Monday, February 15, 2016

Boss Moms, Find the time you thought you lost! By Shana Naylor

Did you know there was 86,400 seconds in a day? Sounds like a lot right? We all get the same amount of time, the difference is just how we choose to spend it. Yes I understand we all have our own set of responsibilities and some of us take this journey solo but keep reading and I guarantee you’ll find an additional 30 minutes in your day to work on your Dream.  Often when I ask moms, “What keeps you from living out your passion? The response is, I don’t have enough time. 

Well let me challenge you to Take Control of Your Time. Being a Bossmom is like having 2 fulltime jobs and that depends on how many brands you’re working on at once. So it’s important to manage every second of your day.  You have to manage What you’re spending your time on and who you’re spending your time with.  Stephen Covey says Habit #3 of a highly effective person is: To put First Things First = Prioritize.

Begin to take inventory of what you’re spending your time on.  Just like they tell people that are on the weight loss journey to document everything they’re eating.  I challenge you to document everything you’re spending your time on.  How much TV do you watch?  How much time do you spend on the phone? How do you spend your time in the car? Could you get up 30 minutes earlier?

One of the most significant things you can control is who you are associating with—your choices of who you permit into your world, who you give time to or invest time with, and who you look to for ideas, information and education.  In order to be successful you must spend time with people that are going to tell you How to make it Possible vs How Impossible it is.  People are around you either to support your accomplishments, make them more challenging, or they sabotage it outright.  So you have to first eliminate toxic people from your life.   Your schedule is already full, you don’t have time for people that devalue your time.

As a Bossmom, you are more susceptible to contamination, all your responsibilities and time limitations causes you to fall weak to distractions. There’s always 100 other things that you can do with your time, then we convince ourselves to just enjoy the time we have with the kids. So we put our dreams on hold until the kids get older.   No ma’am!  Kids adopt attitudes and habits of their moms. We tell them all the time they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up.  So show them what that looks like.  There have been studies that show working women have higher self-esteem, are stronger emotionally and financially; kids will benefit from having a mother that is more confident, resourceful and appreciates life, all traits that kids will learn to appreciate later in life.

So when you get the thought that you don’t have enough time, I challenge you to re-evaluate how and with who you are spending your time and how it really is a benefit to your kids. This isn’t an easy task to master but practice makes perfect and you’ll soon find the time you thought you lost when you became a mom.

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