Unlock Self-Awareness, Boundaries, and Belief for Business Success

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

Discover how to harness self-awareness, set audacious boundaries, and cultivate an abundant belief as a Mompreneur.

Let’s dive into the powerful principles that can help you achieve your dreams with audacity and grace: self-awareness, self-acceptance, appreciation, agency, audacious boundaries, accurate communication, and abundant belief.

Let’s dive in and unlock self-awareness and the full potential of your Mompreneur aspirations!

The Power of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the foundation of personal and professional growth. It involves understanding your strengths, weaknesses, values, and passions.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Strengths Journal: Keep a journal where you write down one strength you demonstrated daily. Reflect on how these strengths can be leveraged in your business.
  2. Personality Test Fun: Take a personality test like Myers-Briggs or Enneagram with your kids or friends to understand different perspectives and improve self-awareness.
  3. Weekly Reflection: Set aside 10 minutes every Sunday to reflect on the week. Ask yourself what went well, what didn’t, and how you felt. Use this insight to plan your week.

Embracing Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is about acknowledging and embracing who you are, including your imperfections. It’s crucial for maintaining confidence and resilience in your entrepreneurial journey.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Mirror Affirmations: Start your day with positive affirmations in front of the mirror. Look yourself in the eyes and say three things you love about yourself. This practice boosts self-esteem and sets a positive tone for the day.
  2. Self-Compassion Breaks: When you make a mistake or feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath, place your hand on your heart, and say, “It’s okay. I’m doing my best.” This simple act of self-kindness can reduce stress and increase your emotional well-being.
  3. Celebrate Small Wins: Create a victory jar where you drop a note for every small win you achieve, whether it’s completing a task, handling a challenging situation, or taking time for self-care. When the jar is full, celebrate with a family treat or a personal reward. This reinforces positive behavior and acknowledges your progress.

Practicing Appreciation

Gratitude can shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance and improve your overall well-being. By recognizing and appreciating the positive aspects of your life and business, you create a more joyful and motivated environment.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Gratitude Jar: Keep a gratitude jar in your kitchen or workspace. Each day, write something you’re grateful for on a slip of paper and add it to the jar. At the end of the month, review these notes with your family to reflect on the positive moments and achievements.
  2. Thank You Notes: Write and send thank you notes to customers, mentors, or friends who have supported you. This small gesture not only shows appreciation but also strengthens your relationships and builds a supportive network around your business.
  3. Gratitude Walks: Take a walk with your kids or alone, and focus on things you’re grateful for. Share these thoughts out loud if walking with others. This practice combines physical activity with mental positivity, making it a refreshing and uplifting routine.

Fostering Agency

Agency is the ability to make your own choices and take control of your life. As a Mompreneur, fostering a sense of self-awareness with agency empowers you to shape your business and personal life according to your values and goals.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Decision-Making Date: Set a weekly date with yourself to review and make decisions about your business. Treat it like a date—have your favorite snack or drink, play some relaxing music, and enjoy the process of planning and decision-making.
  2. Empowerment Playlist: Create a playlist of songs that make you feel powerful and motivated. Play it whenever you need a boost of confidence or energy, whether you’re starting your day, tackling a tough project, or celebrating a success.
  3. Vision Board: Craft a vision board with images and words that represent your goals and dreams. Place it where you can see it daily as a reminder of your agency and the exciting future you’re working towards. Involve your kids in the creation process to make it a fun family activity.

Setting Audacious Boundaries

Boundaries protect your time and energy, allowing you to focus on what matters most. As a Mompreneur, setting clear and audacious boundaries helps you maintain a healthy balance between work and family life.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Boundary Buddy: Pair up with a fellow Mompreneur to hold each other accountable for setting and maintaining boundaries. Share your successes and challenges weekly to support each other in sticking to your commitments.
  2. Digital Detox: Schedule regular tech-free times, such as no phone during meals or after 8 PM. Use this time to connect with your family, relax, and recharge. Communicate these boundaries clearly to your clients and team to set expectations.
  3. Time Blocking: Use time blocking to allocate specific periods for work, family, and self-care. Stick to these blocks as much as possible and communicate your schedule to those around you to minimize interruptions.

Communicating Accurately

Effective communication is key to maintaining clarity and avoiding misunderstandings in both personal and professional interactions. By honing your communication skills, you can ensure that your messages are clear and your relationships remain strong.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Clear Email Practices: Implement the 3 Cs—Clear, Concise, and Courteous—in your emails. Practice writing emails that follow these principles to ensure your messages are easily understood and well-received.
  2. Active Listening Game: Practice active listening with your kids or partner. Take turns speaking and repeating what the other person said before responding. This fun exercise enhances your listening skills and improves your communication with family members.
  3. Role-Playing: Role-play difficult conversations with a friend or partner to practice and improve your communication skills. This helps you prepare for real-life situations and boosts your confidence in handling challenging discussions.

Cultivating Abundant Belief

Believing in your potential and dreams is crucial for success. Cultivating an abundant belief mindset helps you stay motivated and resilient, even in the face of challenges.

Actionable Steps:

  1. Dream Jar: Write your dreams on slips of paper and put them in a dream jar. Pull one out each week and take a small step towards achieving it. This keeps your dreams at the forefront of your mind and encourages consistent progress.
  2. Positive Affirmation Cards: Create a set of positive affirmation cards. Pick one each morning and keep it with you throughout the day as a reminder of your potential and goals. These cards can serve as daily motivational boosts.
  3. Inspirational Reading: Read biographies or books by successful entrepreneurs. Let their stories inspire and reinforce your belief in your own journey. Consider starting a book club with other Mompreneurs to share insights and support each other.

You have the power to create the life and business you dream of.

By embracing self-awareness, self-acceptance, appreciation, agency, audacious boundaries, accurate communication, and abundant belief, you are well on your way to achieving your goals. 

Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination. Keep believing in yourself, take bold steps, and enjoy the incredible adventure of being a Mompreneur.

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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