“Don’t let your kids be your excuse.”
Recently, I was listening to an old Amy Porterfield podcast when one of her guests gave the following advice: “Don’t let your kids be your excuse.” Wow. So. True. At each stage in our kids’ lives, it’s so easy to say:
👶I have a new baby. Not this year.
👨👩👦 This toddler is taking over the house. Not this year.
👩👧👦Now we have two kiddos. I’m losing it! Barely surviving. Definitely not this year.
🤔Now, we are thinking about adopting. Tons of paperwork! Not this year.
It keeps going forever. Wait until they are in school, until after we move, until the holidays are over, after vacation, after middle school, high school, college, the wedding!!!
There is never a good time to launch a business, write a book, create a blog, start a podcast. And now, with Covid throwing a curveball, it’s even worse. The excuses are always there.
But I am also inspired when I hear one of my favorite writers say, “I wrote almost all of my books in carline,” or I hear a mom of six say she’s published her third book. It just reminds me that it’s possible.
The kids are in the middle of it all, and maybe that’s a good thing! They can see Mama working, setting goals, pushing through, and having fun through it all.
What have you been proud to do even while the kids are running around your desk?