Most of you know me as the Founder of Seni Naturals, but what you may not know is that I’ve been able to use my experience as an Entrepreneur to help other Moms to create profitable business for themselves.
But that’s not what I’m writing to you all about today.
In my business coaching practice, I often cite a book called The Compound Effect by author Darren Hardy.
While it is intended to be more of a personal development and business book, the meaning behind it is very relevant to what I preach in my stand for Mothers as the Founder of a non-toxic skin care line.
The concept of The Compound Effect is this: tiny and even seemingly insignificant actions taken daily, but over longer periods of time, can accumulate to a very significant outcome.
Over the next month, I’ll be talking more (both here in my blog and online via Facebook Lives and Instagram posts) about the cumulative effects of the small and gradual changes you can make in avoiding household & personal care toxins.
You see, I don’t (and you will never see me) preach a lifestyle of extreme measures. I simply encourage Moms to take the healthiest actions for themselves and their children when they can.
But most importantly, we all have to do what is best for each of us. If we can be healthy and eco-friendly in certain ways and not in others, it’s important that we both do the best we possibly can, but in a way that is feasible while striving for improvement. This is my philosophy.
For example, I am strict with my family about things like organic foods for the kids, toothpaste without fluoride, etc. However, we do not use cloth diapers. And with the amount of pooping my kids do, I often feel the guilt of crowding landfills with our piles of used, smelly diapers.
Put simply, I do my best when I can, while always pushing myself to adopt new changes. This means we’ve transitioned to more eco-friendly and toxin-free wipes, but the diaper battle sadly may never be won. (Good thing they don’t stay in diapers forever!)
But back to the idea of The Compound Effect: what changes you do make will accumulate over time.
As a helpful example, if you walk 10 minutes a day, you won’t see a significant change in your health or waistline for the short-term… or even the first year. Perhaps not even the second year. But by the third year, the result is astounding! It will seem like your waistline, cholesterol and heart health has undergone an insanely large and overnight transformation.
I encourage you to keep this idea in mind when making small positive changes. They may not seem like much, especially when you think of the environment, but they are.
You are only one person, but you are a mighty Mom. You can definitely have a positive impact on the state of the environment, your children’s health & happiness and your own long-term health... even with tiny changes and actions.