I went through this myself too. Mother of 3 wonderful kids ( 14 , 17 and 19 years old), I always had a busy life. When I was still with the father of my children, in the year 2000, I took the decision of being an entrepreneur and work as a therapist for about 5 years. After, I decided to develop my network marketing business. Today, I now live my passion: social media and helping people to get known. Live our passion is the most important in business.
Like most of the entrepreneurs, during the first 8 years, I had the « workaholic » syndrome thinking I had to work 25 hours out of 24, 8 days on 7, sleeping 5 hours per night, to reach success.
When you have kids, usually it is during evenings and weekends that they need you. I was always saying that I had to work really hard to reach success. And even worse, when I was expanding my network marketing business, I was always meeting new people all day long and evening at coffee shops or networking events.
Today, when I look at everything I was doing, I still can’t believe all the time, money and health I wasted by running like this. Working hard to get what we want is not part of my beliefs anymore. Work with focus, an action plan and in balance, is what I believe today.
Kids are growing fast and every moment is so important because we won’t be able to come back in the past. It is important to keep time for our self, our couple, our children, our health, our work.
Learning to calculate our time and profitability is very important in business. I am constantly receiving invitation for coffee or networking events. And today, I don’t go to all of them like I use to. I always calculate time, distance and balance in my life.
My daughter is one week out of two with me. And for sure on evenings, weekends and vacation, never I will go out to work. And other weekends? I pass them with my love! During the week I take time to exercise and I am now sleeping 8 hours each night. My health is essential.
So I am happy that Social Networks exist. Yes I am hearing some people saying that with internet, we are losing the human contact. Be careful, when it’s use in a good way, I would say it is saving time!
I mainly use Social Networks for business. I have learned with time to create new business contacts with Social Networks and learn who they are and then decide who I will go sit with for a coffee and developing new business. I have a lot more free time since I do this and got back a balanced life. We can’t meet everybody. We have to stay focus on what we are doing.
The main message is to keep yourself time in every area of your life so you can have a balanced life. It is possible and you can bring your life to the success you want.
To your success,