How to Not Drown within Motherhood and Business

How to Not Drown within Motherhood and Business
I’ve experienced imposter syndrome and so has pretty much every Mompreneur going after what she wants.
Written by Susan Vernicek

Looking up from underneath, it’s blurry and semi-sunny.  I’m looking trying to see if anybody is there to pull me out from drowning. 

Looking up from underneath, it’s blurry and semi-sunny.  I’m looking trying to see if anybody is there to pull me out so I don’t drown in life, motherhood, and business. 

But there’s nobody, but me and the semi-sun shining through.

I’m paddling my legs and waving my arms waiting to decide if I want to reach for the air or give up and drown.

  1. Give up trying to lose the 65 lbs
  2. Give up trying to get out of debt
  3. Give up trying to find a job I love
  4. Give up trying to find love
  5. Give up trying to experience pure joy and happiness

That is a dream and picture I had in my head in the past. I remember drowning with negative thoughts in every area of my life. It felt like I would never be able to come up for air. 

I try not to remember this vision, but it reminds me of how far I’ve come and how I’m able to flip the switch in dark or challenging moments within my personal and professional life. I’m human, just like you, but I’ve discovered so much power within myself that I’m set for life and I believe that and believe in me more now than ever. 

I wanted to share with you one of my “Mindset + Achieve Hacks”. A share a series of these with my clients. 

Learn how to Flip the Switch so that you can Develop a Mindset that’s Set up to Achieve!

A common thought I read, hear from clients, listen to on podcasts, and hear in too many daily conversations.

“What if It or I fail?”

So, let’s dive in.

How do you define failure? What would have to happen for it or you to be considered a failure?

What would have to happen for it or you to be a success?

Who is even defining it or you as a success or failure?

Most struggling people label an experience as a failure when it doesn’t go “perfectly as they planned,” and then give up. How often do things go “perfectly as planned” for you normally?

I bet almost never. And if so, then you’ve got teach me a thing or two, wink 😉

Nothing I’ve set out to do has gone the way I initially envisioned. So that in itself is setting yourself up for believing it’s a failure, right?

Choosing to label an experience as “failure” prevents you from seeing all that was a success and from finding better solutions. Successful people know the only real failure is giving up.

I’m going to repeat, repeat, and repeat the “Get All A’s”—A-Game formula. 

Accept the game

Appreciate the game, and Allow yourself to see your Achievements day-to-day.

Access the successes from the experience

Appreciate those wins, Appreciate the lessons so that you can Achieve from adjusting + applying the tweaks.

You must develop this skill, MINDSET hacks so that you can ACHIEVE.

  1. You can learn to workout
  2. You can learn to eat healthier
  3. You can learn sales
  4. You can learn to build relationships

BUT, what’s going on in your mind, what are your thoughts as you approach and do these things?  THAT is KEY. 

I’m inviting you to book a call with me if you are interested in learning more about how your Mindset may be working in your favor or not.

Book a call with me HERE. 

Or Go all in and ENROLL for a lifetime of Mindset Hacks and Success when you enroll in Mindset + Achieve Course and Coaching Program.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-AcceptanceAppreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have writtenIn that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

Over the years I aim to not accept negative thoughts and behaviors. I’ve accepted responsibility for my thoughts and actions. I accept that I choose daily to be the best person I can and to question every thought and comment that comes out of my mouth. In this work, I’ve become a thriving Mompreneur, I feel in control of my emotions and reactions and I am killing it business.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate the obstacles and challenges because I always come out wiser and stronger. I’ve learned to let go of resisting with transforming in self-acceptance. When we release resistance, we are able to appreciate our day-to-day so much more.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

I’m proud of all my efforts to experience my own kind of balance, success and happiness.

About the author

I’ve experienced imposter syndrome and so has pretty much every Mompreneur going after what she wants.

Susan Vernicek

Mindset Coach, Susan Vernicek ignites and empowers Mompreneurs who struggle to discover their balance between MomLife + BizLife. For over a decade she's been helping them create a winning Mompreneur Mindset so that they can consciously thrive at home and KILL IT in business —without feeling guilty and letting go of the comparison game.

With 14 years of experience and overcoming her own emotional, financial, and physical rock bottom, she's now thriving as a Mompreneur.

She's not just a mindset coach and igniter, she's known as the Mindset + Achieve™ coach, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Speaker. Move from autopilot to achieving in MomLife + BizLife! To connect directly, please Email Susan at

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