So dear mother, I have a question for you?
Do you tinker?
If you're not sure what that means, consider a few more questions:
- Are you a perfectionist - does everything have to be perfect before you unleash your business offerings to your audience?
- Do you edit, edit, and re-edit your written content?
- Do you hop from one expert to another expert to learn about marketing approaches and then go to work on trying to implement them... along with the other marketing approaches you've already planned to implement?
- Are you trying to get your website up, like right now, like I mean you have the screen up on your computer right now and you're trying to set it up, like right now?
- Do you currently have 104 business ideas that you'd like to develop, and you're working on all 104 of them at the same time?
- Or, do you get a new business idea just about every other day, which gives you new inspiration every other day, and you stop to work on developing that new idea every other day?
If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, then you my friend, are a tinkerer.
Welcome to the Tinkerers Club! I myself, am a card-holding member!
One of the MOST IMPORTANT things we mompreneurs can do for ourselves is relieve the pressure of our own perfectionism.
Time is actually on our side. It's not fighting against us.
We have the necessary time to improve our businesses and make them better.
But what we don't want to do is lose valuable time by spending it on things that will keep us from making the money we desire to make and serve the people we desire to serve.
We don't want tinkering to keep us from actually launching and doing business.
When I began freelance consulting with small businesses, I was able to replace my full-time income within two months of my start date - and I never even had a website!
My point is, you don't need to do all the things at the same time... and you can still start and/or grow your business, scaling at a pace that is comfortable for you.
As a homeschool mom, I only have a few hours a week to focus on my business, So I'm doing my best to dedicate those hours on the things that matter most for where I am in my business.
.Which means I focus on doing one thing well at a time before moving on to the next great thing I desire to develop.
I know this is not how everyone gets down - some people like a packed schedule and working many hours a week. That's completely fair.
I, however, lean to the side of slowing things down, pacing with patience, yielding to where God's grace is for me during this season. That way, I can keep my priorities in order, provide a stronger homeschool experience for my children, and grow my business within the hours I actually have to work in it.
But, I don't let tinkering keep my business from moving forward.
Sometimes I accidentally launch things with typos (you may have found a few already!).
Sometimes my links don't initially work.
Sometimes I don't feel confident about my content.
But, I launch, assess, improve, and keep moving on.
So, are you ready to give up tinkering with me? What is one thing you know you currently do that keeps you from working "in" your business but consistently working "on" your business?