Hardy Mothers are used to things not always going their way, they have learned how to keep their composure to get through unwelcome situations
To all women who have raised children, if you are new to entrepreneurship, or jumping back into the workforce you are in the right place.
We’ve all heard that motherhood is a thankless, underpaid job, right? Turns out, so is entrepreneurship. Here are reasons why mothers make the best entrepreneurs.
NO DRAMA MAMA
Mothers are used to things not always going their way. From middle of the night diaper blow-outs to middle of the store tantrums, life as a mom is messy.
As mothers we’ve learned how to keep our composure to get through these unwelcome situations with a little more grace than our single selves could have. Entrepreneurs live a similar existence, finding themselves in many uncomfortable situations.
DON’T SWEAT THE LITTLE STUFF
If we mothers dramatised every time our children erred, we wouldn’t have any time to enjoy all the good stuff that’s happening around us.
We quickly clean up a mess and get to what really matters: Quality time spent with our children.
As an entrepreneur the ability to stay focused on the big picture will be advantageous to success. This leaves them with more quality time to spend developing relationships and a long-term growth business.
TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN
Juggling a full schedule of children’s play dates, practices, nap times, homework, dinner menus or whatever, truly sets mothers up with superior time management skills. Moms easily wade through daily to-do’s distinguishing urgent tasks from long-term goals, making us very efficient at our job.
Knowing when and where to invest time is a huge part of running ones own business with high level efficiency.
HATS LOOK GOOD ON YOU
Mothers are used to wearing many hats. We become short-order cooks, doctors, therapists, teachers and chauffeurs.
While we may possess some applicable skills already, for others we’ll just jump on YouTube for help from experts.
Most entrepreneurs possess a variety of skills that are applicable to starting their particular business. But as they really get into running a company, they’ll be forced to learn all sorts of new skills and gain knowledge in areas of expertise they didn’t even know existed.
IT’S NOT YOU
We have poured our heart and soul into our children, and when we get rejected it’s hard not to take it personally. But mothers keep an eye on the prize.
We continue giving of ourselves because we know unwavering dedication makes all the difference in raising a good human.
The same sensitivity applies to the way entrepreneurs experience rejection. Whether it is the failure of their initial company idea or repeated passes from financial investors, it’s hard not to take those rejections personally, when it’s about something you created.
Regardless of how many times or by whom an entrepreneur is turned down, they will choose to keep going. Why? Because they believe they can truly make a difference, and because they believe in themselves.
This article was first published in the Business Daily