When I decided to go back for my MBA, I didn’t realize how important this one time management tip for working moms would be.
I was working my first career job and raising my son away from the support of family. As I kept achieving my goals, I set new ones. If you’ve made it this far in my story, you know I set a goal to graduate from high school and college with good grades so I was ready for the next stage in my life.
That stage was getting an MBA to prepare for my next job. At the time I didn’t know what the job would be. Just that I had to prepare for it so when the time came I would be ready. I’ll share more on that in a later post. For now, allow me to share the must-have time management tip for working moms which made my MBA graduation possible.
Don’t waste time!
As a single mom working for the Memphis Grizzlies, I spent a lot of time at work. After I enrolled into the MBA, that meant my time was either spent at work doing my job, at home raising my son or in school working towards my MBA. I didn’t have time to waste so I learned to make every moment count.
For me to achieve my goal of getting an MBA, I had to do a few things to make the most of my time. You can do the same:
- Make a schedule for your time – my lunch breaks were times for homework
- Get focused on what you need to do – I was either at work, home or in school
- Commit to the journey – I understood it would be a sacrifice in the short-term
- Keep your eye on your goal – It wasn’t easy to do it all, but my goal made it worth it
Are you using your time to do things which get you ahead in your life and career?
Or are you wearing yourself out doing all the other things except those which get you closer to your goal? We are all guilty of procrastination or doing all the wrong things. From my experience, I have found that finding the best use for your time is a lifesaver.
If you are not sure what that means for you, consider the connection between your time and your goals. Every minute you spend on something else is a minute you spend working away from your goal instead of towards it. If you need help figuring out how to apply my time management tip for working moms, reach out to me.
I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges. provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.
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