I was chatting with a friend the other day. We were talking about our family and our careers, and our conversation went to various business ideas.
“I couldn’t possibly run a business”, she said. “I wouldn’t know where to begin.”
“Really?” I questioned. “I think you can, and you know why?” I continued. “You’re a mom and I believe that makes you very qualified.”
Here’s 17 reasons why….
- You can make a decision based on a long-term commitment.
- You establish values and principles that guide your daily efforts.
- Operating on a few hours of sleep, you can prioritize and pace yourself.
- Scheduling multiple activities at once doesn’t intimidate you.
- Setting goals, both short-term and long-term are the basis for your actions.
- You model the way by staying focused and yet you are open to learning along the way.
- Knowing when to mentor and teach and knowing when to pull away is essential for the success of each person around you.
- Realizing unique differences is important for individual success and diversity of your enterprise.
- Your communication abilities and methods are so valuable in keeping everyone informed and cohesive.
- Empathy and listening, really listening, are vital to mental health and harmony of the entire unit.
- Advocating for fairness and human rights is what you do every day.
- You schedule meetings and arrange for discussions as a way to establish direction and when things go awry.
- Recognizing strengths, coaching, and motivating others is what you love to do.
- Knowing when they are ready for the next step and letting go isn’t easy, however you understand that it must be done.
- Finding support and embodying strength during unexpected circumstances encourages everyone to work through it.
- Knowing when a little extra support, or taking a pause, will go a long way in the future.
- Intuition for impeding unnecessary or risky situations has proven significant to the vitality and health of your clan
“Does that convince you?” I asked. “Or shall I continue?”
“Yes” she replied. “When you put it that way, I guess I could run a business.”