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From Laughter To Succeeding On My Own Terms – My Journey Balancing Motherhood And Entrepreneurship

Mia Poulsen, thought leader and business coach, is on a mission to ignite the spark in female entrepreneurs, guiding them to craft purpose-driven online businesses.

Executive Contributor Mia Poulsen

Is it possible to be a dedicated entrepreneur while also raising a family? Yes, if you ask me. I´m managing two thriving businesses while raising four children. But breaking away from societal norms and focusing on personal priorities is vital.


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Picture this: I'm a 23-year-old new mom filled with dreams and aspirations. But as I embraced motherhood, I stumbled upon a harsh reality. While my male counterparts seemed to climb the career ladder post-kids effortlessly, I encountered roadblocks at every turn. It felt like society was whispering, "Hey, moms can't have a fulfilling career and be a present mom at the same time"


Undeterred, I dipped my toes into part-time work, hoping to find fulfillment. Yet, the tasks I faced left me yearning for more. I felt the weight of societal expectations pressing down on me, urging me to fit into a mold that just didn't feel right.


But deep within, I knew there was another path – one where motherhood and having a meaningful career weren't mutually exclusive. And so I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, defying those who said it couldn't be done.


But let me tell you, it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies. I faced burnout, failed business ideas, and navigated challenging pregnancies. And just when I thought I'd seen it all, life threw me a curveball – my daughter, Lunah, suffered a severe brain injury just 3 days old.

In the face of adversity, I clung to a mantra that became my guiding light: "If not now, then when? If not me, then who?" Balancing the demands of entrepreneurship with my daughter's special needs wasn't easy. I encountered judgment from those who couldn't understand my unconventional approach.


I was even verbally made fun of in a huge entrepreneurial community for being too soft in my approach and not profitable enough. However, what they didn't know was that I had built my business with less than 20 work hours a week.


But here's the thing—I refused to let society dictate my definition of success. For me, success isn't just about the bottom line; it's about making a meaningful impact and living authentically. So, I made it my mission to inspire other women to chase their entrepreneurial dreams, showing them that they can thrive in both business and motherhood.


Fast-forward to today, and I'm running two successful businesses from the comfort of my home office. I've proven that you can have a thriving career while being there for your family—no compromises necessary.


And hey, if you're curious about how to kickstart your own online business while keeping your family at the forefront, I've got something special for you.


Join me in my next free online masterclass, “Turn Your Contribution Into A 6-Figure Online Business.”


Let's rewrite the rules together and create a world where authenticity is the new normal.

So here's to rewriting the narrative, breaking free from societal norms, and living life on our own terms. Because when we embrace our truth, the possibilities are endless.


Join my next Masterclass – It’s free and online


Discover Mia's approach to business in her latest masterclass, “Rising Star The Masterclass: Turn Your Contribution Into A 6-Figure Online Business ”


Here’s what you’ll learn:


  • The most important mental 'shift' that is needed to create a successful business that both brings in a stable income while supporting you in living the life you want to live.

  • The 6 patterns currently holding most female entrepreneurs back from creating an authentic and sustainable business.

  • Why we, as women, have to choose a feminine path of business to unfold our brilliance and not hustle and burn out

  • How not wanting to sacrifice and compromise on time and energy for family, love, and adventures truly is your superpower

  • The 3 rituals every ambitious soul-led female entrepreneur must bring into her nourishing rituals to transmute drama, emotional rollercoasters, and lack of joy and excitement in her business and life

  • My 6 steps Rising Star Business Framework. A proven method to create and grow an online business.

Click here for more information and to sign up.


Info box:


  • Mia Poulsen, 40 years old

  • Based in Denmark, she is a mother of four and married to her husband Steen

  • Business mentor specializing in online business development, marketing, and sales for female entrepreneurs

  • Creator of The Blue Sofa Podcast and the Client Attractor program, supporting women in starting and growing their online businesses

  • Currently offering the masterclass “Rising Star The Masterclass: Turn your contribution into a 6-figure online business”


Mia Poulsen, Business Coach & Thought Leader

Mia Poulsen, thought leader and business coach, is on a mission to ignite the spark in female entrepreneurs, guiding them to craft purpose-driven online businesses. She advocates for empowering women to architect lives and businesses that leave a lasting imprint on the world—no personal sacrifices required. Mia is all about cultivating success that aligns with your purpose.



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