You Can Run a Successful Business…& Be an Amazing Single Parent at the Same Time!
by Loral Langemeier on December 1st, 2012
Being a single parent is hard enough but is it possible to run
a super successful business too?
The answer is yes!
While being an entrepreneur and being
there for your kids at the same time isn’t the easiest thing to do…
You’ll find that once you know how, this
dual-role is not only possible…
It’s actually far more rewarding than you
Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur and a Single Parent
Let’s look at the benefits of running your own business, as it relates to your kids.
If you’re working for a
Having your own business, especially when
you work from home, is going to keep you closer to the pulse of everything that’s happening with your
It’s actually going to make it easier for
you to make sure that they’re getting what they need.
It means making it to their doctors’
appointments and after-school practices on time.
Most of all they’ll get to enjoy your
special touch as a parent when they’re feeling under the weather.
The Truth Shall Set You
Being a single parent means you have to
spend quite a bit of time catering to your children’s needs.
You have to find ways to make your business work around your schedule some days.
The truth is, even though you believe you have the best-laid
plans for being a great parent as well as an entrepreneur, you have to accept the fact that sometimes it just isn’t
going to work!
Some days, you’re going to have to put the
business stuff on hold so that you can tend to your children.
The best way to deal with this is to work
in some type of contingency plan for those days that you aren’t able to spend as much time on your business as
Perhaps putting in an extra hour or two of
work after the children are in bed for the evening could be a good possibility to keep up or get ahead on
For instance, you could answer email, prep
items for production, get items to ship, and more. This is all going to be dependent on the type of business you
You should also accept the fact that being
a single parent with a business means you’re going to have to come face-to-face with a number of
If your kids and your business are both important to you, you will see that it’s well worth it.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s rarely easy to be a single parent
and business owner at the same time.
But when you have a good understanding of
what’s important to you and what you’re willing to give up so you can win in the long run…
You’ll realize that there’s nothing better than the rich, rewarding feeling you get when you know you’re raising
loving, capable, healthy children and building a meaningful, profitable business at the same time!