My Lack Mindset Keeps Me from Mompreneurship | Latina Mompreneur

My Lack Mindset Keeps Me from Mompreneurship

I’ve struggled with a lack mindset for most of my life. I can’t pinpoint when the first seeds were planted, but I assume my father’s abandonment played a hand. After Papi didn’t show up to pick us up and never contacted my family again, I made a subconscious decision to never leave myself open to pain again. That has transpired into running away from conflict and difficult situations that challenge my worth

I don’t commit. If I did, that would mean my value could be potentially threatened. 

That’s not to say that I run away from everything. I have to feel good enough about myself and what I am doing to stick with it. That’s the thing about a lack mindset, we stay where we are comfortable so as to not trigger our lack of self-worth. 

Lack Mindset and Entrepreneurship

My lack mindset has even contributed to my fear of entrepreneurship. It’s crazy to think that. I worked for myself for 5 years as a freelance writer. However, I never fully committed to it. If a writing contract wasn’t renewed, I caved, believing that it had something to do with my talent as a writer, not the budget. My lack mindset would then kick in and I would think, I can’t be an entrepreneur. It’s too much work, I can’t handle it.

I also didn’t push myself hard enough to network and add editors to my rolodex. I remained in my Latinx media bubble because it was safe. When you’re an entrepreneur, it’s essential to meet new people in order to expand your base. 

I also diminished my accomplishments by saying things like, “I am not successful,” and, “I haven’t accomplished anything.” As an entrepreneur, I constantly wavered while on my path and was unsure if I was worthy, smart, or savvy enough to solely depend on myself financially.  I feared that I wouldn’t succeed and, in turn, I would go broke.  Becoming a slave to the story of the little girl that was abandoned by her father, I often used phrases like, “I can’t,” “I won’t,” and “I’m stuck.” 

Terrified of Failure

I am still terrified of failure and repeating the same old mistakes.  This is all part of that old narrative. I turn away from my burning desire for entrepreneurship as a form of protection. When we start a business we’re often confronted with our insecurities. It’s a lot easier to stick with a day job that feeds our bank accounts. That’s been my life the past 5 years. But I am ready for a change. I am ready to plow ahead again as a boss. 

As they dramatically say in telenovelas, “Estoy harta!” I am tired of making excuses, leaning into fear, and replaying that old story.

So, this is me shouting to the world, “It’s time to dump that lack mindset!” I am choosing to no longer be afraid and to live the life that I envision. One with spontaneous moments and unforgettable memories. A life where I tackle fear head on, am authentically myself wholeheartedly, and succeed in ways that I never thought possible at 12 years old.

I say to you, kid, we’re going to be okay. I promise. Just plant the seeds, show up as you are, and watch the world fall at your feet.

About Author /

Sujeiry Gonzalez (Love Sujeiry) is a Digital Publisher, Author, Connector, and Self-Love Advocate. Founder of, her mission is to provide expert resources and insightful and relatable content that guides Latinx women to love and embrace their authentic selves. Her writing has been published in Hip Latina, Well + Good, Madamenoire, Latina, YourTango. She also hosted her own radio show on SiriusXM (LoveSujeiry). Currently, Sujeiry resides on Long Island with her son, Evan, enjoying all things astrology (Aries sun, Capi rising!), hosting (she throws a mean party), and karaoke (she’s always Riri).

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