There is a myth in this industry (and for women in business in general) that we can create a perfect balance between our career and our family. Or at least try to.
And that myth causes us to feel like we are either giving too much to our business and not enough to our family, or vice versa.
It causes guilt and guilt leads to questioning yourself and your ability to run your business and your home and be successful at both.
If one of the main reasons we started direct sales businesses in the first place is to have more time freedom, why are we feeling LESS freedom and MORE guilt?????
Because we have this idea that we are supposed to be able to "do it all" all the time!!!!
Now, don't get me wrong, I KNOW women are magical creatures that are amazing and able to do incredible things....
We need to give ourselves a break and have some perspective about what it really means to "do it all".
I prefer to think of balance this way:
Some days will be about your kids. Someone is sick, you want to play hooky and go to the zoo, you cuddle in bed and take a nap instead of getting on your team call.
Some days will be about your business. You have a deadline, a big sale, a training to prepare for.
Some days will be a mix of both business and family where you gloriously handle it all with grace and ease and feel like Superwoman.
And some days will be a crazy, stressful, chaotic nightmare where you don't feel like you've served your business OR your family and you want to curl in a ball and cry.
And all of those days are OK.
If you missed the training, you can access it here The Myth of Balance
We should be able to create a perfect balance between career and family
If we are Organized, we'll have Balance
If you focus on your business your family will suffer
If you focus on your family, your business will suffer
Leslie's TOP TIPS!
Decide what Balance looks like for YOU!
Create clear expectations!
Be kind to yourself
IT'S OK TO WING IT!!!!!!!!
See you next week!
Leslie is an 8 year veteran of the direct sales industry. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 8 year old son. She loves traveling, wine and helping women run amazing, fulfilling businesses.