Spice caught up with Joy of Business facilitator Lauren Marie to talk about why mums are an asset in the workplace.
“If you want something done, ask a busy person.”- Benjamin Franklin
Enter the role of ‘mumpreneur.’ Whether an employee or entrepreneur, a mum knows how to multi-task, prioritise, and get the job done. No stretching out tasks to kill time because every moment counts when spending it away from the kids. You won’t have to worry about production.
She’s accustomed to loss-of-sleep, sickness and all the guts and glory of motherhood. She won’t be coming up with excuses not to work; she’s got enough whining at home. A mum is bullet-proof. Whether juggling multiple projects, managing accounts, clients, or just filing paperwork – a mum is a natural multi-tasker.
A mum will appreciate the break from the kid-zone and the creative ‘adult’ time. She’s grateful for the income and the chance to provide for her family. Her gratitude is the key to success. She’ll enjoy what she does, which means she will be great at it. It will also mean she’ll make you lots of money if she works with you. A mum doesn’t mess around.
She will be less likely to jump ship and she’ll be more committed for the sake of her kiddos and her future. A mum doesn’t quit.
Late night science projects are just the start. She’s written 47 books, masterminded 312 inventions and launched 511 businesses (all in her head). Time to get that brilliance out into the world. A mum is über-creative.
Ever heard of “kid tested and mother approved?” All day long, mums are product testing. Straight away she knows the best snacks, the worst stain removers, and the iPad apps that hold the kids’ attention. Mums are the ultimate test dummies.
Sharing everything from recipes, to makeup tips with each other, mum’s are great communicators and will discuss the things they love with everyone they meet, for free. Want to sell a product, fill seats in an event, get a million hits to your blog? What she does naturally, what she does best, is talking it up. A mum is your greatest connector.
Living in the moment, putting out fires, literal and figurative, is what they do best, so if you want someone who can do damage control, come up with an emergency plan and think on her feet, a mum is your gal.
Running on fumes, forgetting to eat, and requiring little sleep, she will put her heart and soul into it. Like all creative geniuses, the mum is fuelled by passion. Innovative by nature, motivated by circumstance, she will have an unending supply of generative, inspiring ideas ripe for instituting and the stamina to see them through.
Entrepreneur and mother of twins, Lauren Marie, runs Joy of Business classes for mums. For more information, please click here.