Hey guys, it’s Catherine here! I am hijacking our LAST BLOG post for 2019 today! Even though our team has gone through a big season of change with our NEW website launching, introducing our blog and our soon to launch social media subscription plan, we are still cracking away at our new plans and goals for 2020!! Not to mention we may be way behind all of the holiday gift shopping, family gatherings and chores to do!
But we’ve made it and the New Year is here! New opportunities and new challenges await us! I wanted to pop on here because I’ve gotten so many questions on how to really be successful in your new small business while balancing a “life” with a family and still having time for yourself.
I’ve been seeing a theme on some of my discovery calls with clients and new posts on social media popping up. Although it is still so important to put your mental health and wellbeing first above your business, I have seen and heard so many people say that you don’t need to subscribe to the HUSTLE mentality anymore, and it boggles my mind!
Yes, I 100% agree that in order to juggle all the amazing blessings you have in life, you are most likely going to do it imperfectly and that’s GREAT! Nobody is perfect, I certainly am not, and there will be days that you lose track of time in the office and don’t come home until 8:30. There will be days where it’s another order take out because you had projects and client meetings all weekend.
As a small business owner, I don’t care what you say, this is going to be a fact of life for a while. This thought process that you don’t have to HUSTLE and put in the late nights, the 15 hour days and weekends is just unrealistic. I want to be real with everyone and all my clients have heard this speech from me. I grew up with my parents running their small business and saw the sacrifices and hustle they had to put forward to get where they are. They balanced everything so incredibly well but were willing to sacrifice a lot of sleep, some family events, and for sure take on a lot of stress.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m in your corner, I want you to succeed but I want to serve up some reality to those looking to start their own business. There are going to be months where you are working harder for no pay check, but it’s your dream and it will be worth it in the long run. So, enough with my ranting I wanted to focus on how you are probably going to be working harder than you have in this last year to push your business further into this next year, but you also can start working smarter.
This is a personal goal of mine, I know in the coming year I’m going to work harder than I ever have, but I’m also going to rest harder and work smarter! It’s a weird mentality to get into but I truly believe in the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” If you commit to this hustle, plan your time accordingly, while making your loved ones a priority you will succeed! You may slip up and have a bad day every once in a while, and that will happen for everyone. So you are going to do this hustle imperfectly and you will take so many great strides in your life as a whole!
You’ve got a lot going on, trust me I understand! So to help you keep up the hustle and work smarter, our team is launching our Social Media Subscription plan! This plan is for all business owners who still want to DIY their social media or hiring a full time agency to run their social media is not quite yet in the budget! With our subscription you will receive customized posting plans, hashtag suggestions for the month and pre designed templates for you to drag and drop your images and post in no time! We are dedicated to supporting you in your business and our subscription tool will help you stay organized, consistent and give you an insight into your posting performance!
We want this subscription to take the scary out of social media and help you work harder but smarter when it comes to social media! It launches the first week of January but you can preorder today for a free on-boarding call with our team to help you get ready to kill-it on social media with our subscription plan! Make sure to check it out in our store!
I believe in you, so rest up this holiday season and get ready to work hard, work smart and make the changes you need to succeed even more this next year!