It is no easy task, to stay on task. RIGHT!?
I didn’t know how much harder and yet easier things would get after having a kid.
On one hand, your schedule is not your own. You are a slave to your house during nap time and your previous life of just leaving on a whim, disappears.
On the other hand, you learn how to get 1,200 things done in less than that two hour nap time.
I’m actually writing during his nap time right now and I have a list of like 10 tasks I need to finish for my business, but I thrive under pressure and they don’t need to be done for four days.
Let me share with you the task list of a successful biz owner with no team (yet).
- Creating PowerPoints for Break Free Mastermind training.
- Writing a book
- Finishing a product so my graphic designer can start creating the look
- paying Costco, Amazon and regular credit card
- Enrolling early birds into the Activate your Gifts Retreat (the planning process hasn’t even begun yet and we’re less than 3 months away)
- Sending session notes to private clients
- Creating a 5 day challenge with free guides and an opt in page
- Sending welcome letters to retreaters
- Trying to figure out what I can automate
- Social media for my second Instagram account “In My Sweats” named after my podcast
- Recording a new podcast
I told my Fearful to Fit Fam that I’d be taking them on the journey with me. I wanted to show more behind the scenes of the unglam life of owning a biz and really doing 20% coaching and 80% biz.
In the last three years I went from $1,000 – $3,000 per month and now I’m averaging over $14,000 per month.
This is why I’m letting you in on the not so pretty. The 12-14 hour work days and why I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but this.
So, what’s it like owning a biz with two learning disabilities?
I use them to fire me up.
Having ADD and ADHD means I can do A LOT at one time. Like a scatter brained mongoose on the loose. She’s crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s but it’s more of a round about way then the rest of them.
I finish everything I start.
That wasn’t the case a few years ago. It’s a muscle I’ve had to grow and it pays off immensely.
I’m also more committed to plans than I ever have been.
I’m a deep feeler, like so many of us ADD women.
And when I don’t feel my peppiest, I don’t want to be around people.
If I’m already zapped, I don’t want to be more zapped.
BUT if I constantly go with my feelings, I’d never leave the house!
So, I’m pretty good now…***instantly flashed to my toddler not sleeping and me canceling all my plans.***
Here are the best ways I know how to cope with a very active, excited mind:
Write it down. Whatever it is. Write that shit down. An idea? A grocery item? A bill you have to pay?
Say it out loud. Tell someone your idea and see how they respond. Are they like, “OOOooooooooo” or “oh?”
Walk outside or on the treadmill. THIS IS KEY to moving stuck energy around. I do jumping jacks and jump up and down before I give a master class to hype myself up.
Take deep breaths before doing a Facebook Live. I do this to calm my nerves. Some days I don’t want to be seen, I want to hide in my house under the comfiest blanket ever, but I don’t. Wanting vs. doing = two very different things
Turn the music on. When you feel stuck or stagnant – pump that shit up and start a family dance party or even party of one.
I took meds for ADD for four years and it royally screwed me up. I cut out sugar, gluten and dairy a long time ago and it helped immensely. I drink green juices and smoothies for energy and clearing the foggy head. I love basil and herbs and use them to heighten the taste of food – and they are epstein barr killers (I have it) so I use natural herbs to kill the pathogens.
I stay away from caffeine. It makes me panicky and sweaty.
I drink tons of water.
But these things don’t work for everybody. I developed a blueprint for my diagnosis and help other female biz owners do the same with their diagnosis.