Boundaries: Lately a big topic here in this blog, because it’s an important issue for any entrepreneur. Amanda recently told us how she succeed in preventing everyone from wanting “a piece of her“, I described how Rosie and Ariel learned to honor their own agendas, and my VA Holly offered some tools to set boundaries in your home-based work.
Recently I was offered the opportunity to talk with an expert on setting boundaries: Lany Sullivan of Reach. Connect. Uplift. Women. This wonderful community led by Lany is all about personal and professional resources for women. As women, no matter whether we work from home or outside, or work as a homemaker and mother, we all have our boundaries tested on a daily basis. And in fact often we don’t have boundaries at all! One of the core values of Lany’s community is:
We do what it takes and are resourceful with what we have.
And in order to be resourceful with your talents, your time, and your energy, you must set and honor your limits each day. For instance, be sure you have set parameters for:
- Work hours
- Returning emails and phone calls
- What activities or tasks you will or will not do
- Saying “no”