Let me just say that building a business and being a mum is not for the faint-hearted. Some days I feel like I am on top of the world and other days I raise a white flag in surrender and put Peppa pig on to drown out my high achieving list. These are some of the things I learnt ( and said) in the first 6 months of running a biz and having a baby.
” Gosh, I’m so productive now that I only have an hour to conquer the world”
Simply because you don’t have it as much as you used to. I’m always thinking about ways that I can outsource help so I can save more time. This is super healthy and necessary for business growth. You can’t do everything, so don’t. Ask for help get someone to cook you dinner. whatever.
” I wonder where that TO-DO list is hiding?”
I learned very quickly to have a vague plan for the day but really to hold it loosely because you never know when your babe is going to throw a curveball ( such unpredictable humans) I used to get annoyed when I had to ditch the to-do list but now I just realize that I have to be flexible. That’s our superpower right?
” I need to save time, ill hire a coach”
I used to sit at the table after cove had gone down for a nap and have no idea what I was doing on my business. With my limited time, I felt guilty and like I didn’t know what to do. When I decided i needed help because I wanted to save time and energy, i hired a coach and it was the best thing ever. It took the load off and allowed me to not feel as overhwlemed. This is now the main reason why i am coaching mums in business now.
” Far out, i can’t get anything of significance done.”
I had to lower the standards and be realistic with where i was at. If you only operate in nap times then know its going to be a slower process than if you had more time. For your headspace set easy to acheieve goals so you feel like your winning everday and everything that you do is moving towards progress no matter how little. Slow pogress is still progress.
This has been the best and hardest 6 months of my life. Shout out to all the mums in business we really are heros!