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Coping With the Demands of Being a #bossmama

In Boss Mama, Career, Features, Stories, Work by Nicole Fuge

By Marnie Le Fevre, Fempire

Becoming a mama ignited my #bossmama spirit – I wanted to shape my work around my kids, not the other way around. So if I can do it, you can too.

For those brave souls out there just starting out, I’ll let you in on a little secret; the best advice I have ever been given is to ‘use intuition first and logic second.’ Something may look awesome on paper but if it doesn’t feel right, usually it’s not right. There’s something to be said for mama intuition… go with your gut.

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Top tips for #bossmamas

1 // Some days it’s going to be hard, so you need to have a support team on speed dial. The kind of people you know will have your back, listen to you rant and hold you as you cry.

2 // Ask for help! You do not need to do everything on your own and you shouldn’t have to.

3 // Make time for you. Fill your cup first and whatever runs over is for everyone else. You can’t run from an empty cup all the time, it will affect your health, sleep, relationships and your overall wellbeing and then you are no good to anyone.

4 // Learn to say NO. It’ll be the most powerful thing you’ve ever done. Trust me!

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5 // When it comes to your side hustle, do something small every day if you can, don’t let your dream go. All of these small actions will pay off eventually.

6 // Done is better than perfect. It’ll never be perfect. Press go, launch, take action NOW! Perfection and procrastination is a huge business killer for women. The sooner you stop trying to make it perfect, the sooner your business will fly – #winning!

7 // Be kind to yourself. You are doing the best you can and that is enough.

8 // Know your WHY at a soul level and refer back to it when things get really tough.

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9 // Delegate! I am a great delegator. Delegate whatever you can, whenever you can.

10 // Sleep is the tonic to overwhelm. You think better when you are not exhausted.

11 // STOP and breathe. A deep breath really can help.