Let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time, Charmaine was a stressed-out mamma that was always on edge. I was always anticipating and doing. My schedule was packed tighter than Daisy Dukes shorts. Life sucked, it felt like I lived in that movie Groundhog Day where each day provided the same scenario. I was depressed, ill, and exhausted, I didn’t think I had any other options.
I watched my mom and the women around me do it all with little to no help. They rarely asked for help and if they did it was only after they were hella stressed.
Have you adopted the life of your mother? You take care of everyone consistently except you because “that’s what a good mom does.”
It’s time to crush the myth of doing it all, alone and it’s time to use your family like the team they are. You are undermining your team’s strengths by not allowing them to shine. Allowing them not to serve and support the team helps no one.
I’m going to give you 3 quick things you can do now to get your family to become more of a unit. Here’s what I know for sure:
“Until you get your family set up as a team you will always struggle with your business.”
That’s right your family and your business are connected because they both have you in common. I found that I struggled the most in my business was when I didn’t use the full support of my family.
How to Crush the Myth of Doing It All
So here goes:
- Get clear – Get clear on your vision. The reason why our team doesn’t ‘get’ us is that we aren’t even clear on what we want and why. It’s much easier to support someone that knows the big picture.
- Communicate – If you’re aren’t communicating with your team consistently, start with 15 minutes a day. Start off talking about anything the weather or your favorite TV show. Regular communication will build trust and camaraderie. If possible, start eating more meals at the table. Dinner for us is a non-negotiable time to check in and connect, no phones, no tablets, just family.
- Have fun – If you don’t have a family fun night you’re so missing out. Go old school and get some board games or go new school and get your favorite game system. Make time each week to have fun with your team.
You might be saying, “Charmaine how does this get my family to help me and support me from doing it all alone?” Here’s how, when you are truly present and connecting with your team asking for help becomes easier. Talking about money becomes easier, saying how you feel and what you need becomes easier. The more everyone feels connected the more they want to support the big goal.
I know you’re ready to get your business and family to stop fighting over you. I know it’s no fun to feel like you’re paying attention to one but feel like you’re neglecting the other. Mom guilt is so real, but it’s time to silence the guilt and stand in your power.
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Your thoughts please:
What was your largest takeaway from this post? I would love to hear which one of these tips you’re going to try so that I can serve, support, or celebrate you in creating an empowered life.
Until Next Time
Love Yourself Love Your Family + Love Your Business