A Mompreneur’s Guide to Conquering Self-Doubt and Guilt

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

you are capable of incredible things, guilt fairy or not.

Dear Mompreneur,

Let’s talk about self-doubt and guilt. Yes, that sneaky little gremlin that seems to always find a way into our minds, especially when we’re juggling the many hats of motherhood and entrepreneurship.

You know what I’m talking about; that nagging feeling that you should be spending more time with your kids or more time on your business, or both simultaneously. Well, here’s the truth bomb: that guilt? It never completely goes away.

But fear not, because I’m here to tell you that you can still kick butt in both the mommy and business worlds despite the guilt trying to rain on your parade.

How? By changing the way we perceive guilt.

First things first, let’s thank the guilt fairy for her visit. Yep, you heard me right. Thank her for showing up and reminding you that you do care deeply about your kids and your business. Then kindly ask her to take her nagging elsewhere, like maybe to go pester a man for a change!

Let’s redefine self-doubt and guilt.

Instead of seeing it as a sign of failure or inadequacy, let’s see it for what it truly is: a reminder of our priorities and values. Guilt only has power over us if we let it. So, let’s take that power back.

Here are some tips to help you flip the script on guilt and thrive as a mompreneur:

Set Boundaries:

Define specific times for work and family. When you’re working, focus solely on your business without feeling guilty about not being with your kids. And when you’re with your kids, be fully present without letting work thoughts intrude. This takes intentional effort a muscle to be worked.

Practice Self-Compassion:

Cut yourself some slack. You’re doing the best you can, and that’s more than enough. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you would offer a mompreneur in the same situation.

Celebrate Your Wins:

Instead of dwelling on what you haven’t done, celebrate what you have accomplished. Whether it’s landing a new client or spending quality time with your kids, acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, big and small.

Delegate and Outsource:

You don’t have to do it all alone. Delegate tasks in your business and enlist help with household chores or childcare when needed. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Reframe Guilt as a Positive Force:

Rather than seeing guilt as a burden, view it as a motivator to align your actions with your values. Let it guide you to make intentional choices that reflect what’s truly important to you.

    Remember, you are capable of incredible things, guilt fairy or not. So, embrace the guilt, flip the script, and continue to conquer the world, one entrepreneurial endeavor and one bedtime story at a time.

    With fierce determination and unapologetic grace,

    Your Mindset + Achieve™, Mompreneur Coach

    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 Susan@susanvernicek.com

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