Getting started as a creative entrepreneur is essentially signing up for the sometimes overwhelming experience of getting to endlessly make one decision another. And sometimes it feels like a lot is riding on each and every one. Talk about pressure!
Such is running a business. And then throw in the experience of being a mom and full on decision fatigue-induced meltdown city is dangerously close at bay.
Pull up the hammock beside me, Mama. Let’s decide nothing just for a second except to take a deep breath and listen to the wisdom resting at the bottom of our lungs.
Okay. Much better.
At the floor of that rich in-breath is the answer to all your questions. You know what to do. And if you don’t, it helps to eliminate as many of the choices that come at you with careful planning, systems and routines in place. And those deliciously placed pauses for a deep inhale to access our inner knowing.
Seeing as you’re here, chances are very good that you’re a multi-passionate mama. So it might be tough letting go of one of your many beloved ideas and projects your growing in your belly of dreams.
So the good news is you’re armed then with a couple of tricks up your mama sleeves that can also help keep you well away from playing tourist in dreaded Meltdown City when you’re swimming in too many choices to make in your budding biz:
- This very real phenomena called mother’s intuition.
- A free blueprint and workshop that will walk you through a 15 minute monthly ritual that will keep your mama intuition nicely honed for when moments of ‘what to do next’ variety cross your very heaped to the brim mama plate (you can sign up for it right below, then read on).
The thing about Intuition is that you need to be ‘in to it’.
I was so in awe of how when I was pregnant for the first time, how it seemed all my senses were heightened. It began with my nose. I could detect smells way before Craig picked up on them. Which came in handy. Like, when the pilot light of the stove was blown off. And at other less handy moments, like when Craig’s butt’s pilot light was off.
This could drive one crazy, this hyper-sensitivity, but I decided to draw on it as a force of good. There is a wisdom and method to the highly attuned to gas smelling madness.
I reframed this, and the delirious cravings for corn on the cob that soon followed, as the dawning of my mama bear instincts. And I paid attention to how this made me slightly more super-powered than I use to be before. Especially if I exercised and showed it off a bit.
A delightful gift from our genetic make-up kicked started by hormones, or at least that sweet, sweet smell of baby fresh from the oven, mother’s intuition ensures we tap into our quickest on our feet versions of ourselves so we can scamper off to safety in a moments notice during birth and then simply know what to do to make sure all goes smooth during birth and beyond.
This, if we keep our access to our quiet centre in the midst of all the choices being thrown at us, the noises, busyness and other distractions, we always have an inner parenting and business coach just a deep inhale away.
This being intuitive gig is a choice.
My daughter and I were driving downtown a few weeks ago whenI saw someone on the sidewalk I had on my to-do list to reach out to. I said to Edie – ‘O….M….G…. (the pause between the letters is what’s really? important here to make the 12 year old’s eyes roll to help them massage their developing cerbral cortex) – I was totally thinking of that person today. I swear I’m so psychic”.
And then my girl, who can be SO her father’s daughter, said “that, or it could simply be coincidence”.
It could be, but I choose not to believe that. Where’s the fun in that? In my heart I know my truth. And please note, in my world psychic and intuitive are interchangeable.
So go ahead and make that declaration you’re intuitive and just getting more so, no matter what the coincidence sayers say.
Intuition is a muscle one must workout almost everyday.
And how to build that muscle is by by tapping into your heart’s knowing and practice in trusting in it.
And this trusting begins with acknowledging and thanking it. Pay attention to when the Universe demonstrates you’re on to something by giving you a high five like it did when I saw that person walking down the street.
Utter ‘woooooah….’ when goosebumps crop up from serendipity How can you show thanks for this magic and ask for more?
Mama Bliss offers a quiet center to tap into whether a choice offers expansion or contraction.
This intuition muscle mostly gets built up with the little mundane magic that makes up a a busy day, but being a mama (or a parent really, but ‘mama’ goes better with my branding) comes with a lot of heavy decisions to make. What tests to take when you’re pregnant. Where to give birth. What to name a kid (boys especially – girls are SO much easier). Daycare or not. First food. Birthday party themes. Godparents. Vaccinations…. Aaaaaargh!!!
If you’ve been at this parenting gig for a while now, you have your own epiphanies along this journey that you can lean on when the decisions come up for your biz too. This is one of the principles with Mama Bliss Biz Coaching. Lean on what has worked in the past.
What works for me is to meditate on the decision when I first wake up.
Now, before you massage your cerebral cortex with your eyeballs at me let me clarify what meditation looks like in my world at six in the morning. I lie in bed, cuddle the wiener dog beside me because, like, he’s waaay to cute, soft and cuddly not to, and observe my body’s reaction to the choices presented at me.
If there’s excitement at one prospect, what’s the reason why? Repulsion? How come?
Now we get to lean on the second pillar of Mama Bliss: Creativity.
Is there a way we can move toward the good feelings in a way that wasn’t apparent before and still get the results we want? How is this reaction different than when I ‘meditated’ on this yesterday?
Depending on the choice at hand, this process can take waaaay less time with smaller stuff. And we can speed the process a bit too with keeping our Mama Bliss replenished. And how to do that is outline in my Mama Bliss Strenghtening Mini-Workshop that you can sign up for free below.
learn to trust that you do the best that you can given the information available to you. And I bet, some of your decision makings so far have veered away from facts alone.
Sometimes intuition is birthed from a hunch and morphs into visions in dreams. Or a particularly stellar shower session. Other times the pull irish springs forward from the wisdom that organically oozes out like a well-cultured kombucha scoby.
And sometimes this best guess is really, really hard to put your finger on. But what I’ve found it’s often a subtle contrast between feeling expansive from leaning toward one decision to feeling slightly contracted toward another one.
If contending choice offers you a feeling of a little more lightness and comfort knowing that if things work out in this reality realm, can you live with yourself more so than the other choices?
Tap into your mama bliss and you may have just brought on a super silent partner into your biz.
With access to that calm centre that I often refer to as Mama Bliss you can zoom out of the endless to do tasks and see the big picture you hold in your heart for how you want to help the world, and model to your family how to go for your dream, with a simple inhale.
By leaning on a strong foundation supported by taking care of your self-care, creative and simplicity needs, you’ll have the clarity of mind of what to do next at every moment of your work day and the comfort when you’re taking the day off that a break from your work will only add value and energy to your next day (or small chunk of time if you’re really only diving into this very part time).
A meditation practice to quiet the mind to access this very subtle energy detection can really help. Or tune up your Mama Bliss!
How? Oh, well, lucky you ask because I have a free workshop walking you through the steps of how to do so and it’s all yours by signing up below.
Enjoy the workout, Mama!