Aug 22, 2007

Balancing Life & Online Business Tips

 Balancing Home & Online Business Internet Marketing Sweetie Meme

Alice Seba of Internet Marketing Sweetie has tagged me to share my “Top 5 Balancing Home & Online Business Tips” I'm not sure I'm the best person to be doing this as I have a really hard time balancing the two, but here are my tips for what they are worth. Who knows, maybe I'll take some of my own advice! ;-)

Here Are My Top 5 Tips

Tip #1: Plan for your plan to go wrong sometimes!
No matter how well I plan things, it never seems to go exactly as I had hoped. Whether it's my sitter falls through for the day, mother nature thinks I shouldn't be working and decides to throw a thunderstorm my way (this has happened A LOT lately thanks to these extremely hot days here), or I wake up to a phone call that I need to run important errands for hubby because I completely let them slip my mind, it's usually something that takes my well planned out day and throws it right down the drain.

Tip #2: Organization, Organization, Organization
This is one thing I KNOW needs to be done, but I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to organizing so that I am more functional and don't spend unnecessary time looking for things that if I had just put them back where they belonged I wouldn't have wasted that time.

Tip #3: Scheduling
There are only so many hours in a day, right? So, why do I seem to think I can add more?

Tip #4: Set aside time, even if on a whim to spend a day without the computer, but just enjoying hubby and the boys.

Tip #5: And, on those days that it all just seems too much...steal away in the bedroom, bathroom, or anywhere else I can find, to have a good cry and a good prayer! Sometimes, it can get overwhelming and I know all of you wahms reading this know what I mean when I say, sometimes we just need a good CRY! So go for it...get it all out and then if you're the praying kind, leave it all in God's hands and watch what happens!

And now, I’m tagging the following 4 people to join in on the fun and help other online business owners (including myself) with their tips for balancing home and business:

Tagee #1 Nell Taliercio of Casual Friday Everyday

Tagee #2 Jen Houck of One Mom's World

Tagee #3 Nicole Dean of Nicole on the Net

Tagee #4 Mila Sidman

If you’ve been tagged, simply copy and paste the text below and fill in the blanks with your home and online business balancing tips...I'm looking forward to reading everyone's tried and true tricks of the trade! :)


casual friday everyday said...

hey there you are. hehe i thought you had dropped off the face of the earth!

Tishia said...

Organization is definitely a huge key to balancing the two. And I love what you said about plan to have your plan go wrong sometimes-I never thought of 'planning' for something like that but it makes sense because right now whenever something goes wrong (like a couple weeks ago when my cable modem was hit by lightening and I had no internet connection for 1 1/2 days) I FREAK out because it puts me behind schedule. Hmm definitely a good tip and I'm going to start arranging some 'free' time in my schedule every day that will give me some lead way.

Mama Arika said...

Nell - Yep, I came out of hiding just to tag you don't you know. :)

Oh I'm so glad I helped you out Tishia. Did you know you got tagged by Alice too?