DISCLAIMER: We know the idea of women working can be a sensitive topic with vast opinions. We stand behind the idea of: “To be Clear is to be Kind.” We want to be 100% clear with our message and purpose here at Mormon Mompreneur.
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” – Spencer W. Kimball
Every women can do business, yes. However, not every women should do business. Business is not for everyone and there are much more important things than business. Our purpose is not to push you into business. In fact, we firmly stand behind the roles of women in the Proclamation to the Family. We also firmly stand behind the power of personal revelation. We know the Lord works in mysterious ways and that all of our paths in this life are different, unique, and divine. The Lord will not guide you in business endeavors only to let your family suffer and fall by the wayside. It is not His way. If you feel prompted to do business, we are here for you. If you feel guided to take on certain projects to see where they go, we want to help. If you feel uneasy, we applaud your courage to say no! (Sometimes we as women have a hard time saying no…right?).
We are here as a resource to make it easier for you to set up a business, build a business, navigate the technical challenges of business, use your business to #sharegoodness and explore your divine potential.
We strongly encourage you to get on your knees FIRST and discover for yourself if this is the right path for you.
Decide with Prayer. Proceed with Confidence.
This direction, as given in the Ensign, applies to both side of the working-mom’s tale. Regardless of how many momblogs you read, friends you talk to, and pro/con lists you create – the ultimate decision to add one more thing in your life (in this case, work) is a big one. The Lord is the best teacher and will work through personal revelation to guide you to the right decision. He is the only one who can see the whole picture on what is right for you and your family. Go to Him for guidance. If you receive feelings of warmth, assurance, and energy – then Proceed with Confidence!
There is no doubt the Lord will work through you to perform miracles. How will He do it?
Be prepared to Go Forth with Faith with either answer. Sarah (one of the Mormon Mompreneur founders) remembers being present during a conversation with the late President Gordon B. Hinckley. A new BYU football facility was being dedicated and he was there as part of the celebration. While the facility had been built solely on donations rather than tithing, he made a unique statement. He said, “The Lord can use football to spread the gospel. Sure He can! Never doubt that He can! The Lord can use nearly anything, and anyone, to further His work. Never doubt!”
We have found his statement to be true in our own lives! We have had sacred missionary opportunities arise because of our businesses. We have received inspiration regarding our business goals while reading the scriptures. Our minds have been enlightened through General Conference with new ideas to meet those goals, and how to better achieve balance in our homes. We have had strong impressions to SAY NO to seemingly grand opportunities. We have had equally strong impressions to reassess our pricing, scale back, and quit business ideas completely. He is there to guide and direct, in all areas of our lives.
With all of that in mind, if this is the path for you – let’s work together. The best place to get started is in our Private Facebook group! We call it ‘The Tribe!’ Join us here:
Resources for deciding what is best for you: Working Double-Time: The Working-Mother’s Dilemna.