Organizing Your Goals with Priorities

Organizing Your Goals with Priorities

Something that follows time management well is organization. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Knowing what you want to accomplish as an overall goal works as a great start. Once you establish that goal, then what? You need to figure out what steps to take to reach that result.

What better way to do that than to figure out your priorities and get a realistic timeline set?

Here’s where I also interject that your initial reaction of a timeline may not be as realistic as you want it to be. If you are juggling being the primary caretaker, business owner, doing a majority of that work yourself, client work, and other elements that may be on your plate, then put some real thought into the time that it might take to complete each checkpoint.

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Where do you start?

By prioritizing information. Simple, right?

Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. You should pull out and list your responsibilities. Between you and that end line you want to cross, what stands in your way? Perhaps you have a handful of activities, errands, appointments you need to make space for. Then, client work that must be done by this deadline or that. Next, you have the networking and regular business tasks to knock-out. FINALLY, you have the availability to carve out moments for the other pieces in order to actually shimmy your way to that overall goal.

Do you see how your initial excited timeline could need a little fine-tuning and adjusting? We are wired for instant gratification and one or two months seems like a long time until you start actually laying out the logistics. So, plan accordingly and be prepared if you have to push back and be open to change once those personal deadlines are in place.

With these tips, you’re sure to achieve that organization:

Family Duties

Start by listing out what you have to do for your kids, yourself, your pets, your husband, any other family or friends you are helping out. Once you have these set, you won’t forget and if these are non-negotiables, then you are better prepared for dealing with your schedule. And, for me, this is the most important part of my days.

Home Needs

In my case, any bills I must pay or cleaning that has to be done should be listed. If that means making dinner or getting groceries, doing a load of laundry or asking my children to get their chores (and what chores those are because they’ll get amnesia the moment I request their assistance), then that item gets written. The instant I write it, I can recall it later but it no longer takes up space in my immediate memory. So, I have freed that up, don’t worry about it, and can move on to other todos.

goals with priorities

Business/Client Tasks

I have a weekly blog to format, schedule, sometimes write still, create images for, etc. Client work varies, but certain responsibilities are done regularly and I can schedule those into the specific days and, in some cases, even the specific times I tend to complete them. Controlling what I can means I rarely miss a deadline and if an emergency arises, I have the capacity to move my list around to accommodate. This measure helps prevent stress and shows me any open slots.

Additions

With my other priorities taken care of, I see where I can insert other needs or wants. Whether that means coffee with a friend, ice cream with the kids, or outlining an opt-in I want to create. Preparing ahead allows me to plot and plan for releases, promotions, and gives me a course to follow so I can see where my launch may land. And my timeline may be longer than someone else’s, but at least I won’t disappoint myself or let myself and others down by blowing past whatever date I may have mentioned.

Your priorities may look different than mine, and they may even shift back and forth for what takes the forefront at various points. The fact of the matter is that you need to have your priorities in place in order to organize your goals in a conducive manner.

How do you go about organizing your goals with priorities? Does it look similar or do you approach in a completely separate way? Share with me!

Organizing your goals with priorities

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How to Manage Time When Working From Home

How to Manage Time When Working From Home

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Bouncing here and there and everywhere…

Anyone remember the Gummi Bears? That would be where that lovely intro came from. I feel it’s very fitting for parenting, though. Wouldn’t you agree?

No Rest for the Weary

No one prepares you for the truly busy days once your children start school and begin activities. Birthday parties, sleepovers (if you allow those), baseball, swimming lessons, choir concerts, dance recitals, art showcases, carnivals, fundraisers, sports/activity pictures, volunteering (my husband likes to call some of these opportunities as being voluntold), different school schedules for different ages, early releases, after-school science classes, book fairs, camps, doctors appointments, and the list seriously goes on and on.

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Rose-Colored Glasses

I always thought the older (and thus more independent), the more time I’d have for my dreams and goals. As a single mom, I was able to earn an associate’s degree with some late nights and determination. For the most part, I pursue regardless of what my life looks like. However, nothing short of time travel could have fully set me up for what it would take to succeed while parenting.

Once I removed the rose-colored glasses and faced reality, I am in awe of the women in my life who have paved the road before me. The strength and capabilities while extremely exhausted truly amaze me. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of men out there who fill the role well, but I speak from experience and, fellas, I sure don’t have experience of the male perspective. Sorry, not sorry. <3

What To Do, What To Do

As a virtual assistant and mommy, I need to keep track of personal schedules, client schedules, client tasks, business tasks, and any changes that come up in each given day. Some days I knock it out of the park, and other days I completely strike out. (Do you like that baseball analogy?) What helps me the most, I’ve said before, is my planner — when I use it. I go through weeks where I simply don’t find the time to use it fully, but I also notice those are the weeks I have the most obstacles.

Something about writing out everything I need and want to do is almost cathartic and relieves some of my stress surrounding the chaos of how to manage time.

Besides my beloved planner, which helps me throughout all of the rest of these tips, here are my “secrets” on how to manage time when working from home.

Support System

Manage Time; Takes a Village

Numero uno. I have some incredible friends and family that I can call and ask for help when I need it. We have crossover times for practices and the like that would be VERY hectic if it weren’t for others helping me shuttle the kids to and fro. This does NOT go one way. If you are asked to help, and have the capability, why not? You show that you are willing to step up and give them a hand so when you need a leg up, they will likely be more inclined to assist if they have a clear space in their schedule, too. Golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. It honestly takes a village, and that goes both ways.

It’s important to note that you need to actually reach out and ASK for help, though. Without verbalizing that, you can be sure most will not intuitively know that you need support. It’s a great piece of the puzzle for helping you manage time.

Needs VS Wants

Another aspect my planner helps me sort out are my needs and my wants. I have certain revolving tasks I have pretty much down pat for checking off. For all the other bits and pieces to fit in, I have to organize and be a smidgen more diligent about. If I have something due by Wednesday, then it goes on my Monday list as a want to get done. That way, if I have the capacity to get it accomplished, YAY I’m ahead a little. If something comes up and I need to move my schedule around, guess what? I can bump it to Tuesday and know that all will be well and no one will be disappointed. My head tells me to knock it out Monday, so I don’t tend to procrastinate unless it’s necessary to push it back; but the space is there to do so.

Clarity on what is a must do versus what work (yes, even dishes) can wait is vital. I would either never sleep or not accomplish much if I did housework and client work every single day. I tend to do most of my cleaning on weekends with spot treatments here and there during the week. You’ll get a basic rhythm going, and although it will be disrupted from time to time, you’ll settle back into it again. I find comfort in that fact when the busy overtakes everything.

Grace

Grace: Manage Time
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Grant yourself some grace. I have memory lapses now and again. Recently, I forgot about my son having a piece in the art gala… well, let me clarify. His piece in the art gala didn’t slip my mind, but the date of the art gala did. We had an illness, I onboarded a new client, getting a list rolling of what needed to happen for a rebrand and new website, etc. My brain got a little overloaded and out the date of the art gala went. Guess what? I didn’t write it in my planner. My mistake. But, it won’t be the last art gala and it wasn’t a soul crushing blow to my son because we’ve been to many other important nights. Also, sometimes, you just can’t be everywhere. You must learn to say, “sorry, can’t make that.” and not feel super guilty about it. Priorities sit alongside grace. Choose your priorities and let grace be on your side to feel good about them.

Your Turn

Take these tips on how to manage time, use what you like, add in whatever may be missing for you, and get your sh*t done. 😉 What works best for me may not work best for you. A big part of my day is spent playing and talking to my girls while I’m working on one project or another. Heck, both of my daughters have a keyboard they can type on so they are “working” alongside their mama. Or we set them up with painting or playing in “centers” of sorts where I have a kitchen area, an area with blocks, an area with books, scratch paper, dolls, cars, etc. They can freely move from one to the other and we either clean up as we go or they help pick up before we have lunch, etc. You do what you can when you can, and keep doing what you do.

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I’d love to hear what makes your life easier when accomplishing your to-dos. Share below how you manage time.

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Change is Inevitable; Growth is Optional

Change is Inevitable; Growth is Optional

Today, let’s discuss up and coming changes! The excitement inside is bubbling, growing, and would explode if it could. If you follow me on any of my social networks, you likely have heard the news. But, if not, I WILL confirm and validate all here.

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change and growth

Change is inevitable.

As we get older, we learn new information, go through different experiences, and each of these pieces come together in a variety of ways to form a new version of you.

Now, with this change, as the title suggests, growth is optional.

Just because you change does not mean that you grow as an individual. I mean, growth comes from realizations and choices. At times, those decisions and epiphanies do not come easily or smoothly. You have to be brave enough, crazy enough, open enough.

For me, the key word here is enough.

One realization I have had in the past month or so is that while I may not know it all, I know enough. This is fast becoming my new favorite phrase. My mantra, if you will. Falling into alignment with something near and dear, something that hits home yet fills me up, and a way to give back in a way that hopefully does the same for others around me is incredible.

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So, without further ado, I am announcing that Family, Fun, and Flaws will be merging with TKO Assisting (my two current businesses) into Mom Elevated and expanding into something you will NOT want to miss!

Blog, VA Services, and VA (Virtual Assistant) coaching will all be housed under one roof.

I will continue to pump out great content, serve my clients (and any new prospective clients), and now will also help women elevate their lives by building a business that incorporates their children so they can experience true fulfillment in all of their roles.

Being a parent is hard. Simple fact. Maybe not hard in the sense of carrying a ten-ton boulder around or piecing together a very minuscule project you must concentrate heavily on to get every aspect just right. However, it can feel like both of those and much more rolled into one at any given time.

growth and change

Remember, not only do you know enough, you ARE enough.

Embrace change, be open to opportunities and prepare yourself for growth. The work will be worth the outcome, and you may take a detour or two along the way. Always, always grant yourself some grace when timelines are not followed exactly and plans go a little askew.

I cannot wait to share more of Mom Elevated with you soon and hope you will join me along the journey!

What kind of changes or growth have you experienced lately??

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Back in the Saddle: Finding Motivation

Back in the Saddle: Finding Motivation

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Now that the holiday rush has finished, do you have a to-do list piling up again? Finding motivation to do those bits proving difficult?

I know I do. And am.

Full disclosure: I took complete advantage of the two weeks my son had off of school and my daughter had off from dance.

We relaxed, played, watched movies, and relaxed some more. I also was able to tackle a lot of my wants around the house that had been waiting around until I had an extra moment. The kids’ closets were purged, and I just need to go through all our papers and do bathrooms this weekend. That’s a huge deal in my book.

Now, it’s back to showing up not only consistently, but intentionally.

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I’ve realized a few areas that I got lazy with… and I have no one to blame but myself. Yes, we all get overloaded a time or two, and I always give myself a year after having a new little to get settled into a schedule and routine. So, I cut myself quite a bit of slack in the meantime.

That’s not to say I didn’t get a lot accomplished this past year. I did. My first coach, finished two products and an ebook (which will be promoted here soooonnnnnn — be on the lookout), managed to keep important items in the forefront, a new baby, established two businesses fully, big dog had two surgeries we helped her recover from, among a few other big checks off on the journey. But I put off a few other bits in order to reach those goals that I hope I to juggle a little better this year. And, now that the tiny one is getting bigger and a tad more independent, the new goals are entirely reachable.

Getting back in the saddle and finding that motivation to tackle the list can be a smidgen daunting after having taken so much time to re-set and be out of “work mode”, though.

Do you find the transition from a break back to working to be tough? Do you even take a break? I know plenty who don’t take a break, but I find that I do a much better job at wearing all the hats if I take the time to recoup once in a while (for longer than the two day weekends).

When I need to return to the daily grind, these are ways that help motivate me:

My Beloved Planner/Lists

The topic of writing your tasks down used to be one I’d chuff at. Then, I had kids. While some days I feel like a rockstar, there are days I forget where the phone I’m holding and talking on is and begin searching like a madman. Yeah, those are the days I know I need to slow my roll. Without my to-do list and jotting down my schedule, I would probably lose my mind. A friend or two can totally vouch for me here. I’ll agree to something without penciling it in, and while I hold up my end of the bargain still, I will completely forget until being reminded.

One of my favorite Christmas gifts I received this year (I have a lot of favorites, but still…)? A planning calendar I can hang up and it has slots for up to 5 people (family of 5 here!)! It came with helpful stickers, magnets already on for convenience, and a separate daily/weekly calendar to hang up on the fridge. Hopefully, I’ll be even better at writing everything down this year with this motivation.

Flexibility

Not the able-to-do-the-splits kind, although that wouldn’t hurt. I mean being able to know when my brain is at max capacity and needs a break. Or when my kiddos need some attention, food, changes. Maybe something other than work still needs more of my attention while we transition to me working during the daylight hours again. I may need to pick up the computer at night for a couple of hours while we flip that increase of work switch on again, as well. Having littles at home means I may not be able to work the same hours every day, the same amount of time each day, or predict any hiccups, but I surely can finish my work on time with that awareness.

Start and End My Day Positively

Sometimes that means beginning with a story or a game. Other times that means starting with a client project I know I’m going to enjoy. I’ll follow that with whatever I may be dreading — errands, task I need to learn, etc. And, we ALWAYS end our day reading before bed (and maybe a YouTube video). If we have time to do art, crafts, games, a puzzle, or another activity, then we do. If we don’t, then that’s okay. I still have my wind down time to hug, love, and just be with my family. This time in the evening also serves as an extra reminder of why I do what I do and continue to press on through the good and the bad. The life we have created and continuously build upon gives me purpose. Repeating this helps me a lot, too.

These suggestions can change the way you see working. If you watched my day, I may need to stop to dip one little or dance with another, but I’ll be intermittently checking of my to-do’s and moving forward. Finding motivation can simply be a matter of realizing the way to keep taking steps and accepting that you are doing your best.

What are some ways that you find motivation and get yourself into being productive again?

Back in the Saddle: Finding Motivation

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Taking the Plunge into Self-Publishing

Taking the Plunge into Self-Publishing

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I have recently finished my own eBook and I can attest to the mixed emotions during the entire process. My guest today, Jennifer, shares her own roller-coaster ride to self-publishing. If you have been through self-publishing, you know. If you haven’t, then walk through with her…


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Have you ever made a decision so huge that it frightened you beyond belief?

For me, deciding to homeschool my children was such a decision. I have had to make some truly difficult decision in my life, however taking the leap into homeschooling consumed me for years.

The root of the struggle lay in the fact that all I knew was a school for education. Although I liked the concept of homeschooling, that lifestyle was completely foreign. Yellow school buses, attendance and lunch count, backpacks full of books, and bells ringing for recess…that was normal.

Homeschooling, on the other hand, was the great unknown. To add to the complexity, my husband and I had both taught in public school and came from families full of teachers.

I’ve Got Questions, They’re Multiplying!!

Setting aside the enormity of this brave, new frontier, there were the questions. I had so many questions. How did homeschooling work? How did I know if I was doing enough? How would my children make friends? How do they get grades?

So, so many questions!! It seemed every one of them led me to another set of questions. Then there were the questions from strangers if I mentioned homeschooling. I was being buried under the weight of questions that seemed to have no answers.

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Where are the Answers??

I have always been a voracious reader, so I read everything I could get my hands on–which was no small feat because I quickly found getting my hands on anything was a process. I needed answers and I needed them now.

We had been deliberating on homeschooling since before we got married and now our oldest was about to turn 6. She had a late autumn birthday and had made the public school cut off by 24 hours. I used that excuse to hold her out one more year as I decided what to do.

What is a mother to do? If you are one that loves research, like me, you throw yourself into endless hours of digging deep into any subjects and taking copious notes. My research didn’t stop when my schoolroom door officially opened, because I still had so much learning to do.

This isn’t Rocket Science, You Know!

Through endless hours at my computer and pouring through my pile of books, I did make the decision to take the leap–for one year. I still had so many questions, though. I just wanted someone to tell me HOW to homeschool.

I took comfort in the fact that I had taught in public school for 5 years and held a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching. Surely, I could do this! I still was left with the nagging feeling that this just should not be so difficult to figure out.

Becoming an Expert

I have always had a dream of being an expert in something. I wanted to learn all I could on a special topic and then spend my days teaching others. Over the years, my endless research and simple searching for better answers through trial and error became a passion of mine.

I never set out to be a homeschooling expert, but it happened. Friends and neighbors came to me for help and guidance. They were searching for answers also and though my professional experience made me an expert.

However, it didn’t and I wasn’t always an expert. There was a time when I was just another mom seeking a better education for my children. I knew what I didn’t want and what truly mattered to me.

Surveying the options, the pickings were slim.

The Overwhelming Job of Making It Work

I had a passion for research and a heart to help, but that only got me so far in the moments of overwhelm. I wanted answers, I needed answers, but they were slow to come.

Why did it have to be this hard?

Why can’t I discover the secret code to the vault that held all the collected knowledge and explanations of generations of homeschooling families? I wasn’t inventing the wheel, I was just banging my head against the wall trying to reinvent it with a blindfold on.

A Mission is Born

What if I could write a manual on HOW to homeschool?

There are plenty of books out there on why or outlining specific philosophies. However, making things work day to day and building a homeschool that will last, well, that is mostly trial by fire.

With that in mind, I made my five-step outline of exactly how a homeschool is built from soup to nuts, with a little garnish in between.

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If I Knew Then What I Know, Now!

If I could go back to those early days a decade ago, what did I wish I had known? What could have saved me time, stress, money, and many sleepless nights on the Internet praying I could just hit the jackpot and end my search?

This is what I wanted to bring to the world. I meet SO many moms who say, “I wish I could homeschool but..” I want to eliminate the “but”…you know why? Simply because there is never a solid reason behind that “but” other than the support and resources are too out of reach and not every mom has the time or inclination to spend literally months of her busy life figuring it out.

The yellow school bus shows up every day, easy decision.

The homeschool train…it’s all underground with no marked entrance. Homeschoolers had a time in history where flying under the radar was necessary for survival. Those days are over! Let’s throw wide the curtains, already.

No Blood, But So Much Sweat, and a Little Bit of Tears

With my master plan in hand, I managed to get my five chapters and appendices written in less than six weeks. I have never felt so accomplished in my life! I HAD WRITTEN A BOOK!

Through the editing and review process, I realized just how much I had accomplished though. What started as a project to check one more line off my bucket list grew into my life mission, the purpose of my business, and so much more.

It was all worth it. From the early years of struggling to the hair pulling hours of typing, revising, typing, revising, deleting and starting over.

In the end, I sat holding the book I kept hoping to find over a decade ago.

As a special gift, I have a sneak peek at my book as a free gift to all of you today!  This is just one chapter but I hope that it will help you answer some of the questions you have about homeschooling.

What book would you write?


Jennifer is a social media and content manager for Global Learn Day. She also manages her own content marketing and copywriting business, as well as her Homeschool Resource Center website Aurelius Cabrini. When Jennifer isn’t tapping away at her laptop, she homeschools her four children. Jennifer enjoys researching all the best ways to keep her family healthy and experimenting with new recipes she finds online. Jennifer and her husband still live in their beautiful hometown in the scenic Northeast where there are always plenty of weather changes to keep life interesting!


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Working Mom Tips to Find Your Balance

Working Mom Tips to Find Your Balance

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Admittedly, I struggle with the working from home balance sometimes. Truly shutting off and not saying, “I’ll just get this done real quick” is a hard itch not to scratch. However, more and more I’m realizing the importance of sticking to my “working” hours as much as possible and using the remaining time to engage with my family. My guest, Susie Liberatore, shares a few of her tips for finding your balance (and sticking to it).

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Five tips for your scale…


Working as a mother, in general, is exhausting but is a must. You can’t feel guilty about working and trying to balance life out as it is. You have to be able to plan and stick to it.

Here are some tips that I have for you:

Have Family Time:

This might make you say duh but really plan for some family time. Take time to read, or do whatever your kids might want to do, DAILY. No excuse; use the last 1-2 hours at night for them. The work will still be there whether it’s business or personal.

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No Emails on your Phone:

This is an ongoing battle. I might not have the email on my phone, but I have clients who call or text. Let your audience/work know that there are set hours and you will respond accordingly.

Balance Working Mom TipsMake Lists:

This point is a huge one!! This is my favorite! Just because I could make tons of lists all day, every day. I have lists for everything (groceries, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc). You need to be as organized as you can be so that you can be more productive and less stressed.

Meal Prep/Plan:

This tip is a huge time saver. You need to know what you are making for all meals every single day. This simply means that you don’t need to spend time looking for something else to make because it’s already in progress.

Working Mom Balance TipsAllow You Time:

This part of balance is another favorite one of mine. I take a bath weekly (I shower every day, don’t worry). But, I take a bath, listen to music, catch up on life, add bubbles, do whatever I want weekly. I allow a half hour per week for this! Then, I allow girl time or more me time. I rotate components I want to do (a day with the girls, shopping, pedicures, massages, hair appointments, whatever). I set aside these times as my schedule permits. You will feel SO refreshed and can tackle working and mom life again!

Take baby steps to each item listed above. You can’t change things overnight, so don’t try. Just do what you can and adjust as needed. Take notes of what worked and what didn’t, why they didn’t, and how to change it. You will find your balance; it gets easier this way! 


Susie HeadshotLogical Living is a blog about life: DIY, frugal life, lifestyle, fashion, and parenting challenges. We are a family blog talking about all the things that go into our tactical logical daily lives; we are the Liberatore family Susie, Chris, and Antonio.

We have fun, live a little, and enjoy life too much; and love to share our stories with our audience.

Chris loves to keep up with home projects; he is super handy! He has remodeled houses, created corn hole boards, and worked on endless car projects. Susie is a graphic designer and marketing girl by day and blogger by night. She keeps things very organized and loves the creative end of things. Antonio is a two-year-old boy who loves to be the center of attention, being a toddler, and constantly trying to get in trouble. He is one of the happiest kids, ever and is always smiling. Join us on our journey! 


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If you have a little in diapers but aren’t sure which brand may fit the best for their little tush, feel free to try a mixed selection with the Diaper Dabbler!



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