I recently read the most exciting article that sites a statistic that the number of women-owned businesses increased 32% from 2002 to 2008 and continues to grow. That is amazing! I am a firm believer that if you follow your life’s purpose, no matter what that is, the money will follow! I am living proof of that and so are many of my clients and friends.
In my book, I write about “Crabs in a Bucket” and no, I’m not talking about a new special at your favorite seafood restaurant. If you have ever seen a crab in a bucket all by itself it can climb out of that bucket with no problem at all. Now, if you put 10 other crabs in that same bucket, you will find the other crabs trying to pull down the crab that wants to get out. My question for you is this. Who or what is your biggest Crab?
Sometimes, we are our own biggest crab and sometimes we let others pull us down. This is the first thing that popped in my mind after reading this article. How many of you out there are letting those pesky crabs get in the way of your dreams, desires and your true life’s purpose? When the little voices in your head are telling you that you can’t do something, what crab is that coming from? Your friends, family, spouse’s can only pull you down if you let them.
Budding Mompreneurs find what excites you and GO FOR IT! We have the power to change the world and the way others see us as mothers, business women, human beings. What a gift to give to our sons and daughters out there. They will grow up seeing that you can, in fact, have it all! “Dream Big or Go Home” is a common motto that I share with people and I practice this every day. Oh believe me, I have my own “Crabs in My Bucket” but I have learned to wish them well and move on to bigger and better things.