The media seems to be full of stories of highly successful women entrepreneurs who seem to have it all. They have a beautiful home in the suburbs, a flexible job where they can work from home and make a lot of money doing so, and they have beautiful children who seem to have an amazing life. But how much of this is reality? What’s the story you don’t see?
I’m Camilla-Jean, and I’m a successful mompreneur. I offer business coaching for moms who are looking to have a work/home balance where they can be with their children but still have a successful career. I help women gain clarity on their goals and develop a vision for their business. In this blog post, I’ll answer the question of if you can truly have it all?
Most people think having it all means having a great-paying job, a happy, healthy family, a supportive spouse, a nice home with a white-picket fence, family vacations, and time together just to enjoy life. Most women, especially moms or those struggling to decide if they want to become moms or not, yearn for such a balance.
The reality is that having it all means different things to different women. Having it all could mean just having a healthy baby if you’re struggling with fertility. Having it all could mean just having a home when you’re struggling financially. Having it all could mean just having a job — any job — when you’re unemployed.
The short answer is no. Our time is limited on this planet, and we only have 24 hours in a day to use. Between sleep, meal prep, cleaning, laundry, running kids to and fro, working, and doing what we want to do, there is not much time for the rest of this “all.”
You must pick and choose, and not picking and choosing is a choice as well. You have to deliberately decide what you want out of this world — and it can’t be this indefinite word “all.” As a successful mompreneur, you will need to define your “all” in order to make it come to fruition. You might just be surprised to learn that you already have it all if you’d just sit down and write it all out.
The key to having “all” is defining your all. Is your all being there to drop your kids off from school and pick them up? Is your all having a soaring career with international travel? Is your all helping to build schools for poor children in the developing world? Only when you have your “all” defined can you ever hope to achieve it.
As a career coach for moms, I’ve struggled to find the work/home life balance that you may be struggling with. I’ve struggled with the guilt of having a career while raising young children. Through my courses and one-on-one coaching for moms, I can help you find your “all.” Contact me today to learn more!