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The Unfiltered Truth Behind Running a Business as a Mom #88

It was 2010, and my dream business had finally become a reality. With two outlets selling hearty soups and salads, I was living my passion. However, the euphoria of entrepreneurship quickly gave way to the harsh reality of relentless work. Little did I know, this was just the beginning of a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Before the arrival of my children, managing the business seemed relatively manageable.

However, the dynamics drastically changed once motherhood entered the equation. Balancing the demands of nurturing a business, caring for my family, and maintaining personal well-being became an overwhelming challenge. Despite my best efforts, feelings of inadequacy and exhaustion crept in, threatening to derail my dreams.

As the responsibilities piled up, I found myself stretched thin, struggling to keep up with the demands of daily life.

The narrative of hustle culture permeated every aspect of my existence, perpetuating the myth that success required relentless sacrifice and toil. Caught in the throes of this relentless cycle, I was on the brink of burnout.

Then, adversity struck with unexpected force.

Bedridden for two months due to dengue fever and pregnant with my third child, I faced a crossroads that demanded resilience and resourcefulness. With no backup workforce to rely on, I was forced to confront the harsh reality of my situation.

In the midst of chaos, I was forced to discover the power of selective focus and strategic prioritisation.

By streamlining my efforts and leveraging digital tools, I began to lay the groundwork for a more sustainable approach to entrepreneurship. Embracing the concept of working on my business rather than in it, I set out to build systems and processes that would withstand the test of time.


1. How did you manage to balance business and motherhood during challenging times?

By prioritising high-impact activities and delegating tasks whenever possible, I was able to allocate my limited energy more effectively. Additionally, implementing digital marketing strategies helped me reach a wider audience without sacrificing precious time.

2. What was the most significant lesson you learned from your experience?

The importance of crafting systems and beliefs that align with your desired reality. Our internal world affects our external world. I reject the conventional notions of success and hustle culture. I'm able to create a more holistic approach to entrepreneurship.

3. What advice would you offer to aspiring mompreneurs facing similar challenges?

Trust in your ability to redefine success on your own terms. Surround yourself with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who understand the unique demands of balancing business and motherhood. Remember, your truth is yours to define.


In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, the journey of a mompreneur is one of resilience, adaptation, and transformation. By embracing the power of intentionality, we can rewrite the narrative of hustle culture and create a reality that honours both our professional aspirations and personal fulfilment.

As you embark on your own entrepreneurial journey, remember that the path to success is as diverse as the individuals who tread it. Dare to redefine your truth, and the possibilities are endless.

Join us on a transformative journey of empowerment and community. Together, we can rewrite the narrative and redefine success on our own terms. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and until next time, embrace the possibilities that await.

Hi, I'm Michelle Hon, the founder of MomBoss Academy. 

I've discovered that building a $1,000,000 business is possible without taking investments and hustling all day long. I'm living proof that it can be done, and I want to help more moms achieve that for themselves and their families.

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