Are you procrastinating about setting up your own business or have you been deferring the growth of an existing venture? Do you have tangible reasons for this lack of action or do you simply fear failure and the unknown?
Fear can be an all-consuming emotion that causes inactivity and results in unfulfilled dreams and aspirations. Allowing fear to control your decisions will damage your self-esteem and create a void where there was once potential.
Everyone, even the most successful entrepreneurs, fear failure. However, success is only achieved by those individuals who know how to manage...
Are you the sort of mum who cannot wait to have the kids home from school all summer or do you feel completely daunted by the prospect? Most mums would probably own up to the latter, especially if they are working mums or have other daytime commitments.
Ces Loftus (known as @Ces_Creatively on twitter) is a mum of 3 from Poole. In May 2006 her 4th son was still born at full term and she has overcome adversity to make a successful new cyber career. Ces says:
Throughout the Empowering Mums website, our monthly e-newsletter and our blog articles, we have discussed the many benefits of becoming a mumpreneur. The main benefit is about fulfilling your potential, your entrepreneurial spirit and your lust for life: attaining goals that give you a significant boost in self-esteem. A plus point is the greater flexibility it offers you, enabling you to regain financial independence by generating your own income.
However, you may be reading this thinking, “Can I really do this?” Do you have the business ideas, acumen and confidence to attain...
No matter how hard mums try to do the right things for their families, guilt always creeps into the mindset and creates negative thoughts, insecurities and unhappiness. Guilt, for mums who are trying to juggle many responsibilities, such as work, home, school runs, support and time for other family members and friends, can be all consuming.
Instead of giving into these pangs of guilt, try to acknowledge and celebrate everything you do as a good mum. No matter what you are trying to achieve for you and your family, observe the many benefits it brings! Here are some quick tips to help you...
Life as a busy mum is certainly a balancing act! When work is added to the other mum-related roles and responsibilities, life can seem pretty hectic. In our latest edition of Empower, we shared some tips to help you achieve a better work/life balance. One of those tips related to eliminating time wasters: identifying the unnecessary moments of your day that drain you of time. With some careful planning and brushing up your time management skills, you could claim back some much needed time! Here are some great tips to help…
On 2nd July 2011, Mums Club will host the National Business and Baby Show, the UK’s premier mumpreneur event, at New Bingley Hall in Birmingham. The Business and Baby Show is the UK’s first ever ‘work from home’ show and will give you the inspiration you need to start up your own business or expand your existing enterprise so you can become a successful and empowered mumpreneur!
The show is dedicated to mums seeking flexible employment, post maternity options and ways to become a prosperous mumpreneur! This exciting event includes:
Clutter is caused by the need to justify wastefulness. It is a collection of possessions that no longer serve a purpose in our daily lives but seem to take up valuable space. More times than not we think only of the physical impact that clutter has on our space. But it is the emotional impact of the clutter that makes it almost unbearable to deal with.
This month we have discussed ways to overcome Working Mum Guilt but we often feel guilty for failing to live up to the ridiculous standards we set ourselves. All mums have an idealised concept of perfection, but with kids and a business thrown in, how fair is it to apply these pressures to our lives?
Perfection does not equal happiness
If you are striving to achieve the perfect life it is likely you are stressed, uptight and very unhappy! Why not stop to consider your true values, the goals you want to achieve and how you would prefer to spend your time?
No-one is perfect
You might think...
Mum: “You are special”
Mum: “Because You’re You!”
How many times have you had this conversation with your child? Other favourite mum/child phrases are:
“I love you just the way you are.”
“Just be yourself and you’ll be fine.”
“Be yourself: you can do this!”
Mums seem to be desperate for their children to celebrate who they are and their special qualities. So why can’t you think this way about yourself?
Women tend to struggle with an idealised form of perfection, which in turn makes it...
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