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Hey, guys, what’s up is day number one in this series. I am totally stoked to actually get started with the filming and all the sharing of these blogging tips and mom packs. And you know what?
Better way to start the series than with utter chaos. I really wanted to give you a very authentic example of how you can fit work within your crazy life. So literally, I’m sure you can see here, I’m painting my son’s room and while this side dries, I’m going to go ahead and film my quick tip for today.
So running a blogging business is not easy for anybody. I don’t care if you are a parent or not married or not traveling or not live in this state or that state. It really doesn’t matter. It’s hard for anybody to build a blogging business.
But when you have those tiny little humans thrown in there, it’s it definitely creates a new recipe. And it’s a lot harder to find the time to fit in that business and to also, you know, juggle that that mom duty, you know, giving those little ones all the snuggles that they need and all the attention that they need.
And so today’s tip is really just about helping you change your mindset. So tip number one is I want you to check your family calendar, honey, because you’re going to have to create the time to actually fit in creating and building a blogging business.
So here’s the deal. You will not find free time on your schedule. Go get your schedule right now. I don’t care where you keep it.
You probably have like a family calendar somewhere with all of the soccer practices and ballet recitals and all the other miscellaneous things that you guys do as a family. I’m sure you have it written somewhere on your phone or on an actual calendar.
And I’m going to tell you, hey, go see if you can fit in. You know, some a couple of hours every single week to create a blogging business. You will come back and tell me there is no time because I’ve been there.
I know there isn’t any time. There is no mom out there that has a ton of extra hours on her hands where she’s like, you know, I think I’m going to create a blogging business.
Yeah, I just finished it on Tuesday. Here’s where the mindset tip comes in handy. Okay. You are not going to find that spare time. You’re going to create it.
All right. So we have to choose to actually make that time somewhere in our crazy schedule to actually put in, you know, these blogging hours, figuring out where it is we actually create a blog or how to create a blog. You already know that creating that time is going to come with a lot of sacrifice.
But you’re not a stranger to sacrifice. You’re a mom. Right? So every single day we make these little sacrifices for our kids or for our family. And today you’re going to make a small sacrifice for yourself.
So go get your family calendar. If you do not have one, honey, you need one. If you’ve got children, you need a calendar. OK.
And I want you to make sure you have every single solitary activity event or little tidbit that you guys do through do throughout the week, not just you and the kids, but also your husband or your partner or whoever else is involved in, you know, the raising and participation of growing your family. All right.
So here is my calendar. And honey, you don’t have to spend any money if you don’t already have one. OK? My church gave me mine for free. So just go get your free church calendar where we go to church and just start writing everything down. So, look, here’s May.
That was a crazy month. Lots of things to do. And I wrote down everything. So whenever my husband. He plays basketball, he’s on the basketball team in our church.
I write down every single one of his practices. My son does lots of different activities. I write all that down. Sometimes we like to get together with my family.
We barbecue with them or whatever. I’m writing that down. Those are all I think that crash was racecars, but those are all little activities that we do as a family throughout the week.
And now that you were taking this time or that you want to take this time throughout the rest of this month and in the future for yourself, for this blogging business, you’re going to have to create a space in a bubble throughout that week, every single week for this blogging business.
So by writing everything down, all of the hubby’s practices and your kids swimming lessons and soccer practices and things like that, what you’re doing is you’re giving yourself a true snapshot of every single solitary thing that you guys do throughout the week.
So that when you say, you know, Wednesday, I really want to sit down for one hour and I want to write out one blog post, if I can just do that. You’re not blindsided by something that you forgot.
Well, Wednesday, we actually have X, Y, Z, and now it’s just inconvenient. Now I’m just putting extra stress on myself.
So go get that family calendar and. Right. Every single thing down, right down when you go to church during the weekend, you know, make sure you just kind of plug in all the little tidbits that compose your family’s schedule or your your basic family schedule so that you can see if there are any empty pockets.
Chances are they will not be there because our life is crazy and we are just busy, busy, busy, grocery shopping, cleaning, all of the above.
Right. So what you’re going to do is now that you’ve got that huge snapshot of everything that you guys are doing, you’re going to find a way to either make a sacrifice somewhere or move things around a little bit or delegates something here or shift something here or, you know, fit in your blogging business here or there.
It’s not easy. I don’t have a magic formula for you. You’re going to have to find what works for you. But being able to get that calendar and write down that snapshot of everything that you guys do is going to give you a better chance of actually being able to create that time.
So when I started really churning out as many blog posts as I could, I would look at my schedule and be like, there’s no there’s nowhere either I don’t sleep at all or like my family gets neglected or I don’t even know how I’m gonna do this.
But what I found was that I was a huge fan of Netflix. So every other night or so or, you know, while I was doing whatever I would play like one episode, I think at the time revenge was on or maybe it’s still on.
I have no idea what it was on Netflix and I was watching that. So I’d watch an episode here, there every couple of days and I realized, boom, there’s my pocket. That’s the sacrifice I have to make.
I don’t even know how revenge ended. I know I did. Didn’t finish the season, didn’t finish the series. Your guess is as good as mine. But by making that sacrifice and being like, I can’t find that time anywhere throughout my week. So I have to create that time.
Where can I sacrifice? What can I shift around so that I can put instead of an hour towards Netflix, I’ll put an hour towards writing a blog post and boom. That’s how you do it. It’s not the easiest formula, but nothing worth doing is easy. So that is my quick tip for today.
Write down everything on your family calendar, every little itsy bitsy thing, including when you grocery shop and when you watch Netflix and then create the time for you, you’re going to find any spare time to create your blogging business. Ellen exists.
You have to create that time. So go out there and go find some time to start, you know, working on these blog posts and creating this content and researching what it is to be a blogger.