THE #1 MISTAKE MOMS MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MONEY
What’s the #1 thing moms fail at when it comes to making money?
We actually play it too safe.
But it’s not our fault.
Since we were young girls we’ve been taught to be pretty, perfect, and polite.
But if you want to write your own paychecks and live the life of your dreams, you’re not going to get there by playing it safe.
The Real Deficit Is A Bravery Deficit…
Boys are taught to play rough, tackle their opponents, and take risks.
Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code, notes that she doesn’t worry about our federal deficit as much as she worries about the bravery deficit in girls.
We’re underrepresented in almost every political, social, and leadership role on earth.
Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The Psychology of Success, notes that women are quick to give up; especially if they have a high IQ. Bright boys, however, are more likely to work harder when they fail.
Women, on the other hand, don’t even apply for jobs unless they meet 100% of the qualifications. Men will apply when meeting only 60%…
Saujani wonders if this means that women are conditioned to be too cautious. But are we also lacking confidence?
Women largely get better grades than men and we’re masters of hard work.
We usually do most of the housework, child-rearing, and we are bringing in an average of 20% less money than men… often while working much harder. Dweck details these discrepancies in her work, as have thousands of authors and statisticians alongside her.
Here’s the important thing about this statistic that you need to take away today:
It’s time for us women to work smarter, not harder.
It’s time for us to stop trying to be the prettiest, smartest, cleanest, best chef, or soccer mom extraordinaire.
All that stuff is bullshit. Meaningless.
It’s time to work smarter. Take risks. Start conscious businesses. Thrive in our marriages and family dynamics. It’s time to rest in simplicity and presence while making more money working from home, where we have the luxury of being the Supermoms we are called to be.
Mothers are writing beautiful blogs and creating hours of social media content every day; and we usually aren’t making money doing it.