It’s not easy being a work at home mom — it’s a life that you’ll lead alone. You’ll battle, fight, and stand-up firm against all odds. Single-handedly, you’ll develop skills, put them to action, and make these skills work for you.
Every day, you fight solitude, eat at uncertain times, manage the home while handling work, and completely risk everything that’s comfortable. For you, there’s no such thing as a comfort-zone.
Being an entrepreneur is a huge leap of faith. Yet, being on your own and starting your own business is the ultimate calling you can choose for yourself.
For some, it’s a panacea in the face of recession. By choosing entrepreneurship, you not only make a sustainable living, but also change your core personality. Here’s how you are different:
You Accept Uncertainty. You Don’t Even Flinch
Do you know what most moms start their business day with? When a mom chooses this route, could you guess what one of the most prevailing thoughts on her mind would be? Young or old, mom or dad, veteran or rookie – every entrepreneur starts every single day with uncertainty.
Think about that for a second: each day brings a fresh slew of challenges, uncertainties, and opportunities. As an entrepreneur, you accept this as reality. This is your turf. You play this game every day. Try bringing someone else who takes life for granted and witness the squirming, the frustration, or outright exasperation when presented with the same situation entrepreneurs face.
As a business owner, you don’t even flinch in the middle of uncertainty and chaos.
You can’t make this up, can you?
You Grab Clients. They Don’t Come to You
It’s tough to sell. Gifted, educated, highly intelligent people with loads of experience can’t even begin to venture into any point on a normal sales cycle.
Calling up strangers? Going out on a limb and making sales calls? Accepting rejection as a part of a sales process? Nurturing customers and keeping in touch with them until they buy? Dealing with different types of people every day?
Not everyone can do it, as you can see. But do entrepreneurs have a choice? No, they don’t. They embrace this challenge. They are made of steel. They make things happen.
Entrepreneurs are patient, proactive, ambitious, and self-motivated – what can teach you this?
Master of All Is Your Middle Name
Do you think life is a challenge?
Wait until you change your own life when you start a business.
Some people post updates on Facebook or Twitter cribbing about their jobs. Some others crib about weather, food, or about some unforeseen consequences that affected them like getting mugged, robbed, or even physically attacked.
Guess what? Entrepreneurs have to live through all of this, and yet manage everything else. Moms who choose the entrepreneurial route have the same problems as others do, and they have more: household chores, the world of the kitchen, children, husbands, and business.
You might know this already. Maybe, you didn’t even think about this much. Perhaps it suffices to know that you are better than some, and that you have your goals to achieve.
Yet, the sum total of what makes you an entrepreneur is a rare gift. Your skills, attitude, appetite for challenges, and a sense of achievement will all be unparalleled. Forever.
Now to You
Are you proud of being an entrepreneur? Let us know. We’d love to see your comments below.