If you’re a parent in addition to being an entrepreneur, you know the struggle you sometimes have in giving both roles your all (don’t even get me started about the other roles you’ve got: spouse, sibling, child, friend!). But trust me: you can kill it as both a business owner and a parent. It just takes a little planning and balance.
- Be 100%
If you work from home and have small children, you might think it makes sense to keep them home with you. But let me ask you a question: will your business thrive or suffer as a result? Most of us find it hard to fully dedicate ourselves to our businesses when we’ve got kids distracting us, and we don’t do our kids any favors by checking our email when we’re supposed to be watching them ice skate.
Whichever role you’re in, be there fully. That means you have to stop multitasking between the two, and you may get less done. But you’ll get it done well if you’re fully focused.
- Talk to Your Kids About Entrepreneurship
Children tend to feel a disconnect if you’re away from home and they don’t have a clue what you’re doing. So talk to them; tell them about the big project you’re working on, and explain why it’s keeping you working late for a few weeks. Take them to the office so they can see what you do. They’ll feel more vested in your success if they’re a part of it. Continue reading “How to Be a Rockstar Business Owner AND Parent” »