It is 5:30 AM on a Thursday morning when I’m writing this. My children are asleep. In two hours my home will be alive with laughs, cries, requests for random parental services. My children are a joy to me. They make me smile, they make me laugh, they keep me on my toes. And they take up TIME. My children, your children, just children require a large time commitment.
If you are an entrepreneur and a parent, then you know how challenging it can be to tackle your everyday duties and work on your business at the same time. We can all use a little advice sometimes. Here are three quick tips I’ve used to overcome some of the challenges entreparents face on a daily.
- Work Early, Work Late. Work around your kids schedule. For many of us that means losing a few hours of sleep, but its worth it to make a better life for the families we love. Get up an hour early and work on your business. Stay up an hour late to get those emails out. Don’t excuse yourself from putting in the work.
- Plan ahead. Its absolutely imperative that you plan out what you want to accomplish in your limited time frames. you’ll become much more efficient by doing that. Use a productivity app and a data capture app to streamline your process. then go to work.
- Work from home as little as possible. Take your show on the road whenever you can. find a library or cowork space that you can really concentrate in. Being at home you’re bound to get interrupted and stopped and thrown off track. By taking yourself out of the house you will be able to make your few hours of work much more meaningful.
I hope these were helpful. Let me know what you think in the comments.