How to Find Time to Build Your Business as a Mom
May 23, 2019
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Where are my mompreneurs at?
It is so true that being an entrepreneur is hard freaking work, but you add kids to the mix and that’s a whole new level.
And it’s something so many entrepreneurs don’t understand. That’s why I love supporting women in building, launching and scaling their brands because I get it!
I built my business from zero to 6-figures a the same time I was raising my son - in fact my business is as old as my son because nothing says “It’s time to start a business” like just giving birth.
So when I tell you I get that it’s hard to find the time to bring your dream business to life I want you to know that I understand it is hard, but it’s not impossible.
Today on the blog I’m sharing my top tips for making it happen.
1. GO ALL IN
I know what a touchy subject to start, but the truth is if you’re half in and half out of creating this business it’s not going to work.
You’ll always find a reason WHY you can’t work on your business, it’s too easy to get distracted, do you’ve got to make the commitment right here, right now.
The cool thing is I’m not asking you to choose, because you don’t have to. You can be both an amazing mother and entrepreneur, it’s not an “or” situation, it’s an “and” situation.
There are women out there doing this every single day, there is no reason why you can’t too.
2. BATCH YOUR TIME
I talk about batch scheduling in my blog all about content creation here, but if you plan to build a business with a kid and you’re not doing this it’s going to be so hard.
It’s time to pull in the forces girl, your partner, your friends, family, babysitter, call your best friend from high school who also has kids and swap services if you have to, but get yourself at least 3 hours a week uninterrupted.
Trust me you’ll get more done in those 3 hours than you will in 10 with a little one at your feet and productivity is key if you want to grow your business.
3. CREATE TIME
Yes it’s possible! You have a choice on where you spend your time. So where’s your time going right now?
Are you binging on some Netflix?
Do you drive a bunch, but not using that time efficiently?
Are you a social scroller?
I see you - no judgement.
But, the reality is you’ve got 24 hours in a day, how are you using it?
There’s a super easy way to figure this out and something I have all my clients do and it’s a time evaluation. Take 3 days to track your time and see exactly where it’s going. Then prioritize (business and family) and leave the rest behind, at least for now anyways.
Oh and speaking of wasting time in the car. I use to commute 2 hours to work and I’d listen to podcasts for inspiration on the way to work and voice record my social media posts and emails for the week on the way home.
IF you want it you’ll do it.
I feel like I talk about Trello as least once a week, because I love it so much. Recently I did wrote a blog on productivity and focus where I shared how I use Trello in my life and business.
You can’t organize all the things you need to do blindly and why should you there are free tools at your freaking fingertips. One of them is Trello!
I use Trello to organize my weekly schedule and give myself the flexibility to move things around as needed. It’s great for measuring my productivity, allowing me to see what needs to be done every morning and gives me the flexibility to reschedule if needed. My main goal - get it done by the end of the week!
Look, if I didn’t believe you could do it I wouldn’t write this blog or make this video, so please remember that you are worthy of having a successful business and a thriving family.
If you want to learn more about my journey + the complete Roadmap I followed to build a business that sustains my family, gives me the freedom to be with my son AND create a business I freaking love? You can watch this Netflix-style masterclass here.
Please share your biggest takeaways from this blog post and how you’re going to implement this information in your own business!
Hey there, I'm Michelle Knight
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.
Within one year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.
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