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Guest Appearance: 3 Ways Mompreneurship is impacting your kids (+ how to make the most of it) with Megan Moran
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BULLET POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- What does hustle like a mother mean to you?
- I would say it’s going after what you want. Hustling for one person is going to look different than the other, but at the end of the day, it’s going after what you want.
- How did you go from the child of a mompreneur to a mompreneur yourself? What did that journey look like for you?
- I was fortunate enough to not only be raised by a mompreneur, but I also come from a family of entrepreneurs. It was beautiful because my mom was able to go after her passions. And just from a role model perspective, that’s really cool as a kid to see. And so from a young age, I knew that I wanted that too.
- I started my first business in high school. Actually, I started as a personal stylist and I ran that business for 10 years. I was running that business and it just wasn’t matching the lifestyle I wanted to have with my kids, so that’s when I transitioned into the mompreneur guide and realized I have this background of having a mom entrepreneur and being a mom, entrepreneur, and helping with that work-life balance.
- Talk to me about the three ways mompreneurship impacts your children.
- The first way it impacts your children is the present. Not only being present and focused but also a presence around your children. And that can be good or bad depending on the structure of your life framework, like how you choose to be in those moments.
- The next is that role model aspect. Again, this could be good or bad. You can be working hard or too much, not being able to be around for your kids or showing them that you have to work extra hard to get what you want. Or you can find a semblance of balance, show them what boundaries look like, model self-care and a solid work ethic and show them how to create a life around doing what they love.
- Last but not least, is the freedom. As the child, you can the freedom over your time, financially, physically (as you’re your own boss) and to go after what you want to go after. It’s a no holds bar situation on your life. And so that can be a positive or a negative. Are you showing them actual freedom with this lifestyle or are you showing them that it actually keeps you chained to your work more than a corporate career would?
- Although you have the freedom to do all the things you want, just like with your kids, you’re just handed this lifestyle with no instruction manual. So you have to figure out how to pull it all together in a way that works best for you because your kids will notice. So do you want them to walkaway with a positive view or negative view on the beauty of mompreneurship?
- Give me two big positives in your life that you’ve seen as a working mom.
- I would say it’s that present and productive aspect I’ve mentioned. The ability to be here for my kids. For example, today was the first day that both of my kids actually played together – for Mom’s of older kids it might be a “that’s normal” situation but for me in my stage- that’s a big deal. And the beauty of it is that I got to see that moment. I didn’t have to hear about it from someone else. I’m not missing it because at the end of the day- it’s the most important thing to me.
- But I’ve also got the other side of it, the productive entrepreneur side, to really fill me up too. As I mentioned I think it’s so important to explain and model what you hope your kids will know and do by doing it yourself. Going after your passions, showing them you can do it and that you’re an individual too and giving yourself that grace just as you hope they would through it all.
- Where can my listeners find you? Where do you hang out on the internet?
- You can head to my website, themompreneurguide.com/subscribe to grab my personal life framework- how I’ve structured my days so I’m being as present + productive as possible. It’s a private podcast, audio training, and it walks through what I call “The Three S’s to Mompreneur with Ease”- the three things that you need in place to be able to “balance” it all.
- On top of that, you can find me every Monday on my podcast – Mompreneur Guide and my realtime ahas through Telegram.