Congratulations! You just had a newborn baby!
Do you know it is still possible to run that business of yours?
Yes, it is possible to run a successful startup while taking care of your baby. It might be stressful and demanding, but it is undoubtedly possible.
Having a baby doesn’t mean you should abandon your dreams as a business owner; you can successfully balance both.
Startup businesses are not limited to singles or married people without kids. You can be a startup founder and have kids, even if you are a new mum.
Here are some tips to help you:
- Ask for help: As a new mum, you need all the help you can get. You can’t do everything on your own, and so you should find people who can help you with some of your workloads. It can be your friends and families, or you can outsource some of your tasks to freelancers. The truth is this – your schedule would significantly change, and you might be working with limited free time in the first few weeks. And so, as much as you can, get enough help around so you can have enough time on your side. Besides, some people may want to help you but don’t know how; find ways to help them understand how they can help you. Getting help would go a long way for you, your baby, and your business.
- Rest: Yes, as much as you need to work on your business, you should take enough rest as well. When you are well-rested, you would have enough time for your baby, you, and your business.
- Know your limits: What are those things you can and can’t do? What is the amount of workload you can withstand? Are there some things you would have to postpone to later? You need to be honest with yourself and do what works for you.
- Get ready before your baby comes: Write down handover notes, create important checklists, record your work processes for people who would take over from you, etc. The idea is to get ready. In addition, it is the time to tell your clients you would be expecting a baby.
You can successfully run a thriving business while taking care of your newborn baby; you need to be determined and disciplined and remember to enjoy spending time with your newborn baby.