How to balance life as a mompreneur - conversation with Victoria Cadet-Petit

Victoria Cadet-Petit is a makeup artist whom we had the pleasure to work on various projects.

In this new episode of the Essence conversation series, we discuss with Victoria the challenges of entrepreneurship as women, mothers and wives.
Being able to share tips on finding the balance between family life, being a full time employee and business owner was very interesting.  We had a lot of fun. 

She answered a few personal questions to describe herself.  

  • How would you describe yourself in one word?

Versatile. I like to do several things, explore different aspects.

  • What is your superpower?

Well, of course, I do makeup part-time, I think I'm really doing it better and better. For relationships with people I am quite good. I think there is the aspect of customer service, relationship with customers that I should also exploit because I like people, I really like to have communication with people. Make-up is also about building connections with people.

  • What are you passionate about?

I was born into a Catholic family. Growing up, I just left everything religious as it was. Religion as defined by men in fact. But I got closer to god through my faith and one of the events that awakened that in me was really following the death of my father. There was a lot of questioning, a lot of thinking and everything. But in the hardships, in everything I was going through, it really brought me closer to God. It's really a question of relationship and each person experiences it differently. I learned precisely to make the distinction between the religion of men versus the word of God. Over time, that's really what drives me, that's my daily source of inspiration.

  • What cause are you fighting for or would fight for?

The mental health of moms is more and more important to me. Since I am a mother and I see the challenges we face, I can not imagine the burden for those who raise their children alone. So I think it's really important to take care of moms and especially those who are alone and have less support around them.

  • Is social media good or bad? 

Honestly, I think it's a double edged sword. Well used, I think it can be something that is very advantageous especially when you want to develop a network of contacts or precisely to make yourself known Now, it can be used in the negative also because we know that on social networks there is a lot of superficiality in all this and that if we are not careful, we fall into an illusion, which can affect our real life in a way.
So I think you still have to keep a distance from social networks and also pay attention to the time you devote to it. Life is not just social networks. 
There is this aspect that can be very beneficial for an entrepreneur, there are very, very good platforms to exploit. But it always has a certain warning and then we should be aware of the dangers of social networks.

  • Do you have any advice for a mompreneur?

 I can't describe myself as an entrepreneur. I consider myself to be self-employed, I think that one of the things that I could perhaps say to a mother is really the organization. I think that's really something that can make a huge difference, reconciling family life and then getting started in entrepreneurship, it really requires being strict in organizing the tasks to be done. But I also think that in addition to the organization of time, you have to be able to delegate and let go. As much in the tasks at home and all, but if we launch into entrepreneurship, it will also be to learn to delegate and choose with whom to work.


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