I wanted to bring you a message of wisdom this week. I recently spoke with a new member here at Interior Design Business Academy, who confided in me that she questioned whether she wanted to be a designer as a career choice.
She felt this way because other designers she had encountered were all in serious overwhelm and missing out on family obligations. While I understand that there’s a lot of that going on out there, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Overwhelm and overbooking It isn’t necessary. It is a choice.
I told her that she could choose otherwise. She could choose to design the kind of business and lifestyle that she wants. There is no reason why you can’t spend time with your family. When you don’t, it’s a choice. It means that you put those important obligations that are vital to you and your family’s happiness first in your schedule.
They do not get moved for anybody, and then you fill in your work responsibilities around them. You might have heard the expression – work will fill in any space you give it. If you fill in your schedule with work first, there will be nothing left for your personal obligations. So, you shouldn’t give it more than it needs.
Watch the video above, where I go into detail about strategies you can implement to help you start engineering your time. There is no reason why you can’t have time for yourself or your family. It all starts with being solid about what you want from the beginning. I explain numerous ways you can use to set up your business and establish boundaries with new clients so that you can have the type of business you want. I also go over how having a team and systems in place can help you end up where you want to be with both your life and design business.
If you’d like to learn more about these types of strategies, book a clarity call with one of our coaches. It’s a fun, free, no-pressure call where you can find out how all this works while also learning the best next steps for your design business.
Until next time, design something beautiful and get paid what you’re worth.