One of the most important things you can do this year is to decide that this is your year to make whatever income you desire, gain back your time, live on purpose and enjoy your life. You might say wow that sounds good, but how do I do it? One of the greatest things that I have learned is how to design my business around my life. Many of us miss the boat right here. For years I designed my life around my business, fitting family and friends in where I could. I would always place my business before my relationship with God, myself, my spouse or my children. I would work to exhaustion and have nothing left to give to my family. Often my husband would tell me that he felt like he got the leftovers from me. I would pour so much into my business that I didn’t have anything left to pour into my family.
I had to learn to design my business around my life. You have to decide what kind of life you want to live. Do you want to work 3 days a week, 5 days a week, 20 hours a week, 40 hours a week? Do you want to work from home, in an office, or at Starbucks? Be clear about the life that you want to live and mold your business to fit your lifestyle.
Take a few moments to think about these questions:
Be authentic about the type of life that you want to live. As a mother of two busy young boys and an adult daughter I need to have flexibility to ensure that I have plenty of time for homework, trips to the park and story time. Having a husband who was in the military means that I also need time to ensure that he has a clean castle to come home to. For me I made the decision that I need at least one day per week to run errands and handle all of the domestic issues related to my household. In designing your ideal life choose what works best for you and your family. One of the main benefits of an entrepreneur is being able to have the flexibility to design the life that you want. Take full advantage of that today by spending some time to design your business around your life. It’s time for you to regain back your time, have more peace, make the money that you desire and live a purposeful life.