PP 295: A Message for Parentpreneurs
“It’s a struggle, but keep moving forward. We can get through this!” -Kim Sutton
Parentpreneurs face their own set of entrepreneurial struggles. As if being a parent OR being a business owner wasn’t hard enough, when you mix them together it can be… interesting. Listen as Kim shares recent happenings from her house!
00:28 A Comedic Relief for Parentpreneurs
02:24 You Are Not Alone
03:36 “It’s a struggle, but keep moving forward. We can get through this!” -Kim Sutton
Kim Sutton Welcome back to another episode of Positive Productivity. I wasn’t actually planning on recording an episode right now. I was trying to record a tutorial video for a product that I’m putting out. However, my kids keep on screaming in the background. So I thought I would take a quick moment and provide a little bit of comedic, comedic? Comedy? Comedic relief to all of you other parentpreneurs who are listening. It’s currently 8:30pm where I live and we were putting the littles to bed. And I don’t think I’ve shared this on the podcast before. However, my three littles who are a four year old, and three year old twins share a bedroom right across the hall from my husband and mine. Child safety locks did not work, because the kids kept on hanging from the doorknob and pulling the child safety lock off. So we ended up having to turn the doorknob around to keep them from getting loose during the night and going and creating havoc throughout the house. My husband and I can be sound sleepers. Well, tonight, my four year old discovered that she could lock us all into the bedroom. We have all gotten locked in before but that was totally unintentionally. I don’t even remember who did it, but it was either my husband or I or one of my older kids. I don’t know what we were thinking. But we lock the door and we went in to do the bedtime routine. And the next thing we know we went to try to leave and we were all locked in. On that particular day, we had to put my 12 year old son Robber out the window so that he could run around the house and get us all out of the bedroom. And now the cat’s charming into the podcast. Well, thank goodness tonight, my husband noticed that my daughter was playing with the doorknob because I don’t know how here I would have gotten out. We all faced so many challenges during any standard day, much less than the entrepreneurial day. But I want you to know that you are not alone. Even when I am trying to get quiet time during the day, I have interruptions from acquaintances, from clients. And then when I try to get a little bit of quiet time at night, after my clients are usually off the grid and spending time with their own family, then things like this happen. My littles have gotten used to my husband being right across the hall because he moved his office back to our bedroom. So they will just keep on yelling. Da, da, da, da. And tonight that’s exactly what’s been happening. Every single time I push record and try to start recording this tutorial, the volume goes up from the children. And I just sigh. And finally when I just decided that I wasn’t even going to try anymore, I realized, you all might appreciate this. Parentpreneurs, you are not alone and I applaud you for all the effort that you put into each and every day. Whether your kids are newborn or teenagers I know it’s a struggle, believe me I know it is. But keep moving forward. We can get through this and I am cheering you on. Now with all this said, go forth and make it a positive and productive day.