Blow everything off and go to Disneyland.
And that is exactly what I will be doing tomorrow.
BECAUSE I CAN.
I admit it. That overworked and overloaded mom lately is me. Ever since my rocket touched the 2012 atmosphere, my business and my family life has hit warp speed. My schedule is booked with private coaching until March, the kids are operating with a new level of nutty energy (as they are most likely ready to get back to school), and since we are busting out of the teeny little condo that my husband and I bought when we were first married, we have decided to sell it and look for a bigger place.
There is nothing drastic, dire or tragic here. In fact, everything that is occuring is due to growth, expansion, and prosperity – all things to be grateful for.
WOW…is this fortunate and privileged mom really… complaining?
The truth is when we are knee deep in the chaos, and we haven’t left room to reflect each day, we get easily jumbled, muddled and cluttered. It becomes difficult to see clearly all that we should be grateful for.
Has this ever happened to you?
The good news is that as our own bosses, we have the luxury of calling ourselves into the big office, patting ourselves on the back for working an obscene amount of overtime, and granting ourselves the day off to take our kids to a theme park.
This is why we became self-employed in the first place. Sure, it is 3 times the amount of work for a fraction of the paycheck, but the freedom to do whatever the heck you want on any given day is PRICELESS.
How often do you take advantage of your role as boss and announce that today will be a “fun day”? I’ll tell ya, nothing is more freeing as a work-at-home-mom-o-holic.
I will be back from the Happiest Place On Earth this Friday, just in time to introduce you to my friend and guest for the show, Dawn Billings. Now there is a lady who knows how to put the fun in her step. I’ve never met anyone with such vision for the unconquered. Dawn is a big dreamer, but more importantly, she is a big DOER.
In 2008 Dawn was selected as one of the nation’s 80 emerging women leaders out of over 3200 applicants, by Oprah Magazine and The White House Project, as well as, chosen as one of 15 “Women of Achievement”by the Cobb County, Georgia, YWCA for her socially dynamic programs and life long dedication to the benefit of women and children.
Dawn is the CEO, Founder of The Heart Link Network™, an innovative female networking and marketing company, which launched 130 locations in 25 states in its first 140 days. Dawn is dedicated to linking women to wonderful resources, new ideas, products and services and especially the hearts of one another. Dawn is also co-founder of Inspiration is the Secret™, a soon to be released web based company that provides daily success, parenting and relationship inspirations that promote character and excellence in children and adults.
But Dawn’s favorite accomplishment is the creation of the beloved CAPABLES™ Learning System, a plush parenting toy/tool touted by parenting experts, to revolutionize parenting around the world. Dawn plans to give the first 2000 toys and tools to military service families serving our country.
She is President of DawnBillings.com, a training and executive coaching company, where she is a consultant to executives and organizations focusing on teamwork, communication skills, improving productivity and retaining top talent using her highly acclaimed Primary Colors Personality Test™ that was administered to over 50,000 people in 2007, of which she is the author.
Dawn is most proud of the fact that both of her sons Tony, 28 and Corbin 19, are awarding winning contributors to their communities and to the world.