Making the Time
Last Update: Mar 17, 2016
Many people on WA have full time careers, some work part time, and others like myself are stay home parents. Regardless of what we do outside of WA, we all have busy lives. I have two school age kids so most days I have 5 1/2 hours between drop off and pick up. That's plenty of time to fit in WA, right? My problem is making that happen. The reason I was drawn to WA is because of the flexibility. We also move around due to my husband's job with the government, so it's nice to have something I can do no matter where we live. The flexible nature of this business is a double edge sword for me. I find myself staying busy with volunteering at school, cleaning, cooking, the list goes on, and before I know it my kids are getting home from school and it's time to rev up my taxi service to their after school activities. Even though I know I have the time for WA, I'm not making the time for it. So what are your strategies for making sure WA doesn't take the back burner in your busy life?
Hi Rachel. I have found myself working from home a few times over the years. It is so easy to get into bad habits when it is up to only you to motivate yourself to get the work done. I think that treating WA as your part time job is important. If you take it seriously that you have to put in that hour or two every day, and there needs to be a very good reason why you can not do that, then you are half way there. The next thing to do is to allocate the time during the day. I used to play golf a lot and found that if I did not 'make the time' each weekend, and say that this is what I do between these hours, then I would never play. There is always something more important to do. By MAKING the time and sticking to it, then you can get it done.
Great advice, thanks Andrew!