Business and motherhood don’t match? Being a single mom, a woman and trying to succeed in the digital world doesn’t feel right? Do I need to be a man in a skirt to be successful?
Can a vulnerable woman be ever as successful as a man? What does it take to have your own voice in this man’s digital world, to build your online business while being a single mom?
I had a need to try. Not to prove anyone right or wrong, but I had a need for self-expression. I had a need to free myself from nuisance employments and bad choice of careers that were making me depressed and try it on my own. I had a need to make my voice heard by people, and not necessarily only single moms, that could resonate with my story, that could associate their life struggles with mine, that could find some inspiration and courage to wake up and try to change their life too, but by anyone.
I always had an impression that being very emotional as I am, does not belong to a business world. That as a woman and being vulnerable, emotional, chaotic or anything that femininity can bring, could be my weakness and could be damaging for any business.
Soon I found that exactly those characteristics and qualities are strong tools for a successful business, not only an online one. 50% of the population are women at the end of the day who want to be understood. Women don’t want to hear only about superheroes and about how everybody else is better than them. They want to hear the truth, be able to freely speak the truth, they wanna feel normal even when today they don’t feel the best, when they don’t feel like getting out of bed and fell tired emotionally. Even if today they feel like curling up and crying just because, because of being a woman, no other reason, blame the cycle and the hormones that we can’t fully control or understand at times. They want to hear that it is OK not to feel your happiest today even though there’s no real reason for it.
And they want to hear, that despite being a single mom, you can start your own business and succeed. That it is really OK to be a mom to three, four… kids and still dream about independence, career and freedom.
They want to feel fulfilled and nobody will talk them out of it.
For me it felt strange to start taking layers off at the beginnings and expose my real face. I felt like I was admitting my vulnerability that I was trying so hard to disguise. Talking about my intimate life, my weaknesses, my children, failed marriage, bad choice of careers or partners and so on… wasn’t something I felt immediately comfortable with. But I overpassed it. I decided to stay focused on my dreams and mission. And that my message was there to help and inspire. And with this main thought I started to write, write more, learn more, do more, this focus became my fuel. Even my emotions and weaknesses followed and turned into fuel in building my online business.
We all feel vulnerable at times. We all feel under pressure and want to be accepted and understood. It is OK to admit you could do with help, that you are not a superwoman who is doing everything right. And it is OK to have a desire to start your own business and change your life regardless of your age or family status.
I am proud to be an emotional cyclic woman, it makes me unique. My personality is my trademark and I am going to make the most of it. There is certainly nothing wrong with bringing emotions into business and I actually very much hope the emotions are felt strongly in my work. When I can feel every emotion that there is I know I am alive and I use the emotions to guide me in my life, instead of trying to suppress them
Being a single mom, I still decided to build my own online business. And I am using my every feminine tool to help me on my journey, to help others, to be of value and to be a damn successful at it too.
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