Michelle Shutter is passionate about teaching moms about mompreneur success. After 20 years, she left the elementary classroom to pursue her passion as a mompreneur. Michelle is a multi-business owner and a mom of 4 boys. Release your mompreneur spirit and live a happier more fulfilled life.
Let's face it, there is a ton of negativity in the world. It's easy to get sucked into it and it will happen if you are not consciously aware of what and who you are surrounding yourself with.
How to stay inspired is something that I questioned myself. I know that can be a challenge for some people especially when there is so much negativity floating around.
In this blog post, I wanted to share 4 simple tips that I have applied to my life that not only keep me inspired, but also empower me. They are simple. They may be common knowledge for you but for the most part, may not be common practice.
1. Quiet Time for Yourself
This is an important one for me because as soon as the kids are up and the day starts, quiet time is a challenge. Rather than try to find time when everyone else is awake, I find the time when everyone else is still asleep.
I get up early so that I can have some time to myself. I use this time in a variety of ways...to reflect, to journal, to meditate, to get in the right mindset...
I truly love this time.
2. Take Control of Health
It is amazing how inspiration can be influenced by your health. Having a toxic body is reflected in a toxic mind. Inspiration has difficulty weaving through a toxic mind. When you feel good from the inside out, it makes a significant difference in your ability to stay inspired.
How to Stay Inspired | Michelle Shutter - YouTube
3. Work on Yourself Daily
I take some time each and every day to work on myself and my mindset. This may be reading a book, listening to audio or watching a video that inspires and empowers me in some way. Each day I strive to create a better version of myself which assists me in achieving my goals.
4. Express Gratitude
I complete my gratitude in a variety of ways. At the end of each day, I have used a notebook to reflect on my day writing down 10 things that I am grateful for. Doing this at night allows you to go to sleep with good things on your mind. I have also recorded these in a notes doc on my phone. That's all good until your phone crashes and resort back to a notebook and pen.
I've also written my gratitudes out in the morning as part of my quiet time. Do what works for you, but if you are just starting, my recommendation would be to do them at night so that you end the day on a positive note.
As I said, they are simple tips. They may be common knowledge, but for most people they are not common practice.
Take some time to implement these changes in your day!
May Your Be Empowered to Reconnect with Your True Self and Fulfill the Purpose in Your Heart,
I'm just having a blast with these interviews! Each mom is so very talented and has great information to share with all of you mompreneur and future mompreneurs.
Jessica Kohn is the owner of Special OM-casions. She has a unique business model in that she brings yoga to a variety of locations such as your home, workplace and special events. Jessica takes yoga out of the studio and brings it to you.. This idea didn't come to her immediately. It took some time to evolve into what it is today.
Yoga wasn't the career choice that she initially had. However, yoga has been a significant part of her life for many years even throughout her pregnancy.
Jessica Kohn Yoga Sheboygan County Yoga Special OM-casions - YouTube
After Jessica's second daughter was born, she was looking for a way to contribute to her family outside of being a mom. A question that she asked herself was, 'If I could do 1 thing for the rest of my life, what would it be?". Her answer: Yoga.
Check out this Mompreneur Tube interview with Jessica Kohn from Special OM-casions and learn from her how she provides yoga business throughout Sheboygan County.
As an entrepreneur that is trying to build a business online, you want to have content that your follower will benefit from some way. This can be content that you created or other content that you are sharing.
How do you accumulate a steady flow of valuable content that you provide your followers?
And how do you remember what content you want to share?
Here's a content marketing tip for all you mompreneurs that I use all the time.
Always be a student and a learner. As you read books, listen to audios, watch videos, jot down different points that you can apply and create content around.
For example, when I am reading a book, I jot the page number on a post it and I leave it at the beginning of the book. When I'm looking for content, I pick up the book, go that page number and refresh my memory about it. Now I'm ready to create some content.
Content Marketing Tip for Mompreneurs | Michelle Shutter - YouTube
Other times I will write notes on a piece of paper and leave it in the book. Same thing...when I am ready to create content, I pull out the piece of paper from the book and find a point that I want to create content around.
Keep in mind if you use the second method, only take notes on what you are actually going to apply and create content for.
Using this content marketing tip, you'll never run out of content that way! Hope this content marketing tip boosts you in the right direction! Wishing you much Mompreneur Success!
Release Your Mompreneur Spirit and Fulfill the purpose in your heart,
This lesson from my 10 year old son is a powerful one on so many levels.
While we were in Mexico, there was an archery competition that my son competed in. He entered the competition with the mindset that he was going to win.
I love that he didn't think twice about the fact that there were only a few kids and the rest adults. I love the fact that he didn't analyze the death out of his decision. I love the fact that he just knew he was going to win.
We talked briefly about visualizing the outcome before he began. In addition, we discussed the anticipated and not so anticipated outcome. It was important to do your best regardless of the outcome.
Be sure to watch this video so you know exactly what happened! Pretty Amazing!
Mindset of a 10 Year old - YouTube
May Be Empowered to Reconnect with Your True Self and Fulfill the Purpose in Your Heart,
I loved interviewing Sarah Atkinson because her story relates to so many of you moms that are in the heart of motherhood and growing a business. She has a 5 month old and learning to balance it all can be a challenge.
Sometimes the goal is just the day ahead...I love it. Great advice Sarah!
Sarah shares what life as a mompreneur is like with a new baby and older children. One of the most rewarding experiences of being a mompreneur is being able to have the flexibility with her family...sometimes even bringing them to work!
Sarah Atkinson is the owner of Healthy Living Acupuncture. Acupuncture is all about moving blockages. Many of her patients see her for pain management. However, wellness and prevention are key and acupuncture is perfect for that as well.
Her story began in a nursing programs. She has experience in home-car hospice and hospitals and even went to college for nursing. However, she learned a big lesson in working in all these different places.
Due to health problems she was experiencing, Sarah began seeing an acupuncturist and from that point she knew that her journey was working in acupuncture.
Acupuncture Sheboygan County | Sarah Atkinson Healthy Living Acupuncture Mompreneur Tube - YouTube
Sarah likes to blend work and play with her family. She keeps the journey real by sharing what her schedule is like, taking it one day at a time.
Have you ever wondered what thermography is an how it can benefit you?
In this video, Julie Frausto, owner of Lakeshore Medical Thermography, explains exactly what medical thermography is. The digital imaging allows for early detection by examining the heat patterns of the body.
Julie also shares her story as a mompreneur. Her journey as an entrepreneur began long before she even had children. She wanted to pursue her passions and didn't see that in the traditional job.
Thermography Sheboygan County | Julie Frausto Lakeshore Medical Thermography Mompreneur Tube - YouTube
She finds fulfillment in the different areas of her life not only as a mompreneur.
Julie has active kids and balances life, family, and business. Yet, she faces challenges as well. Julie shares her challenges when it comes to a start up and how to overcome it.
For more information, contact Julie Frausto Lakeshore Medical Thermography at 920-207-3959
Release your mompreneur spirit and fulfill the purpose in your heart,
I always love interviewing a mom who takes a few different paths before finding what truly is at her heart. This is definitely the case with Lisa LaBoy from Laboy Photography.
A career in nursing or cosmetology was not a good fit for her but being a mompreneur certainly is!
Lisa LaBoy is the owner of LaBoy Photography and she is truly living her purpose. In this episode of Mompreneur Tube, she shares her journey on how she became a mompreneur. Ironically, she stumbled onto this path of being a mompreneur.
I love how she keeps the journey real for moms. Lisa shares the importance of surrounding yourself with people that can get you through those struggling, overwhelming moments. We all have them.
Lisa LaBoy LaBoy Photography on Mompreneur Tube - YouTube
But most of all, you can feel her passion resonate as she shareshow she serves her clients and the why behind her success.
So here we are! The first episode of Mompreneur Tube! I'm so excited to be sharing these episodes with all of you. Guaranteed you will gain something valuable from each of the mompreneurs I interview.
Today I interviewed Dr. Cindy Munson, a chiropractor at Chiro-Health, in Plymouth, WI. Dr. Cindy and chiropractic care has been a part of mine and my family's wellness for many years.
Dr. Cindy shares her journey as a mompreneur. Her vision and purpose is to positively impact the health of people and growing families. While her focus is on the neurology of the body, she shares and educates her patients different wellness and lifestyle tips.
I love her vision...impacting the health of families from early from a preventative and wellness position.
Dr Cindy Munson Chiro-Health | Interviewed on Mompreneur Tube - YouTube
Dr. Munson shares the transition she had to go through when she got married and had children and how to balance family and a practice.
We also discuss the culture she has developed in her Chiro-Health office and her amazing "Dream Team".
Finally, she shares what it's like to balance business and family along with some tips that she's implemented into her business and life on her journey as a mompreneur.
One of the things I love about being a mompreneur the most is being able to tap back into my creative side which is full of ideas.
Mompreneur Tube is one of those ideas that came to me to assist moms who are looking to start their own business. My motto for Mompreneur Tube is "Keeping the Journey Real".
I want moms to know that regardless of where you are...whether you've just come up with an idea, you're looking for a business model, you've launched a new business or you've been in business for quite awhile, we all still face challenges and sometimes we don't have it all together.
The beauty in this is that it's real...it's ok...you are not alone.
Mompreneur Tube is to educate you on different business models and ideas. In addition, the mompreneurs will share various challenges, what they did to overcome them and how they "balance" business, being an entrepreneur and family.
Have you ever had one of those days where life just seems to be working against you? Perhaps your schedules are all thrown off. Work was just awful. Your house is a disaster. The kids are all cranky and nothing seems to be going right and everything around you seems to be crumbling down. The weight is getting super heavy on your shoulders and you feel completely disempowered.
Have you ever had one of those days? I know exactly how you feel.I want to give you three simple tips that you can use to stay in an empowered state even when you are in a completely stressed out mode.
Tip 1: Nothing Lasts Forever
The first tip is to remember it's temporary. Whether it is this current situation, this day, this moment, this hour etc., it will pass. When you are completely stressed out keep in mind you don't have to be a superhero mom. Being a superhero is overrated. Be a super mom. Be the best mom that you can be in those moments. Don't get sucked into the belief that you have to be a superhero mom and I have to solve everything for everybody and make everybody else perfect in their life while you are miserable. You are not required to do that. This is temporary. This shall pass. However, I do encourage you to ask for help in those moments. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Being vulnerable is actually a sign of strength.
Tip 2: Creating a New Awareness
The second tip involves becoming aware of your language. In moments of stress, it’s easy to lash out at yourself with your words. Be conscious of your words and listen to what you're saying to yourself. Be aware of those words because those words are potentially disempowering you without you even knowing it. It's like a balloon with a little small leak. It is just sucking the energy out of you. Two extremely important words that you use in your language are “I am” and whatever follows after. Those words will either disempower you or empower you. For example, stating I am moving through this situation or I am a valuable person in my life or I am succeeding or I am becoming the person that I was born to be are all examples of empowering thoughts and words. When we disempower ourselves, we use phrases such as I am such an idiot or I am so stupid or I am so dumb or I am always overwhelmed etc. Be aware. Be conscious of the words that you are using even if it doesn't feel authentic right now. Stay conscious and be aware of your words.
Tips to Stay Empowered when Stressed Out - YouTube
Tip 3: You've Got What It Takes to Tower Over It
Finally, ,the third tip is your strength will tower over your fears. In situations where you are feeling so stressed find that courage deep inside you. Find that belief deep inside you and know that your strength to get through any temporary situation. Your strength will absolutely tower over your fears. On the other side of fear is that courage. When you find courage, you find the person that you truly are.
I those stressed out moments, remember these three tips so that you stay empowered. If you'd like a little bit of Mompreneur Mojo delivered to your inbox every Monday morning make sure that you had on over towww.MompreneurMojo.com and sign up. I will deliver these right to your inbox on Monday morning.
May You Release Your Mompreneur Spirit and Fulfill the Purpose in Your Heart,