Episode 47: Summer Proof Your Business - Week 3
Use May to set your summer up for success!
Hey BRILLIANT Mompreneurs!
"We started being Mompreneurs so that we could have ease, fun, and availability in our business. So let's take advantage of it! It will only happen if you do it purposefully. It's not going to just accidentally happen. It will happen if you purposefully plan!"
Discussed in this Episode...
Train Your Brain!
I want you to think about your brain. Work time for most of us is going to drastically shrink during the summer, so you need to be hyper focused when you do have the time to work. Many of us use the time our kids are at school to work, and now that they’re home we have much smaller pockets of time. Because you’re working in smaller chunks, you’re going to have to really put your blinders on and focus!
No following shiny objects, no getting distracted, no comparing yourself to everybody else! You, Mama, are brilliant! I know that you can train you brain to work differently! Even though you don’t have the large chunks of time you might have when the kids are school, and you may be working with noise in the background, your business can thrive this summer! This is just going to take strategy and focus.
What can tasks can you break down into bite-size pieces? If a task normally takes you an hour, how can you turn it into four, fifteen-minute tasks? I know it may not be ideal, but it is absolutely doable.
It's Okay to Slow Your Pace
This is not the best time to decide to launch seven different programs, or to write a quote course that is going to take all of your attention. You know, at the beginning of the bootcamp, we talked about really focusing on your income producing things that you already have going for you. Now is the time to lean into your current clients and expand the programs that you’ve already created. That is really going to be important!
If you have a great idea, that doesn’t mean you have to do it today. You don’t have to do it all this week, or this month, because the summer is a busy time. So maybe you put that idea in a Trello board, and spend a little bit of time working on the planning, while you’re still able to continue to do the things that are income producing. Just don’t put pressure on yourself to jump all in and create this huge project. Really focus in and get clear on how much time you have.
Find an Extra Hour
I want to challenge you to find an extra hour in your day. You might be thinking “Lani, come on! I’m not gonna find an extra hour of my day. There’s no way.” And I’m smiling, because that’s what I first said! I know this seems impossible, but I’m going to give you some tricks here and I want you to really take this seriously. I promise, I’m not going to make the day 25 hours long. This is more about taking back and hour of your time. Here’s some things that can give you back 15, maybe 10, minutes at a time. When you add them all up, suddenly you have an extra hour.
- Being extra purposeful with the time we have
- How Lani personally minimizes
- Utilizing Free resources
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.