Balancing Being a Parent and an Entrepreneur
Being a parent is perhaps the greatest blessing, opportunity, and gift that life has to offer. It is an opportunity because not everyone has been given a gift to raise a beautiful little one. You can not explain the joy of being with your child especially when they are still small. Every stage of their growing up, you like to record and every achievement they accomplished whether small or big you want to show to the world how proud you are as their parent.
Though it’s a blessing, it’s also the toughest job in the world. You don’t get to punch out at the end of the day because you have to be there 24/7. You have to attend to their needs and clean up after them. You have the added role of providing for them both financially and emotionally.
Being a single parent is tough, much more if you are working or an entrepreneur. We had four guests who shared their experiences and how they balanced being a parent and an entrepreneur at the same time.
“Smart Ways to Earn Money in a Small Amount of Time” - Chanel Serena Morales
“I want to show people that it’s possible to make a lot of money in a very small amount of time. If you have the right systems in place. If you’re running the right kind of business. You don’t have to work hard, you don’t have to work long hours. You don’t have to work in the mornings.”
Chanel Serena Morales is an online business coach. She created online business models that are unique depending on how you respond. She is also a single mum who helps corporate mums transition to online business so they can replace their salary, and work from anywhere. Now, she’s living her dreams of travelling the world with her daughter while her business is working for her.
“On Becoming Better Parents to Teenagers” - Angela Karanja
“What we do is when we understand the workings of the brain and the body of a teenager, we become more compassionate parents.”
Angela Karanja is a world-renowned adolescent psychologist and parenting teenagers expert. She also has a 16-year-old daughter and she also experienced the same thing as usual parents of teenagers have undergone.
She helps parents raise mentally healthy teenagers – this includes helping educators and parents become confident and competent leaders and influencers to teenagers. There is indeed no handbook on how you can become a better parent. But with her personal experiences and the experiences of her clients in her psychology practice, she came up with a handful of online masterclasses that helps not only the parents but also the educators in the Academy.
So, how do you understand a teenager’s thinking and how do you support them on what is happening in their bodies or what is called the “identity crisis stage”?
Tune in and listen to the full podcast: On Becoming Better Parents to Teenagers with Angela Karanja on Your Panther Pitch.
“Achieving BIG Success Through Small Wins” - Mithra Kaushik
“I learned along the way to have a big vision, and then have smaller goals that lead up to that vision.”
Thinking big will take you so far but at some point, you’ve got to think small. Thinking small is how you work or follow the small details that bring you up to the big stage.
Mithra Prashik (neé Kaushik) is a full-time mom and a full-time entrepreneur. She ran three businesses and is currently growing her online education business which is modelled based on neuropsychological concepts & thinking and focusing on growing her women’s health company.
Starting at a young age, she dreamt of creating a positive global impact by educating people and by building businesses to help others. She left home early to study and started a business to support her through college. She continues growing her business focusing on helping others through awareness and education. She became a mom but that didn’t hinder her from continuing her goal. She did all this by patiently working on the small details while focusing on the bigger part.
What about you, how can you support your family and help others too? Do you care for the next generation?
Let’s learn how to think bigger and accomplish more. We can do that by learning to stop playing small but think small. What you think is what you get.
Catch up with Mithra’s full story on Your Panther Pitch podcast!
“Building Relationships through Children’s Books” - Sandra Moodie
“What I do is that I transfer my journey into the lives of others.”
Sandra Moodie is a Children’s Book Author, Speaker & Life Coach Consultant Family Advocacy ‘Pass the Baton – ‘Raise the Next Generation. She’s a mother of 3 adults and a grandmother to 5.
Her stories and her books are her journeys. With her big passion and challenging but wonderful experiences, she was able to reach her dreams and was able to come up with her own children’s magazine.
To pursue our dreams, we have to decide to pursue them in the first place. It will be hard and scary for sure, however, we do push through if it’s important to us.
Like Sandra, passion is your driver and if it’s strong enough, you can overcome everything, continue moving forward, and without realising you are living your dreams.
If you haven’t listened to Sandra Moodies’ episode yet, click here to listen to her journey of becoming a children’s book author and how it has changed her life and the life of different communities that she has touched!
Parenting is a responsibility that you are blessed with or have the privilege to share with another human you have created. The role of parenting is to help children learn how to become responsible adults.
Every entrepreneurial parent has stories of difficult and often hilarious ways they tried to balance being a parent and an entrepreneur. It’s important to remember that you are both a parent and an entrepreneur. To enjoy the best of both worlds, you must learn to balance both roles successfully.
Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean that you have to give up your hopes and dreams of being a successful business professional! You can read some secrets to achieving success in business shared by some of our guests as well.