Have you ever had a moment like this??? You’ve finally got yourself out of conversations about Roblox, or whatever YOUR kid loves, and you’ve got 15 minutes before your next phone call. It’s a discovery session, and your next months food feels like it depends on this call going well and your prospect turning into a client.
The house is surprisingly quiet for about 15 minutes, but then only 5 minutes into a discovery session and a familiar knock comes on the door, and while you’re in the middle of your call, your kid is tapping you on your shoulder, talking to you, or worse on your lap, and putting their fingers in the camera! SO UNPROFESSIONAL.
All of these were real life horror stories of working from home for me over the last few years. Fortunately as my son got older, we figured out better systems to make sure I was able to get focused work time, and he felt like he was getting my attention and love.
How to Set Boundaries with Your Kids So You Can Work