Over the last few months, I have been actively searching for my purpose, my mom boss confidence, my calling. I have begged for a reason to walk away from this business and the feelings I have for continuing this journey of writing and building a legacy for our family.
I’ve always loved writing. It’s always been the way I have expressed myself and the things Jesus has laid on my heart. It’s what motivates me to manage a blog in the first place. But sometimes, just having a deep love for things isn’t enough to keep you motivated to pursue your purpose.
If you’ve lost that mom boss confidence that you feel began your journey as a mom who wants to build something more for her family, keep reading… Let’s get it back together.
Here’s the thing, the confidence we began this mom boss journey with wasn’t just something we were born with. That confidence has been developing year after year, the moment you feel the tug to start your own business and raise a family.
When you realize that the mom boss confidence you’ve “lost” is still there, it’s just buried under months of negativity, hangups, and self-doubt, then you can begin the process of bringing it back to the surface and running a successful business with Jesus’ help.
After praying for some direction in this myself, the Lord led me to these five ideas that will help us keep our mom boss confidence front and center, with His guidance. I am sharing these ideas with you, but if you’re just going to read them and pin them for later, just don’t waste your time.
If you are truly ready to gain back the confidence you already have as a mom boss, you must read these ideas and PUT THEM TO ACTION. Commit that effort, not to me, but to yourself and the Lord. Allow Him to help you and see what happens in the end.
Ready? Let’s go!
SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE OVER YOURSELF AS A MOM BOSS
Words of life are simply affirmations that you believe about who you are, who God made you to be, and the business that He has called you to manage. I struggle with being bold and often times I lack the confidence I need to manage what the Lord has given to me. Whether that’s life, family, or my business. But mindset is everything, sister. Affirmations keep my mind focused on what I am capable of, with the Lord’s direction. Don’t discount the power that a good set of affirmations can have on you. Click here to grab a list of affirmations I’ve created. It’s free, and a great place for you to start affirming who you are as a wife, mom, and boss. But I encourage you to start adding to this list and speaking words of life that are specific to your calling over yourself as well.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO BE BETTER AT SOMETHING YOU’RE LACKING
We all have our weak points, right? For me, I am weak in follow through and execution. I am incredible as strategy, developing a plan, goal setting, dreaming, but when it comes to actually sticking with the path I’ve laid out for myself, that’s a struggle for me. In the end, my business and my calling suffer because of this weakness. However, I’ve made it my passion to turn this weakness into my biggest strength. No longer will I allow my insecurities, past hangups, and weak points to determine the success I can achieve with my business and life through Jesus. Determine the weaknesses that are holding you back and challenge yourself to improve it. Learn everything you can about it and tackle it with everything you have.
PRAY. AND THEN PRAY SOME MORE.
I am quickly learning that the Lord is my guide. I’ve known this my entire life. But as I am entering year 31, I am realizing that I have to invite Him to direct my steps. This blog post is the first, after many months of feeling stuck, and all the glory goes to Jesus. It is from prayer for my business and my calling that this blog post is coming to fruition. It may sound meaningless and small, but my friend, the Lord cares about the small things in your heart too, because He cares about YOU. So pray. Pray for yourself, your family, your role as a mom boss, and pray for His direction in your business. He will guide you if you let Him.
SHIFT YOUR MOM BOSS THINKING INTO THAT OF POSITIVITY
Remember when I said mindset is everything? Negativity births negativity. When you are focused on all the things that are weighing you down and holding you back, you will never take a forward step in your business. The last few months I’ve spent my days scrolling social media, staring at the back end of this blog, and wasting so much time and effort on meaningless fillers that I managed to fool myself into thinking was WORK. I focused on not having enough. Not being enough. Not sharing enough. And eventually, that focus drove me and my business to feelings of scarcity and overwhelming silence. Don’t let your negative thoughts drive your purpose. Use those thoughts to FUEL the very things God has called you to do!
KEEP. YOUR. RESILIENCE.
After everything I’ve been through trying to develop a purpose for myself and a place to share what the Lord has laid on my heart, I can honestly share that it’s been a journey to no end. There are times when I’ve completely walked away disgusted at myself for not being smart enough to make this work. The thing that keeps me going, however, is my resilience. The resilience that the Lord placed inside of me for a reason. I refuse to give up. I keep failing, but I refuse to let it define me. Failure is the only road to success. The question you need to ask yourself is: am I willing to fail to become the person God has called me to be?
Mom boss confidence, we view it as something only a certain few are born with, destined for. The fact is, the Lord has placed a calling over your life as a mom boss. Else, you wouldn’t be reading this. Let’s do something DRASTIC, shall we? Let’s change the stigma that being a mom boss is something that you need a pre-determined destiny for and let’s work hard for HIM who has called us to do great things. It is IN HIM that we develop all of the mom boss confidence we will ever need.
DON’T FORGET TO GRAB YOUR FREE PRINTABLE OF BOLD AFFIRMATIONS! You can find them here.