Not too long ago, I was listening to a podcast episode of Brilliant Business Moms that talked about ways to pursue integrity as a small business. BTW, if you guys have never heard of them, they are wonderful. Sarah and Beth Anne have a genuine desire to help other moms succeed in their various businesses.
One of the things that Sarah talked about was being honest with your readers. I don’t personally know anyone that would straight up lie to their readers, but she talked about not pretending to have it all together.
I seriously don’t know if anyone could see me and think I have it together, but for those of you who don’t know me personally, this is me making you KNOW that I don’t have it all together.
Let me start with this recent photo I took, for a new pair of earrings that I added to my shop. I look so calm and relaxed… Well, I really wasn’t.
I was sick for about 2 days straight, at the beginning of the week. I was so weak that the only house work I managed to get done was laundry and the dishes. The crock pot saved my life at dinner time, and when I was playing with Sean, I was on the floor laying down.
I’m totally fine now, and I got caught up on cleaning my grimy floors on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, but that is the ‘dirty’ truth. I really don’t have it all together, and I am constantly searching for business and organizational ideas on Pinterest. 😆
Here’s the bottom line. By the time I get done grocery shopping with a toddler, putting all the groceries away, and getting dinner ready, I look just like any other tired mom in the grocery store checkout with a little bit of lipstick still on.
So now that you know that I’m not perfect, we can all go about our day not worrying about comparing ourselves to others. Got it? You are fabulous and don’t let someone else’s perfection (or my lack thereof) rob you of your beauty and joy.
*I didn’t get paid or compensated to say all those nice things about Sarah and Beth Anne. They are just that amazing, and I can’t thank them enough for all of the inspiration I get from listening to their podcast.