Did you catch my Facebook live on this?
I had been doing some reflection and thinking about the things I hear from women I speak to both in my business and friends and family. A common theme is that we don't have the time to do what we really want to do because we are too busy raising a family. Does this sound familiar ?
It is true - the struggle is real and the balancing act is tough - working and raising your family can feel relentless at times - but it can also feel exhilarating.
Don't get me wrong I have those days too where it all feels like too much and I wonder what the flip am I trying to do here - but then I remember the real deep down reasons of what I do it for and it all makes sense again.
If you are doing work you love then this comes easier than if you are in work that does not light you up anymore. And the thing is - we are women - and once we have decided that we don't like something the way it is we can't stop thinking about it. If this is in a negative way then it can be all consuming and can lead to you feeling down and depressed.
I am on a mission for ambitious women who love to work, to be doing the thing that lights them up. After all if we are trading time away from our little ones then it surely has to be what we love to do?
How are you feeling about work? If it isn't floating your boat anymore and there is something you would prefer to be doing then now is the time to do something about it #noexcuses.
Maybe you know you need to step out of your comfort zone to be able to achieve the thing you want to achieve - but instead you are finding any excuse not too?
Yeah the best excuse is not having enough time because you are a working mum. I know sounds harsh but is it the truth?
Time to get honest with yourself - is that the real reason or is there something else - maybe something around worrying about what others will think about you for stepping up and putting yourself out there? Maybe focusing all your time and attention on your family has totally knocked your confidence? Or just maybe you don't think anyone will care or listen to you because you are not good enough or you need something on paper to say you can do it before you start?
Listen, whatever your big idea, whatever your service, skills, expertise or products you have that you want to share with the world, whatever problem you can solve for others - how the hell is anyone going to come get it if you don't put yourself out there consistently? There are others needing you right now and they can't find you because you say you don't have the time to do more.
I say that if you want something enough then you will find the time. If there is something else getting in your way - then dig deep, figure it out and push past it.
You've got this - now go bloody do it.
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