In the past I have heard the term ‘Work at Home Mum’ and associated it with women who must have found a way to have it all - the ultimate Work-life balance. Working for yourself from the place you live – could there be a more perfect solution?!
Now I have had a taste of this life and I must admit – I couldn’t have been more wrong. A very wise mentor of mine said something to me last week that rang very true and actually inspired this post.
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to work sixteen hours per day for themselves in avoidance of working eight hours for someone else.”
I am blessed to work and socialize with a whole bunch of driven, intelligent and passionate entrepreneurial women working toward creating a their own path. More and more women (and men) are ditching the traditional nine to five and creating their own source of income on the quest for a more fulfilling and flexible life.
We are a passionate bunch, pursuing what we love to live a life that we’ve always dreamed of and there’s nothing I love more than chatting to a like minded go-getter… but there are a number of pitfalls that I’ve come across since spending my time as a work at home mum that I know aren’t unique to me.
So. Does this elusive work-life balance exist for the work at home mum? I believe that what exists is a balance that I feel good about and I believe that there are times that I can achieve it and times when I have a major project or deadline that I won’t. But I have asked some experts and done some tweaking and I have ten ideas to focus on that have me well on my way to achieving my idea of balance.
Being a work at home mum can be wonderfully fulfilling and enjoyable and there is no better feeling than knowing you’re working within your passion. You can create a balance that works for you and your family. Follow these ten tips and keep moving toward that ultimate goal – a balanced, fulfilling and purposeful life.