Time management is key!
Meet Erin! When we say she is a busy mom, we mean it. (You will understand why after reading her story.) One thing is for sure, we left this interview feeling inspired by Erin’s amazing work ethic and advice. Read on to learn more about her!
Can you give us a little of your personal background?
I’m the lucky momma of a busy, blended family. Between us, we have two boys (17 & 13) and two girls (8 & 7). I work 30 hours a week as a radiographer for an orthopedic surgeon group and put in 20 hours a week as a personal trainer; working for corporate health and managing my own client base. My partner, Eddie, and I also own a t-shirt printing company.
After 17 years in healthcare, my goal is to replace that income by working with Moms Making Six Figures. I am ready to focus my attention on my family, current fitness clients and our t-shirt business.
How do you manage your time between working three jobs and running your Moms Making Six Figures business?
Time management is key! Working three jobs was manageable, as they are all things I enjoy. Working four? Without time management, it would be impossible. I bought myself a planner and I block out my time. Everything goes in my planner. I’ll give you a little glimpse of what that looks like…
Because my hours in corporate health and at the clinic are set, it goes in the book first. Next, any appointments or activities for the family. I schedule in my personal training clients and of course, I block off time for Moms Making Six Figures. Eddie and I work the t-shirt business around everything else. Basically, we live and die by the planner. It truly sets us up for success!
What advice do you have for moms who are working multiple jobs alongside of their entrepreneurial dreams?
My top pieces of advice are:
- Set aside blocks of time to devote to YOUR business. We go to work and put in 8-10-hour days for someone else’s dream, make your dream just as important.
- Learn to multi-task. For example, when I’m driving, I’m listening to trainings or choreographing new routines.
- Use the small windows of time! You can do big things in just five minutes. My first two months with Moms Making Six Figures were worked solely in 5-10-minute increments.
- Use social media as a networking tool… no more wasted hours scrolling mindlessly.
- Don’t be afraid to give up something now for the greater good of the future. If I really want to be successful, I may decide working on my business is more important than an hour of television. It’s not helping me grow or making me better in any way!
- Finally, it’s okay to say no. It is so easy to feel “mom guilt” and overextend yourself. Save your sanity and set some boundaries.
What does “life on your own terms” mean to you?
Living life on my own terms means having freedom! First, the freedom from time constraints put in place by others. Being able to participate in field trips, sporting events, volunteering and travel without having to ask permission from a boss is living life on my own terms. Freedom from financial constraints, as well. Having the ability to gift our children experiences and education, being able to give back to our community in a big way, all without having to worry about it straining our personal finances… It all comes back to freedom.