I admit I was a bit torn about going to a special conference at the end of the month. I was torn because it would be my son’s second birthday and a part of me wanted to make it special for him…I thought…or was it because that’s what good moms do? They bake cakes, have parties and celebrate their kid’s birthdays on their birthdays.
And then I thought a little more about the first time I left him to attend a conference. He was 8 months old and I invested over $2000 (I mean my credit card invested) to attend a Mastermind training with a world renowned business expert. That investment has paid me back 10 times my investment and it is still growing every month. That investment I made now pays for my son’s development training with a childcare specialist with 40 years experience who helps train parents and teaches kids in fun interactive ways.
I believe after God and my marriage, my kids are my next priority. But I learned that caring for them is not enough. In fact, I learned that although I will never be a perfect parent that my job was to continue to learn and grow from other successful parents with my values. My job is to be a better person and be an example for my child. Henry Blackaby stated, “I never want anything in my life to hinder my children” and I so get that statement. Our fears, our un-forgiveness’s, and our lack of knowledge can directly affect our children.
It’s time to step up to the plate whether you are a new parent like me, single with no kids, or a grandparent. We must continue to grow and learn and improve ourselves. And yes, that will take some investing of your time and money. But the reward will be phenomenal.
I know you are probably saying but I tried that and it didn’t work. They just took me for my money and didn’t help me. Stop playing the victim. Accept responsibility. You might have not done your research, learned about the mentorship you needed, or just made a mistake. Don’t let that hold you back from moving forward.
It’s never too late to be a better parent or person. This is the special conference I was going to attend at the end of the month. The Divine Call of God on Business. I am really excited because I know this isn’t just going to change my business, it’s going to change me.
Will it be a sacrifice to be away from my family? YES of course. But I am willing to make those sacrifices for my family and myself.
I love being a mom. I love being a business owner. I love being the Total Wellness Doc and Mom but to stay in love with all of that, I have to invest in my own personal and professional growth.
So won’t you join me? Make a commitment to invest in yourself and your family today. Tell us what you did on our new Facebook page.
And if you would like to learn more about my Mompreneur Business mentor Sandi Krakowski, this is a great article she wrote.
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