One minute I’m making coaching calls and the next minute I’m playing Barbies and changing poopy diapers.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
— Steve Jobs was an American business magnate and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc.
Life gets hectic real quick when you have kids. It literally goes from 0–100 in two seconds. Anything can happen at any moment, anywhere, anytime.
When Michelle and I decided to move from Chicago, Illinois USA to the small quaint town of Sandpoint, Idaho USA, I made up my mind to work from home as an entrepreneur. Well, let me not make this like it was all my idea. This was actually mostly her idea that was betting and going all-in on me as an entrepreneur.
We knew moving to the Sandpoint area, that there weren’t going to be an abundance of jobs that were going to pay extremely well. We knew we weren’t in Chicago anymore. In knowing that, we decided that it was the right move for me to go all-in on my coaching business and do so from home. I always said, as long as I’ve got a good internet reception, I’m all good.
Little did I know that watching the girls from home, along with doing my business was going to be the biggest challenge of my entire life. Never mind starting a business is hard enough. Oh no, I had to add onto that by watching my then 6 month old baby girl Daisy and my 3 year old baby Skylar. Yikes! What the heck was I getting myself into?
I can tell you one thing — that period of my life was a daily self-questioning of my sanity along with my decision to be a stay-at-home dad while starting a new business.
I learned very quickly that I needed to have my stuff together. It wasn’t about being the cool dad or acting like I knew what to do, it was straight survival mode for the first three months of this ordeal. Nap time became my time to grind even harder on my business. When the girls were awake, I had to spend time with them playing Barbie’s and being a playful dad.
Someone that’s on the outside looking in may think that I had “The Life.” What they failed to see was my sanity being flushed down the toilet every morning.
Daisy was a colicky baby. She barely slept through the night which meant we as parents got no sleep. We were lucky to get 3–4 hours of sleep for the first year of her life. It was insanity. I would walk through days as a delirious person because I simply could not function.
Skylar was a huge helper of mine because she literally was there to grab things that I needed in a pinch. Diapers, sippy cup, wet wipes, toys, etc, when I needed it, Sky could get it.
When it was time to put my CEO hat on, I was hard at work contacting clients. I was hard at work networking with people online, working on my social media marketing, going LIVE, doing videos, writing articles and making podcasts. I was and still am doing everything.
I realized one thing — being an entrepreneur and being a parent are the exact same thing.
You have to be super flexible with what you’re doing, you have to be on your toes when it comes to dealing with people, accidents will happen and often when it’s the wrong time and you’ll constantly ask yourself, why the hell did I do this to myself?
But I did reach a point of sanity and the storm would eventually die down. And then I’d do it all over again the next day. I’d be more prepared and have a schedule and a plan of attack ready to go. I was constantly on the go and never took for granted any down time.
It allowed me to do all of the work that you see me do online and social media. That’s not even the work you see me do behind the scenes on my own business and website.
So when you’re ready to kick the 9–5 and become an entrepreneur and you have little ones that you may need to take care of, be sure to come directly to me for coaching. You’ll need it. Why? Well, while you’re going insane in your own hurricane of short-term self torture, I’ll have the opportunity to safely guide you to your place of sanity as someone who’s been there and conquered that.
Trust me — don’t go at this alone!
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Fred is a proud married father of four beautiful children. He’s worked in the school district for over a decade and has extensive knowledge on student behavior in the regular and special education sectors. Fred Blumenberg is a #1 Entrepreneur Mindset Coach who gets entrepreneurs to hyper-focus on monetizing their strengths to achieve greatness.
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