Everyone wants to be the boss, right? They walk around like a Rockstar, people love them (in most cases) and they are driving around in expensive cars, which they park at their hilltop mansions. That's how I see it anyway. In reality, well MY reality I have a 2008 Hyundai and even though my home does sit on a hill, it's far from a mansion. The Rockstar part, well I am usually in yoga pants with a tee, so I am not turning many heads. Thankfully, I am pretty likable I think it's the transparency. Haha ...
Fast forward, after a year in business I purchased a new vehicle. It's a Toyota, but I am one step closer to that Range Rover or X5. Also, I turned my enclosed patio into an office, which is nice. Although, most days right now included I am working from my bedside. What a luxury!
Okay let's get to the good part of this blog, which are the tips for being a mompreneur.
Be organized. It will save you a lot of time, money and headaches.
Set boundaries. Otherwise, you will be working around the clock and burning out.
Get rest. You cannot offer your best work if you are half asleep. Your clients will understand and ultimately be grateful that they are getting the best version of you.
Eat healthy. This one is tough for me, but when I am drinking more water, reducing meat and sugar my level of energy and creativity skyrockets. I know you'll see great results as well. Give it a try for a week and let me know how it goes.
Stay in your lane until you have truly mastered your product or service. Be intentional about keeping it simple and sticking to what you know. You want to be known as the authority and expert in your field.
Exercise. It will improve your memory, confidence and energy level. You can simply start by walking around your neighborhood.
Delegate. Hire a virtual assistant, your child, or even recruit your husband do simple tasks while you focus on growing your brand and bank account.
Give yourself grace. My coach is famous for reminding me to not be so hard on myself, so I will pay it forward by telling you the same.
Start. I recommend having a plan. But, do not allow it to be so complex and complicated that it hinders you from actually starting.
Hire slow, Fire fast. As a former spa and gym manager, I learned that training new employees and correcting employee mistakes are both expensive. So, I highly recommend holding your team accountable for their actions. On the other hand, when your team is doing well thank and reward them as you reach milestones in your business.
Audrey O. Hinds