Mompreneur Casserole, What?
In my debut blog post here at The Mompreneur Hustle, I described the Mompreneur life as a giant “mystery casserole” where all responsibilities of motherhood and entrepreneurhood are cooked together, like a giant mystery casserole. Did you miss that? You can go here and read up on it to get yourself up to speed.
So what the hell does that mean exactly? How can you really compare Mompreneur Life to a casserole? It’s pretty simple and you start with the ingredients.
Ingredients of a Mompreneur Casserole
Just like any casserole, the ingredients vary. Do you want a breakfast, egg-based casserole full of sausage and onions, or a chicken and broccoli casserole, simple and easy, perfect for a quick dinner? Create a fiesta in your mouth by spicing it up a bit with a taco casserole, perfect for Taco Tuesday, or Wednesday, because every day is Taco Tuesday.
Bottom line, they all take different ingredients. Some are more similar than others. Some may need a longer cook time or higher temperature than others, but in the end, they come out the same, a delicious mish-mosh of ingredients, baked to perfection.
So what makes up a Mompreneur? In my opinion, crazy is one of the primary ingredients that make up a Mompreneur, or maybe I am just speaking for myself, but let’s be honest, there is a reason why ‘Mompreneur’ isn’t the Top job for women these days. You can see here what the most common occupations are and surprise, Mompreneur isn’t on the list. Deciding to raise little humans is scary, deciding to start a business while raising those little humans – CRAZY.
We feed off of and enjoy chaos for some strange reason, or perhaps again I am just speaking for myself? Yea right…We’d rather have more tasks that need attention than we have time for. We’d rather have multiple projects going on at the same time, designs to create, orders to fill, messages to answer, blog posts to write, than sit and put our feet up while binge watching something on Netflix and eating ice cream. Ok, well I can work and eat ice cream, but you get my point. We live and run on the chaos that comes with being a Mompreneur, chaos is our fuel.
Aside from crazy, we Mompreneurs, I believe, all have the drive to work our asses off, even when there’s no more ass to work off. We are determined to be successful, even when success seems a universe away. And most importantly, we know how to get back up when we get knocked down. We keep pushing forward, try new things and are ok when they fail, because that just gives us a reason to hustle harder.
But How Did We Get Here?
Are these ‘ingredients’ to the Mompreneur ‘casserole’, engrained in our DNA, learned by reading and learning from others, failure and success, or do we fake it until we make it?
I believe it’s all of the above. There is no right or wrong answer here. We all create a different casserole, using different ingredients for a different occasion, searching for the same outcome, a beautifully baked Mompreneur casserole.
We got here simply by mixing the right ingredients for what we wanted to achieve. And if for whatever reason those ingredients create and epic fail of a Mompreneur casserole, guess what, we re-make it. We add a bit more drive and determination, tweak the crazy up a notch or two and bake it a tad longer.
Either way it ends up, we are always learning and evolving. Making changes and improvements as needed. We may fail, but we don’t quit. Forever striving to make the most delicious, sought-after Mompreneur casserole possible.
We may find that perfect mix of ingredients that help us achieve our goals, or maybe we find we have several Mompreneur Casserole recipes that works for us. It’s all trial and error, find what works and stick with it. Sometimes you can’t go wrong throwing stuff together to see what happens. I’m sure that’s how most casserole dishes we find so delicious and popular were created, why should our hustle and success be any different?
Are You Hungry Yet?
Now, all of this writing about casseroles has me hungry, how about you? Ready to whip up a casserole? Or maybe you just went straight for the cookies like I did. Whoops. At any rate, I thought I would share a favorite (like legit, you can make it, eat it, not a metaphor for a Mompreneur) casserole.
Growing up my Mom would make this Chicken Casserole, I don’t believe it had a fancy name. It was simple, delicious and comforting. It’s easy to throw together, and as we all know, having something we can easily throw together for dinner on THOSE days is a must! I hope you give it a try and love it!
I would love to hear from you…
Please comment below, I would love to hear what your best Mompreneur ‘ingredient’ is and while you’re at it, share your favorite casserole dish recipe!
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