Do you sit and wonder how anyone can be on time when they have children? I mean really, they are the most unpredictable creatures on the planet. Always wondering if I schedule like a #momboss would it even help! It was a MAJOR issue to remember where I had to go, let alone get there on time. I’d try to lay out clothes to prepare for the next day or even the next week and something would always go wrong. Due to trying to wrangle FIVE girls that all want and feel something different proved to be a feat, fiasco, freighting and all the F words one can think of! (Except the curse words, because I don’t cuss) HA! After, being late and forgetting so many things that should’ve been on the schedule, I set out on an organization mission. I use these 4 KEY tools to schedule like a #momboss!
Schedule like a #momboss tool one: Is My Planner!
The first tool to schedule like a #momboss is my planner! It’s the Holy Grail of knowing where and when I’m supposed to be somewhere. Seems like being able to just jot down an appointment or even a quick thought makes me feel like I’m a #momboss already! Consequently, going by the schedule and seeing and doing things on time… winner winner sushi & a glass of wine dinner! (I know that didn’t rhyme!) In other words, my Erin Corden Planner is something you should totally check out! Now full disclosure, I am not the mom with a color for each child, myself and my husband. But, I get the job done and I like to think I do it well!
Schedule like a #momboss Tool Two: Google Calendar!
The second key tool to schedule like a #momboss makes me feel less old and more in the new age tech world that we live in! Because my daughter reminds me all the time that I shouldn’t have to write things down when I have my phone. Similarly, I remind her that phones are easily lost or stolen along with everything I’m supposed to remember. (insert side-eye) Now the good part is, I don’t have to find my phone to remind myself of what I have coming up. I can set a reminder or four (if you’re like me) and it will simply go off on its own! I do have two different colors on my google calendar, one for family, for business and prayer. So if you haven’t used your calendar… start TODAY!
Schedule like A #momboss Tool Three: Folders In My Email Inbox!
A third key tool to schedule like a #momboss are folders and labels on my Gmail dashboard. How many of us have five daughters with emails coming from all the places that you need to remember to read? (just me huh?) For that matter emails that are important to you or your livelihood!? I mean really how do you keep track of them? Most noteworthy it’s easy and simply done! Create a folder/label for each of your children or business names or anything that you deem as important and make a folder/label. You can watch this Folder/Label video for more detailed instructions.
#Momboss Tool four: Most Important Prayer!
Fourth, final, and most important scheduling like a #momboss tool is prayer! Yes, it sounds cliche but, if I don’t pray and take some time to meditate and clear my mind I won’t be worth much to anyone. I’d be out here like the mean girls, telling people “they can’t sit with me”! Prayer changes things and gives me a chance to reflect on what I need to fill myself and those around me with! Believe it or not, prayer is a game changer to becoming a #momboss.
Furthermore, I will never be perfect and I may still get to places late or miss them altogether! Above all don’t beat yourself up. Remember you’re the boss! Nobody’s perfect, but we have tools to help us along the way to make life with the most unpredictable creatures on the planet but they are OUR creatures and we love them! #bigfacts. It takes a village of moms to lift each other up, let me know what helps you so I can be a better #momboss. Finally, let us know if you use these key tools to schdule like a #momboss!
The All Purpose Woman
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