As a mother to three boys, especially when I had my twins who are now three, I learned that there will NEVER be a perfect time to refocus on my career, self-care, nor happiness.
I was even discouraged to refocus on myself when I became a mom.
What kind of message is that?
How does that serve anyone in a household when its figurative “glue” feels dried up?
If I heard that correctly, this means that when you have children your professional ambitions no longer matter?
You have to wait to think about yourself until they are more independent, go to kindergarten, to college, or to the altar?
You have already made SO MANY sacrifices OR compromises as a working mom:
You are taking roles that are more flexible even if they are not your cup of tea nor relevant to your ultimate professional goals
You are accepting demanding bosses and working at night at home because you are grateful to have the ability to work from home one day a week
You are rushing every day to get out the door to get to work on time and running back home practically breathlessly to relieve a sitter
Why are you doing this?
If you are doing this simply for a paycheck, the benefits, or to get away from the kids then I challenge you today.
I challenge you to make your compromises COUNT double — make them worth it for your family and for you.
Go from accepting “what you can get” to securing “what you really want” out of your career.
Aim for both. Run for something. Work tirelessly for something.
That something is YOU!
Here’s how to begin:
Give yourself permission to apply ←CLICK THERE today May 25th by 11:59pm EST to the Working Mothers-In-Chief Mastermind Group.
Here’s what you must know before applying to this virtual mastermind for moms in corporations:
The mastermind is a virtual group career coaching experience for mothers (up to 8 participants) who work or wish to work in corporations — it will start on June 11th through July 16th and there will be no July 2nd session — we will vote on the time of day for these sessions
There will be five (60-minute) weekly virtual sessions that will be recorded to watch on your schedule so you don’t have to attend every single session to get a lot out of this sacred time on your career
You will learn from working mothers who are in the same boat as yourself yet with kids at different stages
You will uncover how to network as a parent who has no time to hang out after work
You will have the chance to partner with me during a one-on-one session during which time we will plan your game plan to reenter the workforce, secure a better role, or escape into entrepreneurship
You will get feedback on your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile
You will learn how to sell your accomplishments, worth, greatest successes
You will be paired with an accountability partner who is a peer working mom
You will have access to a private Facebook group where you’ll gain the same strategies, tools, insights that have helped professionals whom I’ve coached one-on-one land top roles
If you apply tonight then you can snag my early bird pricing special at $999, after tonight the price goes up to $1299 and if you never join this mastermind then the same coaching with me one-on-one will require a $2995 investment — you are a mom, you know you want a deal
Also, if you apply tonight then you will secure that mini career coaching session, after tonight the same session will require a $97 investment — you are a mom, getting something of value in exchange for a “no commitment” application sounds worth it
So now I imagine that you are thinking:
“I don’t have time,” “I don’t have money,” “I don’t matter yet,” “I’m unclear on my goals,” my resume has cobwebs or I don’t even know where it is, I rather rethink about this when my maternity time is over or after Memorial Day or, or, or, or, or, or, or…
Turn off that noise!
You and I should discuss your professional ambitions.
You and I should go over your career wins before you became a mom and as a mom.
You and I should review your options.
You and I should discuss how to have that hard conversation with your boss about deserving a raise.
You and I should practice how you intend to explain your resume gap when you took off to be with your family or parent
We can discuss any of these points once you apply for the mastermind by 11:59pm EST today — this is my free gift to you over the phone or online in exchange for taking the time to refocus on what you want out of your career.
You get a mini career coaching session just for applying. How does that sound?
Once you apply, we will tackle your burning career concern, and then you can decide whether you want to join up to 8 other working moms during this 5-week virtual group coaching experience.
So, when will be your perfect time?
Today — now is the perfect time to start refocusing on what you want out of your career by applying to this mastermind.
Don’t doubt yourself — nor your intentions. It might not be ALL about you anymore.
However, making a decision to lead an outstanding career is not selfish.
You are setting a powerful example for your family.
You are showing them that you have to deliberately take the actions necessary to go after what you want.
To your own success and joy,
Career Coach | Forbes Author | Job Search Expert
Melissa Llarena is the CEO and career coach behind Career Outcomes Matter. Her craft is coaching top executives on how to dissect and deliver the perfect job interview. The Financial Times, Fox Business News, American Express Open Forum, The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, US News & World Report, [...]