What often defines our own personal versions of balance is what we see of other people’s highlight reels on social media. Comparing ourselves to another person, thinking they have their life in balance and is perfect, only sets us up to feel failure in our own lives.
There was a time when there was no social media. No highlight reels. There was conversation about the good and the bad. Less pressure to live up to the ideal. To be super mum and business owner.
What if you could define what balance means to you? In fact, what if we changed balance to ‘your happy’? What does your happy look like in the areas of your business, life and self?
What makes you happy in business? Is it the number of clients or customers you serve? The amount of money you make every week? Is it completed tasks? Connections? Freedom to spend time with your children or yourself? Something else. What makes you happy is your balance in business.
What makes you happy in your life? How much time you spend with friends or your family? A tidy house, maybe a cleaner? A good diet without spending your time preparing all the time? Creating systems so anyone can do the domestic tasks? How much of your life tasks and pressures are impacting on your business growth? What makes you happy is your balance in life.
Finally, what makes you happy for yourself? What can you do to fill up your love tank and stay energised? Did you know if you are running on empty you cannot give to others? Your business will suffer, your relationships will suffer. If you make time for self, you will have energy to be present for your children and grow your business. While many of us will neglect this area of our life first it is essential to maintaining balance and staying happy.
The attached worksheet takes you through a three-step process which will define balance / happy for you in each of these areas. Give you an idea of where you need to improve and finally the actions you need to take to become happier in your life.
Once you are happier the magic happens. Events don’t seem so stressful. Progress is made. Even when you feel pressure in your business, life or self, you know it is only short term and you will be able to set a plan to move back into your happy place – your place of balance. The ability to pivot across your entire life, ensuring you have all your own needs met and those which are important – your children, your business, friends, family and so on.
When you understand what makes you happy, you will have balance, focus and clarity.
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Rachel Allan has been a business owner for 13 years, and a mum for 6½ years. On her business-and-baby journey she has learned a lot about life, business and herself. While it has not always been an easy ride, it has definitely been fulfilling. She feels a strong calling to share her discoveries (and the wisdom of other parents and experts) with you in this new book, When Business Meets Baby.
Rachel’s inspiration is vibrant 6½-year-old daughter Sophie, who has her own busy little life with school, dancing and swimming. Rachel is honoured to be Sophie’s mum, and she is also an author, integrated marketer, entrepreneur and property investor. From 2007 she has shared her journey with her business and life partner Craig.
Be the strong, empowered woman who grew and birthed a baby. Be the brave woman who took a leap of faith and started a business. Allow balance into your life. Allow joy and happiness. See how success will follow.
If you would like to discover more about Rachel and the services she offers, visit her at www.rachelallan.com.au.