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Your life cannot outgrow who you are as a person.
That bears repeating because it’s powerful beyond measure.
Your life CANNOT outgrow who you are as a person.
Therefore, to be a more present mom, more profitable entrepreneur, or to achieve ANY goal you have set for yourself, you must take these 4 steps.
1. Personal growth is essential for success and fulfillment in life
So if it seems like silly fluff that’s a waste of your time, I’d encourage you to reconsider.
I personally view it as the most essential and most powerful form of self-care and it needs to be your TOP priority. It is the lead domino that makes everything else in your life easier and more fun and also makes your life feel fulfilling and purposeful.
2. Make yourself a priority
As moms, one of the most empowering shifts that we can make is to make ourselves our TOP priority. Our natural instinct is often to want to do everything for our family because they are the most important thing to us, but we often overlook the fact that when we don’t fill our cup first, we have nothing left to pour into them.
3. Lead by example
When we make ourselves a top priority, I don’t mean that we get on the last lifeboat and leave our children behind. In the day-to-day, putting ourselves first means leading our family by example. What’s the most powerful way to teach someone how to live their best life? By INSPIRING them through being an example, so that they KNOW it is possible for them, too. In order to do that, we must be intentional, energetic, and joyful!
When we are overwhelmed, exhausted, and burned-out, we are not giving our best and not setting a positive tone in our household. We must BE our best to GIVE our best!
When we take care of ourselves and nourish our soul, physical, mental and emotional health, we have the energy to be an example of living our best life.
4) Invest in yourself DAILY
In order to learn and grow into an incredible, energetic example of happiness, fulfillment, and purpose we must be intentional and invest in our personal growth. An investment could be money, but it’s usually time and focus.
Maybe you have seen this advice before, but still struggle to see WHY it’s TRUE.
WHY should you invest in yourself and your dreams?
The key here is really exploring the why. WHY we do anything reveals so much, yet we often skip over this step.
You are an incredible investment because you are your most important asset.
Others can cheer you on and be by your side, but ultimately it’s YOU who is ALWAYS with YOU.
It’s YOU who has to keep running the race and cross the finish line– no one else and nothing else can do that for you. (I may have stolen this analogy from Rachel Hollis?)
It doesn’t matter what kind of gear you have or what support you have- while those things are nice, it’s still you, doing the damn thing.
You must have the clarity, purpose, and mental toughness to make it through all the challenges as they come.
You have to BELIEVE your dream life is possible and keep the faith, even when there’s a heap of “evidence” and excuses for why it isn’t.
You must do the work to know EXACTLY what your goals are and DECIDE that they are yours.
You are the one who must stay committed and DECIDE that giving up is not an option.
All of this is available to you through personal growth.
Those are some of my thoughts, but 𝘞𝘩𝘺 do you think you are you 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 f𝘰𝘳 yourself?
Maybe it has been a while since you’ve thought of yourself as more than a mom, and that’s okay.
It’s never too late to become what you might have been 😉
Do you know what YOUR dream life is?
When you align your daily actions and move toward your ultimate goal, your life’s purpose, you can be so much more intentional and your days FEEL much more energizing and inspiring, even if they don’t look so different from the outside.
If you love learning and growing and want to simplify and align with your big goals to enjoy the journey toward living your best life, let’s do it together! There are a whole bunch of us in the Mom CEO Club who GET what it’s like to want to be a present mom AND profitable entrepreneur- the juggle is real! We’d love to meet you and have you enjoy the most encouraging and supportive group of mom entrepreneurs you’ve EVER met!