Let's just say, Im a professional at JUGGLING!
How many mom-preneure feel like they are a professional at juggling?
I honestly can't remember the last time I had a day with absolutely no agenda; no baseball practice, gymnastics, doctor appointments, soccer, team meetings or coaching calls. A day where I could just go with the flow. Instead, my days are full of juggling the roles between being a Mom, Wife, Doctor, Artist, CEO and Mentor and while it seems hectic to most, I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Learning to juggle all these roles hasn't been an easy task for me. Typically I tend to emerge myself in a task and I forget about everything else.
Over the last few years I have really tried to work on juggling my roles. If I was going to wear the hat of many, I needed to make sure I could handle the capacity of it all.
Luckily, I was able to slowly build each of these roles by taking on one at a time, as it naturally worked out that way. As I took on more responsibilities, my capacity slowly began to grow... I believe when we build slowly, we allow our potential capacity to grow at a normal rate, not over loading us, therefore causing mental breakdowns and a lack of better judgement. Honestly, if I had taken on the multiple roles that I currently fulfill now, all at once, I don't think the capacity that I pertain would be at its full and highest potential. Think of it like lifting weight; if I start at a lighter weight and slowly add to the load over time, I become stronger and better equipped to add more weight.
Don't get me wrong - there are days where mental breakdowns are in the near future - but that's where my hubby balances me out. He knows when Im about to hit my limit, evenbefore I do. Some days I am completely defeated by Type 1 Diabetes and the crazy roller coaster that it takes my family on. Other days I am ready to give it all up and just be a stay at home mom......but then I refer back to where I started and where I stand now and it all puts things into perspective.
I am a very determined person, so naturally, if someone tells me I can't do something, I will make sure to do the exact opposite. I was told I wouldn't be able to run a business and raise a Type 1 Diabetic – that it was impossible. I was told I would have to work 5 days a week, averaging 40 hours minimum a week, to earn over 150K a year. I was told that I “couldn't have a hair salon that would run off SYSTEMS & PROCESSES”. I was told that owning a hair salon would never be profitable. Those remarks were seemingly a lot to process – what if I had listened to all of that buzz? This is where I can lead back to being a role player of multiple responsibilities.
Becoming a professional juggler has been the best move I have made for my family and my business. It has allowed me to be able to handle any and every task thrown my way, despite complications that arise, because it has made me a confident and strong willed person and businessperson. It is time we stop looking at juggling the many roles of life as a career setback. If you are struggling and don't know how to start juggling your many hats, click here and sign up for BEAUTY + BIZ coaching. Sometimes, all we need is a little support to help us grow.