Are you a single mother who has ventured upon entrepreneurship and is just feeling like you don’t hold valuable skills? You have to know that you hold just as many valuable skills as a married woman , if more. Does multitasking, feeding your 6 month old and helping your 5 year old spell this week’s spelling words sound familiar? How about buying groceries to last for two weeks until you get paid again while keeping your car filled with gas? If that is not something familiar then how about trying to get 3 of your children to three different places in less than 15 or 20 minutes. You know how teenagers are! They make plans and want to be chauffered all over town like you are their personal taxi! How about when you have to figure out how much money will be left to pay bills after buying your teenage son shoes because he now wears a size 11 after only a few months? How about attending parent/teachers night at two different schools on the SAME DAY after having tough time getting your infant to rest during nap time and now you are totally exhausted and barely see straight? How do you manage sibling rivalry while you are on an important phone call? And last but not least, how do you manage chores when you have 4 teenagers who would rather be stuck in their room, playing sports, hanging out with their friends, watching televison etc?
Give your self a nice pat on the back after you have thanked God for all that you are able to do and still function daily! My goodness! Why on earth would you short change ourself for what you really are capable of doing? You hold some of the most valuable skills that most people wish they had naturally. Realize that some of the most valuable skills you hold are creativity, multitasking, managing, operating on a budget and problem solving!
Take a few moments to realize what you do and to notice how valuable it is to your business. Start by listing some tasks that you do for your family and jot down next to each task a business activity that it resembles(ie. managing, mareting etc…) Before you know it , the next time you are combing your daughters hair or droppping your kids off to sports practices you might think twice about how valuable these skill are to your business.