It’s always a good thing when we see moms supporting other moms. Like other mompreneurs, Chell Diaz Fernandez wants to empower other fellow mothers to not give up on their businesses, no matter how small they are or how difficult the journey may be.
In a post on Facebook, Chell shared her long list of businesses that she has tried since 2016 in the hope that it may motivate aspiring fellow mompreneurs. According to Chell, she had tried more than 15 businesses in the past years. From selling in bazaars, owning a sari-sari store and party needs shop, live selling ukay-ukay and RTW, to vlogging, Chell seems to have done it all!
Now a full-time UGC business coach, Chell has gone a long way. She helps and guides other mothers to start their own coffee business. She wants to inspire others that the responsibilities of motherhood isn’t a hindrance to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Stay-at-home moms looking to earn their own income can reach out to her for opportunities.
She wrote, “I want to inspire my co-mommas out there na kung nagagawa ko, posibleng magawa mo rin.”
Chell wants to share that her journey was not a walk in the park. She wrote, “Minsan natatawa ako pag sinasabi na, ‘Buti ka pa, blessed ka, kaya nakakaya mo kahit anong business. Supportive pa hubby mo. SANA ALL.’ Pero hindi nila alam yung pinagdaanan mo bago ka makarating kung saan ka man ngayon.”
Despite her success, she also had her fair share of disappointments and challenges along the way. She had to balance being a wife and a mother while also having to deal with the opinions of others who misjudged her.
“Naranasan kung makipag bunong braso sa asawa ko dahil gusto niya siya lang mag work at ako sa pag-aalaga ng mga anak namin,” she wrote.
There were also times when she was ridiculed and made fun of for her achievements. “Naranasan kong kutyain at pagtawanan ng mga taong mataas ang expectation sa akin,” she wrote.
It cannot be avoided that were also heartbreaks and times when she had to lower her pride.
“Naranasan kong lumuha dahil akala ko nahanap ko na yung negosyo na para sa akin pero pansamantala lang pala. Naranasan kong lunukin ang pride ko para lang makatulong sa financial crisis namin ni hubby,” Chell wrote.
Looking back, Chell stumbled many times in her journey, but she persevered and continued not only for herself but her family. Every heartbreak and challenges she had endured were all priceless lessons she would carry in life.
Ultimately, Chell hopes those who feel disheartened will find strength and hope in her inspiring business story.
“Sobrang layo ko pa, pero alam ko sa tinatahak ko ngayon, baon ko ang mga pinagdaanan ko para dalhin ako sa tamang pupuntahan ko,” she wrote.
There are many inspiring stories of mompreneurs who juggled their roles and became successful entrepreneurs. If you don’t know where to start, you can check home-based business ideas for stay-at-home moms.