This is one for all the #Supermums #Supermoms in the group! I know the guilt of trying to build a business with children – it is real! and it is big! BUT the truth is this is our stuff and it only exists because we allow it. Why should you feel guilty because you are trying to create a better life for you and your family?
If you are working hard to build a real income in this business you will be on your phone, emailing, going off to classes and one on ones – your little ones, and not so little ones – will notice and they will miss you. And you know what that’s ok. It builds independence, the strength of character and also a real-world understanding of what it takes to be successful in this world.
There are ways though that you can include your children and family in the process so they feel part of the process and excited by what you are doing.
1. Share with them your why and your goals
Set a family reward for your different milestone achievements. For example, enrol 5 people this month family gets a special sunday night pizza and game night. Hit Silver – off to the movies you go. Diamond – family co-impact source trip to Nepal. Make a vision board for your goals.
2. Create a visual chart so you and your family can see how you are going
This simple picture sits in a WA’s fridge. Her little ones get so excited when they get to put another sparkly person into mummy’s team!
3. Create precious moments for everyone in your family.
As parents, we always tend to feel like we’re not giving enough, but kids know when you’re there and present. You have to create those moments and it doesn’t have to be 24/7.
4. Plan your hours out.
It can be really helpful to schedule your work time – precisely. For example, I carve out 2 hours to work in the mornings and then I get an hour to have breakfast and talk with my son. When I’m with him, I leave my phone in my office — I want to focus on him 100 percent. Then I schedule my night times: Mon/Wed/Fri 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. is work time for me. The extra bonus for doing this is then expectations are set. Your partner knows exactly when you will be working and when you are not so you can make the most of your time together.
5. Get your family involved where ever you can.
Can they help you fill sample bottles, stick labels on bottles, arrange your oils, help you pack your bag when you travel, organise your social media, write or draw messages for your class attendees or team.
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