How to grow a successful business without sacrificing your family or yourself
As a busy parent entrepreneur, I believe that you can never have too many tools in your toolbox when it comes to running your business. As such, getting tried and true business advice from other busy entrepreneurial parents, those who have been there, done that and got the t-shirt, can be quite invaluable.
Take Babyproofing Your Business by Shannon Ward and Diana Stirling for example. These two mamas definitely know a thing or two when it comes to planning and preparing your business for when baby arrives. Because it’s true, as much as we want to believe things will carry on the same, business after baby is not business as usual!
In their book, Shannon and Diana want their readers to think differently about work-life balance. They encourage you to dig down deep and re-define your definition of success (because bigger isn’t necessarily better), get to the core of your business values and show you how to protect and stick to your priorities. They provide you with a roadmap to create a business to support your family but be forewarned, this isn’t your typical traditional business plan!
By opening up and sharing their own experiences about how they failed to plan how their babies would affect their business, the authors emphasize that a business that is babyproofed has a much better chance at surviving this transition because it is structured to support and adjust to the changing needs of your family.
Through inspiring quotes, asking some tough targeted questions that really get you thinking and sharing their own tech tools and time management system, this book offers up some great advice when it comes to babyproofing your business (and even if you are well past your babyproofing days).
Shannon Ward & Diana Stirling are the authors of Babyproofing Your Business, teaching entrepreneurs how to build successful businesses without sacrificing themselves or their families. These moms, entrepreneurs and change makers have figured out that work-life balance is a myth and redefining success is the key to living an amazing life. They have been extensively quoted, listed and ranked since they tore down their 7 figure business and REBUILT it on a new business model called pretirementliving.com that earns them freedom, financial gain and fulfillment.