Many of you here in my beautiful community are moms like me. And, many of you come to me with questions wondering how I create work-life harmony for me, my family and business.
Being a present mom and wife is essential for me. Lifestyle is my #1 priority.
Yes, I completely adore YOU and my business, but creating a happy, healthy, fulfilling life has always been of utmost importance to me -- and I’m guessing it is to you, too, since you’re here with me now :-)
So that brings me to our conversation today: how to balance business and kiddos!
(Not always an easy thing to do, but so worth it when you realize what an amazing example you can set for your kids by showing them what’s possible.)
First off, I want to explain what I mean by balance…
Balance to me is not about static perfection -- it’s about harmony. Finding a healthy ebb and flow. Finding a rhythm that’s sustainable. I see too many women thinking they have to do everything and be everything ALL. THE. TIME. That is not balance -- it’s insanity!
Ok, so now that we’ve got that covered, let’s talk through a few key things that have helped me create balance for myself, my family and my business.
Support -- You can’t do it alone. You’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child. It’s true! So lean on your village. Ask for what you need in order to carve out time and space for your dreams: your partner to take the kids out for the afternoon, a friend to pick up or drop them off, your mom to babysit. People want to help, so let them :-)
Do it YOUR WAY -- I’m guessing you may have found me (or at least know about) my 3-day workweek. For years I tried to hustle my way to success, but nothing worked. I wasn’t bringing my best self when I was stressed and pushing all day long. After my first daughter arrived, I prioritize my lifestyle in a way I had never done before and started my 3-day workweek, and things TOOK OFF. Never be afraid to do what makes sense for you, your family and your business. You know what’s best. Trust it.
Get Guidance -- After switching to my 3-day workweek, I began to study other success women entrepreneurs with children and soon realized not a single one of them was doing it all by themselves. They had coaches, mentors, exec boards, masterminds and team members that would advise them, guide them and help them out. If you’re currently solopreneuring it, you can only get so far. (It took me 7 looong years to figure that out!) If you’re ready to uplevel and get the personal guidance you need to create full-time income working part-time hours, I’d love to explore working together. Book a chat here.
Incremental Upgrades -- Don’t think everything has to change overnight! When we push ourselves too hard and too fast, we fall. (Just take a look at your kiddos to figure that out, right?!) Instead of quantum leaps, aim for incremental upgrades. Small, consistent, feel-good steps in the direction of your dreams. Sure, maybe you’d love to quit your full-time job, but right now it’s contributing financially -- so maybe an incremental upgrade could be requesting to work from home 1 day a week or get a half-day on Fridays. Maybe you’d love to bring on an assistant to help you, but are scared it’ll cost too much. Why not hire someone for just 5-10 hours a month? Start small and move consistently -- you’ll be surprised what a difference it makes.
Community -- Ever hear that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with? Something I’ve discovered that has been the key to my business expanding to the 6-figure level is surrounding myself with the right people. Having ladies who get me, understand my business and share my values is vital, sanity-saving and just FUN! I learn from their wins (and mistakes), we collaborate, support one another and challenge each other to continue to dream big and then BIGGER. (Psst...I’m putting together my first high-level mastermind for women who are ready to scale to 6-figures in the next 12-18 months. If you’re interested in joining, you can read more about that here.)
Lastly, I just want to remind you that you’re amazing, and you’ve got this. I believe in YOU.
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P.S. Not sure how to balance business, kids and life? One of the things I love most is helping women create a LIFESTYLE that feels amazing while building a business they adore. Ready for that? Let’s chat!
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