Mid week after the initial excitement of becoming a finalist in the Mumpreneur awards, had a fantastic fall from grace. It is hard to be everything, entrepreneur, housekeeper and Mummy. So mid-week two school curriculum evenings and two workshops for nuggets did a very bad shout at just about everyone who was in the kitchen. Turned to my husband after my outburst and said “whoops” I guess I just lost the “Mum” part and just became a “preneur”!!!
It is very hard to have several roles and almost in effect two full-time jobs. I have been resisting reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean in” partly as I guessed she would be saying the same. However I have started to read it and a lot of it is very refreshing to remember it is OK to be the same person and authenticity is cool.
“I don’t believe we have a professional self from Mondays through Fridays and a real self for the rest of the time…” Sheryl Sandberg
I remember receiving feedback from a colleague early into the start-up of nuggets, she asked why I needed to mention I was a mother in my introduction. It was such a new role for me to have my own business and be a new Mummy I wanted to share with everyone, admittedly she was right not everyone would be interested, however I always share my current enthusiasm. As an example on Friday I shared my new-found knowledge on “One Direction” having just taken my eleven year old daughter to the film, not sure my leadership delegates were impressed. However future blog to come on the power of a “twitter fan base”.
nuggets is all about continuous learning and being a parent is the wildest, scariest most fantastic journey I have been on in my life, why would I not share!!
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