The key to becoming a successful entrepreneur is learning how to navigate those risks. So today, let’s look at three of the potential risks you can face in business.
Do you have a vision for your business? Vision is the entrepreneur’s ability to see possibilities where others see impossibilities. It’s the entrepreneur’s ability to see what others cannot.
In the context of business, Innovation is a process by which a domain, a product, or a service is renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes, introducing new techniques, or establishing successful ideas to create new value.
Some researchers refer to entrepreneurship as a process that results in the change in the economic system because of the innovations of individuals that see opportunities and decide to act on those opportunities to benefit themselves and society.
You have to set the stage for your planning. Get a clean quiet space. When your space is cluttered, and you know you don’t have a free mind, planning will be very difficult and it would not be as effective. My office space at home is always clean. I don’t allow my children to enter unless it’s absolutely necessary. I love to keep this space clean so that I can think, write and just be focused. Take a moment and exhale. Set your intentions in your mind. Gather your tools and let’s go to the next step.
At the beginning of 2020, as a Mompreneur, you most likely had plans that were a result of decisions. These decisions were meant to lead you on the path towards achieving your vision.
You can think of it in this way. Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.
Are you working towards becoming a better leader as a Mompreneur in 2021? I want to share some of the strategies I have learned that helped me to go to another level as a leader throughout 2020. We will look at the approach that successful leaders who are women take in order to create, maintain, and nurture positive relationships, and how to identify the type of leader you are.
I’ve always seen those 40 under 40 awards being given by Forbes and in my Country, Trinidad & Tobago. I was determined to make the list! That dream did not come to reality, but I’m not letting that stop me from acknowledging how far I have come in my life and business.
So I’m creating my own 40 under 40 list of accomplishments! I always ask my audience what they appreciate and love the most about me. This helps me to understand the impact I make and what I can do to be better. I love to record my wins, big and small. It allows me to express more gratitude when I accomplish a goal.
Without further ado, here is my list of 40 things I accomplished under the age of 40.
Made my first income at age 10
Was chosen to sing for my Primary School Graduation
Led two church choirs at age 14
Spent summers on Richard Branson’s private island at age 14 (thank you Aunty Margaret)
Passed for my first choice Secondary School
Graduated with full passes from my Secondary School
Joined a girl group and sang at different events
Started working a full time job at age 19.
Travelled by myself to North America at age 20
Had my adorable son at age 25
Bought my first car at age 25
Started my first business which was a Franchise at age 27
Made my first million by age 28
Had my second child at age 30
Had third child at age 32
Had fourth child at age 34
Started my second business at age 36
Started University at age 36
Hosted my first Workshop for women entrepreneurs at age 36
Hosted my second Workshop at age 36
Got my first grant fund at age 36
Hired my first Business Coach at age 36
Won a $1,000 USD camera from my first business coach at age 36
Created my first Coaching offer at age 36
Hired my second Business Coach at age 37
Wrote my first and second E-Book at age 37
Made my first six figures in my Coaching/Consulting business at age 37
Started a new Corporate Job at age 39
Travelled to Italy and Paris for a Mastermind at age 38
Created my first High Ticket offer at age 38
Created my first website at age 38
Hired my third coach at age 39
Had my first Mom’s Night Out Event at age 39
Had my first, second and third speaking engagements at age 39
Published my first book (The Growth Hacking Book) as a collaboration at age 39
Booked a celebrity to speak at my Mom’s Night Out II Event (damn you Covid!)
Bought a second car at age 39
Launched and completed my second High Ticket Program: The Ultimate Mompreneur
Started my first US Based Company: Mompreneur Solutions LLC
Launched my first Physical product: The Ultimate Mompreneur Planner
I am sure you can list accomplishments according to your age too! When you are focused on your goals, you would make steps that will make you more experienced in your field. If you notice, there was a lull in my life from 28 – 36. That was the time when my business had crashed. I lost focus and found myself just existing (and having babies. LOL).
If you know my story, you would know that at age 36, my life changed when I decided that I deserved better. Business has changed my life! It gives me the opportunity to serve as well as change the lives of others. If I was not consistent and determined to succeed, I know of a few lives that would not have hope today.
As I enter the 40’s club, I know now, more than ever, that giving up is NOT an option. I get tired, yes, however, my dreams won’t let me come to a stop. This year, I hope (and I’m quite determined) to take my life to another level.
Yes! I have rewarded myself with my own 40 under 40!
Let me know some of your accomplishments that make you proud of yourself in the comments below.
P.S: Did you hear that The Ultimate Mompreneur Planner is launching this week! Stay tuned to our IG page and our new website www.theultimatemompreneurplanner.com this week for updates and to find out how you can get on the waitlist for this amazing product.
I remember seeing influencers and mentors going through a phase of extreme success. Meaning, everything seemed to be going in their favor. A season came when they were just in a momentum of recognition. They were featured in every conference, podcast and magazine. To be honest, I got in my feelings and wished I was in their shoes. I wanted to have that feeling of being sought out and recognized for the work I do.
In commemoration of World Mental Health Day which was on 10th October, 2020, I wanted to share some perspectives with you on this very important topic.
Your mental health is an amazing part of what makes you as a person. Personal development is a way of life that affects your mind, actions, and how you treat others around you. It plays a vital role in your overall well being and the relationships around you. Oftentimes, as mompreneurs, we get so caught up in the physical aspects of what’s on the outside and forget to take care of the inside. Exercising our brain consciously and subconsciously is an important factor when improving your life and creating a healthy state of mind as you age.
When a mom is depressed,stressed, tired and frustrated, it affects everything she does as well as the people closest to her. I remember someone telling me in a depressed state, that she couldn’t even watch television because she didn’t want to watch the living. When I feel down, I often think of that comment and it reminds me of a place I don’t ever want to be. Isolating yourself from others could turn into something very dangerous and unfortunately help will only start with one person. YOU! Although there is a laundry list of books and professional help out there, this article gives you a jump start to get you slightly motivated to move forward. Moving an inch is greater than lying still.
Studies indicate that the most common reason for depression is the lack of interests and activities. When improving your personal life, interests and activities are vital in mental health, self esteem and happiness. Motivation can help you overcome trying something new or remembering exactly what makes you happy. Asking friends and family to help motivate me is a tool that I use when I’m in the need of a little push. Reward yourself when accomplishing tasks. Celebrating your wins helps you to feel better about yourself and your ability to do great things.
Laughter does a great deal for our mind and body. Developing interests, activities, friendships and learning how to cope with the emotional pain will conquer your personal problems and further solve your thinking habits. Doing this will get you on the road of happiness and success, as long as you put forth the effort.
Here are a few techniques that helped me prepare myself mentally for success.
There are brain exercises designed to give our mental faculties the boost they need. These activities and exercises are good for everyone who seeks mental clarity.
Many researchers and professionals hold on to the numerous studies showing that the brain really needs exercise just like the body does. Studies have shown that people who have tried to perform brain exercises regularly have improved memory as well as focus. With simple brain exercises the functioning of both hemispheres of the brain are made better; your brain becomes healthier.
Here are two exercises:
Cross crawls is a type of exercise that is based on the principle that our nervous system works homolaterally. This means that the left portion of our brain controls the movement of the right portion of our body, and so on for the other half. The principles of kinesiology are also applied in this exercise wherein rhythmic movements are suggested so that the brain’s lateralization can be improved further. You can do this simply by touching your right hand or elbow to your left knee, and vice versa.
This exercise integrates the different functions and tasks of the brain. This exercise is good for strengthening your immune system’s responses.
Another exercise which can benefit both the left and right hemispheres of the brain is the “lazy eights.” This is done by drawing the number “8” on a piece of paper using your right hand for two minutes. After the right hand, you may proceed to draw the same sign using your left hand. This can be done as often as you wish. It promotes concentration, and your hand-and-eye coordination will improve. You will also feel a reduction in stress and an enhancement of your mood.
With the “Rhythmic Eights” modification, you can create an imaginary eight in the air with your hands. This should be sufficient to coordinate the two sides of your brain as well.
By varying your brain work out, you are also able to exercise as many parts of your brain as possible and improve your mental health.
I hope these tips were helpful. Let me know in the comments what strategies are working best for you as you work from home.
P.S: Did you hear that I am creating an amazing tool to help us Mompreneurs increase our productivity at home AND at work? It’s called The Ultimate Mompreneur Planner. Stay tuned to our IG page for updates and to find out how you can get on the waitlist for this amazing product.