How to take back your time

Well, it’s just a few hours before the #MomBiz Salon twitter  party that I so enjoy hosting.

And here I am, trying to manage my kids who are exhausted at the end of the day, spend a little quality time with my husband who is just home from work, and ready myself for my next scheduled “office hours” at the end of a long day of mothering. My two preschoolers and I spent the day grocery shopping, running errands, playing in the back yard and enjoying the 65-degree weather at the park today, so we’re all kinda pooped.

I bet your life sounds kinda similar, huh?

This blending of roles and responsibilities is not only normal for us mompreneurs–it’s healthy. Although it may sound a little chaotic, today represents the normal “flow” of my schedule. I planned it to look the way it looked. It follows the normal routine of our week. And it’s my job to make sure that I spend my time doing what is most important to me. That doesn’t mean it’s not hard sometimes, or that I’m never tired, or that I don’t still get overwhelmed and stressed out with all there is to do in my life. But as a general rule, I love my life and I honor my top priorities in how I choose to spend my time.

Do you feel you can say the same thing?

Tonight’s #MomBiz Salon will center on a conversation about time management. Most of us feel like we don’t have enough time, and while that’s totally normal, it can also cause us to feel rather powerless about how our life goes. We’ll be talking about several strategies mompreneurs can use to spend their time powerfully during the #MomBiz Salon tonight, so I hope you’ll be joining us.

In addition, I have created an online coaching program for mom entrepreneurs who need help with time management, but don’t have time to commit to live coaching programs to make the healthy changes they need to make. The program, called “Take Back Your Time,” is a four-week program that delivers two e-course modules to you each week for four weeks. Each of the modules offers a lesson and some questions for you to answer so you can immediately apply the lesson to your life. You can simply do the work yourself, or you have the option of submitting your responses/questions to me for feedback. It’s a great way to get real coaching support on your personal time management challenges, and you can do it on your own schedule (like when the baby wakes you up in the middle of the night and you can’t fall back asleep :).

Here are the details of the program:

What: Take Back Your Time online coaching program

Week 1: Learning to Let Your Values & Priorities Drive Your Choices
Week 2: Creating the Right Boundaries & Routines to Give You Enough Time
Week 3: Finding More Time by Automating
Week 4: How to (and What to) Delegate

When: Start anytime, and you’ll be enrolled for four weeks

Where: Wherever you can login on a computer

How: Register here for the Take Back Your Time Program.

You will be taken to a login page at www.jigsawbox.com/signup/mombizmakeover to create your account. That will allow you to make your payment arrangements and give you immediate access to your private online coaching program, which is delivered via a platform called JigsawBox.com. You’ll receive two modules each week, and can submit your questions to your coach (me!) for feedback during your 30 day program access.

Why: Because the sooner you acknowledge how you’re making choices about spending your time and the sooner you decide to OWN your choices, the happier you’ll feel with what you get done in a day!

Fee: $79 for all eight lessons (four per week) and personal email coaching with Lara during your program term

BONUS: Register for the “Take Back Your Time” program by midnight Thursday, April 29th, and get access to a one-hour, live group coaching call with Lara on Friday, April 30th at 10:30am PT / 1:30 pm ET for Take Back Your Time program participants! This call alone is worth $125, and it’s my gift to you if you make a quick decision to get started with your program this week!

I hope you’ll join us at the #MomBiz party tonight! Please leave your comments and questions about time management below and I’ll do my best to address them!

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