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I’m not your Superwoman.

I’m so inspired.

Last night, I attended a vision board party called Position to Win. (To get more information on this, email my friend here.) We, as women, got together, shared our struggles, our goals, and parts of our lives with each other.

One of the things mentioned was the idea of trying to do everything all by ourselves. A mindset that I’ve struggled with in the past but, to which I BOLDLY testified I no longer did. No longer do I don my Superwoman cape and bear all of the burdens that enter my space every day. No longer do I obligate myself when I’d rather go home, have a seat, and catch up on my T.V. shows. No longer do I feel guilty when I make myself a priority. But wait…

This morning, I woke up to a twinge of conviction. This feeling was all too familiar and I know now that my statement about not being Superwoman, was not COMPLETELY true.

Of course I don’t have a cool, sexy suit to put on when I’m saving the day. Nor can I just fly up into the outer edges of the atmosphere to conquer the day. (Wait…does Superwoman fly?) And yes, I was truthful about what I mentioned before but…

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I’m still trying to be Superwoman. I still try to do everything, meet every deadline, accomplish every goal. I didn’t recognize that this was the case because I’d learned to say “no” to people. I’d learned that I’m important, that I’m a priority.

What I didn’t see was that my businesses…that baby that I birthed four years ago and the one I was currently laboring to birth? Yes, them…Those two are super demanding and if I’m not careful, I will meet that super demand with a super effort. One that I don’t always have.

See, here’s the deal. We assume this role of “savior” because we either have trust (fear) issues or pride issues. In business, it’s that you don’t trust that someone else knows more than you or has a skill set that is better than yours OR, God forbid you just need help. I don’t know if I’m scared to delegate or if I just want to boast about the fact that I’m doing it alone but, either way, I’m taking this cape off. (Although this suit IS pretty sexy!)

Do you suffer from Superwoman or Superman complex? Do you find yourself trying to save everyone (or, in my case, everything?) Join me in making this a goal for this year: I will do what I can do and that will be enough.

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Yes! Let’s get it!

Me Time…Demand it!

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So, if you own your own business, you can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of things that need to be done, meetings, phone calls…blah, blah, blah. I realized today how time just zoomed by and I was so engrossed in what I was doing, that I missed it. I worked for twelve hours and didn’t even feel it.

I read somewhere that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Today, that saying became ever so real to me. It’s refreshing. I spent the last fifteen+ years of my life doing what I had to do to get by. Today…I did what I loved.

As refreshing as that is, it’s also scary. I’m a workaholic and this can easily lead to burn out. So, this is what I decided to do. Every day…EVERY DAYwill start and end with “me time”. Yup…me time. It’s not selfish to take some time for yourself. it’s actually pretty healthy.

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Yesterday, I took a walk and listened to Joel Osteen speak about keeping a picture of what you want before you. I then came home, made breakfast for everyone, made some green tea, ate, drank, and went over my to-do list for the day. That wretched to-do list! Lol… Last night, I took a bath instead of a shower and relaxed while watching season 5 of Grey’s Anatomy (Don’t judge…I’m a late bloomer.)

Entrepreneur tip for the day: Demand your “me time”. It will help you regenerate, focus, and stay relaxed.

How do you like to spend “me time”?