How are you doing during this crazy time of the COVID19 pandemic? Have you found ways to keep some sanity in your life and your business? It’s a difficult time for so many, but life keeps forging ahead… have you been able to find new motivation or small wins in your days and weeks?
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Today we are going to be talking about how I have found balance during this disruption of a pandemic.
A Legacy Life
Living a legacy life is super important to me. It was one of the biggest reasons I left corporate behind. I had to make a decision at the beginning of this pandemic to answer the calling of my family, my company and my students.
My life is defined by several roles; mom, wife, mentor, family leader, housewife, friend, business owner and volunteer. These are the most valuable roles to me and I want to leave a legacy within all of those areas.
I was super sad and scared when this all started, and it all felt so overwhelming at the beginning because of the uncertainty. This state is not a normal place for me and I had to decide to allow myself to feel it, and sit with it for a while. Being an operations person who likes solutions this was uncomfortable.
Afterwards, as I was trying to figure out how this whole situation was going to affect my family, I remember feeling a burst of motivation to move forward and focus on getting back to living that legacy life.
Here is a glimpse of what I’ve been doing to stay sane and balanced during this pandemic.
Prioritizing my health
I got back to the priority that helps me feel the most sane, which is concentrating on my health. I had more time since my kids were home, and decided to dedicate that time to myself. I’ve made the time to take really long walks, and this is the time I have so many great realizations about my business.
I’ve also resumed journaling. I figured out that if I don’t do it in the morning, I find it is less motivational and encouraging… basically not the best version of me. Journaling is so helpful when I look back and see the growth.
Leave It To My Kids
I have teenagers, and with homeschooling it has been important to let go and allow them to take ownership of their work. I started out micromanaging them, which was satisfying for me originally… but I had to let go and let them own their successes.
Also, my kids are both competitive with their sports, and I decided not to beg them to do their practices. The same with kids chores… I’ve set the expectations and they know what is required.
“I’ve had to detach myself from their successes and failures and I’m now a support system rather than a drill sergeant.”
Decided To Go BIG On My Business
I’ve made some really big shifts since February and have never felt more aligned and more excited than ever to dig into what is ahead. I usually launch twice a year, but I realized that I already had applications coming in. So instead of my next planned launch which was in September, I decided to start serving and meeting the need on a different time table.
“I’ve learned to be flexible and to dive into the things that are giving me life and breath at that moment.”
I also tried a different launch format, and have felt so much more aligned with this method. It has also led to an overwhelming response. More about that on next week’s episode!
Revolutionized My Program
The Director of Operations certification program has doubled its content and trainings, and has added 7 additional coaches including an accountability coach and 6 expert coaches.
I had limited my calendar to two coffee chats per week, but I’ve decided to connect more. It just felt right to open up my calendar to people who had a similarly aligned message. I’ve had wonderful thoughtful conversations, which has made me realize I needed to get back into the connecting game.
We have all felt the chaos and unpredictability of this time, but these are the things that have allowed me to thrive. After getting through a few months of this, I feel more on fire in my business, and see something for myself that was so much bigger. I don’t know if this would have happened had it not been for this strange situation.
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