How can a mompreneur manage her time?
After interviewing 52 mompreneurs on my FB Live Show and 20 for my book, Mother Industrialist-perfecting the balance between Motherhood and Business Success. I discovered that Calendaring is key to time management.
When one goes into entrepreneurship, one will think that “hey now I’m the boss, I can have the flexibility of time so I can relax or work as and when I like.” This time freedom is good but at the same time, it can be a reason for you to slack off or relax too much that you lose the momentum to start working on your business. That is when many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of not being productive.
That is when CALENDARING comes in. Your calendar has to start from the moment that you wake up to the moment you sleep. It could start as early as 5am to midnight. It might be very tough especially in the beginning when you need to document down everything that you do since the start of the day to end of the day for every week.
You need to have a weekly routine from Monday to Sunday and also a monthly calendaring block all the important dates of that month. Once you know about what are the things you have for the week and place your children’s schedule in first So that you can see what are the time left for your business, your appts, meetings and personal stuffs. So you work around your children’s and family’s schedule.
Next is prioritizing your daily tasks into:-
1 — must do it by today (draw a star on the task)
2 — must be done by tomorrow (put a date and time to the task)
3 — can be done anytime or within this month (put a date and time to the task)
In short, planning is very important for one to manage time especially for mompreneurs where they are juggling both motherhood and business.
I love these 2 quotes:-
Benjamin Franklin supposedly once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Sir Winston Churchill is credited with another, oft repeated, saying: “Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”
You can also watch the interviews on how mompreneurs manage their time and business that I have invited and done with mompreneurs from all around the world here ==> Mother Industrialist LIVE Show 2017/2018 — YouTube
Mommies, a lot of mompreneurs had done it so can you!