A productive workday done in 20 minutes
My daughter is asleep under a lounge chair, as I write this. And it´s business related.
One of the best things about running my own business is the opportunity to stay at home when your family needs you to. (Not that it´s always me doing that, I share quite equally with my husband).
I had a 20 min weekly planning session with my Creative Fierce group this morning, during which my daughter fell asleep under a chair. In the meeting we do what we always do on Mondays: getting an overview over the most important+urgent and important+long term priorities.
I have nothing on my calendar this week that looks anything like a fire that needs to be put out, a crisis that needs to be handled, or deadlines I have to adhere to. I have some slack and can move things around.
Knowing what I should work on IF I get time to work later in the week, also makes me relax so much more when I´m at home taking care of my little girl.
I used to "hate" planning because I never DID everything that I planned. But now I view it differently. I LOVE planning because it´s like flexing a freedom muscle. A plan is not set in stone, it´s a tool to help you navigate both the super productive days - and the days or weeks where you need to focus elsewhere.
And that´s what makes for a healthy work-life-balance and a successful entrepreneurship journey in my opinion.
Write down 3-5 things that you would have a hard time giving up on if you were to get a regular job instead of being an entrepreneur, self-employed, freelancer or business owner. These will give you a clue towards figuring out how you define success in your work-life, and how you can build your business around what is most important to you in your daily life.