HOW TO BALANCE YOUR SIDE HUSTLE AND FLIP THE PARADIGM TO OWN YOUR HUSTLE
I would say, that over the last 4.5 years, the top burning question that I get asked on the daily is all about balance.
“How do I balance my side hustle and still have a marriage?!”
“How do I balance full-time work and start creating content for my side hustle?”
“How do I balance energy and consistency?”
BALANCE YOUR SIDE HUSTLE AND YOUR JOB
Those who are asking about how to strike balance are not only those in a marriage or in full-time work; it’s those of you who are also full-time carers, parents or students. It is anyone who is wanting to break open the concept and beliefs around what they may see as a block in time management. Let’s flip it and clear out the myth that you don’t have enough time! I want you to be saying I want to create content and not I need to produce content.
WHAT DOES BALANCE MEAN TO YOU?
It is truly powerful to uncover and understand what your thought patterns are around the word balance. I’m going to share with you what I journaled on ‘what balance means to me’:
Feeling free to create what I want when I want
Feeling energised by my hustle rather than exhausted or contracted by it
Spending time with my kids, specifically, 2 hours in the morning and 4 hours minimum in the afternoon to evening, before bed and more time on the weekend.
Being present and having a deep connection with my husband every day over a meal
Spending time with my friends once per week for coffee, chats, breakfasts out or drinks
Having discipline for gym time
Enabling daily spiritual gym time with meditation, journaling and intentionally connecting to my purpose so that I can better serve
Reading & consuming information to feed my mind so that I am strongly aligned to give back
FIND YOUR HARMONY
I want you to connect to your personal need and why you are doing your side hustle in the first place. I want you to call it into reality. From writing this into your reality YOU WILL find what your balance can look like - it might not come through on the first attempt but the more you breathe into it the deeper this will resonate with you and the more fulfilled you feel.
Here are some key journalling prompts to get you started:
What does balance mean to you?
What feels imbalanced for you?
If you had ultimate balance what would you be doing? How would you be living your life?
WHERE ALL THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Creating a balance is sometimes not about balance at all! If you are all in and want your side hustle to lift off, then perhaps it is about blending it into your life. Sometimes you might just need to rip up and burn that to do list! Give yourself that 5-minutes you need by doing a quick meditation. By creating this space for yourself, you are generating energy to build your life by design, to live a life of freedom and to empower yourself with free choice.
Find that peace, space and that sense of liberation that allows you to open up and see clarity over what adds value to your life. When I realised that I needed to value time as a gift I was able to impact what balance means to me. I learnt to be in flow and I learnt to be still.
Because I granted myself time in flow, new ideas and concepts had room to evolve. This experience happened just recently. Here I was fully booked out for 1-on-1 coaching but still wanting to help more side hustlers, I wanted to give more but at the same time, I was thinking how can I make this happen? From the stillness I allowed for myself came the greatness of my latest offering for Group Coaching! So, I am telling you, you can absolutely own your hustle while being still. Give the magic some room!
What is a priority for you right now?
What is non-negotiable?
What can you set aside for tomorrow?
BE OBSESSED WITH YOUR HUSTLE
Know this, If you are connected to your calling then you will become a connected person. Eliminate the things that add zero value to what you want to achieve and surround yourself with people who will push you to the next level. Be obsessed with what you want to do! Re-energise yourself through journalling and meditation to become clear on what you want and then, cultivate this into your life. It is all energy.
If you are thinking well this is all well and true but where is the reality of side hustling and time?! Join my Facebook group, if you haven’t already, and listen to my Wednesday Winedown, 23 January 2019, at 30:16sec I will show you the practicality of what time really is in a side hustlers day with a simple calculator exercise.
I hope that this blog has served you in so many ways today. You can mould different habits for success and recode yourself to bring your side hustle to life. I want you to create the energy you need to connect and own your hustle. I want you to flip the paradigm of what balance and time mean to you and visualise your end game. I want for you to take that leap, play bigger, bring in consistent money flow and say goodbye to your fears.
I’m right here for you.