Share Your Insight Mompreneurs

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Hello Mompreneur. What An Honor It Is To Have You Here.

I know you’re busy tending to your business and other responsibilities, and I just want to say thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to be here.

I Need Your Help.

I’m reaching out to you to ask – how do you do it?

How do you find the time & balance to grow your business, share your art, and make sure your child/children get what they need too?

I’m at a stage right now where the urge is stronger than ever to do what I love and honor my business dreams. The challenge however, is that I have a two-year-old running around – all day long – until his head hits the pillow. He is quite active.

I love my son, and he’s one of my greatest teachers, but I can’t seem to find the space to honor my other goals/dreams without feeling guilty or like I’m doing something wrong by pursuing other interests.

Also, he demands ALOT of my attention. He wants me all to himself (I’m sure other moms can relate).

So Mompreneur, How Do You Do It?

I’m his caretaker, and daycare is out of the question right now.

If I leave my goals aside to just tend to him – I feel unfulfilled, and if I put my time & attention into growing my business – I feel guilty.

All of you mompreneurs are doing such a great job by following your passion & putting your heart out there. I notice, and have even reached out to some of you to let you know. You really do make a difference in the world, and I would like to do the same.

So can you share some of your tips/advice with me and other moms who are starting out with their businesses? It takes alot of time and attention to grow a business and to raise a child.

So, How Did You Do It?

  • Did you feel the guilt?
  • Did you have to adopt new beliefs and push through certain times?
  • What made you keep going even when doubt and fear crept in?

You can share your insight in the comments below, or if you have an article that you’ve written that relates to this subject, feel free to add a link in the comments. I would love to get your take on this issue. In a future post, I’ll compile a list of these comments as a “guide to balancing motherhood and business – from the experts”.

I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say – your heart’s desires are not going to go away, and I’m reaching out to you because you’ve been through it, and I really value your opinion. Thanks in advance for your insight.

Live Well & Keep Creating!

Renee B.

Creator Of Spirit & Muse

P.S. If you have some time and you’re looking for a good laugh, check out “7 Things A Mother Of A Toddler Wants But Would Never Ask For”. The list was created in fun, and I’m sure alot of moms can relate to the list.


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What To Do If You Haven’t Found Your Passion

If you are anything like me, a lot of things interest you.

You feel like your mind is running in a million different directions, and your passion may not be as clearly defined as some of the other people that you are comparing yourself to.

You may have a seemingly non-related list of passions that you can’t seem to marry.

For example you may like soap making, decoding dreams, gardening, collecting rocks, and sculpting.

Your list of things you love may excite you, but you can’t figure out how to fit them all into to this structure based society.

Not being able to pin down your passion and put it into a category may leave you feeling ashamed, irresponsible, and disappointed in yourself.

If you’ve been feeling anything close to that, this post is for you.

I came across some information today that I knew I had to share.

In the video below, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the Eat Pray Love phenomenon, gives some profound advice on following your passion.

So if you feel like you’ve gotten it wrong or like you are a step behind because you haven’t clearly discovered your passion – the video below is for you.

Enjoy!

Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide

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My Top 5 Must Follow Instagram Accounts For Creatives

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I love Instagram.

I am also a little embarrassed to admit I could literally scroll through Instagram for hours. It’s my go to source to link with inspiration and gifted entrepreneurs that specialize in the fields that I am most drawn to – inspiration, organization, and creativity.

The creative entrepreneurs that I am about to list, are the epitome of those who live and work from the heart, and I share these beautiful accounts with you – in hopes that they will inspire you – as much as they inspire me.

So here they are.

My Top 5 Must Follow Instagram Accounts For Creatives

#1 @thinkcreativekc

Abagail Pumphrey (creative director and blogger behind Think Creative) lays it all out there. From marketing to branding, Abagail is straightforward and keeps you up to speed with everything you need to know to run your small business.

All photo credit for photos displayed in the gallery above belong to the @thinkcreativekc instagram account. Gathered here for display only.

#2 @createasfolk

Laura Simms (creator of Create As Folk) just gets it. She’s compassionate, down to earth, and helps people find careers and build businesses that feel like home. Her articles are insightful, truthful, and get straight to the heart of what we really desire.

All photo credit for photos displayed in the gallery above belong to the @createasfolk instagram account. Gathered here for display only.

#3 @laurenelizhook

Lauren Hooker (creative entrepreneur behind Elle & Company) gives you tons of information on running a blog and a website and she doesn’t hold back. For all things business & blog – Lauren Hooker is one of your go to people!

All photo credit for photos displayed in the gallery above belong to the @laurenelizhook instagram account. Gathered here for display only.

#4 @rachelgadiel

This instagram account is just beautiful. It’s elegant and speaks directly to the designer in you. Rachel Gadiel (the coach and blogger behind Nourish – a space dedicated to supporting creatives + introverts) gives you all she’s got. She shares her knowledge, experiences, and creative wisdom with the world.

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#5 @findinglouie

Where do I start? I just love love love this Instagram account. Talk about passion. Louie (the creator behind Louie Luxe) has it! Every since she could remember she has been sketching and lettering, and the way she brings her creative ideas to life is amazing. I just love to see individuals that put the rules to the side and create from the heart. Louie is one of them!

All photo credit for photos displayed in the gallery above belong to the @findinglouie instagram account. Gathered here for display only.

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So there you have it. My top 5 #instafavs.

I hope you find inspiration from these accounts, and I hope in seeing how different entrepreneurs share their talents, it helps you share yours fully as well.

For more inspiration you can also check out my Instagram account @soul_guidance and my website The Soul’s Guidance.

There’s inspiration everywhere!

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So how about you – got any #instafavs to share with us? List a few in the comments section and tell us why you love them.

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Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide

So You’re A F*ck Up – Now What?

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So you screwed up again right?

You failed?

Your business isn’t doing so good, you lost your job, you blurted out the disgusting truth in a moment of drunken rage, you poured your heart and soul into a project and no one responded – no one liked it – no one shared.

So you’re a f*ck up right?

You must have some black cloud hanging over your head and must be destined for failure, because it feels as if the universe is playing a game of “lets see how bad this can get” with you.

If you answered yes or even hinted yes to any of the things that I said above – we need to talk.

What is it that causes you to be so hard on yourself and think that way? Is there no room for error or a misstep in your life?

Is it societal pressure?

Your inner critic?

I know what it is…

You’ve set the bar high for yourself and maybe you’ve fallen short of the finish line. 

You may have people depending on you and when things aren’t looking up, all the pressure falls on your shoulders. 

Your bills are piling up, and what you do – in terms of a creative business or your artistry – is NOT paying the bills. 

So your a screw up right, because things took a different turn and didn’t turn out the way that you had hoped for?

Okay, now that we got that out, sit with me for a moment and just breathe.

Take a moment to think about what you really want for your life.

Not what your kids want, not what your spouse wants, or your parents – what do you want? What do you enjoy?

Could you spend a little less time doing things you feel you are obligated to do, and spend a little more time doing the things that excite you and that you are passionate about.

If you are unhappy or feel like you are a failure, it’s only because you are doing things to please other people while neglecting yourself.

Consider this a wake up call. 

Consider this an opportunity to view the situation a little differently.

Where in your life are you not giving yourself permission to just be yourself, to pursue your passion, to follow the way that you feel in your heart you should go? What beliefs about your current path might you need to change in order to accommodate newer, richer, fuller opportunities and situations?

I know one thing for sure – you are not a screw up. Oh, but that inner critic would have you believe so.

The truth is, what you are really being called to do – is to create the life you really want for yourself – no exceptions.

The tensions, the conflicts, and blockages are all there because you are being called to examine how you feel about yourself,  how you treat yourself, and what you believe to be true for your life.

You are being called to give yourself permission to live, to create, to say no, to forgive, to let go, and to honor your true soul.

What you are going through right now is just the testing grounds for you to make way for what you really desire in your life, and the most important thing that you need to know right now is – be kind to yourself.

Trust yourself a little more.

Allow your missteps.

It’s all a part of the process.

You are redefining, testing, feeling things out, building your foundation for a stronger relationship with your core. Don’t be so hard on yourself for things not working out in the way you had planned. Life will throw you another piece, and another piece, and another piece.

Readjust your thinking and feel your way through this process with love, compassion, and new thoughts.

I’m rooting for you because I’ve been through it too, and it doesn’t just go away. You have to cultivate a new way of seeing yourself and believing in yourself so that you can start to attract new experiences.

Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide

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