1. Moms are natural organizers
Who picks your kids up on time, makes sure they have lunch money, clean clothes and remembered to sign their permission slip? Yep, that’s you, mom. You may be thinking, “Yeah, but that’s just what moms do.” Well, you’d be right. What I think we sometimes miss about what moms do, is that the type of organization and other skills they demonstrate are actually very advanced. They require focus, multi-tasking and care. This is especially true if you have multiple children with different needs and skill sets. That kind of organization is key to a successful business.
2. Moms are natural teachers
Your kids have to learn how brush their teeth, tie their shoes, and get through life without destroying your house. Who teaches them these life skills? You do of course! Why do you teach? Because you’re the kind of boss who wants your children to be independent. You also know you can’t micromanage like some overbearing tyrant. Because of this you learn how to motivate and correct in a peaceful, holistic and encouraging way. All of these qualities are exactly what people want and need in a boss.
3. Moms have incredible mental toughness
When you have someone depending on you 24-7 you do not have a lot of time to relax. You are on point and must be available at all times. Being a mom and handling all of that responsibility is a huge task. Over time, doing this builds up endurance in your mind. It is something that happens in an organic way and is extremely helpful when applied in the business world. A business can be like your baby and needs constant attention to make it a success. You already know how to deal with the demands of an infant... translate that to the demands of entrepreneurship and you will be unstoppable!
4. Moms are problem solvers
Whether it is an argument between siblings, helping to complete a science fair project, or making seven meals for the week when your budget only allows for six, moms know how to solve problems. We do it constantly until it becomes second nature. Moms are always making an effort to keep the peace and the ship afloat and moving forward. No matter what your business, it will be riddled with problems and obstacles that must be tackled in order to keep going. Moms have the advantage in this arena because our brains are operating on problem solving mode without even thinking about it. Where others see walls, we are already building a ladder or finding another way around.
5. Moms are creative
It takes creativity to figure out how to keep your kids entertained. It takes creativity to figure out what to make for dinner or how to fix that broken zipper. Coming up with ideas no matter the subject is the definition of being creative. Business requires new ideas and looking at old standards with new thinking. How will you make your project stand out? How will you build your brand? No problem, you’re already coming up with answers.
So get out there and use your mom power to be the ultimate #Bosslady... Believe me, you’re already halfway there.