If I could give a gift to the mom who is launching her first business…to the woman who is writing that first blog post…to the mother who is ready to make a change in her life and career…I would give her this: the ability to see herself through the eyes of Christ. With all the expert advice that’s so easily uncovered via Google and Amazon, I think perhaps the best business tip I’ve learned is to see what God sees in you.
Call it a lack of confidence or fear of the unknown, but too many of us mompreneurs are not living up to our potential because we’re simply not seeing it. I know this because I’ve lived it. I’ve watched opportunities come and go because I didn’t believe in my ability to succeed. Because I defined myself by the success standards of the world – and not by the natural gifts I took for granted. I can find myself feeling this way again, if I’m not careful.
And I know this to be true of other moms because they share their stories with me. I hear from women all over the globe who are excited about building a business or launching a ministry. Faith-filled moms who are ready to step out and do what they are called to do. But they’re feeling less than qualified. They’re feeling discouraged by their lack of credentials or experience. They’re feeling ill-equipped for the task at hand.
If any of this sounds familiar, I want you to know I understand, because I’ve been in your shoes and I’ve lived with your doubts. I want to share with you a few words of encouragement I’ve come to rely on when I’m feeling less than confident. [Read more...]