I am constantly asking other busy women and working moms “how they do it.”
As if someone will one day impart their dubious wisdom to me and I will be struck with the ultimate AH HA! moment and have perfect clarity on how to balance work and home.
I am an ebook junkie. I love anything that talks about productivity and balance. Basically anything that will help me work smarter and not harder!
Last night I came across this awesome new eBook Work Shift. I bought it at 9:30 and had it read by 11!
In reading Anne’s book I realized that the work “balance” I am looking for doesn’t exist. Families today are doing work differently than in the past.
It’s not about being a “stay at home mom” or a “working mom”. Very few women are exclusively either. Most of us are this new hybrid of woman who is at home and at work on flexible terms and flexible positions.
And many men have the same arrangement.
AH HA! That’s me!
I started thinking about my friends… Michelle, Sharon, Kim, Melena, Emily, Maria, Erin, Vanessa, Christine… all my direct sales friends… they ALL Work Shift!
Anne’s book has given me a better perspective of how families are earning incomes today, what that looks like in different stages in life and made me feel OK with that.
It is the stages that spoke to me the most. I mean, I am going to keep plugging at my businesses and dreams and fitting them into my days, but I was frustrated that my summer schedule and fall schedule looked different. No “plan” I make lasts more than a few months.
Activities change, schools change, etc and I am the one flexing my work schedule.
:0) I was trying to make a traditional job out of a glorious flexible one.
I now have an answer to the question, “Do you work?”
Yes, I work shift! Do you?
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