The new year is *literally* on our doorstep and it is time to start thinking about all the things we can (and WILL) accomplish this year.
… ok, it may have been time to start thinking about these things a while ago, especially since this is coming at you from the “mompreneur” section of the blog which insinuates that this is part and parcel a business type post … BUT, let’s be real, you’re a busy – I’M a busy mom – and we really start getting our act in gear when we ABSOLUTELY need to.
I mean, that will change as these businesses start BOOMING and we are so wildly successful that we certainly have to start planning these things well in advance so that our amazing team actually KNOWS what is about to happen and doesn’t lose their cool with us. But, for now, we need to at least start talking about what it means to dream for a second.
Let’s chat – quickly – about some of the things I think we need to consider as business moms, as women looking to grow something meaningful this year WHILE crushing the stay at home mom game.
First: can we agree that we need to admit that there is no petal to the metal dream chasing when you want to be present and engaged as a stay at home mom. I am not trying to say that there can’t be HUGE success, but – unless you are willing to trade some important time with your children (or you have children that go to school, leaving you with a few uninterrupted hours to grow) you need to admit that there are natural limits to the growth you will see in a short amount of time.
Downer out of the way, I do believe that consistency is key in any growth endeavour and that is why I think that, this year, we must make a plan to be CONSISTENT in showing up EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Whether it is in a big way or a small one, we need to remember that we agreed NOT to quit, and we have big plans for our business, our health, our home which is MORE important than another episode of Fuller House or Master Chef.
Ok, so what would I say are some of the most important goal areas for life?
It’s no shocker really … I think our goals need to be well rounded and BIG picture, not sacrificing anything that is truly VITAL for the sake of gains in an area that may not be eternally important (what I mean is, don’t put your marriage or your family on the back burner while you chase a pay cheque).
So WHAT do you need to start planning, dreaming or doing this year to make it different than the last several years which have found you nearing the end with a feeling of disappointment and doubt?
Start with the dream and then work through the plan.
Grab a desk calendar or day planner and schedule in the time you need for yourself, your children, your spouse and your business. Run your day like these are important meetings with important people (because they are) and you care TOO much about each scheduled item to cancel on them << especially on the YOU time, the time you take to grow your mindset, shrink you waist or improve your overall health, that stuff is IMPORTANT.
So today, today we dream, we vision board, we look at what we would love to accomplish this year – next, we can discuss how to break it down and how to STOP STOPPING. Because we know what it feels like to give-up, we want to know what it feels like if we just don’t quit *am I right!*