Welcome to Coffee & Hustle with Carla Stiles of Designedbycarla, featuring Erica DeSpain to discuss "The Art of Harmonizing Life and Business for Success."
You are a role model in the community for discussing how to find balance in today's business world. I know you keep a tight and organized schedule, so how do you manage interruptions? Can you share your daily routine and tips for balancing a business with motherhood? Time is everything!
Here are some tips to help you manage your time and achieve a work-life balance:
- Be intentional with your time: Set aside time to sit down and evaluate your schedule. Figure out what’s working and what isn’t. Have things changed over the past few months? What should you do differently? This approach to scheduling will help you remain focused on work-life balance, keeping you productive at work and present at home. I set aside one day a week when I don’t take meetings, and that day is entirely devoted to focusing on my own projects.
- Know when to say yes - and no: Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to do it all. With all the responsibilities of being a female entrepreneur, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Accepting help isn’t a sign of weakness or failure; instead, it’s vital to achieving the work-life balance many seek. Say “yes” to help when you need it.
- Stop comparing: In the age of social media, it’s far too easy to compare yourself to others. You might see a mother who seems to be doing everything with her children while running her own business. What is her secret? Does she know something you don’t? Is she doing something different or better than you are? Remember that each person’s experience as an entrepreneur is different, and everyone encounters their own unique challenges.
In the Coffee & Hustle podcast, Erica from All Things Madison shares her experience as an entrepreneur and how she turned her dream into a reality. She talks about her passion for incorporating the advertising and information people need to know in her platform. Erica also answers rapid-fire questions about her personal life and gives a shoutout on finding and connecting with her.Support the show
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