When I first heard of Crystal Paine’s new book, Money Making Mom, I wasn’t sure if it was a good read for me. I’m not a money-making-mom, and I don’t have a money-making story to tell.
I started following MoneySavingMom.com almost six years ago after I had my first child (just after she had her third child). It was fun to follow life with her, and there were seasons I didn’t follow at all (I simply had too much going on with my own three little kids and a move to a new house).
But I related to her.
I wanted to be doing what she was doing. I wanted to be blogging about how I save money. About how I am learning to be a homemaker. About the goals I wanted to set for myself. About my faith. About whatever was on my mind.
But I was overwhelmed. Partly overwhelmed by life in general, and partly overwhelmed by fear.
I wrote many good blog posts and then never hit post because I was afraid. I was afraid of what people might think. I was afraid of what people might say. I was afraid nobody would read it or comment. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to post regularly. I may have even been afraid someone would read it who I didn’t want to. You name it. I probably feared it.
I recently had the opportunity to read a pre-release copy of the book Money Making Mom.
I was wrong about the book.
It is not only written for moms who are making money, but it is filled with inspiration and encouragement for any mom. A mom who is trying to pinpoint her passions and purpose, or a mom who is trying to discern if she has an entrepreneurial spirit.
As a mom whose youngest child just turned two, and who feels like she is slowly starting to come out of a fog and back into a reality, reading this book came at the perfect time for me. I feel like I’m finding myself and entering a new life-stage on this crazy motherhood journey. I’m trying new things ranging from selling on ebay, to attending auctions, to re purposing furniture, to interior design, to public speaking! I’m starting to see more clearly, yet its fuzzy at the same time.
Crystal challenged me to really think deep about my purpose. My passions. My talents. Who I am.
She got me thinking about my entrepreneurial heart and spirit, and verified through her experiences and the examples shared in the book, that I really do have an entrepreneurial heart. And not everyone does. It is a special gift that God has given me. What am I going to do with it? What does God want me to do with it?
And most importantly she convicted me and challenged me to conquer this fear. I’m never going to grow or learn if I don’t show courage and step out of my comfort zone. I’m never going to fail if I sit back and wait. And failure is when we learn most!
I’m only half way through reading the book, and if I could, I would put my life on hold and finish it right now. I cannot express how excited I am to finish reading it and soak in the inspiration and motivation I know I will receive.
But for now. I’m conquering my fear. And I’m hitting post. Will you?
You can pre-order Money Making Mom on Amazon. If you purchase before November 3, you can fill out this form to receive some pre-order bonuses including instant access to Crystal’s new 7 Day Make Over Your Calendar course!