Time management tips from entrepreneur parents – Tanya Posavatz, CSEP & Louise Brogan

We asked two entrepreneurs for some insights into their lives as business owners and parents. Keep reading to hear about the challenges faced by Tanya Posavatz, CSEP and Louise Brogan along with their time management tips for parents!

Tanya Posavatz, CSEP of CLINK Events

What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to balancing your life as an entrepreneur and as a parent?

Attending conferences and networking events. They are both so important for professional development and building relationships, but if you need to pick up a child from school by 5:30pm, it’s an issue.

Since having a child I have definitely had to cut back on after 5pm networking and on attendance at overnight conferences. The fact that I’m a a single mom compounds this issue.

What time management tips/tools do you use and would recommend to other entrepreneurs with children?

  • Ordering groceries on-line with curbside pick-up (or delivery)
  • Amazon Prime for almost ALL other shopping
  • Ordering at least 2 meals a week from a meal-kit service – so you don’t have to meal plan as much
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo – so you have at least a couple of mornings a week that you don’t have to wash your hair

Louise Brogan of Social Bee NI

 

Listen to our podcast with Louise HERE! Simplifying how to thrive as a parent AND as an entrepreneur!

What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to balancing your life as an entrepreneur and as a parent?

Being disciplined enough to walk away from the business (and the laptop) when the kids are out of school.

My children are now all at school (youngest is aged 8 ) so I am able to focus on the business for a set number of hours a day -from when I drop them off, til I pick them up. It’s not always easy, and I do get up before the rest of the house in the morning to catch up on emails (as I am doing now to answer this!!), but it it’s the choice I made – so that I could work for myself and not have to leave the house every day to go to my old office job.

What time management tips/tools do you use and would recommend to other entrepreneurs with children?

  • Having an organised, prioritised to do list every day. Having used Asana17 hats and others, I now find my whiteboard is the best tool I have – it is so visual.
  • Knowing what is a must-do versus what is a  ‘like to do one-day’ task helps me to focus and keep moving forward.
  • I also live by my Google calendar and I have my work calendar,  the school calendar and the family calendar all on there.

Want more? We also spoke to Debbie Clarke of debbiedooodah! Read more HERE!


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