When you’re trying to grow a business around kids, you often find yourself juggling a million and one things alongside the usual business activities.
Some days, it feels like you’ve got nothing done because of all the little interruptions.
Even when you’ve set aside some kid free time, things can go awry (is it just me that always seems to be firefighting arguments/disasters/food choices, even when dad’s in charge?!).
It never feels like you’re making any progress, but here are 5 little things you can do, every day, to make sure your business is moving forward.
Learn Something New
This doesn’t have to be something massive or ground breaking.
You could watch a 5 minute tutorial on the Naptime Know-How website while the little ones are sleeping.
I like to read a few paragraphs of my latest business book before I got to sleep, or even first thing in the morning (if I manage to drag myself out of bed before the kids do!).
It all helps to take you towards your goals.
Post One Thing on Social Media
If you’re active on a few social media platforms it can feel like an overwhelming task to update all of them, all of the time.
So don’t. I mean it, just stop trying to follow the ‘three times to Instagram/once to Facebook daily’ (or whatever the current advice is!).
Commit to post once, every day to one platform. If you do more, great, but if not, it’s not a disaster.
I have an alarm on my phone for 10am, every day and that’s when I do an Instagram story. I call it my ’10am view’ and I just take a shot of whatever I’m doing, at that moment, and post it on Instagram with a little description. Easy!
Involve the Kids
Find a couple of jobs the kids can do to help you in your business. Maybe it’s helping you to come up with ideas for blog posts (my son is GREAT as this!), or maybe it’s asking them to help you choose your products.
Kids can be incredibly creative and help you to see things from a different angle. Don’t be afraid to involve them in your planning and ideas; you’re teaching them valuable lessons.
You can do this with your social media content too. People LOVE to hear about how other people run their business, so don’t be afraid to use stories or images that include your kids.
When you’re trying to grow a business around kids, you can sometimes feel like you have so little time, there’s no point even trying.
As long as you’re taking small steps, you’re doing brilliantly. Most people wouldn’t even try to grow a business, let alone grow a business when they have kids.
Go easy on yourself, you’re doing those babies proud.