“You” are Your Catholic Mom Biz Competitive Advantage – Part 2
In my previous post I discussed the Catholic mompreneur’s competitive business advantages. Now I’ll expand on your competitive edge when you adopt the Church’s view of “you” to guide your mom biz.
Of the four areas affecting your world view—faith, work, family, and self— it is the “self” that either dives into or retreats from your entrepreneural endeavour.
And the “you” you are being in your business sets the tone for victory or defeat.
How you feel about yourself colors your interactions with others. It influences your business profitability. “Being” your best self attracts opportunities. When you aren’t, you repel them.
Barbara J. Winter, author of “Making a Living Without A Job” and “The Small Business Bible” asserts there is a strong link between self-esteem and successful self-bossing. She encourages your attention, as self-esteem founds personal and professional goal achievement.
Barbara defines self-esteem as, “the high regard you have for yourself that begins to grow the moment that you give up wanting to be someone else and respect your own talents and temperament”.
Leaning in to the Church and her teachings increases your sense of personal dignity and meaning as a Catholic mompreneur.
The Catholic Church offers a consistent message across all ages, genders, races, etc. of the true dignity of the human person.
The Catholic Church does not ask you to set aside your female organs to be a success. She embraces the fruitfulness of women and supports you in igniting your “feminine genius” without sacrificing what makes you whole and feminine.
Being a mother—whether a spiritual, natural, adoptive, foster, etc.—completes any woman. People who listen to the Church’s voice witness how she encourages a comprehensive woman’s development: emotional, intellectual, spiritual, relational.
In the the protective walls of the Church’s teachings, particularly around sexuality, women are free and safe to have a healthy, high regard for self.
In business this translates into:
Stepping into uncomfortable areas to move to the next level.
Willingness to take risks.
Willingness to fail.
Asking others for what you want and need.
Increased thoughtfulness in interactions with clients and vendors
Gracious and positive attitude rather than an entitlement approach
Thinking big and believing having what you want is possible.
Treating others with kindness and consideration
Better empathy with others allowing for creation of products and services that meet needs well
Commitment to customer service
True self-esteem comes from respecting and living the truth about the human person.
The Catholic Church has consistently taught the dignity of the human persona and defended it in all stages.
When you have something, it’s often hard to appreciate it. It is easy to underestimate the positive effect Catholicism has had on your self-esteem.
And show me someone with a truly successful business and personal life with plummeting self-esteem. Even those who appear outwardly successful, if they are operating out of step with the truths about the human person, float in a leaky boat destined to sink.
Catholic Mompreneur Biz and Mom Tip: Rate your self-esteem, or regard for self, on a scale of 1-10. Pray and meditate on how the Church can help you regard yourself (and others) more.
Christina Weber helps Catholic mompreneurs fully engage the power of their calling, earn more in less time, and get back to enjoying their families. If you need help to gain clarity on Gods’ will in your biz and personal life, create action plans to get there, and learn how to be motivated and equipped to juggle all the plates to make it happen, take advantage of getting one of ten slots of Christina’s complimentary “Getting It Done” session with Christina here for your rock-solid success foundation in 2014.