Motherhood is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. Even miners, astronauts, deep oil rig drillers and sewage workers will likely agree with that statement. The art of raising a new human being is one that requires a vast amount of skills. Also, there is almost no training beforehand. A few books and guides maybe, but no courses to qualify or a perfect 1:1 experience to keep in mind beforehand.
This is why motherhood can set you up with the right working parameters for a whole bunch of working careers. This is important to know, because often women feel that the isolation and separation from the working world experienced in motherhood might prevent them from going back to a job will full confidence. However, if you consider that the working world is once again for you – understand that you likely have these wonderful skills for use:
As a mother, you learn the value and the import of unconditional care. This can be translated into multiple environments in the world of business. This might mean the willingness to train an intern from scratch and stay patient, the ability to never let a client go until they are fully satisfied, or simply the willingness to understand your job role and carrying it out to support the team around you effectively.
It can also lead you down paths of career that you might not have considered before. For example, unconditional care could be the platform for which you go back to learn a Master of Science in Nursing, and finally, complete the public facing and caring position qualification you have dreamt about all of these years. Motherhood is something that helps you get your priorities straight, and with this in mind, you’ll often find the best avenues to take.
Motherhood is nothing if not a lesson in managing your energy. Being available for a child often means functioning with little sleep, getting in rest where you can, and making the most of your time to relax. It also means knowing when to care effectively without complaint, working hard to ensure your family is taken care of. These skills are traits of a golden employee, and an even better business leader. Who’s to say that motherhood hasn’t simply trained you to finally take that step to open your own business? Only you can decide, but never sell yourself short in these instances. You might have more potential than you know.
A Light But Firm Touch
Motherhood carries with it a sense of authority, but authority that is gentle and effective. When raising a child you slowly lose your filter. You care less about what people think because you have that emotional core already satisfied. You are more comfortable in conflict because you’ve had to focus on disciplining a child already. This means that the world of the corporate business or high level career is something that might not give you pause for hesitation. That is even if you feel rusty, motherhood has likely made you stronger and not the other way around. How else will you know the limits if this if you don’t try to find them?
With these tips, you are likely to experience a resurgence in your professional output.