The idea was first birthed from being challenged by a boss during my corporate career in 2010. Our team was being challenged to the next level and she asked 20 of us why we come to work everyday. From there, the wheels in my mind started turning about what I loved in my career. The answer was helping single moms become educated and financially independent. It took me six more years after that to put the pieces in place and build the confidence to sell myself and not a product that someone else had created.
Currently, my family resides in Southern California. After being a single mom for 10 years, I remarried my best friend and anchor! He grounds me in so many ways. Together we are raising a 17-year-old daughter and a toddler. Life is busy for us in TWO different directions. It’s a wild ride I would never trade!
Probably building trust in a market and in the world of a woman whose trust has been challenged in many ways. Besides that, selling myself. My thoughts. My ability to lead. My words of encouragement. It’s a vulnerable place to be. That has been hard. You can’t hide behind a product or a company.
For the most part, because of what I am doing, it provides opportunity for creating content and connecting to my audience. Besides that, it has taken an intentional mindset to keep a healthy pace. I have made my first job my family. Because it is a blended family, at times it is fragile and sensitive. So making sure I am available and in a healthy place for my family has been my first priority, which ultimately means I don’t get to go as fast as I would like!!
Take your time, but not all the time. Listen to your heart and not all the loud noise shouting “take my tutorial, let me teach you,” etc. Find a few key people that are doing what you want and watch them. Then tailor your creativeness to your personal style. Keep your “creative” in a sacred place. Protect it. It’s yours.
If you can and as much as you can, hold that baby all day long. Nothing is as important. This time will only last for so long. And if you are struggling with attaching or bonding—THAT IS OK, TOO. Reach out for the help you need. Your journey to motherhood is yours. Comparing it to others isn’t fair to you or your family.
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Cassie Rajewich is a life coach to single moms, as well as a writer and speaker of the heart. She is the creator of Unconventional Motherhood: Helping Single Moms Master the Mess.
After 10 years of mastering her own mess of single motherhood, she ditched the security and comfort of the life she had built, upped and left her residence of Las Vegas and made the move to Southern California where she began a new adventure—blending a family. She now helps other women navigate the sometimes difficult journey of single motherhood through her grace-filled approach that develops order and organization within the heart and home. Follow her on Facebook at Cassie Rajewich. Make sure to check out her Laser Coaching package (she’s generously offering a BOGO month to readers that find her through MotherHustle!) and her private Facebook group, Single Moms Mastery.
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