Have you ever wondered if you were an animal what type of animal you’d be? OK, maybe not but I have after observing a man with a dog that just seemed to have his essence. You’ve seen people who sorta ”go” with their animals.
Tonight after dinner I was talking with Alex, my middle son. He is such a doll. He is insightful, intelligent and interesting. The kind of person who even if I hadn’t given birth to him I would choose to hang out with. I asked him “the question” while we were chatting. What is the question you wonder? Well, this question will give you immediate insight into how you stack up in virtually any and every aspect of your life—if you are brave enough to ask it! Are you ready? Are you sure?
Remember the Charlie Brown happiness book? You know, the one with Lucy on the front hugging Snoopy? I love that book. I still own it actually. The book summarizes life and what it takes to be happy. In case you don’t remember this little jewel here is a few ”happiness” entries:
“The struggle bus”. I heard that term recently and it made me laugh. Can you relate? We all know people that seem to have a permanent seat on it! Let’s admit it, sometimes we ourselves are on it. Why? Well some people are just not that bright. The same mistake is repeated over and over. When I encounter people in this category it reminds me of watching a fly bounce off a window pane trying desperately to get outside.
I interview moms everyday who fall under three categories: millionaire moms, experts in their field or moms with amazing stories. Today, I interviewed a lady that has an amazing story, Michelle Renee from Women Who Dream Big.
As a mom and entrepreneur we must consistently exhibit laser focus to achieve work goals. After all, work at home moms are typically limited to the hours our children are napping or are at school. You must learn to focus on the 3 activities each day that hands down move your business ahead the furthest. Busy work does not count. We all have busy work. The successful among overcome this and stay focused on growth. If you aren’t sure what those tasks are here is a hint: whatever makes the cash register ring!
For some reason the rhyme “What are little girls and boys made of” popped into my mind this morning. You know “sugar and spice and everything nice”. If someone asked me what little entrepreneurial moms were made of? I would answer an equal spilt of flexibility and focus. Of course, sugar and spice are important traits to because we must be able to motivate people to see our points of view (sugar) and sometimes lay down the law (spice).
Once I read in order to figure out what you should do for a living you should make a list of things you really like to do and do exceptionally well. You know I keep it real for you so here is what I wrote: