1. Surround Yourself with a Support Network
- make sure you
have your support in place. Make sure you are supported by people
who understand what you do, what your goals are and how they can
support you best.
2. Let go of Feeling Guilty!
– I once heard and use all the
time in my own life that ‘Guilt is a Useless Emotion”. When you
think of it, it really is! What good is guilt? If you know you are
doing your best, being the best person you can be, giving what you
need to give of yourself to your family and your business, than
celebrate that!! Guilt is a super waste of energy. Try introducing
3. Establish Limits and Boundaries
- A MUST for any
entrepreneur and momma! When we say ‘yes’ to too many people,
obligations pile up and we get totally out of control. What is your
limit when it comes to giving of your time? What boundaries do you
need to set up to make your work day run smoothly?
4. Take Time for Yourself-
Get rid of the guilt and DO THIS!
Truly, carve out a few hours or a full day, and you will come back
to life!! I explain how to do this in detail in my new Inner Circle
Program that will be launched next week!
5. Get Organized!
This is soo important…there are a few
things you can do TODAY that will get you on the right track. First
thing…CLEAR OFF THAT OFFICE DESK! Get things in folders, binders,
the file cabinet. Make it a weekend project. Then, CLEAR UP THAT
COMPUTER DESKTOP! It is so easy to simply store files all over the
place, but don’t let that consume you! Lastly, a great book I
highly recommenced is Getting Things Done, but David Allen.. Ask
for it for a present!
– Yes, TAKE THIS PLUNGE! I talk more about how
to do this and some great resources as to how to do in on a shoe
string budget, but outsourcing any responsibility in your own life
and business is key to life balance and success. Have the
babysitter swing by the grocery store, have the dry cleaning
delivered, assign the laundry to your children, hire a Virtual
Assistant for your business.
7. Be Flexible.
. learn how to go with the flow, be open for
change and to forgive yourself. I find the best way to be flexible
is to find the humor in EVERYTHING. Life is too short for
8. Be Present for Your Family
- When you have family time…be
present.. be in the moment…your children know when you are thinking
about work or all the things you didn’t get done. Forget all that..
Trust me, you don’t want to grow older and regret all the time you
didn’t do this.
9. Find a Sitter
You Can Trust..and more than one! I learned
this the hard way. I am so ‘picky’ when it comes to sitters that
for the longest time I only had one. Well, she was so popular that
it was hard to get her when I wanted and I was stuck. I finally
‘let go’ of that and have made sure I interview and get to know
future sitters so I am comfortable.
10. Be An Expert at Focus AND Multitasking
. Truly. When it
is time to focus, set a timer, close the door and focus on the task
at hand. When you are able to multitask, do it well. If I have to
cook dinner, I will throw in the laundry, shoot a quick video,
start the uploading process and sweep the floor! As a mother you
are a pro at this! Also, if you have ever waited tables, you can
certainly draw from those experiences!
By, Susan Creal
Business Growth Coach