A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to attend a super fun event with other bloggers and Mom Bosses that were totally inspiring to me. I always love hearing how successful women became successful and what they do to stay that way. And because I’m such a super generous and thoughtful person (ha!), I partnered with STARTplanner to share some tips that I have learned with you!
Mom Bosses Set Goals. Mom bosses have a dream and a vision of what they want to achieve and where they want to be. They set big goals and mini goals that will help them meet the big ones. Mom bosses’ goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely). Sure, they shoot for the stars but they make sure what they’re working for is possible and has a deadline.
Mom Bosses Plan. They don’t just some goals and hope that it happens. They make plans and put in work. They prioritize, block time, and get it done. When their plans don’t work, they course-correct and make new ones.
Mom Bosses Integrate. There’s no such thing as “work-life balance” anymore, my friends. “Work-life integration” is the new normal. I’ll never forget when the president of my company said to stop managing two separate calendars; “You only have one life,” he said, “you should only have one calendar.” Mom bosses realize that sometimes work will take more time than life and vise versa, but they integrate the two together in order to try to find some sort of harmony. They don’t try to separate, they integrate.
Mom Bosses Stay Accountable. They tell others what their goals are and they find accountability partners to help them stay the course. They hold others accountable, too, and share their wisdom and learnings along the way.
Mom Bosses Write it Down and START. They know they can’t possibly remember everything and need to keep themselves on track. And, they start. Today. They don’t wait.
So, is it possible that there is one centralized place that Mom Bosses can keep track of everything? Well, I’m so glad you asked because the answer is YES! I’m so glad I have been introduced to the 2017 Hustle Planner by STARTplanner and I can’t wait for 2017 to get here so I can use it! STARTplanner cares about all aspects of your life and has included pages for all of it. Because I love it so much, here are some photos to show you some of the different ways the STARTplanner Hustle Daily Planner helps Mom Bosses do all the things mentioned above. This thing is chock full of goodies and this is only some of what’s in there! And, can we talk about how gorgeous it is?! The cover design was hand painted by Hannah Joiner Crosby (who I got to meet and she is super talented and super sweet).
Located just north of Atlanta (ATL whoop!), STARTplanner was founded just 18 months ago by a couple of amazing Mom Bosses who have already taken the planner community by storm. I got to meet co-founder, Kristy Dickerson, and she’s amazing. STARTplanner makes daily and weekly planners and fun organizational accessories. The planners are jam-packed with everything you need to help you succeed in your personal and professional life. STARTplanner empowers individuals to get organized to chase their dreams and the company stands behind the belief that all aspects of ones’ life have to work in tandem to succeed.
Don’t wait to become a Mom Boss. START today! Use code PENCILMESHANNON for a free set of “Like a Boss” pencils with your STARTplanner purchase!
2017 will be the year of the Mom Bosses, STARTing with you.