We mothers always seek ways to make our family’s lives better. We work hard to support our loved ones, especially our children. However, sometimes our day jobs are barely enough to put food on the table—more so financing our other necessities such as house rent, electricity and water bills, our
children’s education, and leisure activities. That’s why a lot of moms nowadays have ventured into business in order to achieve financial stability.
Here’s a list of some practical tips you can use to help you fulfill your mompreneurship duties.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with everything you have to do? You have to wash the dishes, fold your laundry, cook and prepare breakfast—and finish your sales report, too.
You don’t need to carry all that burden. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You can always ask your loved ones to lend you a hand. For instance, your husband could wash the dishes and fold the laundry while you do your sales inventory. You can also enlist the help of your parents or siblings to look after the kids while you contact clients or partners. Not only does this give you some much-needed time, it also strengthens your bond as a family.
If it’s the business you need help with, consider outsourcing some tasks. Remote work and freelancing are growing industries in the country, so you’re sure to find the right person for the job. You can different tasks such as bookkeeping, graphic design, content writing, social media handling, and more.
Remember that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s proof that your business is growing. The bigger your business, the more hands you need on deck.
2. Master work-life balance
Being a mom is hard. Being an entrepreneur is hard, too. So being a mompreneur is twice as challenging. And one of your main challenges is balancing your work life and your personal life. Fortunately, it’s not impossible to accomplish.
Spending time with your loved ones doesn’t have to take away time from your business. For instance, your nightly dinner is also an opportunity to e have meaningful conversations with your husband and kids. Spending time with friends is as easy as an hour or two at your favorite coffee shop—and
you can go do errands for the business afterward, too.
One important practice when spending quality time with loved ones is not opening up about anything business-related. This doesn’t mean you no longer care about your business; it just means you take this time as an opportunity to declutter your mind and focus on the present.
Balancing your time for career and personal life can be stressful, time management is your best friend.
Let’s look at the story of successful mompreneur Lei Ermitanio, founder of MOMpreneurs Club PH. Although Ermitanio only runs a team of three, she was still able to market her products, manage her transactions, and bring her business to the next level—all while also being a full-time mom. This goes to show how mastered the art of work-life balance in order to become a successful mompreneur she is now.
3. Have your “me” time
Studies have shown that having more ”me” time has benefits such as increasing productivity, happiness, gratitude, and empathy. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing it alone.
Spending time with yourself is a great opportunity for you to reflect. This can also be an effective way for you to pamper yourself and to get back on track with a clear and healthy mind.
One activity you can do is a massage, to alleviate your mental and physical stress. Or go for a walk in the park and buy yourself your favorite chocolate ice cream. You can also just stay at home, sit back, and read your favorite book or binge-watch your most awaited movie or K-drama.
4. Network with other mompreneurs
You can gain friends while also asking for some tips to grow your business from other mompreneurs. Visiting sites like Mompreneur Manila, Pinay Mompreneur, and Mommy Ginger can help you gain new insights and expand your network as a mompreneur.
In the fast-paced world we live in, we tend to struggle a lot when it comes to keeping a balance between our careers and personal lives. A study has revealed that having a family “interferes” with a woman’s career, with almost one-third of Filipinos saying that they missed some opportunities because they chose to have a family of their own. Still, this should not hinder mompreneurs from succeeding.
You can follow the practical tips mentioned above and see how will they make a difference in your mompreneurship lives.
We just listed some of the practical tips to make your mompreneuship journey less of a hassle and more productive. Do you have any more tips for mompreneurs? Comment down below!