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Be A Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

I just got off the phone with Michael Michalowicz, what a cool guy! You must listen to this interview because he gives some great tips on how to get pass the common “financial issues”, like not having enough money.

If you are still contemplating quitting your job, if you are in the middle of a plan to quit your job or if you are still stuck in a job that you hate, familiarize yourself with The Toliet Paper Entrepreneur. He will give you a different perspective on what you can do and need to do to get it going because he believes, like me, that you should break the rules! And we talk about it in this BlogTalk radio interview.

Listen to internet radio with ImtheBossofMe on Blog Talk Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/imtheboss/2011/12/14/toliet-paper-entrepreneur

 

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How to Balance Entrepreneurship and Homeschooling

Laurette Lynn is The Unplugged Mom and has an awesome podcast that covers current topics of relevance and concern to the home educating and free-thinking parent. She is an inspiration to women and her show is one that you would want to subscribe to.

Recently she interviewed me about How to Balance Entrepreneurship and Homeschooling. Our conversation was that of two girlfriends and you will definitely gain some wonderful ideas and encouragement from it.

Just click the link to listen  http://bit.ly/sBHXQu

BTW, have you seen the video where my day is condensed into 4min? It’s a peek into the day of a homeschooling mompreneur.

 

I Don’t Sleep

I don’t sleep and I have a problem with that.

No, I’m not an insominac.

No, I don’t have sleep apnea.

No, it doesn’t affect my productivity during the day.

I’ve never required much sleep.

But this is still a problem because all of the latest research, studies, scientists, sleep gurus and children’s books say that we’re suppose to sleep 8 hours a night. The latest information  says if we don’t we will gain weight!

 

 

OMGoodness, I sleep 4-5 hours a night! No wonder I can’t lose a pound! I thought it was because I don’t exercise!

 

 

So AGAIN, I’m going to do my best to CONSCIOUSLY override my biology, that is obviously set on NIGHT-OWLish and make myself go to bed at  midnight, as opposed to 3am, and wake 8 hours later.

Whenever I engage in this biological tug of war, the results are ALWAYS the same.  I wake up 4 hours later- 4am.

 

 But hey, I’ve gotten my required sleep so I jump up and think, “Hot dog! The kids won’t be up until 8! I have a whole 1/2 day to myself!”  Happy dance!

 

I am  enamored with my many opportunities: I can go walking outside or on the threadmill-but my body isn’t as excited about that opportunity; it reminds me that this is bedtime.

I can blog or work on my ebook-but my brain says that requires a little too much thinking, it’s really bedtime.

I can have a intimate, stimulating conversation with my husband. He is usually up because he’s also a nightowl, but around 4am he’s starting to settle down because it’s bedtime.

I can get a jump on the laundry, bleach down the  bathrooms, organize my desk, but my brain challenges me, “why would you get up at 4am to do mundane house work?!”

 

I walk around relishing my senses in a quiet, dark house.

 

 

 

And as always, I settle down with my favorite thing to do: I sit down to read my Bible, have prayer and meditate. Ahhhhh!

But 30 minutes into it I’m asleep! 10 minutes later I wake up in my chair groggier & sleepier than…the last time I tried to overide my biology!

I stumble back to my bed and collapse onto the mattress. It’s 4:45am, a little later than my regularly scheduled bedtime.

My body now kicks in to get it’s pre-programmed, required 4 hours. It also has to re-calibrate the programmed glitch that I caused when I went to bed at midnight, so it decides to calculate an additional 2hrs of needed sleep.

I don’t wake up until after11am!!

I jump out of bed appalled! How dare the bed molested me into a deep sleep! How did my pillows turn into fluffy clouds and my husband’s piggy sounds melt into angelic songs?!

I’m flabbergasted at my body’s betrayal! I yell at it, “I went to bed at midnight! We are rested! Why did you not get up until 11am? You know all I have to do today!”

And as always, my body responds with the same answer, “I got this. There are some things that are pre-programmed and are going to happen until they are programmed to NOT. The egg released from your ovaries, your breathe, the beating of your heart,  your need to sleep and 10,000 other functions are all handled by me. You’re the fool for thinking that you can control it. The wisdom of the body is created and evolved; it’s greater than the limited thoughts of your changing wants. On this you’ll have to trust ME.”

don't have biological warfare!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORALE OF THE STORY: Don’t fight it. Go with the flow of life. Pay attention to the patterns and align yourself with those; regardless of what the “experts” say.

Start Planning Your New Year Goals NOW

Many mompreneurs are so busy with year-end holiday plans, completing business projects and taking care of the family that they don’t get around to planning their new year goals until AFTER the New Year festivities!

This is the month. This is the time;  early to mid-Novemeber is when  a mompreneur should re-assess her year and then make plans to do better, different, more or less next year.

 

Why should you start planning your new year goals NOW? Because holidays plan, meals, shopping and family will attack you like you’re a bloody stump dropped into a hungry shark’s tank! Just think back to last year…and the year before! Remember! The last 3 weeks of the year no one really works.

 

If YOU are working there is the constant disruption of your day due to shopping, cooking and eating events because everyone’s trying to reconnect and get into “holiday cheer”. Christmas is a wonderful time of year and you want to participate in these events without feeling guilty or pressured to finish out your year end projects.

So start tying your year up right now and/or start planning for next year!

Here are 3 simple steps to start planning for the new year:

  • 1. Create a space of celebration and acknowledgement with a group of momprenuers where you all feel comfortable bragging about your accomplishments for the year of 2011. We all have accomplishments but tend to gloss over them as we go off to work on the next set of goals. A great way to move forward is to stop and celebrate.
  • 2. Buy a FRESH, pretty journal and use it to keep track of all of your goals, projects, ideas and wishes for the new year.
  • 3. Create a Vision Board to help you stay focused on your dreams for 2012. I’m throwing a Vision Board Party on January 12, 2012 at 12noon. It will cost $12.  If you are near Greenville SC you’re invited to join us! Vision Boards are powerful visual reminders to your subconscious (and conscious) mind and will keep pulling you back to where you want to go.

With these 3 simple steps in place your business is treated with respect as you take time out to implement plans as oppose to flying by the seat of your pants come January and playing catch-up for the 1st few of months of the new year.

Are you prepared to start planning your new year goals? Leave a comment!

 

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