Several moms leave the corporate world in the quest to be their own boss, and work at home. Some plan on opening up their own companies and decide to use a home business as the starting point for cheaper overheads. Others do it due to lack of options while others do it so they don’t need to pay for childcare. One very common feature of this kind of business is the fact that they are now their own boss. The feeling is so good but no matter how good it feels once one settles down and sets up their own home business, there are certain aspects that make up the perfect mom boss in a home business.

 

There are two main features of a home business boss that one is expected to follow to the letter you plan to succeed. The first one is that as the boss, you should follow try your very best to follow a work schedule. A work schedule is basically like a time table for the business. It stipulates what should be done and at what particular time. Being your own boss and often a one woman team means having a lot of shit to get done. The only difference with this work schedule and the normal work schedule is the simple fact that this one does not entail waking up at the crack of dawn and rushing to the workplace in a hateful uniform.  Although I say create a work schedule, it’s important to remember that this is flexible, yes you need to get the work done when you say you will, otherwise you are never going to get too far.  But it doesn’t mean you have to sit 9-5 tied to a desk.  If your schedule is a few hours in the morning before all the hustle and bustle of the school runs then great, followed by a few hours in the eve when the kids go to bed.  Maybe you only work 3 days a week but you work 9-2 those 3 days.  The point is you can draw that line when you are meant to be working and when you aren’t.  It can also help others know when you are available or not.

 

The other feature is the ability to effectively deal with disruptions. They are very common and especially when you work from home. Just because you work in your house, it does not mean that you are available at whatever time. It also does not mean that you can talk with every Tom, Dick and Harry that decides to drop in unannounced in the middle of the day.

 

A good boss is one who sets a boundary between family, friends and work. Look for a way to avoid such disruptions. On the other hand, we are all human. There is a chance for us to get tempted into watching a bit of netflix during lunch which runs into 3 hours later or maybe listen to a favorite radio show while working. A good boss should know how to avoid such scenarios.

Big love,

Lisa x

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