It is fantastic to know that you can use the skills you use at work to help your children succeed. Each day there are dozens and dozens of articles written about having it all and work life balance. Many of those articles complain about how work interferes with home or home interferes with work. What if instead, some of those articles talked about some of good things work has to offer your home life?
People often think of lawyers when they hear the words advocate and advocacy. However, employees advocate and use advocacy skills to get through the day and accomplish the work mission. One thing that parents often do at work is advocate or fight for a position. It is an important part of getting things done. At work one has to work to get one’s voice heard, to get one’s project approved or to get budget approval. Advocacy is an important tool that is used in almost every professional setting.
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It is fantastic to finally realize that there is no magic secret to the work life balance puzzle and that is okay. Whenever you gather a group of women together, the conversation inevitably turns to how hard it is to balance the duties at home and work. It doesn't matter if the women are successful business executives or stay at home moms charged with keeping things running smoothly on the home front. There is always a conversation about how to balance work, family and still squeeze in some personal time. Inevitably someone leaves the conversation upset because she feels like a failure because she can't make it all work.
Today I am advocating for a different way of looking at it. Get over the frustration, kick it out the door and say, forget it all and accept and embrace your life, whatever it is and keep moving. This is a great situation to use the seven stages of grief to handle:
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It is thrilling to be an entrepreneur who is able to succeed because she knows the right way to stay in her own lane. That expression, “stay in your own lane” has become very popular of late. It is used in all kinds of circumstances by all kinds of people. It may seem a strange thing to ask entrepreneurs to do, but strange or not, it is something that needs to be done. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need to have a focus and determination in order to succeed.
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