Anyone juggling running a business with raising kids is doing two of the most challenging (and rewarding!) things a person can do.
Here at the MOB Nation we support all ages and stages of mom business owners - from expectant moms to grandmas, from just starting out to closing multi-million dollar deals. We know MOBs need a come-as-you-are community paired with the resources, connections, and support they need to reach their next big goal.
We're inspired by the way MOBs show up for each other, their businesses, and themselves and we're sharing some of that inspiration with these quotes!
Don't just stand for the success of other women, insist on it - Gail Blanke
As one of our MOB members likes to say "There's plenty of pie for everyone!"
Beyond making space for other women to succeed, how can you directly help them?
1. Keep them in mind for connections and referrals.
2. Share what they are doing.
3. Send them a note of encouragement.
There is no royal flower strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for whatever success I have attained has been the result of much hard work and many sleepless nights. - Madam C.J. Walker
Raising babies and growing businesses? MOBs know a little something about hard work and sleepless nights! But there is nothing like the satisfaction of reaching that next milestone.
No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible be the unexpected. - Lynda Barry
Technology issues? Babysitter canceled? The dog ate the charging cord? A client wrote the wrong meeting date? Your vendor application got lost?
MOBs are prepared for the unexpected because they've experienced it all.
Never underestimate a MOB - they also show up, win awards, close big deals, and impress the heck out of clients with their skill, dedication, and ingenuity.
When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me. - Beyonce
Even Beyonce has an off day. This reframe is a great way to get back into your groove.
“Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. - Sheryl Sandberg
Let go of perfection and anyone's expectations but your own. Then decide what works for you, what you can hand off, and what isn't important.
When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. - Michelle Obama
Collaboration and over competition is one of the most important pieces of MOB Culture. We've built our own table and there is plenty of room for everyone.
The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up – Serena Williams
Feeling inspired by another woman? Tell her!
In fact, cheer yourself on, too!
Surround yourself with women who would mention your name in a room full of opportunities.
What would it mean for your business if you were surrounded by women like this? How would it change your life?
Don't forget to be the one mentioning other women's names, too!
Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down. - Arianna Huffington
That thing you're not doing because you're scared it won't work? What if it did? What if it was amazing?
The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description. - Caterina Fake
Its not that MOBs don't have setbacks or get discouraged, but when you have a community that is rooting for you to succeed, it make it easier to stay flexible and optimistic.
People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it. - Michelle Zatlyn
There is no perfect time to start a business as a mom because mom life is ongoing and always changing. Instead of waiting for the right moment, take the plunge!
We need every woman on the front lines lifting each other up for the good of all of us and the women who come behind us. - Gabrielle Union
We change the world by supporting women, ensuring women have more income and purchasing power, have more voice in big decisions, and have the space and opportunity to grow.