If you’re a mompreneur or you hope to soon start a business, getting results quickly and making money is our main objective.
But when our results don’t match our expectations, we can quickly become disheartened and lose interest. But if we stop working, all hope for success is lost.
The one simple trick for fast business results is a consistent effort.
You don’t have to be a prodigy or have a lot of degrees listed behind your name to be successful. You just need to show up every day willing to work without any credit or fanfare.
Being consistent matters for the same reason we make our kids practice the piano, violin, dance, painting (or whatever artistic expression they pursue). Practice makes perfect.
This isn’t just true with our kids. It’s also true in mom’s life too.
The practice of mommying
For example, when you first became a mom, you didn’t know a whole hell of anything. But every day you nurtured, fed and loved your new little baby, and you learned something.
The daily practice of mothering made you a great mom. I read somewhere that it takes something like 10000 hours of doing anything to become an expert. That means, as a mom dedicating 24 hours a day to mothering, it takes you just under 14 months to become a “mom expert” with each new kiddo.
Whether you wanted to become a ‘mom expert’ or not, you became one by virtue of having a baby. If we’re being honest, you may not even feel like a ‘mom expert’ but when you compare what YOU know now to what any childless woman knows about mothering, you are the expert.
The practice of becoming a mompreneur
Since practice makes perfect. If you want to be a successful mompreneur, you have got to be consistent in your work. The very act of being consistent will do two things: allow you to plan and strategize.
For example, you’ll quickly discover what you DON’T know. Believe me. There may be a lot of things you don’t know. But by consistently (daily) working on your business, you’ll be able to plan and prioritize your professional development.
Since you’ll be working on your business daily (even a consistent 30 minutes counts), you’ll see what works (or doesn’t work) for your business, and you’ll be able to strategize. You’ll take steps to either expand or course correct the various parts of your business and work life.
Creating Fast Business Results – Be consistent
You want to create fast business results, but being consistent with your business may seem impossible (at first). Being consistent is one of those things that’d be nice to have, like a spa day or the ability to sleep all night without a small child needing you.
It’s not. Starting a business AND being consistent is not impossible.
When you’re first getting started, you’re not going to have a lot of time. That’s ok (for tips on creating time read How To Make Time To Make Money
At the very beginning, you only need to find an hour. And the great news is that it doesn’t have to be all at once. If you can’t sit down for 60 uninterrupted minutes, it’s really ok. You can plan to do three chunks of 20 minutes.
When you only have 20 minutes of focused work time, you need to be super clear about what you want to accomplish. To do this, you need to PLAN + STRATEGIZE in advance.
The Mompreneur Work Plan
This plan works from the very beginning and scales when you start to either have clients as a freelancer or as your business starts to make money and requires more time. At the very start of your business, focus on working one to two hours a day. And as you grow, the plan will scale easily.
Step 1. Plan for 10 minutes before bed. Figure out what you have going on the next day, and squeeze in your work time. You need at least 3 blocks of 20 minutes. If you can work for longer spans of time or more frequently, great. It’s also ok if every day you work different hours. It’s your business.
Step 2. Strategize. Once you know WHEN and for how long you can work the next day, you need to figure out WHAT you’re going to do in each work interval. Now the secret here is to be realistic about what you can actually accomplish over the course of your day. It may take a week or so for you to get a feel for your work rhythm. The more consistent you are, the faster you’ll settle into this routine.
Use this 24-Hour Mama Planner to simplify your life. This FREE PRINTABLE is exactly the planner I use for my own weekly work scheduling. It’s simple but effective.
If you’re into planners, these Amazon weekly planners can also be helpful.
Step 3. Do the work. So, you can’t do all of the planning and strategizing but not do the work. Being consistent in your work is the whole point of this.
That’s it. Get to work. What’s your biggest struggle as a mompreneur? Leave a message in the comments.