“I don’t want to have kids.” That's what my daughter told me while I was on a year-long sabbatical. She dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur but didn't think it would be possible if she had children of her own.

I was shocked. Motherhood is one of the most rewarding parts of my life. 

Since they were very young, I always loved being involved in my children’s lives. I volunteered at their schools, helped manage their sports, and took an interest in their hobbies. For a long time, I maintained a steady balance between being a full-time mother and a part-time entrepreneur.

I knew that, as a Mom, I needed to be around for them more than I needed to run my own business. 

My Turning Point as a Mom & Entrepreneur

When my daughter told me she didn’t want to have any children of her own, I had put my business on pause and was reevaluating my priorities, wondering if I should leave my business behind and focus solely on my children.

“Why?” I asked.

“Because,” she said, “you have to give up on your dreams.”

“What makes you say that?” I didn’t understand. And then she said this...

“Isn’t that what you’re doing?”

Then, everything fell into perspective. I realized that I’d been holding onto a limiting belief and I was approaching my career with the mentality that I can’t be a good mom and a successful entrepreneur at the same time. It was one or the other.

But my daughter started adopting this limiting belief too.

My New Perspective

From that moment on, I knew I had to make a change. I had to start believing in myself. I had to start thinking, I CAN be a great mom and a successful entrepreneur.

Now, I don’t just run my business in addition to being a mother. I run my business because I am a mother.

My children are not my excuse to stop showing up. They are my reason to show up.

Entrepreneur and family

I want to show my children that you can be successful and have a family.

And that’s what drives me. I want to see my children let go of their limiting beliefs and become people who go for their dreams. 

Running a business doesn’t take me away from my children anymore. Now, it brings me even closer to them.

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