Jane Austen is undeniably one of the queens of english literature. No writer has ever been able to match her sensitive ear for the hypocrisy and irony lurking beneath the ordinary genteel conversation. As a novelist she writes comic prose with such subtlety and restraint. But her work also has alot of teaching and values attached. Below is a few things I have learned about Relationships from Jane Austen.
Being a single mom and running your own business is like . . . INSANE sometimes, right? But when there are mouths to feed and rent to pay, a single mompreneur has gotta do what they gotta do.
So what do you gotta do? You gotta work smarter, be grateful, maintain a sense of humour, and keep moving forward.
What’s your biggest fear in life?
As I started writing this post I thought my biggest fear was ‘anonymity’. That I will eventually die without making a huge, difference in the world and will go through life as an ‘Unknown’.
I decided to stop and listen to God today and this is what he said and the vision he gave me.
A couple of weeks ago, a visiting speaker to our church Reuben Munn, talked about the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
It’s a fact that we mompreneurs are in high demand. Our kids want us, our clients want us, the dishes want us, the pile of laundry wants us . . . . But even superstars need boundaries from their adoring public. We can’t be all things to all people all the time. We have to make sure others respect us and not take advantage of us, and that means taking care of business like a mother.
We all make dumb mistakes the important thing is to get back up, dust yourself off and leave those mistakes behind.
Success isn’t something you achieve. Success is a state of mind. Success starts within you, and then through hard work, smart thinking, and a fair share of bumps in the road, you reap the results of sowing success. Or should I say, you feel the backlash of unleashing success.
As a Mompreneur, you know how easy it is to get frazzled. You’ve got a business and a family to take care of. But there’s someone else you need to take care of, and that’s you. You’ve got to prioritize and improvise in order to stay sane, because there’s just so much to do! You’ve got to use your time more effectively in order for your family, your business, and you to thrive. Most of all, you’ve got to monitor your thoughts, because
A few days ago, a freelance writer friend’s main client asked if she would write a script for a ridiculously low price.
For a moment, fear and guilt gripped her. This was the client she made most of her income from. This was a subject she was already familiar with. But the price was so low, if she’d found the job on a freelance website, she wouldn’t bother bidding on it. Did she dare say no?
Seven years ago, Brittany, a mate of mine, left her abusive husband. She had two young children to support and worked for four years as a full-time copy writer. It was a stressful time, as the kids had to go to daycare and then before/afterschool care (which they hated) once they were in regular school (which they also hated), besides all the emotional upheaval which comes with divorce.