Meshing Business Ideas with Talents, Skills & Abilities

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I admire Kathie’s tenacity, but she gave me permission to share her story as a word of warning to others: don’t invest time and money into a business idea only because it seems to work so well for others. Before jumping in, make sure that the income-earning endeavor is actually something that meshes well with your natural talents, skills, and abilities.

~p. 35, “Money-Making Mom: How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make a Difference
” by Crystal Paine

I am currently reading this book. I also have Crystal’s book Money Saving Mom’s Budget, which I haven’t applied much of because I’ve been preoccupied with other things. My more recent desire to stay home with my little guy has me on fire to find the best ways to both save and make money that will make this a reality. I can’t wait to put to use the great advice in both of these books.

Meshing Business Ideas with Talents, Skills & Abilities

The above advise from Crystal’s book is a smart move. I have ventured into so many things because someone else said it was the thing to do. Yet, it wasn’t for me and I wasn’t confident enough to make it work for me. I wasted both my time and money.

With all that said, I’ve learned what doesn’t work and the three things that are moving my forward in my goal to stay home with my little guy. In addition to the advice given above, there are:

Three Must-Dos for the Mom Who Wants to Stay or Work at Home

Three Must-Dos for the Mom Who Wants to Stay/Work at Home

Believe in yourself

I haven’t believed in myself my entire life. Even when others would compliment me, I wouldn’t believe their honest evaluation of me. I had to step away from that wrong view of myself and see myself for whom I really am. I have skills and talents. I have great ideas. I have proven myself over and over. This past year God has really helped me through some trials and given me a new perspective of all that I can be. I know believe that I can homeschool my child {future goal}, making a living from home {in progress}, and be happy {loving it!}.

Do something that you enjoy.

Otherwise, you won’t be confident or passionate about the work you’re doing and it will fizzle and others won’t want anything to do with it. I enjoy assisting other bloggers with their social media and blog formatting. {Need my help with those boring tasks you don’t have time for. Shoot me an email.}

Combine and maximize your efforts.

I need to lose weight. I also need to take care of myself because my PCOS symptoms are worsening. I can combine those efforts into a health-related business to help not only myself, but others. I have a few different businesses in mind, but I haven’t yet decided which on to go with.

I can also take the quote from Crystal’s book and evaluate my skills and talents and put them to good use. I’ve already started that with the social media work I do for other bloggers. Yet, there is so much more I can do. I’m excited!

I am in research mode still. I am prayerful and by following my own advice and the advice of other entrepreneurial women, like Crystal Paine, {God and} I can make this happen!

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Friday Book Finds hosted by ADailyRhythm.com - This Mom's Delight

Leave a comment: What’s another must-do for a mother (or father) wanting to stay (or work) at home to be with their child(ren) more?

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