Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control? Like you can’t handle anything more?
Like if one more thing happens you’re going to literally fall apart like a shattered piece of glass?
Do you wish you could be one of those organized moms that seem to have it all together?
The ones that show up on time for class parties with gorgeous homemade cupcakes in tow.
You know, the ones you want to kick in the teeth, but you secretly admire?
I’ve been there! Oh, how I’ve been there.
More times than I care to admit.
Just a few years ago (or so it seems), I was a young mother, of 2 under 5, trying to start a home based business to help provide for my family. But I was a mess.
I couldn’t keep track of what I had to do for the family each day, let alone what I was supposed to be doing to get my business up and running.
I tried planner after planner.
I spent tons of money that we couldn’t afford, just trying to get my life in order.
I designed and created hundreds (if not thousands!) of planners for my own use and for sale.
But, none of them seemed to work for me.
I felt like there was something wrong with me, because I couldn’t seem to follow a stinking plan – it was so stressful!
Being a work at home mother is hard!
There’s housework that needs to be done, children to care for, meals that need to be made, business work that needs tending to – not to mention actual creations for the business!
There are multiple schedules to juggle, a thousand things to do and at least two places that you need to be at once. It’s a lot to handle!
I was wasting so much time just trying to figure out what to do with my time.
And finally, it clicked!
Think about this…
We start out in our parents home. Mom and/or Dad tell us what time we are going to eat, what we are going to wear, how to spend our time, where to vacation, when to brush our teeth…
Then, we go off to school. The school bus picks us up at a certain time. Our teachers require us to be in our seats at a specific moment. We are told when to eat lunch. When we can go outside to play. How long we have for using the bathroom.
At last, we leave school and the safety net of our parents home. We head off into the world, ready to conquer anything. But, suddenly there is no one there to tell us what to do and when to do it. We are free to do anything we want to do, but we can’t seem to figure out what we really want to do. Instead, we wing it. We take mediocre jobs, live in mediocre houses and we dream that there is this “better life” out there somewhere.
Winging it might be a whole lot of fun when you’re heading off on a road trip, but it really just doesn’t work for life. As you grow older, you realize that sometimes too much freedom can be overwhelming.
We are preconditioned to have a boss.
Preconditioned to listen to what we are told and then execute it as expected.
Call it brainwashed, if you like. But, the gist of it is we all need a boss.
The moment I realized that we all need a boss, myself included, it finally made sense to me. I finally realized why I couldn’t follow a planner!
It wasn’t the planners that I was using that weren’t working for me…it was me that wasn’t working for me.
I was overwhelming myself by writing to-do lists. I was making myself and my family insane by regimenting every single thing that we did. And actually expecting that it would all get done in a “neat, orderly check off the list” kinda way.
I was making list after list after list for things that we needed to do, wanted to do, had to do, etc. If we were doing it, it was on the list. To the point that I would freeze and not be able to follow along. I was driving myself crazy with lists. And that is why I felt like I couldn’t accomplish anything…
I was actually looking at my planners and to do lists as the Angry, Evil Boss that we all love to hate! My conscious mind thought that was the only way to do it, but my subconscious was like, yeah screw you buddy – not happening!
After spending years running around like a chicken with my head chopped off, I decided it was time to create a planner system. A system that I would actually follow everyday.
But, instead of creating a typical planner, I created my own boss…a boss that I actually like!
In fact, my boss is my best friend, because without it, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
I’m not perfect, I’m not a superhero and I’m not superhuman. I’m just a mom, who works full-time, with a couple of kids, a couple of dogs and a husband. I’m crazy busy, crazy frazzled and crazy in general. But, I listen to my boss every day and guess what, I get stuff done.
Because I do what my boss says to do.
Why My Boss Planner Works
It’s enlightening to realize that following a planner isn’t a death sentence. It’s not like being locked up and forced to do ALL of the things!
Planning too much causes stress and your planner shouldn’t cause you stress, my friend. It should be a helping hand. An explanation of the day’s tasks, but not a forced hand.
It should be exciting to realize that you DO have time to accomplish all of the things on your list. You should NOT feel overwhelmed when you look at your plan for the day.
That’s why I created the My BOSS planner…because everyone needs a boss…not the crazy boss that you hate, of course. But, a boss that works with you…not against you.
Traditional planners offer time slots, specific goals and honestly…not enough space to write in.
That’s where My Boss Planner is different.
There are NO time slots! No specific goals that don’t mean anything to you and there is PLENTY of space to write everything you need to do.
That’s the thing about the My Boss Planner – I designed the basis for you, but you, my friend, are going to create your very own boss.
The gates are open for you to create a boss that works for you.
Whether you stay at home with your children, start your own home-based business or go off into the career world – you need a goal and someone or something to help you map out the steps to execute your plans.
Those that choose the career world are lucky in the sense that they have a real-life human boss that they can work with to reach those goals. But, those of us that choose the path less traveled, often struggle with the lack of a human boss.
Staying at home with your children or starting your home-based business is the dream for most of us, and to those on the outside looking in, it seems like the “easy life”. But, it’s damn hard work to keep up with it all!
My BOSS is the planner that has the capacity to change your life.
Treat My Boss like you would a human boss and it will work for you!
Spend time with your boss.
Have a brainstorming session at least once a month. Jot down ideas and thoughts for the month on the gorgeous “notes” pages.
Make plans for the future. Keep track of your month to month goals with the individual monthly calendars.
Read the motivational quotes throughout your My Boss planner…they are there to give you a boost when you need it. You CAN Do this!
Jot down everything you need to do on the gorgeous weekly planner pages throughout your My Boss Planner.
Have a cup of coffee with your boss every single morning.
Go over the day’s tasks and things to do.
Read your plans and then execute them.
Doesn’t it sound so simple?
That’s because it is!
The My Boss Planner was literally created to make life easier, more organized, happier and most definitely, more relaxed.
I have spent years designing and plotting this planner for myself. I’ve thrown away tons of designs and I’ve remade this planner so many times to make it work for me.
This planner will work for everyone, including you!
I’ve used this very planner layout myself for years!
And this year, for the first time ever…
I am releasing My Boss Planner to you, in a gorgeous, perfect-bound workbook!
Inside the beautiful cover pages of this planner are 156 pages of planning material, my friends.
There are monthly calendar pages to keep track of your month to month schedules.
Keep yourself excited and full of motivation with the well-placed quotes throughout the workbook.
Stay on track of your to do list throughout the year with the day to day weekly planner pages.
These pages offer a ton of space for jotting in your daily tasks, appointments, errands and meal plans.
There is even a blank page at the beginning of December for you to doodle, jot down or record your holiday plans!
Plus, there is so much more! I’ve included all of the basic makings of a good boss, now it’s up to you to mold your boss into what you need it to be.
So, what are you waiting for?
The My Boss Planner is now available in my Etsy shop and on Amazon.com for just $39.99!
Head on over and get yours today!
There’s no time like the present to get started! Make your plans, map out the steps to reach your goals and make this your year, my friend!
Please, feel free to contact me with any questions about the My Boss Planner! I’m happy to help you get started.
Have a Spectacular Day!