Shared by Violette de Ayala, Founder & CEO of Femfessionals
Whether you have birthed humans, adopted humans, raised humans or have non-humans that think they are humans, you are a mother. You don’t need to have physically birthed a child to develop your motherly ways.
When I think of mothering, a few words come to mind: nurturing, kindness and strength. I personally strive for those words and definitions with my human children, and in my business and in life.
Regardless of what “maternal” means to you, chances are we can all mother the world and ourselves a bit more to make things a whole lot better.
Here are three simple ways you can strengthen your maternal development to help you flourish and become more purposeful in business and in life.
SELF REFLECTION // Self analysis on commitments, failures and successes is a progressive review to guarantee further connectivity to areas of life and business. My 16-year-old “mothers” her garden and shifts placement of plants based on their responsive nature. The same holds true with your business and life. When you step back and review, you can edit activities to make things better. The most successful people gauge progress of their goals weekly, if not daily. Consistent self-reflection keeps a real life connection with your vision.
INTUITION // I believe one of the strongest superhero qualities women exhibit is their gut response. When strengthening your intuition, listen to your gut vs. your brain. Close your eyes, meditate, and perhaps even transition to a state of deep prayer. Your brain might convince you to make decisions based on fear, comfort or past experiences. Separate the two and allow your spirit to respond. What does your gut tell you? Which way feels correct? Allow your non-cerebral intuition guide your next step. Your intuition is your proven guide.
ETERNAL LOVE // Above and beyond all the love you share for others, the most important one to share love with is YOU. Use this Mother’s day holiday to show more compassion to yourself for all you have achieved. Within the chaos of personal growth and development, connect with your soul and feed it eternal love.
Recognize your own nurturing spirit, acts of kindness and your unlimited strength.
Happy Maternal Day!
Violette is the Founder of Femfessionals [a global online and local community for women entrepreneurs], a small business expert, writer and mother of three. A serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience, Violette is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs through business growth, big vision strategies and positivity.