Last Friday I spoke at Network Ireland’s Conference. A new mother in the audience described how in order to get everything done, she processes her email on her smart phone while breastfeeding.
Having a small child or children in the house while trying to start a business is hard work. Babies are very dependent of your time and if you didn’t multitask you feel like you’d never get anything done.
I know how it feels because I have been there. I sat typing away on my laptop with my new born strapped to my chest in a rainbow coloured sling. I multitasked with my attention always elsewhere. The first time I was truly present with my two youngest boys was on a twelve hour flight to South Africa. I played with them fully immersed, for once not thinking about business tasks or household chores that I could be doing.
These years of my life can be described as push, strive, drive, my mind always active, never satisfied.
In my opinion it doesn’t work, either you burn yourself out or your children loose out on your time and attention.
You can do Anything not Everything
The only way to make it work is to identify your priorities and eliminate all the rest of the things that take up your time.
As David Allen reminds us “You can do anything but not everything”
If you can’t seem to fit it all in, either you are trying to do too much or you are wasting your time on things that don’t matter.
When you identify your priorities, clear out the clutter from your life and organize what is left over, then you can achieve the things that you want to achieve.
Life shouldn’t pass you by in a blur, take time to appreciate each day, each moment. When your child tries to tell you about what happened in school or about a silly television programme or game. Stop, put down your smart phone and really listen not just to the words but listen to the emotion behind the words. The excitement, the wonder, the innocence and feel grateful. It won’t be long before your child is a teenager and you will be lucky to get 5 words from them.
In Get Set for Success, I will show you a way to achieve your goals with less stress and more ease. In 7 weeks you will learn how to focus on what you want and make a plan to go out and get it.
I have included a course overview
Get Set for Success – 7 Weeks to a Happier More Organized You
Week 1 –
Clearing and Organizing your Space
Clearing and Organizing Your Mind
Goal Setting Mania
Installing Positive Habits
Goal Setting Tools
Removing the Barriers Preventing Your Success
Full Details of the Course will follow with the start date, cost and sign up details and as a subscriber to ciaraconlon.com you will receive a substantial discount.