Looking at established Mumpreneur’ success stories, one thing is clear right from the beginning;
We are dealing with a type of woman who doesn’t let any obstacle stop her and has overcome her fears in return for business growth and enhancements in the quality of her family life.
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She might be juggling school runs and nap times, but she has earned her way to a successful career as a business owner, where no excuses are allowed.
Based on recent statistics, more and more mums chose to become mumpreneurs in the UK, the USA, in fact globally and be their own boss, while looking after their children.
To date there are about 300,000 Mumpreneurs, and even while there are still some people who don’t take them seriously, they have proven their worth in a wide range of ways.
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Undoubtedly, a successful Mumpreneur manages somehow to balance her family life with her business life and even though she accepts no excuses will block her way to business progress and success, she doesn’t compromise her family’s well-being either.
That said, it is not an easy road to travel and it takes dedication and determination to succeed.
The biggest challenge in most Mumpreners’ lives is time management, as opposed to most other entrepreneurs’ challenge, which would probably revolve around financial issues.
Of course, financial support is also valued, since it would allow a Mumpreneur to hire more people and implement more projects; therefore earn more money.
But, to a Mumpreneur especially, time is not an unlimited resource. Nor can she work twenty-four hours a day, when there are children waiting for their time with Mum.
Asking high-profile Mumpreneurs about time management, they have responded with simplicity and sheer honesty.
“It is not easy, but we manage to balance it”
Even if ‘balancing it’ means that she asks her partner to help out, if there is a partner, or any other close relative(s), or putting up a strict working schedule that she tries not to bypass.
Another solution is to hire extra personnel to do some of the work either in the home or business when finances allow it.
Yet, even with all those resources to hand, she will fail sometimes.
Mumpreneurs are only human.
What sets a successful Mumpreneur apart from her peers is that she will accept responsibilty for her mistakes and learn lessons from them and turn failures into building blocks for her future success.
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She makes it happen!
Bottom line is, you always find a way to manage, no matter what when you are serious about being successful in life.
Just look to other successful Mumpreneurs for inspiration, model what they do that works and let miracles happen.
While on the road to success, you will definitely meet interesting people that have a lot to share and secrets to unveil for you.
Secrets that can take you all the way up to the top.
However, this cannot happen unless you are open to new ideas and change, or if you are afraid to go the extra mile and step out of the safety of your comfort zone.
You never know who you’ll meet in your business circles, so proceed with an open mind and there may be somebody interested in investing in your company with a prosperous offer!
Smart investors seek out smart businesses and savvy Mumpreneurs with a vision and strong will can fall into that category.
Analysing all the reasons that make Mumpreneurs succeed, it all comes down to this:
If you have the passion, determination and a no excuses attitude, it will work.
Maybe Mel McGee’s book about Millionaire Mumpreneurs and how they made it sounds a bit farfetched, however there is no one stopping you from going after it.
Do you have a no excuses attitude to growing your business?
How have you overcome the obstacles that were in your way? Please share them in the comments below.