“Mama, we have an issue.” That is a play on the well-known “Houston, we’ve got a problem,” which refers for the 1970 journey of Apollo 13. About Fifty six hours into the objective, an o2 tank blew up, knocking out the control module’s electricity, lights and drinking water supply. Astronaut James Lovell told mission control about the problem, adding that o2 was escaping in the spacecraft. The mission abruptly changed from landing on the moon to obtaining the astronauts back alive. The team and mission control got incredibly inventive about doing what seemed impossible: obtaining the guys house safely. Teamwork, creativity and determination had been in full drive. It was their dedication to achievement, the belief that failure was not an alternative, that guided the men safely home.
Why am I discussing this little bit of history in mention of getting a mompreneur? Simply because when dealing with an obstacle, you need the identical drive and dedication to succeed. When I started Stroller Strides, failing wasn’t an choice. It had been my only opportunity to become house with my baby instead of go back to function at a conventional full-time job. I was determined to complete something I had to complete to achieve success. I created a business program, not for any investor, but for myself and my husband. I needed to prove this could perform. I had the attitude that irrespective of what obstacle got in my way (and plenty of them did), I could find a way about it, more than it or under it. But I was going to produce it towards the other part. I realized it could be very painful for me to be away from my child for ten hours per day, and I was really conscious of the pleasure I got from functioning from residence and getting him to perform with me.
Moms, go into business knowing you will experience challenges. Challenges will sometimes seem impossible to overcome. But where there’s a will, there’s a way. I love reading about other entrepreneurs who have turned failure into success.
Did you know that Mickey Mouse was only created after Walt Disney lost the rights to his pride-and-joy character, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit? Remember, Disney was the one who said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Did you know that Thomas Edison’s light bulb failed some 2,000 times before he got one to work? When asked how many times he was going to fail, he responded, “I haven’t failed! I’ve simply discovered another way not to invent the light bulb.” Did you know that Mary Kay Ash was told by her business consultants that her model would never work and that she should shut down before she went bankrupt? Her quote: “Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise. Success in many cases is failure turned inside out.”