Happy Monday morning!!
I LOVE Mondays. Don’t you? Most entrepreneurs I know do. We think about work all the time because work is not work, it’s our passion. Even though we set boundaries and focus on family as much as we can during the weekend (I’m even on social media less now on Saturdays and Sundays. How’s that for progress?!), we still can’t wait to dive back in and give our business babies our full attention come Monday morning while the kids are in school. Oh how I love, LOVE Mondays!!
Oh, except…it’s summer now. The kids are home, and I work from home. Right now they are playing out a Star Wars battle in the living room next to me. I know my time is limited in writing this blog post, let alone in getting work done during daytime hours.
Needless to say, it is more of a challenge to get work accomplished and cross off my To Do’s in the timeframe I expect for myself.
We’re nearing the end of June, and I realized over the weekend that I haven’t gotten as far along in my 90 Days to World Domination as I had planned. I joke about this on Facebook, but I’ll come clean now: I really do have a 90 Days to World Domination plan, a plan to help rebuild the brand I worked so hard to build but then slacked on over the past year… I have a plan, with deadlines… and I am falling behind.
Oopsie… or, rather, OH WELL.
Oh well? Yeah, that’s right. OH WELL.
I’ve been pseudo single parenting it for a week since hubby has been at the HOW Design Live Conference (I am SO freakin’ jealous of him!). The kids have had my full attention during the days, and I’ve been rebuilding my website during the night/wee hours of the morning. I’ve not had a full shower in 5 days since I’m having massive allergy patch testing done. I’ve been focused on cleaning out the house to prepare for a Craigslist bonanza and garage sale to help bring in additional family fun income while my client load is lighter during the summer. I’ve been cooking, cleaning, playing, going on adventures with the kids and dog, tickling, singing, being silly, and making memories.
I could sit here in total disappointment with myself for falling behind, and admittedly, I did for a little bit. But today I list these not as excuses, rather as marks of mere life.
The beauty of being a mom solopreneur is that I am the master of my plan. I make the rules, I can change them. I can be okay with my decisions because let’s be honest: I have to be. Entrepreneurs must own the decisions we make, including the ones that take us slightly off original course.
So I adjust my deadlines. I re-prioritize. I set new course, and plan for more bumps along the way.
I’ll get to that 90 Days, and I’ll be fine. So will you. Stop beating yourself up. It’s counterproductive. Get mad at yourself or go have an ugly entrepreneur cry if you need to, and then GET OVER IT. Stand up straight, dust yourself off, flash a smile (smiling helps get the adrenaline back, trust me!), and get back on track. Weed out anything unnecessary and put yourself back on a fast track to reaching your goals. If you don’t, you have no one else to blame but yourself, and neither do I.
So HAPPY MONDAY, I say! Today I celebrate the things that took me slightly off course this month, like designing and then watching my kids fill out these Father’s Day books for my sweet hubby.
I think things like this are totally worth the delay in progress. And today? We get to pick up the cool guy in the photos above from the airport and hear about his adventures.
Then tomorrow? We get to do this all over again.
PS: I can also celebrate that building a new website is at least mostly off my To Do list. :) What do you guys think of the new site??