Are you a parent or thinking about becoming one soon and find it challenging to balance your busy family needs with your business growth?
Well you're not alone... there are lots of parents in the PPP tribe and we are often discussing how to balance our family responsibilities with business. So in this weeks blog I am sharing 3 tips to help you to find that balance.
I also did a recent facebook live video on this topic that goes into greater detail... if you'd prefer to watch the video click HERE or the photo above.
3 Parenting and Business Tips
1. Create a Structure – Let's face it without structure it's hard to get anything done. Our family time and life will always creep into our biz time if we don't have structure and boundaries set to protect it. Schedule time in your diary each week for your business hours and for your time with the kids and stick to it. Especially when we feel we haven't got the balance right yet structure is what helps us to create healthy new habits. My structure is 3 hours from 9-12 each morning while my daughter Ruby is being cared for by someone I trust in the next room. Then I have the rest of the day to focus my attention on her needs. This balance works for me but it took some time adjusting my structure to get the balance right... and of course it may change as she grows. I highly recommend playing with your weekly structure and using it as a powerful way to protect both your family time and your business time so that both are thriving! You CAN have it all.
2. Keep Up Your Mindset Practice - One of the first things I see drop in the lives of my clients who are parents is their mindset practice that keeps their stress levels low and their business mojo high. A successful business requires a strong mindset as well as a wise business strategy and action steps so it is essential to keep it up. You can either include your kids in the mindset practice and all say your affirmations together, journal together and meditate together OR you can allocate the first 15-30mins of your scheduled work hours to mindset work and make it non negotiable. Your sanity, peace and business mojo depend on it so whatever you do don't let it drop.
You do have a mindset practice don't you? If not it's time!
3. Create Online Automated Systems - When your business relies on lots of face to face time with clients, out of home time and you are starting to feel burnt out trying to fit everyone in... it's time to create online systems so you can work smarter not harder. Creating online programs, group programs, information products, automated sales funnels and passive income streams are your ticket to greater freedom. Online systems means that you can work more from home and be closer to your kids, it allows you to scale your time and reach more people with less effort.
Is it time to set up some more systems and online structures in your business?
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