4 Ways to Lighten Your Load as a Mom and Business Owner
You are constantly juggling your family life and small business; sometimes you don’t know how to make it all manageable. At the moment you feel as though you’re firefighting every single day. Your task list never gets smaller and your household chores never seem to go away! As a mom and a business owner, it may be that your business requires additional support, even in the early stages. Consider the following four ways to lighten your load and you may just find a huge sense of relief.
1.Outsource Your IT
When something goes wrong with your IT software, email system or any other integrated programmes you use for your business, you do not have the time to try and fix them yourself. If they do go down this could affect your entire working day, which will cost you money in the long run. Summit Advisors will help you to reduce costs, increase productivity and free up valuable resources. If you’re looking to outsource on thing, let it be your IT.
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- Hire a VA
A virtual assistant will be able to help you with all of those time consuming tasks that you simply don’t have the capacity to do. From editing social media footage to diary management, there are so many ways in which they can help you. The best thing about hiring a virtual assistant is that they can work remotely, so you don’t need to provide an office space for them. They are usually very affordable too, you just have to make sure you choose the right one for your industry.
- Manage Your Time Carefully
If you find yourself flipping from one task to the next, you aren’t going to feel super productive with your time. Managing your calendar carefully is going to prevent you from burnout and it’s going to keep you laser focused on your most important tasks.
- Adjust Your Mindset
When you’re an entrepreneur and a mom, you need to have a strong mindset that allows you to push forward every single day. When you wake up in the morning and feel as though you really don’t want do carry out your job today, it’s completely normal. However, this limiting mindset is then going to cloud your judgment for the entire day. Laser focus on your goals and prioritize everything that is important to you. Understand why you wake up every single morning and do your job; this will keep you motivated enough on a rough day.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to do it all on your own when you’re running a business. You can easily accept help and make your life feel so much easier. When you’re stressed and burnt out you aren’t going to have the energy to run a business and keep your family happy. You’re already a superhero for everything you do, so make sure you give yourself credit right now. Accepting additional help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign that your business is about to go to the next level.
These are some great tips and ones that I will remember. I really like the outsourcing your IT that is so important to cut your stres level.
Connie: The Head Peanut
I think that’s a great tip too. Less stress is always good.
Don’t try to be a Superwoman – ask for help!
Diane K. Brimmer
I am glad owning our little business didn’t give us juggling problems. We were fortunate to have most of the business during the summer months while the kids we out of school. It really helped them in making change and learning about finances. Oh and dealing with the public! This is great advice that I could have used as well.
Diane, that is a great way to teach kids.
I can’t imagine trying to juggle kids and run a business. It would definitely take a strong will to do what needs to be done.
Tamra, I am not that organized! I have no kids around here and I still can’t focus on getting my blog work done. Add kids? I’d be nutter than ever.
Very good advice. I am sure it is hard to juggle both but having the right mindset and managing your time sound like some great priorities to remember.