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If in doubt, choose the kids

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"If in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time to choose work later" Anna Quindlen

 

What does this quote bring up for you?

This photo was taken about 8 years ago when we lived in Abu Dhabi - I remember it so vividly because it was so hot that beads of sweat popped up through his facepaint instantly!

And I really felt this quote strongly then.
This is when I started setting up my current business - an online community and membership for women anywhere around the world to support them in their quest to work flexibly around their families by running businesses on their own terms.
And today as I write this, my kids are nearly 16 and 11 and I can say this quote still really resonates because now I am coming out the other side, where there is much more time to choose work.
I know that it can be frustrating when you have younger kids and you're desperate to make headway in your business.
 
Like me, you might actually love working on it - it might fill you up in a way that staying at home with the kids does not (and it's ok to feel that).
But try not to put the pressure on yourself to be in such a rush.
 
While the kids are young and need more of you, enjoy building the foundations of a solid scalable business, so that as the children grow and you have more time to work, your business can grow with you too.
If we want a Life-Friendly business we need to be super time-savvy, and that means knowing what your focus is, and getting systems and processes in place to support you with that.
So that on the next bank holiday weekend, summer break or Christmas holiday you are able to step away from your computer and enjoy time with the kids (if that's what you choose).
 

 

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