One day of focus to Get It Done

Summer is no longer tomorrow… eeek… it’s today. We are already experiencing the mompreneur dance of having kids home and trying to work. It’s not so productive.

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Do you have projects planned for this summer that need to get done? Not sure when you can fit it in? Have you been procrastinating on a business related project that will help your business grow?

Ladies, I can suggest topics, actions, and projects all day long I know are valuable for growing your business. Now it’s time for you to set the agenda for what YOU know NEEDS to happen this summer to increase your success as a mompreneur. We are here to support you.

Introducing: Mom Biz Get It Done Days

Join me and my Mom Biz Retreat co-founder, Shelagh Cummins, for a one-day virtual workshop this summer! We have three Get It Done Days scheduled this summer–opportunities for you to clear your calendar for a single day to stay focused and accountable on the projects you need to get done.

Stop thinking you are going to squeeze that important project in between sprinkler time and nap time. Be intentional and register for 1, 2 or all 3 of our Get It Done Day Virtual workshops.

Register now!

Our first Summer Mom Biz Get It Done Day is on Monday, June 25th! Get the details here and register asap to reserve your spot! As soon as you register, we’ll send you the Get It Done Day workbook (PDF file) which has all the info you need to prepare for your powerful work day.

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Want Your Mom Biz Question Answered?

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I can honestly say that I never planned on being a radio show host, but it was only a matter of time that a person who loves to talk as much as I do could avoid it.

Back in March I signed up for an account with BlogTalkRadio and clicked a button that created my own show. A day later, I produced my first episode that was (and still is) available all over the internet. I couldn’t believe how simple it was, and I had no idea how much I’d enjoy doing it.

There is no shortage of “content” for my show–in fact, I tend to create my Audio Blogs around conversations, questions and problems that come up in my coaching sessions with my mompreneur clients. They love hearing their topics addressed on the show.

Do you have a question about your business that you’d like to hear featured on my show? Are you trying to figure out how to market what you sell, or why you can’t close a sale, or why everyone seems to love what you offer but they won’t pay for it? Or are you fed up with being the “only one” who can handle things in your life or your household, and really wish you could get some help? Tired of feeling angry, guilty or tense around the kids during the day since you know you have a week’s worth of work to get done–while being the fulltime caretaker of your children?

I understand all these feelings. I’ve been in most of these situations myself. So have nearly all of the mompreneurs I work with. And sometimes you just need to know that you’re not the only one experiencing these things or feeling this way (which I assure you–you’re not!). If you have a topic you’d like to hear or know more about, either leave a comment here or email me (lara at mombizcoach dot com), and I’ll respond to you immediately. I’ll do my best to feature all questions/comments in an upcoming Audio Blog on the Mom Biz Coach Show.

Want to know if I’ve already covered something of interest to you? You can browse the mom entrepreneur podcast archives here.

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Adios, SuperMom!

I just finished reading a great post by a fellow momblogger. The title was “Working from home and feeling guilty?” (see the post here: www.workathomemombootcamp.wordpress.com)

No doubt most moms who work from home have felt some degree of guilt about doing so. I know I have.

I remember trying out the “supermom” gig when I had my first son six years ago. My best friend even bought me a cape (ha!), which eventually fell to the floor of our hall closet and collected dirt and dust from all the boots and shoes thrown on top of it. Sigh…

Six years and three kids later, I’ve finally figured out how to be satisfied with myself as a woman, a wife, a mom and an entrepreneur. It was no small feat. I learned some big lessons about compassion (for myself as well as others) and acceptance. I ate a large helping of humble pie. I gave up trying to do it all, and to do it all perfectly. Now my kids are happy, their hair is really never combed, my house is sometimes tidy and somewhat clean, my business is growing, my marriage is evolving, and I am surrounded by loving family and friends. Those are the biggies.

In fact, when I think about it, my life looks a lot more like “super” now than it did when I was trying so hard to be perfect.

Maybe I should go find that cape?

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