Time management fundamentals – daily, weekly, monthly planning; vision work; accountability systems; priorities—remain the same over time. But over the last quarter century our collective view of time mastery shifted.
Your passion for family time prompted you to organize your business around your kids, spouse, etc. You cherished the flexibility to juggle things and the freedom not to miss those important events. But is that really how it has turned out?
What's Your Specialty?
The morning of my first ever outdoor training session I ran into an old acquaintance. She’s a delightful woman who hosted a Kids 4 Jesus club at a neighboring parish for her daughter and friends several years ago.
We talked about how we signed up for the training group and our history with triathlons. I mentioned that although this would be my first outdoor triathlon, I had done about 10 indoor triathlons.
She asked my specialty – run, swim, or bike?
I almost said “swim”, but hesitated. I recalled my disappointing swim at the indoor triathlon I competed last month. I learned a new flip turn and completely botched it numerous times, adding an extra minute to my swim time.
It was good I didn’t say, “swim”.
My friend and I shared a lane for the workout. Despite being slightly overweight, she sped past me with her graceful stroke. Apparently, she was a high school swimmer.
Run…no I knew it wasn’t the run. I endure running because I like biking and swimming. I had recently learned a better running form so my knee didn’t hurt.
So was it the bike? I thought it might be, until I recollected our bike time trail in the last training group. I was last to finish, even behind the normally slower girl.
Okay I’m embarrassed, just answer her!
“My specialty is that I can get through all of them.”
She said, “Oh, endurance”, and she pushed off the wall like a sleek dolphin for her first set.
I dialoged with myself during my swim workout.
I am mentally tough.
I finish what I start.
I am prudent to go at my pace so I complete the race.
It’s “endurance” and “commitment”.
Those ARE my specialties!
I see it through the end.
When I set my mind to something I am committed.
Aren’t those the exact qualities you need to be a successful mompreneur!