Hello RTB Community! Hope your 2020 is starting out amazing!
I’ve been focused on my real estate business lately, so that’s why I’ve been MIA from Raising the Best. But several recent events in my life compelled me to write this post today.
- First, I reached out to one of my neighbors that I hadn’t talked to in awhile and learned that her husband passed away just a few months prior at the age of 49.
- Then, I found out one of my past clients had passed away in November last year. What was shocking to me is that, only 10 days prior, he was texting me about finding him another investment property to work on!
- Finally, I recently found out one of the moms in my local moms group just found out she has Stage IV cancer. She has 4 kids, including a 5 month old.
All of these events made me realize that we have NO IDEA how much time is left for us in this world. But even more importantly, what should I do about it?
See, it’s a delicate balance between living life in the moment (e.g., letting my daughter snuggle in bed with me in the middle of the night) and planning for the future (e.g., taking her back to her own bed so she can learn to sleep on her own). It is something that I struggle with everyday, especially the balance between spending quality time with my kids NOW and building a business that will give them an even better life in the FUTURE.
My biggest fear is that I spend all this time building a business, making money, and getting financially free, only to realize that it wasn’t worth the sacrifice to my kids. So everyday, it is a balance between spending quality time with the kids and getting all my work done quickly and efficiently.
Here are some things I learned along the way:
- Time block like a boss – Time blocking is the only way to balance everything. There is no such thing as multi-tasking. You are just task switching, which has been found to be even less productive.
- Spend your time on things that matter – By knowing what matters, you can make decisions around how you want to spend your time. For me, my family matters, so making sure I spend quality time with them is very important to me.
- Live with Purpose – For me, a lack of clarity is the number on reason I get side tracked and have shiny object syndrome. By getting clear on your purpose, you are able to better prioritize what is the most important to you.