As a single dad, I juggle a full-time day job, freelance writing work, and parenting three kids. It’s a balancing act that requires me to manage myself effectively. As Seth Godin points out, we are often our own worst bosses.
So I’ve been thinking of myself as “the boss.”
With three competing tasks vying for my attention, I feel overwhelmed. Yet, I am grateful for the flexibility my day job and freelance writing provide. It’s a privilege and a right to pursue upward mobility and provide for and protect my kids.
To succeed, I try to set clear goals, establish a routine that maximizes my productivity, and care for myself physically and emotionally. Still, there are times when I falter and waste time.
Ultimately, the responsibility falls on me to hold myself accountable. It can be a daunting task, but when I am successful, it’s gratifying.
As the boss, I’m removing the title of “Boss.” Instead, I will continue striving to be the best Director of Self I can be, for myself, my kids, and my day job. I’m a lousy boss. I’m becoming a better Director.
How are you achieving the right balance to move forward without dropping all that’s good and precious within the status quo?