Reality Check #4 - Do you have SYSTEMS?
I have an acronym for SYSTEM: Save Your Sanity Time Energy and Money. If you don’t want to feel like you’re losing your head, like you can’t possibly do everything on your to-do list, and you are tired of being burnt out and broke, systems are your soulmate.
I’ve been teaching a life and work balance class for moms for several years, and the biggest issue is usually that, as moms, we confuse activity with accomplishment. And as mompreneurs, we confuse busyness with business, which is exhausting and alienating.
It’s not about how many hours you work, how much you hustle, or how long your to-do list is. It’s about doing the right things at the right time, and managing your boundaries, because you’ll need to say NO to the wrong things or the right things at the wrong time – you feel me?
When you have processes, policies, and procedures in place, you will be required to calendar events, block time, automate, delegate, and document EVERYTHING! You will be more productive, profitable, and purposeful. You’ll be focusing on your worth, and as added bonus, there won’t be time for the anxiety and pressure of people pleasing!
ACTION STEP #4: Make a list of activities you can standardize, software you can use to automate tasks, forms you can create and set your work hours!