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One question that you could ask yourself over and over again that’s going to take your Summer from surviving and trying to spin this thing and keep it balanced to thriving.

Hi, I’m April Burnett and I just want to take this time to talk to you moms specifically.

If you’ve got kids that are coming home from school this Summer or they are already home. And you also work in the office and you are trying to figure out how does this all work?

How can I be fully present with the kids without thinking I need to be at work and then be at work doing what you need to do in the office without thinking,

 I need to be with the kids”?

So how do you go from trying to survive and balance these plans to thriving?

And that’s what this one question is. You can see part of it here, “How can I” and I wanted this part to show because these three words here are so important in trying to get anything done.

How can I? I do believe where there is a will there is a way to get something done.

So ask yourself how can I? and whatever the end of that sentence is.

For us going from trying to survive this Summer and having a great time with your kids and getting a lot done in your office.

How can I? What’s the keyword here?

How can I design my day so that when I’m with the kids, I am present and I am fully present there and I’m not thinking about work at the office?

Now I can tell you what it looks like for me but we are not cookie cutters, what it looks like for you is totally different probably.

Ask yourself, “how can I design my day?” And I mean every aspect of it.

I don’t mean penciling in everything you’re going to be doing.

But designing your morning, designing your afternoon and designing your evening with the family so that the conclusion of the days is great.

You’ve wrapped up and it has been a successful day. It’s peaceful. It’s not chaotic.

Whatever time-frame that looks like for you, you have designed it for your success.

So that you are having a great time with the family, not thinking about work.

And then you are at work having a great time, not thinking that you need to be with the kids right now because you’ve designed your day. “How can I design my day?”

Ask yourself that question over and over and over again.

And then implement and then tweak it. Because as Tony Robins said, it’s “constant and never-ending improvement, you’ve got this.”

Now I know what my day looks like…

The alarm goes off at 4:55 am, I go into the kitchen and push the button on the coffee maker, and then I go drink a huge glass of water.

Then I grab my coffee and air pods and sit down in front of the fire.

There I have my coffee and I listen to John MacArthur, a sermon of his.

I take notes and I have my coffee and I wake up. I love that part of my day!

And then Samuel comes down, and I make breakfast.

We have breakfast together and then I go get myself ready.

And he’s got a lot of things that he knows he needs to get done on his minimum daily requirement sheet.

Thank you, Rob Mann for the minimum daily requirement.

He has a sheet that has all of the things that he needs to do without me asking him to.

And then we’ve got other boxes with things throughout the day that he needs get done as well; for school and so on.

And then at night, we design our day, however, I design my day so that at nights it’s awesome and peaceful and I love it.

At 7:45 am we go upstairs and brush our teeth, get our pj’s on, seems early right?

It’s okay, this is my day. And so we brush our teeth, get our pj’s on and then we get in bed.

Samuel has his notebook and I have my notebook and we write. He draws and I write in my journal.

He draws or maybe he does some math. I’ve been amazed at what he wants to do at that time of the night. To write or to do some math or to draw. We are really excited about that.

Then I write in my journal and I read out loud. And it might not be a book that he is interested in but he always wants me to read out loud.

And sometimes like right now it’s a book that I want to read. It may not be something that he wants to but he loves that time together. And then we all go to sleep and it is wonderful.

I have now gone from crazy night time, brush our teeth, get our pj’s on real fast, and we are like, we got to go to bed right now or we are going to be late…

To loving the evening and every part of the day.

Now listen, this doesn’t mean that every day you are going to be perfect. And I’m not perfect, by far.

Anyways, it’s not really perfect every day but its constant and never-ending improvement.

Designing your day so that when things do come up and it isn’t how you want it to be, you can say, okay, this didn’t work. Let’s tweak that.

How can you design your day? I can’t wait to hear how you are going to design your day.

This is April Burnett with DYB Coach reminding you that You’ve got this!

About the Author

Steve and I built up, streamlined, and sold Burnett 1-800-PAINTING--- quintupling it in under 3 years during what some called a "bad economy" before selling. We are now helping other painting contractors and entrepreneurs to Double Their Business while reducing their hours. We've been the struggling painters until we figured out what works and now love to share that info with you, to help you do the same! Whether you are building up to sell or pass on to your children, we are here to help you make it a reality.