This is the image we have in mind when WAHMs sit down to plan out their day. Beautiful flowers, and a calendar to schedule appointments with clients. Mom is in gorgeous business attire and trendy heels. Her hair is clean, and styled. She is ready for the day!
Unfortunately, working from home doesn’t always look this glamorous. Often, moms are sitting at their computer, on the couch in her pajamas. Her hair might be washed, but it’s probably uncombed and in a bun. At her feet, her darling children play with books and toys, while re-runs of Dora the Explorer play on the TV.
With the distractions in place, and cellphone by her side, it’s no wonder that so many moms feel like they accomplish very little during the day while working their business.
The latest data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) states that nearly 66 percent of small businesses will survive their first two years.
That’s with proper planning, sufficient capital, and a will to survive, unfortunately many WAHMs don’t go into the process of a new business with the right skills, knowledge, finances, or support. Start-up capital is scarce, even if there are grants for women to start their own business. For most moms, money is the key motivator to starting their own business. For those that join a MLM, the “planning” doesn’t usually happen. Passion, isn’t enough to have a successful business
With the distractions in place, and cellphone by her side, it’s no wonder that so many moms feel like they accomplish very little during the day while working their business.Rosemary E. King
The FTC report on MLM success is even worse than those of a small business. They claim,
“Failure and loss rates for MLMsare not comparable with legitimate small businesses, which have been found to be profitable for 39% over the lifetime of the business; whereas less than 1% of MLM participants profit.”
Talk about a punch in the gut for WAHMs! Especially those that go into believing that money will be easy because all they see are the success stories. No one talks about their failures. And moms are a unique bunch. We’re told that we must be independent, and that asking for help is a sign of weakness. That putting your kids in daycare, when you’re perfectly capable of watching them since you work from home, is appalling. And enjoying the time away from your children means you’re not a dedicated or loving mom. All this pressure leads to immense guilt and can cause lack of motivation in moms. Eventually, they’ll start to believe that they’re terrible moms because they are taking valuable time away from their children to build their business.
Moms undervalue their time, worth, and experience that they’ve accumulated over the years. For moms that have to price their own products or services, they tend to stay cheap, so they can please everyone. The thing is, being cheap, won’t give you the income you need for a sustainable life.
It’s time to do something different. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Stop the insanity and discover how having a Coach & Consultant on your team can give you the edge you need to succeed!
Some of the results you’ll experience with a Business Coach & Consultant
You’ll be empowered to discover and learn the options available for yourself. This ties in with what I discussed above. My purpose as a coach isn’t to give you the answers, because that will not help you. It will make you dependent on my advice and that isn’t good for either of us. Having the capability to discover the solutions yourself, you’ll be aware on how to tackle similar issues in the future.
Practice new behavioral patterns
You’ll be able to practice new behavioral patterns, even short-term. You’ll be given 15 days of follow-up email support that will give you the accountability to practice what we’ve discussed. This practice will translate into positive behavioral changes that will lead to better results in your business.
You’ll be part of a supportive environment. I will be your personal cheerleader and holding you accountable, even when you feel like you’re struggling. Part of growing as a business owner is being stretched and being asked to come out of your comfort zone. I will be there to support you, to listen to your concerns and give you motivation to push through the tough spots. This progress is an essential part of your business growth.
You may experience enhanced self-awareness. Through the course of answering questions regarding your situation, you’ll start to dig deep into the patterns that surround your situation. When you are aware of your motivation, emotional state, and behavioral patterns that surrounds a situation, you’ll have more power and information to find a solution that fits well with your business and personal integrity. Without fully understanding your self-awareness, you may miss key emotional and behavioral patterns that put you at risk for failing.
You’ll learn how to best implement the plans that you begin, for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. We will brainstorm ideas, and when necessary, you’ll learn new skills to help you achieve your business needs. Putting your plans into action will give you the necessary motivation to make progress towards your goals.