It's easy to live small - to stay safe and hide behind our thoughts of 'I can't, I won't or I don't want to'. But consider, all of these thoughts are just that. Thoughts. They're not real. Just illusionary limitations, self imposed prison cells.
We know burnout occurs, it is no myth. So I see great value in preparing for this eventuality (for employers, educators and future employees) where it is most prominant and nipping the issue in the bud. It will benefit the future of our workforce and certainly the value that they bring to the economy!
If you want to stay focused and keep your dreams, desires and aspirations alive, a vision board is a must! You want to keep your desires on fire, create a mindset of possibilities and take baby step actions towards that date with your dream goal!
As the Happyologist®, the most common question I get asked is, "Are you always happy?". To this, I confidently respond, "No, I'm human." It took me years to fully understand this question and to respond to it confidently. Why? Because I, just like the rest of society, had totally misunderstood what happiness is.
I know there are loads of women who aren't mums who I could coach, I could choose to work with people who are struggling to conceive or who don't want kids. However, this is not my reality and I believe when you are a coach you are meant to work with a certain group of people. For me, my tribe is other mums.
The realities of maternity leave when your job is dependent on YOU - as a personality, a creative, a presence in the system really isn't discussed enough. The idea that we are all replaceable, often with a younger model or another identikit 'part-time mum', is difficult to confront.
It is a pretty old cliche that we learn from our kids as much as we teach them. As someone who spent 12 years in education I know this is true when you think about older children, but I have learnt so much in the last 2 1/2 years of motherhood and what I have learnt has helped me in my business.
This is not a post I ever thought I'd write. These are not words I ever expected to express with genuine conviction. These
All you amazing, incredible, unique beautiful, interesting, and fabulous women - you are more than enough. You already have everything inside you to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do. You are more than enough. And you always have been.
The solution for many mums is to start up their own business. Mumprenuers have a lot of bad press (and personally I hate that word). I am not talking about mums making candles in their kitchen (although there is nothing wrong with this). I work with professional women who want to use their skills and experience to create successful businesses.