Motherhood can turn your life upside down, but it will also be a fascinating and exciting adventure. Becoming an Entrepreneur too will take even more of your time, but it will also fulfill your ambitions and goals and it will teach your children that with hard work and desire, you can achieve anything. Are there are tips and tricks to combine them both successfully and still have time for yourself?
Improve your time-management skills
This is probably one of the most important things when you decide that you want to be an Entrepreneur, especially if you are already a Mom. You have to learn how to divide your time fairly between your family and your business, and how to tackle your to-do lists every single day.
If you find yourself being busy without being productive, it is time to create a schedule for yourself. While emergencies will still appear, you will know when you should focus on your children, when you should manage your business and when you have an hour to relax.
Mothers have the tendency to take everything upon themselves, from small tasks to important ones. In order to have enough time and energy to invest in your business, you need to know when and what to delegate. Your friends and family will be happy to help you with simple tasks like bringing your groceries or running an errand. You don’t have to do everything; focus on important things!
Set realistic deadlines and goals
You have your own rhythm and priorities, and you should not compete with anyone. It does not matter how fast you should do something, according to other people. If you need two months instead of one to launch a new product, then this is how it will be. If you don’t have time to cook every single meal from scratch and your family gets takeout once per week, that’s great! As long as all of you are healthy, happy and on a path to success, details don’t really matter.
Sometimes, you will have to pack your orders while reading a story to your baby. You can answer e-mails when you wait to pick them up from the kindergarten or you can check bills while they are playing in the sand. You have to be creative to adjust your lifestyle and to find new ways to combine the best of both worlds.