I’m writing this at my brother’s kitchen table early this morning, although by the time it arrives in your inbox, I’ll have driven the 2.5 hours home.
On our weekly Sunday night family call, I learned my nephew was playing in a really big baseball game on Tuesday. Ok, let’s face it these two nephews of mine are playing in big games every other day, but there was special enthusiasm around this one.
So, I decided to take an impromptu jaunt to NJ to cheer him on in person
Family is one of my top values. Fun and flexibility are as well.
In the past I wouldn’t have able to drop everything and take off for high school baseball. I’d have been overwhelmed, overcommitted, or maybe just even too exhausted.
There are a few things that supported this decision…
- I’m super clear on my values and I continually reevaluate my choices to ensure my time, and commitments are in alignment with them.
- I regularly do advance planning and have created organization, structure and systems in my business which allow for this kind of spontaneity.
- I have strong boundaries with clients and with myself about work.
- Of course it doesn’t hurt that we are now more virtual than ever and I can write this newsletter at my brother’s kitchen table after having breakfast with my nephew before he goes off to school (the other one is still sleeping…hmm… what time does his school start? I digress).
Over the past twenty years I’ve created a business around my life, rather than the other way around. Entrepreneur life isn’t for everyone, but there are still ways to craft work around your life. My husband would/could never go down the entrepreneur path, but he’s made career choices that allowed him to be at school events for his daughter and leave early once a week to golf.
Believe me, I KNOW how things can go astray fast and we find ourselves off course.
As we head to the mid-year point of 2023, it’s the perfect time to look at where we’ve come this year and where we’re going. I’m doing that for myself and my business, AND I’ve created an experience for other entrepreneurs to do the same.?
How can you move a little closer to what matters.