#1 The Never Ending To Do List
Have you ever been able to finish every.single.thing. off of your to-do list?
Has your to-do list ever literally been empty?
Didn’t think so.
And that’s why this is the #1 reason you feel like you got nothing done.
Because even after all of your hard work, that never-ending, mile long list of stuff ya’ still gotta do is staring back at you.
My to-do list honestly used to haunt me in my dreams, until I kicked it to the curb for good & became more productive than ever.
#2 No End in Sight
Raise your hand if sometimes it legit just feels like every day you start with a new great idea, or have a new thing you want to test out, only to feel defeated by the end of the week (or maybe even by the end of the day.)
Sometimes there are things that seem like great solutions to our current problems, when in reality they are just quick fixes. Like sticking a bandaid on to your biz, we all know bandaids don’t last.
What you really need are some crystal-clear long-term goals about where you wanna take your biz.
Now before you think I’m crazy, I’m not talking about sticking some day-dream fantasy on your wall to motivate you for a few days before you get discouraged.
I’m talking about taking the time to envision where you really want this biz to be when you feel like you can finally shout “I’ve made it” from the rooftops.
#3 The Productivity Blackhole
When you sit down to start working, how do you decide what to do first?
Do you check your never-ending to-do list?
Look for the easiest thing to do just so you can feel good crossing something off?
Or check out your notifications, convincing your self you have to keep up with your social media when really you’re just
Yeah, I’ve totally done all of those things too.
And you know what, I never felt like I got anything done.
When you sit down to work, you gotta have a plan. But not just any plan will do.
You have to have a plan that will take you one day closer to shouting “I’ve made it” from the rooftops.
One day closer to finally having the biz you’ve always wanted.
And unfortunately scrolling through Instagram for 30 minutes probably isn’t the way you’re gonna get closer to that goal.
You need to break down your “I’ve made it” biz into daily actionable steps that you can actually work on.
So break out a notebook or a biz planner and get started with a real plan.
Any mama who has ever tried to work from home has faced this, yep, its mom-guilt.
It’s that feeling to doing so much, but never doing enough.
Never being present enough, not being Pinterest-worthy, never providing enough, just not being enough for our little ones.
And let me tell you now. It isn’t even just work at home moms, all moms feel this.
But as a mama working from home, it can be so difficult to choose between working to grow your biz, and spending time with your little ones.
And you know the answer? Don’t choose.
Don’t ever let yourself try to do both.
Because I think we all know those time you try to do both, you actually end up doing neither.
And you’ll get pretty frustrated about the whole situation… Or is that just me?
Best way to fight the #momguilt? Setting up clear family boundaries & sticking to them.
Figure out what you and your family need to feel connected and loved, and work your biz around those boundaries, not the other way around.
After all, you started your online biz to spend more time with your family, amiright?
#5 Doing allthethings
Let’s face it, whether you like it or not, you’re human.
You get tired.
You get burnt out.
Sometimes you’re gonna have bad days, or be exhausted after taking care of a teething baby.
And there’s nothing wrong with any of that.
But there is something wrong with running a biz that requires you to be working all.the.time.
You wanna know why? Because it probably means that you are just maintaining your biz, instead of growing your biz.
Take a hard look in the productivity mirror and ask your self what you’re actually doing every day.
Does it bring you a step closer to your “I’ve made it” biz? If not, cross it out & never even think about it again.
Is it something you can automate? Then set it & forget it.
Is it a task you can batch each week, or better yet each month? Make a plan, batch it & move on to crushing bigger & better biz goals.
At the end of the day, you need a biz that works for you, not a biz that has you working 40+ hours a week after the kids are in bed.
Do you struggle with feeling unsuccessful? Let me know in the comments.
Also, let me know if you have questions about anything in this post.
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