This past weekend I had the pleasure of moderating a panel for the Hot Momma Hot Experience to kickoff the Baby, Bash and Bling Expo created by Monica Byrd. It was such a fun time with a great group of women! One thing we talked about on the panel, and that I always teach my clients is the importance of learning how to protect your inner circle. When you decide to step out on faith and pursue your passion, not everyone will be your cheerleader. And sometimes the people closest to you will be the ones that don’t support you and discourage you.
I talked with a young lady who is a beautiful and smart business woman, and engaged to be married. But she’s scared of having kids because all of her “friends” are telling her she will have to give up her business to be a mother. They have fed so much negativity into her and I could see the pain and frustration from her feeling like she was going to have to choose between her business/passion and starting a family.
My mission when I started Moms ‘N Charge™ has always been to help moms feel good without feeling guilty. And to help women understand that they don’t have to choose between being a great mom, and having a successful business or career. It’s about learning how to build your own support system, deciding what you can let go of and understanding that it’s going to be a challenge, but one that is worth pursuing. But the biggest thing you need to learn to do is to protect your inner circle. Don’t share your passions with people who are only going to tear you down. Find a community of like-minded women who can hold you accountable and cheer you on when those you thought you could count on only do the opposite.