I once used to struggle with the concept of a balanced life style, and I say struggle because I really could never find a right level of equal time for each aspect of my life. This went on for many years, but then I realized that it could not be balanced, what I had to try and achieve is integration. Integration is a better fit for my 360 lifestyle as I’m a very involved and active person, I wear many hats during the course of any given day. I have 3 children who come first no matter what, so everything evolves around them, but at a priority pace. I’m lucky to have my children involve in my business and they often help more than not and this is also quality time we manage to squeeze in or should I say integrate? Yes!
Being a women and a hyper one, my attention and creativity span is constantly on the move, and this is when integration kicks in in its full and glorious splendor. There are a lot of people experiencing this “dilemma” as was noted in the TED Talk Multipotentialite. See image below shared by amykayklark I find it visually helpful, let this sink in for a minute.
Aside from running a business which is in the handmade market therefore consumes a lot of my time, I also run a nonprofit organization which is my way of giving back to my community and fills my heart while helping children. These ventures often bring me to meetings and making connections with some amazing people, I enjoy forming relationships and helping others so I channel that though my support group Entrepreneurial Think Thank for Women (ETTWomen) in which I can learn and be of service in areas other than my business and nonprofit.
I’m a true believer in the power that lies with sharing your story; this is when one connects at a human level with others and in business this sums up to bonding lasting relationships. With this said I’m super excited to launch the Columbus chapter for ETTWomen and want to invite all to step into your power and join me on April 12 at 6:30pm at Arepazo Restaurant in the Brewery District and together bring about the experience of connecting with like-minded women to support, promote and encourage each other.