5 Simple Ways to Stay on Track & Balanced in 2016

Stay on Track. Be balanced.

Are you tired of setting goals and resolutions year after year, only to see that each year passes without you accomplishing a damn thang?

 

Ok. Ok.

 

Maybe not “a damn thang,” but not your major goals or priorities?

 

I know I am, and so I decided to do a little soul searching, and really ask myself what MUST I do in order to stay on track this year with my major goals, while also maintaining a sense of balance as a mom and business woman (a boss mom).

 

Below you’ll find a must-do list of 5 simple ways to accomplish your major goals for 2016, while staying on track and balanced.

 

Staying on Track and Balanced in 2016

 

1. Have a theme/primary aim for the year

Having a theme or primary aim (the overall desire you have for your year) helps you stay focused.  Major organizations and religious groups choose themes, aims, or affirmations yearly to create a sense of oneness amongst employees/the congregation, so everyone is on one accord, and working toward one aim.

 

One of my fav bloggers does this too.  Her theme for this year is Sweet ‘16.  I love the sound of that.

 

Another site I follow (FLYLady), which helps me stay organized, and get rid of physical clutter in my home, chooses a theme every year too.  This year it’s “Watch Me Fling in 2016.”  It’s about flinging the clutter.

 

So what’s gonna be your theme, or primary aim this year?

 

Mine is “Making that Green (money) in 2016.”

 

If you wanna rhyme like me *insert cheesy face*, here are a few words that rhyme with 16 that you may want to consider:

Protein

Routine

Clean

Queen

Machine

Unseen

Sheen

Teen

Lean

Magazine

Gasoline

Limousine

Trampoline

Aquamarine

 

Use your creativity!

 

2. Set goals

Not setting goals is the number one reason why so many people fail to get shit done.

 

I didn’t do any research on those stats to really know if that’s true or not, but it makes sense to me.

 

If you don’t set goals, what are you really accomplishing?!  You’re just going through life doing things with no end in mind.

 

You might get stuff done, but is it in alignment with your primary aim for your year, or your life overall?

 

If you don’t set any goals, how do you know where you’re going?  It’s a must that you set goals, and that you do it the most effective way possible.

 

3. Include all major areas of your life in your goal-setting

Now this is where we incorporate balance.

 

Goal-setting is important, yes, but what you’re setting goals for is just as important.

 

Are all your goals focused on just one area of your life?  On making more money, or on you starting a business, or on you getting more sales in your business, etc.?

 

Or, are they all, or mostly focused on you getting more organized, or eating healthier, or doing better with meal prepping and working out?

 

If you want more balance in your life, don’t expect to have it if you’re only focused on achieving things in only one or two areas of your life.

 

Please tell me, how does that work?

 

It doesn’t.

 

If you want more balance, your goals have to be balanced.

 

Plain and super simple.

 

4. Create a plan to achieve your goals

This is the step where so many goal setters miss the mark.

 

Your goal is simply your end result; your destination.

 

How in the hell will you get there though, if you have no idea what you’re gonna do to get there?

 

I’ll wait.

 

Have you ever jumped in your car, turned on your navigation system to get to a place you have no idea how to get to, and been given 3 different routes you could take?

 

Goals work the same way.

 

You’re going somewhere, you have a general idea of how to get there, but aren’t sure about the actual steps you need to take, or which route you want to take (avoiding tolls aka obstacles, going the fast but longest distance, or going the slow but shortest distance).

 

You’ve got to get clear on that , or you’ll have some amazing goals set, and you won’t take the first step toward achieving them, because you won’t know what they are, or which way to go.

 

Create a plan.

 

5. Set reminders to evaluate your progress

You can stay on track in 2016 by evaluating your progress every month, or every quarter, or whatever timeframe works for you.

 

Have you ever been real excited in the beginning of the new year about all the growth you’re gonna experience, and all the changes you’re gonna make, and them BOOM, before you know it it’s July, and you have half a year left, and you start sweating bullets wondering how in the world you’re gonna accomplish all those things you were just talking about “yesterday?”  

 

Yeah.  I’ve been there done that, and it sucks.

 

It doesn’t have to tho.

 

If you check in with yourself every so often to see where you are in terms of accomplishing your goals, you can adjust your plan accordingly to make sure you stay on track.

 

Here’s a *Bonus Tip*

I know you’re busy being a mom, and having some challenges being an entrepreneur at the same time, or struggling to figure out what to do as a business, and how to start it.

 

Balance is key.

 

I found this great app recently called 30/30 that helps me stay on track with my tasks at hand.  I set it for however much time I need in order to complete a list of tasks, and it counts down for me, and alerts me when it’s time to move to the next task.

 

It’s been really helpful so far.  I highly recommend you give it a go.

 

You now have a great blueprint for not only getting shit done in 2016, but also for staying on track and balanced.

 

All you’ve got to do now is take action and implement these steps.

 

Because I know you’re busy caring for your family, nurturing your babies, and building your empire, I’ve created a goal-setting werkbook for you, so you have no excuses about getting it done.

 

Just download it now, and fill in the blanks.  It’s free!
Click below to get yours now.

 

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xoxo,

Sunshine

The Real Boss Mom

 

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Hands Down The Best Way to Introduce Baby to Solids!

Introducing Baby to Solids

I’m a firm believer in attachment parenting and parents being so in tune with their children that they have a sense of what’s going on with them (the children) at any given moment, and are able to make decisions specifically for their children and their children’s needs.

That’s one of the main reasons I really love this approach to introducing baby to solids for the first time.

It really eliminates the guesswork of whether your child is allergic to a particular food, or if their body is just not ready to process it yet.

In the video below I explain this approach in detail, and I’ve provided the handout I was referring to (in the video) right here in this post.

How to Introduce Baby to Solids for the First Time

When it comes to babies and pregnancy and birth and mothering there’s soooo much information out there.

It can definitely be a challenge weeding through all the bits and pieces of information, but at the end of the day, you know your child best.

Here’s the handout I promised: (I haven’t yet figured out how to make it available as a pdf, so just print it from here for now).

HANDOUT

food introduction

Please, please, please watch the video first before using this method so you understand exactly how to introduce the foods.

It’s more than just introducing specific foods.  There’s a science to it.

If this approach works for your lifestyle, I highly recommend it.  If it doesn’t, share in the comments below what you’ve found works best for you.

Got questions? I probably have answers 🙂

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Many thanks, hearts, and lots of sparkles,
Sunshine Cummings (The Real Bossmom)

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New Mom Tips: Epic Advice on Being More Productive

Being More Productive as a New Mom

Being a new mom is no joke, and definitely comes with its challenges, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be productive, and get things done.

Once I got over “new mom exhaustion” I had more energy to complete my daily tasks, but I found that things still weren’t getting done.

I needed to do something different, so I did.

What I’m gonna share with you in this video is what I did to pretty much double what I’m now able to get done in a day.

New Mom Tip | How to be More Productive

Start practicing this today, and watch your levels of productivity skyrocket!

Come back and let me know in the comments below how this works for you.

Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

sunshine cummings the real boss mom

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What’s in My Diaper Bag and How to Effectively Pack a Diaper Bag for Everyday Errands

Diaper Bag Packing

I remember when I was pregnant and shopping around for the BEST diaper bag, if such a thing exists.

It was kind of challenging, because my brain needed to know exactly what I would be packing in the diaper bag, so that I could actually get one that would be useful now and later.

I did a lot of reading in the pregnant mom forums to see what other moms packed in their diaper bags, and let me tell you, they’re doing the most.

I couldn’t imagine packing all that stuff in my diaper bag, and lugging it around every time I needed to go somewhere, only to have it sit there collecting dust.

Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Especially not a Boss Mom.

Now that being a Boss Mom with a new baby is no longer theory, I’ve found a fool-proof system of packing my diaper bag that is super organized and simple.

What to Pack in a Diaper Bag

If you’re like I was, and doing your research before getting your diaper bag, click here for a review of my favorite bag the Juju Be BFF.

It might become your favorite too!

 

Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

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Moby Wrap | New Mom Product Review

Moby Wrap Review

I like my Moby Wrap, but I don’t love it!

If you’re wondering if the Moby Wrap is for you, or if you would benefit from having a Moby Wrap to wear your baby, see my review in the video below.

If you’ve never seen a Moby Wrap in person this is a must-see:

New Mom Product Review | Moby Wrap

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Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

Sunshine Boss Mom

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Juju be BFF Diaper Bag | New Mom Product Review

Juju be BFF Diaper Bag Review

I love my Juju be BFF diaper bag. It has truly become a BFF to me over the past couple of months.

Watch my new mom product review to find out why I love the Juju be BFF so much!

It has really cool features:

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Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

Sunshine Boss Mom

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Water Wipes | New Mom Product Review

Water Wipes Review

Water wipes are great!

If you’re anything like me, and most new moms, you only want to put what’s best in and on your new baby.

I did some research on some baby wipes looking for wipes that are truly natural without all the crazy ingredients.

Water Wipes was the purest I found!

Have you tried water wipes?  If so, what’s your take on them.  Leave a comment below and let me know.

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Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

Sunshine Boss Mom

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Single Best Advice to Avoid “New Mom” Exhaustion (It’s a Tricky One)

“New Mom” Exhaustion is Real

There I was one night/early morning nursing my baby, then BOOM!

I hit my head on the damn bed.

It was official.  I had reached a serious level of new mom exhaustion.  I was sooo tired and exhausted, and decided it was time to take the advice that everybody (from my mom to the doctors) had been giving me.

Here’s what they told me would help prevent new mom exhaustion:

Try this out for a week, and let me know in the comments below if it helps with your exhaustion.


Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

Sunshine Boss Mom

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5 “New Mom” Apps to Simplify Your Life as a Boss Mom (#4 is My New Favorite)

Don’t be that new mom trying to recreate the wheel, making things harder than they need to be, and telling the world how hard motherhood is.

Now don’t get me wrong.  Being a new mom has it’s challenges in the beginning, but a lot of our new mom burnout can be avoided if we stop working hard, and start working smart!

I had to learn the hard way.

I wanted to know what was best.  I wanted to have all the answers.  I wanted to do things my way!

Can you relate?

If so, and you’re still shooting for that “New Mom of the Year” award…

STOP!

This video reveals my top 5 “new mom” apps for boss moms to help you work smart and simplify life as a new mom.

To recap…

The 5 “new mom” apps are:

  1. White Noise Baby
  2. What to Expect
  3. Nursing
  4. Dubsmash
  5. Instagram

Confused about this list?

Watch the video to learn why these are my go-to apps as a new mom.

“Boss Mom” Definition | Forget What You Heard, This Is What It Is!

The Real “Boss Mom” Meaning

Simply put, a Boss Mom is a “Cookie Lyon.”

She’s an ambitious, highly driven, fierce, and  outspoken mother who gets the job done, whether the job is being a homemaker, a stay at home mom, a career woman, a working mom, or mompreneur (an actual boss of her own business).

Chances are, if a Boss Mom works a job or is a stay at home mom, she is also actively building her own business whether it’s an online venture, a network marketing or direct sales business, or a traditional brick and mortar business.

So…

Are you a real Boss Mom, or a pretender?

Are you about your business AND your family, and don’t need to sacrifice one for the other, because you have what it takes to get shit done?!

If you’re a forreal Boss Mom, welcome to the Boss Mom After-Baby Success Blog, the best Boss Mom blog and online resource for real Boss Moms.

The Boss Mom Success Blog is a must-read regardless of whether you had your baby yesterday, or 5 years ago.  I’ll be spilling all kinds of beans to assist you in your calling as a mom and boss of your empire (home and/or business).

Stop reading right now, and go follow/subscribe to this blog so you never miss a thing!  Trust me, you won’t want to miss one word.

To Your Ultimate Success as a Boss Mom!!

Yours Truly,
Sunshine Cummings 

Sunshine Boss Mom

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