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Single Parenting / Health Issues and Business Owner

Take and leap of faith and become a business owner even as a single parent!

Maria and Ruby
Maria and Ruby

Do you want to be around more for your child?

Not able to get a job due to child care?

A Single Parent who wants more for their child?

Want to run your own business but don't think you'll fit it in with your child?

If your answer is yes to any of the above then please take a read. My answer was also yes to the above questions.

I tried working a Job for a company but I ended up having to take day's off due to child care and I never wanted to let the company down when ever I did take time off, however as a single mum with no direct family around me I didn't have a choice in the matter, when the only person that could have my child was ill, or not strong enough to have my child whilst I worked.

As a mum you try your best to find replacement cover, or someone to step in and help and most of the time it's not possible.

Now working within a company you only get so many chances before they start asking questions and maybe looking at different hours or shifts whatever, but again sometimes this isn't an option either for either the company or you personally.

When this happens you then sit and start questioning what to do, you want to work to provide for your child, but also its getting harder to find child care for the hours you need/require to work to get the money coming in to meet your monthly bills.

Then when your diagnosed with more Health Issues that means on paper you look like your unemployable it becomes a bit of an issue to try and look for school friendly hours, term time only and with adaptations for your Health it's nearly impossible to find a job that can cater to all these requirements.

The Questions...

So what do I do?

How do I get around this?

Can I change anything?

All these types of questions start floating around in your head and you become more confused on what to do. So you think about working from home, or not working until your health improves, or child care issues change. But is this possible? Is this affordable for me to do? Before you no it your even more confused and it starts getting to you,

Or the other side to this is you've been working but missed out on so much of your child's first's... Their first steps? Their first words? Their first laugh whatever it is you've missed it and it may or may not have been captured on camera, we all know all to well they do things so quick blink and you miss it and trying to capture it again could take ages.

So again you start the above questions in your head and again you end up confused and unsure on what to do.

So you begin to think could I work from home, earn money to provide for me and my child, still spend time with them and be there for them? Which in turn then leads to the other side of the questions

More questions....

Do I have time to work?

Will my child understand I'm working although I'm home?

Can I handle working from home and not getting a chance to make work friends?

Is it going to work?

Can I really do this?

Is this really an option for my health?

Do you know what the answer to all the above is YES YOU CAN!

If you plan things, live by a planner or diary and schedule things in you can achieve anything you require and want. Will your initial ideas be the thing you go with? Maybe, maybe not, either way it's fine as long as you're making progress and doing the research into what you want to do, let's be honest any progress is progress in the right direction, as long as your happy with how it's going then its all good.

Routine is a must and training your child about what's work, what's not, that you have work, live, call, or whatever to do they will eventually learn your routine and it will all fall together. Yes it will take time but it will pay off in the end.

Do I have my routine fully sorted, you may ask? NO I don't not yet, but it's slowly coming together, and slowly I'm making progress with my child into understanding what's what and when I'm doing what. It is a hard task when you begin and start out but getting them into a routine sooner rather than later will in turn make your life easier and running smoother.

So as you're aware as your on my business site reading my blogs, I'm a single mum with health issues and I run my own business. So it is possible to do and I still get to spend time with my child, but still work and I can work what hours I need to and what days I need to. I'm still available 24/7 for my child if anything ever happened.

I'm not fully in a routine with it all at the moment and need to keep going with my diary and planning things more but I'm starting to get there slowly, and it does work.

For myself the best thing I done was to start my own business as know I can be with my child as much or as little as required and still make time to run my business daily and look after my health and take on board the advice given.

So my advice...

If your sitting on the post, go for it, yes it could be a risk, but for me it was a risk I was willing to take and for me it's the best decision I've made.

If you want something, grab it with both hands and go for it. If at any point it feels wrong, change your plan going ahead and still focus on what you need to do to get to where you want to be. If it's what you're meant to be doing it will happen trust your instincts and just go for it.

And always remember

NO matter what, you are STRONGER than you think you are!
You will overcome every hurdle you face. tm Maria H

If you don't think you have the courage to do it and really go for it and want some inspiration why not look at my progress and keep watching me over the next few months and years and you will see it can be done and it is possible.

Alternatively if you want to do a course that may help you to release and let go of some of your fears or even a course of building your business from start to finish in 12 weeks why not check these two courses below.

Both are available on payment plans and both can be worked along side each other, so why not make a bet on yourself and get yourself out there and take the leap of faith into making your own life better and happier.

Course 1: Expansion

Course 2: Accelerate and Launch

Always remember you're stronger than you believe


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