Contrary to what a lot of people think, pregnancy is not a disease, so don’t give yourself a mental hospital bed and self pity medication.
There are some women who throughout their pregnancy are a shadow of them selves. But why should that be?
Your pregnancy experience is what you choose to make of it- it’s a thing of the mind.
People will ask how did you close a big deal worth millions of naira heavily pregnant? I say with intensity, determination and tenacity.
I had to make a decisions to either sit on my butt all day cranky, frustrated, untidy, irritable and unkept or push myself, look my best and achieve my goals.
I remember my former boss, who inspired me many years ago. I didn’t believe it when i heard she had given birth, because i had just seen her 3 days ago at the office still performing her role as the Financial Controller of the company, only to hear she had put to bed. I was challenged as a young undergraduate back then.
I didn’t notice any difference in the way and manner she did her job, cause she was still as efficient as any other woman out there. But there was another i knew, who’d come to work with a pillow and two hours later would be seen under a desk sleeping soundly like that was her JD.
Please women, we are better than that? There’s nothing like “oh she’s wired strong and I’m not”. Our temperament yes may play a part in our makeup but know it that every temperament can be improved upon when we change our mindset which changes our attitude.
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience don’t turn it into a living hell for your spouse or those around you.
If you’re alone and need some help to stay afloat get the assistance. You are fine and can still accomplish alot in your life. Don’t let the voices of mediocrity tell you otherwise.
Set goals and pursue them. If you haven’t atained them, then get up, speak to your unborn child baby “baby we are going to do this together”. As a matter of fact, it might just help you close deals quicker whether as a sales and marketing personnel or an entrepreneur, because who wants to stress a pregnant woman, so how about you leverage on that?
No matter what obstacle’s you may face, find a way to turn them around.
Just a few months ago (my 7th month of pregnancy), i landed a job as an independent broker for an oil and gas company but i didn”t have a personal car and still don’t but i knew i needed to move around, so what did i do? I hired a cab from September to October of this year, incase your wondering when. I went to business meetings, networking events, did what i know how to do best- closing deals. As a matter of fact my driver then is now my business associate. I still go for business meetings even in my last month, still blog and manage other businesses i own, why because i set a target each year which i have to accomplish with or without pregnancy, I’m trying to catch up with lost time.
To succeed when the odds are not in your favor, you will need intensity and tenacity.
There were two occasions when i had to see my clients with my almost 3 years old child cause there was no one to care for her in my absence. May not have been professionally correct but i had to close this deal which i had worked hard for, before it’s deadline but when the baby-sitter called in unavailable, the decision was mine to either cancel the meeting or go for it by taking her with me (knowing she’s the quiet one). And believe me , my going with her even fueled my determination to close the deal; i was even more hungry to make that big bucks. The meeting ended successful.
Now I’ve got a month to go and assuringly, when the alert hits my phone, I hope i don’t go right into labour from being overjoyed. Lol.
Creating mental obstacle’s in your head, is as worse as building physical road blocks on your path to success. You don’t want to do that.
Yes the first trimester isn’t the best time to stress because of how delicate the pregnancy is at that time, but once it’s over, turn on the motivation ignition and get a move on.
You can still do great things, change your life and still enjoy your pregnancy journey…you only have to be determined.
Until next time, drive your life.