As a mother of three young children and the owner of a successful business, Lauren Golden knows busyness and stress well; but she refuses to live in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead, she takes control of her life by taking control of her TIME.
In this week’s episode, Lauren teaches us three of her best strategies for creating more time as we juggle motherhood and all of the other worthy aspects of our life:
1) Saying “no” sometimes (and “no” doesn’t mean “never”)
2) Using the acronym D.R.O.P it as a way to reduce what’s on our list
3) Prioritizing her to-do list using “The Daily Five”
We hope this episode helps you during this busy holiday season!
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Lauren’s Website: https://www.thefreemamamovement.com/go
The Free Mama Movement on Facebook:
Lauren’s Book: The Free Mama: How to Work from Home, Control your Schedule, and Make More Money (launching Thurs, Dec 13): https://amzn.to/2QniKwx
Patrice Washington: “I’m Not Above Backing Out” https://www.patricewashington.com/relationships/im-not-above-backing-out/
Some of you may see this episode title and think, “YES! I need this!” Others may think, “Not for me–I don’t have any intention of starting a business.”
But believe it or not, this episode is for ALL mamas. Because I think all of us want to involve our children in the passions that are important to us.
Today’s guest is Tonya Dalton of inkWELL Press. She is a powerhouse business woman and a loving wife and mother of two. She built several businesses from her home while her kids were young, and she has so many practical tips on how to do just that. Within her takeaways, she also talks about empowering our kids to contribute to the home, modeling for them how to have boundaries and work as a team, and teaching them how to plan ahead and use their time wisely.
I really think this episode has golden nuggets for EVERY mama, no matter what you do for work–take a listen and let me know if you agree!
Tonya’s Website: inkwellpress.com
- Weekly Kickstart: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/weekly-planning-notepad
- Daily Download: https://inkwellpress.com/collections/organizational-notepads-for-weekly-daily-planning/products/daily-download-notepad
Tonya’s Podcast, ‘Productivity Paradox’: https://ppx.inkwellpress.com/
Past ‘3 in 30’ episodes that further this topic:
“How to Get Your Kids to Do a Daily Quiet Time” podcast: http://3in30podcast.com/quiet_time/
“How to Find Time for Personal Development as a Mom: The 3 Ps”: http://3in30podcast.com/3Ps/
If you often go to bed feeling like you will never get caught up on all of your responsibilities, wondering how you could’ve worked so hard all day and still have a massive to-do list, this episode is for you.
April Perry, the co-founder of the websites Power of Moms and Learn Do Become, shares a step-by-step process for getting out of overwhelm. April has spent thousands of hours developing time management systems that help important people–from business leaders to mothers–organize their *minds* so they can focus on their true priorities, get more done, and be more present with their families during downtime.
In this episode, April explains this process in detail:
1) Make an ACCURATE list of all of the projects you have brewing in your mind. (Include for your family, for you, and beyond.)
2) Narrow that list to no more than 7-8 projects to tackle this month. Put that shorter list in a visible place to reference often.
3) Using that list, identify tiny “next actions” that will move each project forward.
For more about April’s organization systems, please visit learndobecome.com/STEP.