have in common.
Spoiler Alert: everything.
They both start out the same: full of emotions. You find yourself strapped into a roller coaster of highs and lows. Just when you think you know what to expect, your stomach is in your throat as you drop down going 90 miles per hour. Your heart is racing, you’re sweating, but somehow you are enjoying the thrill of it all.
Even among the unknowns, the moments when your world goes upside down, and the weeks your life seems like a blur, you still ride it out. That says something about you. That you’re ambitious, driven, and long to make an impact in this world. You can do that through motherhood and business. That’s the beauty of the whole thing.
A few similarities I found between motherhood and building a business are:
You can’t control the day to day drama that happens, but you CAN control your response.
No one has it all figured out on day one. Hallelujah! Amen! This means you have room for trial and error.
Every mistake is not a set back, but a lesson to help propel you forward.
They both require tender, love, and care.
People will give you advice all day long, but it is ultimately your decision on what you decide to do in a situation.
My favorite similarity of all…. There is NO one size fits all formula.
Parenting has taught me a lot about myself and my perspective on the world. It has definitely made me a better person. Building a business has multiplied the life lessons, empowered me to be a better version of myself, and thrive in whatever situation I am in.
If you’re raising babies and a business, you are doing a phenomenal job no matter what anyone says! Even on the days you are carrying the mom guilt, even on the days you had to neglect your clients because your child was having a meltdown, and even on the days when you want to throw in the towel because you can hardly get a deep breath in. YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB.I created a workbook to help you figure out if you are charging enough for your work! Click here to download your free workbook! Looking for a place to connect with and learn from other photographers? Join my Facebook Community! If you are interested in working directly with me as your coach, click here to apply for 1:1 Mentoring!