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4 Top Tips For Working Mothers


NETWORK. Many women’s organizations are there to help you grow and develop your skills. Start a new personal network of likeminded women in your local area. Take advantage of the skills of others. Don’t be fearful of asking other women for help, they’ll assist you. You’re in a position to bring your own personal talents to the table. Much help will be returned. We women are our own best cheerleaders and supporters.


SET INTENTIONS. Write out the steps detailing how to achieve your personal and professional goals. Once you’re living the dream, you’ll remember the direction you originally intended.


TAKE BABY STEPS. If you don’t have much time to devote to your dream, implement steps. Small steps will lead you in the right direction, each day take time, working towards your goals. It’ll take a little longer as a mum, but it’s certainly not unattainable. Have perseverance and set your sights high.


LEARN FROM FAILURE. We all have small setbacks in our goals from time to time. Defeat is not failure, it’s a ‘teachable’ moment. We tell our children to keep their eyes on the prize, sights on the goals and they’ll succeed. True champions see defeat as a small setback, a learning tool. Believe you can succeed and you will.


tion you originally intended. If you don’t have much time to devote to your dream, implement steps. Small steps will lead you in the right direction, each day take time, working towards your goals. It’ll take a little longer as a mum, but it’s certainly not unattainable. Have perseverance and set your sights high.


As women we all have vision and big dreams. Self-doubt sometimes gets in the way of our dreams. It’s natural. Many of us studied unrelat- ed fields in college, then a career or business evolves out of nowhere. Some changed gears after begin- ning a family just out of necessity to be with our children, choosing a whole new direction which fits the


family needs. We’ll step out from our comfort zone to benefit our family, taking new chances. Quali- ties we mothers process carry over into our careers. The natural skills mothers have serve us well. We develop talents from motherhood with organization, time manage- ment, nurturing nature and empa- thy. Let your qualities shine.


Growing up we attended the same schools, lived in the same com- munities. We even come from the same family? Yet only some suc- ceed within the core group. Why do some succeed and others don’t? Figuring out what you are best at is important. Applying your talents to your career nurtures success. Careers naturally blossom through personal strengths. Work on your true gifts, it will happen if you be- lieve.


Perspective and understanding come with maturity, developing foresight, and becoming great busi- ness women. The baggage of im- maturity is left behind. We choose to step up to new challenges. Wis- dom develops over time then by implementing our goals, success comes. You don’t have to be fan- tastic at everything to have suc- cess. Your career will blossom even though you’re less than perfect. It’s alright; we’re all less than perfect. Focus on what you are best at.


Times have really changed in the world. Mums have attitudes. We are not our mother’s daughters in so many ways. More opportu- nities are given to us, but we still have similar core values. We view and live our lives very differently from previous generations. A com- plex generation of women with real


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Sharon Nicholas is a ‘Life Motivator’ & Writer. Her goal is to assist you with your professional aspirations, personal


growth and wellness


goals through her coaching.


choices has emerged. Now choos- ing to be a stay at home mums, ca- reer mums, or building a combina- tion of the two.


Today’s modern women have add- ed a new twist to womanhood. They have embraced feminism and added a touch of glamour to it, thereby presenting a whole new face to feminism. For many years women in business were afraid of displaying their feminine character- istics. Now mothers can be femi- nine in the office with no fear. In the past, many women were afraid of their employers and even hid the fact that they had children. Today, female CEOs have as much power as their male counterparts. Today’s female CEOs proudly display their children’s pictures in their offices. Change has come. ■


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