5 hats we wear: navigating roles and responsibilities as a mom entrepreneur
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The 5 Hats We Wear: Navigating Roles & Identities

Balancing Personal and Professional Life: A Busy Professional’s Guide to Finding Purpose In Your Business.

In life we all wear different hats for different roles and identities. Navigating roles and identities both personally and professionally really comes down to one thing: what is your purpose? Because if you don’t know your purpose and you haven’t really dialed in what that means, then you run the risk of creating a business that is out of alignment with your purpose.

It all starts with asking the question “who do you want to be?” Both personally and professionally?

Who do you want to be in this life? At Serendipitous Rebel we believe that question starts with one thing: What is your purpose?

Because if you don’t know your purpose and you haven’t really dialed in what that means, then you run the risk of creating a business that is out of alignment with your purpose.

Defining Purpose

A clinical definition by a a doctor from the University of Michigan who does a lot of research and studies on purpose us this: your purpose is your central self organizing life aim. What does that mean? Ultimately, what it means that purpose is what matters most to you.

And the beauty of that is, what matters most when you’re 18, in all likelihood, will change at 30, will change at 45, will change at 60, or in even smaller increments than that.

Narrowing Down Priorities
Defining and narrowing down priorities in life can be challenging, yet essential for achieving balance and success in both personal and professional realms. Identifying one’s top priorities helps to allocate time and energy effectively, ensuring that life’s most important aspects are properly attended to. When individuals regularly evaluate their priorities, they can better understand their roles in different areas while also considering their overall purpose in life. Krystal Eicher and Wendy Guth, in their discussion, admit that it is difficult to pinpoint the “five hats” or top priorities one wears in their life, but emphasize the importance of this reflection. Krystal, for instance, lists being a mom, wife, business owner, friend, and community volunteer as her top five hats. Wendy, on the other hand, shares her priorities as a family member, business partner, endurance rower, lifelong learner, and “mistress of her own destiny.”

Mistress of My Own Destiny
Taking control of one’s life, making choices based on personal goals, and balancing multiple roles are all part of being the “mistress (or master) of one’s own destiny.” This phrase encapsulates the essence of living life authentically and intentionally – pursuing individual passions, fulfilling dreams, and maintaining a strong identity apart from external roles or expectations. During their conversation, Krystal and Wendy delve into the concept of being the “mistress of one’s own destiny,” discussing the importance of finding a balance that aligns with personal values, goals, and priorities. The hosts encourage listeners to reflect on their own lives, identify their own “five hats” and strive to live with purpose and intention, ultimately embracing the role of being in control of their own destiny.

The importance of work-life balance cannot be overstated. As busy professionals, it’s easy to get caught up in our busy schedules, leaving little room for self-care and personal time. But by balancing multiple roles and identities, we can achieve the balance we need to be happy and fulfilled. In this article, we have learned about the importance of setting boundaries, managing our time, and cultivating self-care practices. By putting these steps into practice, we can achieve the balance we need to live our best lives.

How are you approaching this? Comment below and let us know.


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