Working from home and being a Mum in business means the absolute world and has been a complete lifesaver for many, many reasons. I tried so many different things for lots of years, but nothing worked. I didn’t feel I was doing what I was put here to do, what I was aligned to do.
I wanted more family time and I wanted to be here for my son Isaac, who has ADHD and on the Autistic spectrum, the main reason I needed to work from home. We faught for a diagnosis for 5 years for him. I was called into school everyday, plus we had regular appointments, and because of this I came close to losing my job.
Then I discovered network marketing, which I could do much more flexibly. Isaac just wanted his mum there so much of the time, that it worked much better for us. I started off dropping my hours, then eventually I was working full time from home.
It was like a weight had lifted. I had been at rock bottom with depression and anxiety. It was a release for me, and my mental health improved drastically. I was happier and much more confident. I was here when Isaac came home from school, which was amazing because when he was younger he couldn’t go to after school clubs, because he wasn’t accepted there, and during school holidays he couldn’t go to holiday clubs, so we would be relying on family and taking unpaid holiday just to care for him.
Then I found my real passion. I joined a group called MIBA – Mums in Business Association – which gave me the confidence to follow through with the ideas and dreams that I had. What I’m aligned to do, here to do, and make a difference to others doing it.
That’s when I started Mindset and Me, which Isaac has been involved in too. It’s something we can do together and it’s an incredible feeling knowing I can do this from home, be there for him, whilst still fulfilling my dream and I’m smiling again.
First published by Jo Shea on her blog