This week kicks off the start of a new school year for our family and the official end of my “summer schedule”.
This summer I made it a point to slow down and enjoy time with family and friends. While I did not completely step away from my business, I was able to work a very relaxed schedule and give my children my uninterrupted time and attention fulfilling a promise I made when I transitioned to working for myself full-time two years ago.
Now that school is back in session, it’s time to get back into the flow of things again. This Diva wears many hats and, thankfully, after letting go of somethings that were no longer bringing me joy, I find myself on the go more often, but it’s doing things I absolutely love doing. From my work with the PTO at our elementary school; meeting with my local coaching clients and accountability group; and traveling to speak or facilitate workshops – there are some on the go essentials that help me stay focused on my healthy habits journey and keep me productive and organized.
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On The Go Essentials for Busy Mompreneurs
Portable Charging Station (or two): These are on the top of my list when on-the-go and traveling. Between business and, most importantly, mom duties not having my mobile device charged and available is a no-no.
Planner (digital and/or paper): I’ve come to terms that I need a paper planner. I have a digital back-up so I can get alerts, reminders and keep necessary follow-up notes that are accessible from any device, if necessary. There’s just something about putting pen to paper for me. I, also, retain information better once I write it down and I’m able to see if I’m over-extending myself at a quick glance of my planner. My action lists and follow-up notes are in my planner to give me the satisfaction of crossing things off.
On The Go Snacks: I’m truly embracing (okay, attempting to embrace) my Healthy Habits journey. A key part of this is making better choices with my on-the-go snacks. Taking healthy, and yummy, snacks helps me to not be drawn to not-so-healthy choices while out and about. In order for this to work with my busy schedule, snacks need to be portable, tasty, and affordable. Two snacks that meet all my must-haves are Dannon® Light & Fit® and Dannon® Oikos® Nonfat Yogurt Drink. Both of these are available in 4 packs from Wal-Mart making it super easy to stock up.
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Marketing Material: Whether its business cards, pens or samples, keeping your business marketing material with you on the go makes it easy for you to connect (and WOW!) potential clients and contacts.
There you have it! While not an extensive list, these 4 items help me stay prepared, focused and energized while on the go as a busy mompreneur.
What are your must have essentials?