Did you hear in the Babble Buzz on The Mom Show with Kristin Cruz that Domino's Pizza is launching an online Baby Registry?
We learn from a young age to color inside the lines. As the teacher passes out papers in pre-school we are filled with ideas, anticipation, the creative juice-box juices are flowing! When given a black and white print out of a fire truck we know just what to do. Reach for the red crayon and start concentrating on filling in that picture, but stay in those lines.
COLORING OUT OF THE LINES
When we find ourselves immersed in the "baby world" we tend to want to just get things right. As new moms we strive for middle-of-the road. Mediocrity. Just get me into the normal zone. Normal. Normal. The norm. In a New Mom's world, normal is a WIN!
But as New Business Moms we need to shift that thinking. Everything we were taught. Everything we are teaching our kids. That all needs to take a backseat for the hours during the day that your hat says "BOSS MOM" and we will grab a drink only adults should drink. and do things in a way that adults can do it. Thinking, creating, drawing OUTSIDE of the lines.
I've always had the most success in my careers by looking at things with a new perspective. Sometimes it was by the help of a boyfriend. or desperation, or just not caring. All kinds of things can motivate one to look beyond the norm. It's so easy and comfy to live my life all Basic Bitch. Get my Peppermint Latte and buy everything I need at Target. If they don't have it there I can order it from somebody online, but god forbid I actually fix the problem and make it myself. That's just weird.
Outside the lines is where the magic happens.
I write about how I went in the side door to get a huge job on LA Morning Radio in an article on Medium you can read here.
I became a top executive at Quentin Tarantino's company at the age of 23 by doing something nobody else was willing to pitch, and did I mention that I was ridiculously young to be doing that. Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he launched "The Facebook" from his dorm room. 21 years old when he launched "Facebook" as 1.37 Billion people know it every single day.
When I launched that Hollywood production company I wasn't unqualified but I sure was under-experienced. That whole scenario is not, was not, the norm. But I did it and it worked. Successful entrepreneurs do it, and it can work.
There are so many ways I've taken this route, and I know the why/how/when it works. I want to share it with you.
January 20th my E-Book launches. Pre-order it here.
Send me any questions about the book or if you'd like to be on my radio show to talk about your experiences as a mompreneur: firstname.lastname@example.org