Tired of feeling like you don’t have time to run your business and deal with life? I know that feeling all to well. Work Life Balance Without Excuses by Tiffany Lambert is a guide meant to help you with that exact problem. Click here and check it out for yourself.
This is part two of my review. Click here for part one.
The way I do my reviews is pretty simple. I write as I’m reading it to tell you what I think and I’ll be implementing what I learn along the way. (A method I learned in another Tiffany Lambert product called Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome.)
Section 1 – Balancing Your Mindset
Tiff really gets tough with you here. She wants to make sure you have the right mindset before continuing and that means taking a hard look at yourself and what you’re willing to do to succeed. I love that the focus of this chapter (and book) isn’t all money. It’s about ending each day feeling happy and accomplished which is really all I want out of life, how about you?
I love the way the tone shifts from tough to empowering. It’s a great feeling.
Part if this section is digging down to what’s going to drive you to succeed. I thought long and hard about the instructions she gave. What drives me to succeed with my online business. There were a few things.
- Freedom and independance. I hate feeling like a burden or feeling like I’m someone’s responsibility. I want to succeed and achieve real freedom for my family.
- I grew up as a poor child. I was overall a happy child but my family was not very well off. My mom normally worked 2-3 jobs at a time whenever she wasn’t with someone who could help pay the bills. Now that I’m an adult I’m the one making the decisions and I don’t want to have to choose between food or gas.
- I want to go on a vacation. I’ve never been on a real vacation outside of Washington state. I want to explore new places and see amazing things.
There’s this one section about excuses where there is some awesome advice about vetting people before you spend money on their products. I’ve always been pretty good with checking people out before sending them my money but I know a lot of people who come to me about really bad products by people who seemed kind if iffy to start. It would be one thing if it was a $10 ebook but I’ve seen people drop $200 on a video course before checking the person out and finding out it’s just outdated PLR.
There is a little story she includes about a customer emailing her about press releases and she mentions giving them a detailed response and now I just want to know what she has to say about press releases. LOL
I’m pretty sure I found a typo on the second paragraph of page 17. It happens to the best of us but I reread that paragraph like 10 times trying to figure out what she was going for.
The next few seconds are all about learning the qualities it takes to be an entrepreneur. I think it’s really important to understand stuff like this if you’re struggling. I know I’m thinking a lot about myself and excuses I make that I didn’t realize were holding me back as much as they are.
The next big section is on balancing your business models. That’ll be in my next part of the review in the next few days.
I really enjoyed this section. I loved that it bounced between thought provoking, butt kicking, and empowering. One second you’ really thinking hard about something she said, then you’re feeling the weight of a mistake you’ve made, and then you’re feeling proud of how far you’ve already come. It really does help you get a perspective on everything.
There were a lot of parts that would be more effective if you happen to be a parent. I couldn’t relate to them quite as well. It’s to be expected from someone who is so obviously a devoted mother like Tiffany though.
I’m looking forward to the next section!