By Shawntelle Minear, Her Meetups, Organizer
Have you ever noticed the term “Supermom” gets thrown around like confetti? Yet if you ask a lot of moms, they will tell you they feel anything but super. Have you ever stopped to think about what people think these superpowers are? It’s more than just managing the daily tasks of taking care of your kids and your home. You are capable of so much more than you give yourself credit for. What if I told you that you possess the power to rewrite the rules, rediscover your identity, set audacious goals, and create a legacy that will inspire generations to come? I can hear you now, “That sounds exhausting and I can barely manage as it is.” Like the hero I know I am, I’m here to help you with 6 ways to step into your greatness and unleash those mom superpowers.
- Change the Narrative: Rewrite the Rules
No more settling for “just” being a mom. You’re here to conquer the world while juggling juice boxes and Lego landmines! It’s time to shatter the shackles of societal expectations and redefine your own path to greatness. Release the belief that you have no time or capacity for personal growth. My husband always reminds me that I need to take time for my self-care so that I can be my best self for my daughter and partner. It’s time to ditch the old narrative and create a new story where moms can have it all—love, fulfillment, and success.
- Rediscover Your Identity: Who Are You, Besides Being a Mom?
“There is no correct path in life. You will lose your way many times. What’s important is that you find your way back to the brave girl you always were.” Alura Zor-El (yes from Supergirl). Outside of your titles and roles, who are you really? Reflect on your life story. As a mom, you’ve probably taught or will teach your child how to recognize patterns. Utilize that skill to recognize the themes that have consistently shaped your life story. Take a moment to delve into your core identity. By understanding who you truly are, you can harness that knowledge to motivate your next steps towards leveling up your life.
- Reverse Engineer Your Dreams: Charting a Course for Transformation
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” -Amelia Earhart. To truly unleash our mom superpowers, we must set audacious goals that align with our deepest aspirations. It’s time to stop existing, and time to start living. Envision the future you desire, write it down and then reverse engineer it. Break it down into smaller, manageable steps that even a sleep-deprived hero can handle.
- Do It for Your Future Self: Your Journey, Your Legacy
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill. Life as a mom is chaotic, and it’s easy to put ourselves last. However, by investing in our own development, we create a ripple effect that extends to our loved ones. All you have to do is show up and do what you can with the time that you have; it will add up quicker than you think. Push through the tiredness, summon that inner strength, and watch as your cape billows with pride. You’re not just doing it for the present moment; you’re doing it for your future self, so you can look back with pride and say, “I showed up, even when I didn’t want to.”
- Embrace the Power Within: You Are Limitless!
Don’t let impostor syndrome sneak in and steal your thunder. Embrace the mantra of “fake it ’til you make it” and exude confidence. Your value is not defined by others; it is determined by your belief in your own worth. Remember, greatness does not require permission; it requires conviction. Embrace your superpowers, amplify your impact, and create a legacy that leaves the world in awe.
- Build Your Village: Strength in Community
Just like in the world of superheroes, where allies play a vital role, your village is there to support you and help you soar to new heights. Opportunities often come knocking when you least expect them. Your village can be the driving force behind your success, sharing valuable insights, making introductions, or even recommending you for exciting ventures. With their help, you can seize those pivotal moments that can catapult your personal or professional growth. Together, you can create a network that amplifies your reach and opens doors that would have otherwise remained closed. Building your village doesn’t just benefit you—it’s a two-way street. Offer your support, knowledge, and encouragement to others in your community. Lift each other up, celebrate each other’s successes, and lend a helping hand when needed. We all rise together.
Within you lies a wellspring of untapped potential, waiting to be unleashed. Embrace this life-changing journey, where limitations dissolve, and the extraordinary becomes your reality. You have what it takes to rock that cape, conquer chaos, and inspire those around you. Reconnect with your true identity, set empowering goals, and nurture your growth. Embody the boundless power within you, and let it propel you to new heights. Embrace the transformation, inspire others, and create a legacy that will ignite the world. You are a beacon of strength, a catalyst for change, and an embodiment of limitless possibilities. It’s time to unleash your mom superpowers and soar beyond your wildest dreams! Create a life story so remarkable that even Marvel would be jealous.