Entrepreneurship is difficult, but running your own business while also being a single parent can be even more challenging. Being organized is essential to your success—and to your sanity! Your children need a sense of structure just as much as you do. As in all things, balance is key.
While having a structured schedule is an important part of keeping both your personal life and business running smoothly, being both an entrepreneur and a single parent requires some flexibility. Plus, the ability to be flexible is one of the many perks of entrepreneurship! Do what works for you and your children, even if it looks different from what others are doing. Create a schedule, but be clear in expectations with your clients that you reserve the right to be flexible to maintain harmony in your family.
You don’t have to do all of the things, all of the time—you’re only one person! Prioritize your time and use it on the things you can contribute the most value to. Hire a babysitter, have someone else do your laundry or clean your home, delegate those small tasks so you can focus on the bigger things—like the business you’re passionate about and your children. Decide what tasks are most important to you and go from there.
Have a Support System
Entrepreneurship is rewarding, but there will be times when you just want to throw in the towel. This is when having a support system is crucial. Having a tribe of supporters can not only help encourage and motivate you to keep going but can also help with childcare when you’re in a pinch. Include your family, friends, and mentors in your support system and you’ll be ready to face any challenges that come your way.
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