How to Manage Your Time as a Busy Mom Entrepreneur with Jaimee Campanella

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Ep 62. How to Manage Your Time as a Busy Mom Entrepreneur

with Jaimee Campanella

Hey BRILLIANT mamas! 
 
Time management is a huge conversation in the mom entrepreneur space. We’re all smart, high achieving women though, so why do so many of us struggle with this? Why, no matter how much money we’re making, do we so often feel like we’re running against the clock? Our amazing guest, Jaimee Campanella was inspired by her own burnout and overwhelm to crack the code on time. If you’re tired of being tired and short on time, you’re going to love the conversation in today’s episode! 

"The brain was not meant to be a storage center, it's actually meant to process information. So no wonder we have like decision fatigue, and we get frozen, because we're holding so much there's not much more space. And when we don't get it out in a very practical way, we feel it!"

Discussed in this Episode...

Where do we start if we're done being tired, overwhelmed, exhausted?

We’ve all heard this before, but it really does start with mindset! We can teach all the practical systems and tools for productivity, but you have to the wrong mindset and approach to everything even the best system in the world will fail you.
 
We need to realize and truly understand that we do have enough time! Often we get bogged down with all we have to do and start to feel like there’s no way we can catch up, when that’s not the truth at all. We’re not in duress, no one is holding us against our will, we are creating our life every single day. We need personally take responsibility for all the decisions and actions that create the experience we are having. So, yes we may be tired, but is it because we stayed up late watching TV or working in the office? Sure, circumstances come up all the time and we can’t control everything, but we can control our mindset and approach to dealing with them!
 
We can give you all the productivity tools and strategies and workflows and everything under the sun. But until you decide you want to live a different life. Until you decide you want to have a different experience. Until you decide you’re in control and you’re ready to make a change, everything else is a bandaid.

What does balance really mean?

Balance has become really overused and misunderstood! What consistitutes balance is so unique to the individual! You really need to ask yourself, what is the experience that you want to have? Do you want to be working 40 hours a week? What does balance mean for you? The scale does not have to be even on both sides. In fact, through the summer Jaimee feels more balanced when she has more time with her family and less on work. And then that changes when the school year starts! It’s not about a 50/50 split, but rather a subjective balance based on what you want your life to look like!

Jaimee's top three productivity tips!

First: Do a time audit! Where is your time actually going?

Second: Create a schedule! You need a plan in place for your time, otherwise it will absolutely escape you! Just like needed to budget money, you must budget your time in order to get the most from it.

Third: Hold ourselves accountable. At the end of the day, there is no one monitoring our schedule but us. We have to build a good relationship with ourselves and show up for ourselves when we say we’re going to.

Assess, create a plan, and hold yourself accountable!

What are some ways that we can keep ourselves accountable?

It’s easy enough to create a plan, right? There are so many tools out there like Monday.com, Asana, Honeybook, or Dubsado to help us build an amazing schedule. But the perfect software or planner can’t give us the practical skills of just following through with what we told ourselves we were going to do. You have to start small and show up for what you say you’re going to do 

A big part of successful planning is when you do your planning. You can’t strategize mid-work when there are a million things coming at you. That’s not your best planning mind, that’s actually when you need to focus and get stuff done! A successful plan is made when you can take a step back and look at all you need to get done. What do you want to accomplish this week? What are your goals? What is going to help you take three steps toward your next goals? 

We all have unexpected things come our way, especially as moms! But when it’s something you have control over, stick to your plan! You may have made a plan to hit the gym three times in the week, but on Wednesday morning you’re not really into the idea. GO! Or maybe you don’t feel like working on the business plan you said you would work on. Do it! Build trust with yourself that when you create a plan, as much as is in your control, you stick to it. You made this plan for a good reason!

If we can’t show up for ourselves, how can other people trust that we’re going to show up for them? How are we demonstrating for our children that we are powerful people who deliver on our word?

More Discussed:

  • 9:57 Reframing your mindset to get rid of mom guilt
  • 20:42 What are some pitfalls you see mom entrepreneurs fall into
  • 27:04 Building trust with yourself
  • 32:46 Is there a danger to productivity Culture?
  • 39:24 Jaimee’s tool to keep her household on track
  • 45:00 Teaching our children how to create a plan for their time

More about Jaimee:

Jaimee Campanella is a time strategist and productivity consultant who mentors and guides parents, professionals, and entrepreneurs to take control of their time. She is the creator and principal facilitator of the Time Power program that gives people the essential tools and strategies to avoid overwhelm and tame chaos so that they can regain control of their time for good.

More about Lani Jackson:

Lani is a mom to 6 kids, and wife to her husband of 15 years. She survives on caffeine, laughing with her kids, cooking in the kitchen, hiding in the pantry eating chocolate, and helping other women know they are not alone in the chaos of motherhood & their entrepreneur journey.

She is a Clarity & Strategy Coach for mom entrepreneurs! Helping them to create flexible strategies that adjust and move with the chaos of mom life, but still bring consistent monthly income. Her mission is to help mompreneurs get out of survival mode, release the mom guilt, and create a clear plan of action that will help them reach their dreams of consistent monthly income, flexibility, and freedom.

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