Do you classify yourself as a “mompreneur”? Whether you use that term or not, if you’re a mom in business for yourself, you fit into the category of mompreneur. This likely means you’re handling a lot of different responsibilities. If you have been working for yourself while raising your kids, you deserve a pat on the back and could probably use some encouragement from some fantastic mompreneur quotes!
Positive affirmations can also be motivating for moms in business. These mompreneur quotes apply to multiple situations you might face in your business and at home. So see if any of them resonate with you today!
Mompreneur quotes for time management
I bet you’ve often felt there weren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish what you needed to. I know I’ve felt that during certain seasons of my life. Here are some mompreneur quotes to help you with time management.
“Allow your kids to get involved in what you do.” - Sandra Ohlin, founder of Kiwi Crate
Lots of mompreneurs, like Sandra Ohlin, who founded the kids’ activity subscription company Kiwi Crate, bring their kids into the business. While not every business will work well with kids helping, plenty of entrepreneurs can offer their children a chance to be involved.
For instance, your kids might be able to help stuff envelopes, test products, organize your home office for a work-from-home job, or write advertising copy. It all depends on the type of business you’re running and the age and abilities of your kids.
“You can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once. Embrace the different seasons in your career and life.” - Leah Busque, founder and executive chairwoman of TaskRabbit
When you’re worried about time management, you may need to prioritize. Remember that there may be seasons when you’ll need to focus more on your business and even work overtime. During other seasons, your kids will need extra attention, and you might have to ease up on work.
It won’t be easy, but you may be able to manage your time better if you take a step back and reexamine what is most important right now. Every mompreneur needs to define her priorities (figure out what matters most) and delegate or cut out what doesn’t matter.
Mompreneur quotes for dealing with fear
We’re all fearful, right? It’s hard to avoid worrying about bad things that could happen. But as mompreneurs, we can’t sit back and do nothing, paralyzed with fear. We need to live fully, so here are some mompreneur quotes to help you rise above your fears.
“If you do nothing, nothing happens.” - Laura Berg, founder of My Smart Hands
I love the simplicity of this mompreneur quote. It seems so obvious, but sometimes in our fears about the future, we forget that by doing nothing, nothing will change.
If you are dreaming about starting a business—or scaling your business up—you’re likely wrestling with a bit of fear. It’s natural to worry that you’ll work hard and have nothing to show for it.
Personally, I think it helps to remember what you stand to lose by taking no action. Doing nothing means you won’t advance toward your goals. Even if you try and fail, you’ll have learned something.
You could start small, with just a small amount of time per week you devote to your goal. Or begin saving money to launch your new business. The key here is to do something, not waste your time, and later on, regret missing your chance.
And you ask "What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” - Erin Hanson
Perhaps you’ve come across these lines of poetry on an artfully designed print for your office. This quote has a lot of wisdom for all moms in business. Whenever you embark on something new or unfamiliar with your business, you may fear failure.
Unfortunately, too many of us find ourselves crippled by our fears. We don’t want to fall down and mess up. But we need to remember that while there’s some risk of falling or failing, we also have great potential.
You can be more than you imagine. Although the path to your success probably won’t be smooth and easy, don’t allow fear of the unknown to prevent you from attempting to achieve what you want.
“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” - Voltaire, other sources
Although there are multiple versions of this aphorism floating around the world today, the message is the same. Voltaire is often credited with this phrase. It reminds me to stop obsessing over small things that might not matter.
When we fixate on getting every single detail perfect, we might spend too much time on a concept. We become indecisive, which can delay our progress and success. Often, mompreneurs may need to try something out when it’s good, rather than perfect. This can apply in business as well as in your family life.
For example, perhaps you find that while balancing the demands of business and children, you can’t fit in a family dinner every single night. You fret over not spending that quality time with your family every day. But maybe you can still have family dinners three nights a week, and that’s better than none.
In your business, you might need to launch your first product before feeling that it’s perfect. That could give you valuable lessons that you can use to improve your next product or service.
Mompreneur quotes to help you focus on your purpose
As a mom, as a business leader, you won’t get far without a clearly defined purpose. Spend some time figuring out your purpose in life and in work, and then use these mompreneur quotes to remind you to stay focused on it.
“Protect your dreams, ideas, and goals.” - Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
Sara Blakely, who founded the billion-dollar company Spanx, started with just a dream and $5,000. She has shared publicly that during the first year of working on her business, she kept the idea from her friends and family.
Blakely knew that if she told people close to her about her business idea, they’d criticize the idea and plant doubts in her mind. They would have wanted to shield her from potential failure and disappointment. She needed to protect her business because it was new and fragile.
Perhaps you’re in a similar situation with your business. It can take years to get a small business off the ground, and maybe your loved ones aren’t the best people to support you as you begin.
Be cautious about who you share your goals and dreams with so that you can maintain your focus on what you need to do to succeed.
“Great companies aren't great because they make lots of money. They make lots of money precisely because they're great.” -Julie Hanna, Executive Chair of the Board of Kiva
If you’ve never heard of Kiva, here’s a quick rundown: Kiva is a platform that enables entrepreneurs to apply for micro-loans, which then are crowdfunded through everyday people. So Julie Hanna knows what she’s talking about! Making a difference in another small-business owner’s life is Kiva’s purpose.
You have purpose in your family life as well as at work, so remember that you have the potential to do great things in every area of your life. This quote is a great reminder that often, the best chance of success comes from giving 100% to do great work.
“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” - Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO
Although it may seem like no one you know is passionate about her job, plenty of people can and do work with passion. If you’re building your own business, focus on getting the right people on your team to lead and guide you towards the future.
You don’t have to launch a coffee empire like Starbucks. Whatever your particular passion is within your business, focus on what will most likely get you closer to your goals. And remember that finding quality people to work with can make all the difference.
Mompreneur quotes for managing failure
One of the scariest things for moms in business is the fear of failure. Let’s face it: we’re all going to fail at one point or another. Maybe we even fail multiple times a day! So remember these mompreneur quotes about failure as a gift, and see your failures as opportunities.
“Take imperfect action.” - Melissa Stewart, founder of She Owns It
Imagine if you stopped thinking about your goals in terms of perfection, and focused instead on getting something done? Often we get so hung up on doing everything perfectly that we spend too much time and miss opportunities.
Just as an author often needs to write multiple rough drafts that go through extensive editing processes, mompreneurs need to be willing to do things imperfectly.
“You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” - Barack Obama
The nation’s 44th President, Barack Obama, knows that failure is often integral to success. One of the most important skills we can learn as moms and businesswomen is that failure is inevitable.
Mompreneurs can become successful by accepting failures when they occur and responding in healthy ways. I certainly don’t like failure, and I bet you don’t either. However, I’ve learned much more from failing than I ever did from my easy wins and successes.
Failure can teach you what not to do in the future. It can help keep you humble, remembering you’re not perfect.
“The setbacks, mistakes, miscalculations, and failures we have shoved out of our children's way are the very experiences that teach them how to be resourceful, persistent, innovative and resilient citizens of this world.” -Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure
As a mompreneur today, it can be hard to remember how important failure is. As adults, we need to allow ourselves to fail. Not only that, but we have to allow our kids to experience failure so that they learn how to bounce back.
I know I’ve been tempted to shield my kids from the pain and disappointment of failure, but that’s actually harmful to them. I want my kids to learn how to accept their mistakes and own up to them. They should learn how to try things again a second, third, and fourth time after a failure.
Mompreneur quotes about the power of success
All moms in business dream of success. Success can mean different things to different people, but we all want to be successful. Check out these mompreneur quotes on success and how to achieve it!
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better.” - Jim Rohn
It’s an unfortunate fact of life: usually, to get what you want, you have to work hard and do tough things. This doesn’t mean you aren’t working hard if you’ve failed, but that you have to persevere and do the hard things.
Rohn’s quote can remind you of the value of consistent effort, day after day, that eventually leads to success. Whether success means your child grows up to be able to do all her own chores and pay her own bills, or if it means building a six-figure company, remember that often the unpleasant tasks are what can make it happen.
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” - G.K. Chesterton
I include this quote for a little bit of humor, because while we know we should seek out good advice, sometimes we need to ignore it.
Perhaps you seek out several friends’ opinions on what to do about a discipline problem with your child. They all say one thing, which you’re certain will only make things worse. You get to decide—since you know your child best, you can either try their advice or find your own way.
Just as Sara Blakely knew her family would offer her well-intentioned advice to quit and give up on her dream, we need to know whose advice to take. Think carefully about not only whom you ask for advice, but when. And be willing to go against someone’s advice if you really believe in your dream.
“Success is the child of audacity.” - Benjamin Disraeli
The former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli is credited with this quote. It’s a great reminder that often in order to achieve greatness, you have to venture outside of your comfort zone.
Audacity is defined as a willingness to take bold risks, or a “confident and daring quality.” Certainly, when pursuing any kind of business success, a lot of confidence and risk-taking may be necessary.
This doesn’t have to mean taking on unreasonable financial debt in order to launch your business. (In fact, try to avoid that if you can!)
Rather, you can be audacious by daring to dream bigger than your family and friends might tell you to do. You can persevere in the face of setbacks and keep trying even after you fail. Success can be tough to find, but don’t be afraid to take some risks to reach it.
Use these mompreneur quotes for motivation!
Hey, mompreneurs—you’re doing awesome! Anyone who’s managing a household and raising children in addition to taking on an entrepreneurial role is facing a ton of work (and probably a lack of sleep).
Be encouraged and know that you are doing so much better than you might think. Take any of these mompreneur quotes that apply best to your circumstances, and let them guide and inspire you.
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