It’s not easy being a stay-at-home mom and running a full-time career too. So, here are 4 things that I’ve learned while doing just that, that may help you too:
You Don’t Have To Do EVERYTHING
Most of us who run our own businesses are doing somebody else’s work for them and getting paid for it. If you can outsource either personal or professional tasks and free up additional time to make more money – do it.
You don’t have to do the books, the website, etc. focus on your skills and talents and hire other people to make up the difference.
Work-Life Balance? Meh
You’re never going to get everything in perfect balance. It’s a lie they tell us to make us feel bad about ourselves. The trick is not to neglect anything badly but otherwise to just be content with being a good mom and a decent business person.
You’ll make mistakes. You’ll find some months are more work than they should be. You’ll find others are more leisure than they should be too. Don’t worry about it.
Learn To Delegate
Hiring people is one thing. Letting them do their job is another. Stop micro-managing. If you bring someone onboard trust them to do the work you want them to do.
Having said that, if they don’t deliver – don’t be afraid to fire them either. You hire people to make life easier not more difficult.
Choose Self-Care At Times
Sometimes, you need to give yourself permission to relax and look after number one. It’s not mom-business balance but work-life. Free up some space to live for yourself and enjoy the finer things in life. There’ll be more work waiting when you get back, there always will be, so don’t feel guilty about this.