When a 9-year-old has a business idea, you listen up. But do you take them seriously?
Jenny Murphy’s daughter told her, “Someone should invent something to help people take better selfies…”
And Jenny became enough to jump in & research how to bring the idea to life.
“Jumping in” when you’re running a home, a classroom, and also in the middle of adopting a child…
doesn’t look or FEEL like “JUMPING”!
It’s more like crawling through the nooks & crannies inside your calendar to find some time to get work done.
When I met Jenny, her biggest challenge in making her daughter’s idea PROFITABLE was two-fold:
Frazzled is her word: “I had SO many MONSTER goals & very little time to make any of them real.”
Who hasn’t felt THAT?
What I love is that Jenny admits something that many women are loathe to say:
She felt a little bit jealous that her husband could have his career and keep going with what he wanted!
“My career felt like a lot of stops and starts. Always shifting my career around.”
Thank you for saying the truth! We want to be there for our families & kids AND we want something for ourselves.
And as grateful as Jenny was for being able to stay home, she ALSO she really craved some time to bring her goals to life.
If you don’t have time to bring YOUR idea to LIFE - that will create a little resentment - then a little guilt - then self-judgment.
This roller coaster of emotions will most DEFINITELY STOP YOU from moving forward if you have a goal and other things are getting in the way.
Jenny literally had 90 minutes each day - IF her small son stayed asleep - to work on her business.
Her BIGGEST A-HA Moment:
Taking her son for a walk one day, she realized a BIG problem: she had a little rock in her shoe but didn’t stop. She didn’t want her son to be disturbed in his stroller!
I would make myself comfortable - but I didn’t want him to be uncomfortable in his stroller.
She realized this was such a habit - she was shocked at herself.
Now I’ve learned to make small changes to TAKE THE ROCK OUT OF MY SHOE.
“When you’re always sacrificing yourself, it’s not QUITE the same thing as LOVE. It’s VERY close because you give so much up - because you love someone and you’re fine with it - but at some point you have to put yourself back on the list.”
What has changed in the family dynamic?
People are more aware that I have some goals I want to accomplish and they’re a little more respectful of that. And I’m willing to ask for help - giving my daughter jobs that she’s very capable of.
Even her approach to her business has changed - a piece of the day is working on my business.
It’s just part of my routine. I worked hard on goal setting - I got really focused & now don’t feel like everything’s massive or unattainable.
I chip away on the micro goals and am getting things accomplished!
She hired a design team, created a relationship with a brick & mortar store who ordered her goods, and now works on her business every day!
Her advice: Stop trying to do it all yourself! I spun my wheels for at least a year before just getting help.
ALSO: don’t skip over the fundamental aspects of business - do the hard work of setting up the business before you hire a lawyer, create a HUGE website, or writing a business plan.
When Jenny got help, she completely changed her life in 3 months! What she accomplished in 3 months is impressive.
Her results are NOT unattainable. Be committed. Move forward every day.
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