Working While Parenting Will Never Be the Same — Lets Talk About That

Mindset. Strategy. Pivot.

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  1. The strategies you employ and the actions you take will accelerate or impede your future.
  2. The intentions you set, the choices you make, and the future you envision depends on whether you go with the flow or fight what is happening around us.
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Let me tell you a short story.

My friend Jan called me yesterday. A former colleague, who’s fun and generous, she always has a great attitude, makes others feel good, and is uniquely spiritually grounded. What I mean by spiritually grounded is she’s 100% authentic, very comfortable in her skin.

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Mindset

Mamas, dads, here’s the truth. COVID-19 is disrupting everything. You know this. You sense it. You see it in your own homes, on Zoom calls, and when you chat 6-feet away from your neighbors across the fence.

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Strategy

In the same way that it will take time for the market to recover, everything on a personal and family level will take time to rebalance too. You’ll have to re-establish your routines, get back into the swing of things, and find your new groove.

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Pivot

When this resolves, many of us may have discovered along the way, that the path we are on isn’t sustainable, that the system was broken, or isn’t working for us anymore. And when we arrive at that conclusion, it will be time to pivot.

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Life coach for women. Writer for 29 publications. Happiness, success, productivity, balance, leadership, inspiration. Follow me on Instagram @coachformoms.

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