Would they think I cannot do it because I have more than one “job”?
Am I less trustworthy because I do not focus on my business 100% of my day?
Would they take me seriously?
Do you know what I did?
I would hide from my children after I got them watching a show or in an activity and I ran from room to room escaping the noise so that my clients would think I am alone.
It was stressful and I don’t know why I did it to myself.
I knew I could run my business and was doing it just fine the way things were. I was doing it all while watching my children, but I was so concerned that it wouldn’t be accepted by others.
One day I decided enough was enough; I started telling my clients that I do have my children at home with me, I would tell them when their quiet time was, if it works for them to speak at that time, but there is no guarantee that they won’t hear little voices or feet running from room to room.
This may not sound like a big deal to some who haven’t been in this situation, but it was such a relief to me to just be honest about it all.
The reason that I am building my business while being the best mother I can be, I should be proud of it. This is one of my strengths….this is not a weakness or a burden. It means I have that extra determination to make it work and nothing will stop me.
Plans and schedules do not always happen exactly as planned, but I always get everything done and find a way to make it work.
Is there something extra that you do on top of your business that at one point you thought may be a weakness?
Try and take a different perspective and give yourself credit that you are managing it all and not letting anything stop you from moving forward.
It’s amazing how things can feel when you step back a moment and look at all you’ve done.
I am a wife and Mom to 2 boys
I love to create and write and am the owner of
d’Hotman Design- Graphic and Branding
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