Day 4 Build Your Business

Leading the Elephant and Homeschooling

The day looms big and the idea of eating an elephant (even one bite at a time) never resonated with me.

Years ago, my days were devoted to homeschooling my kids. The occasional feeling of overwhelm was really no different than the emotion I feel today. There were so many tasks to accomplish and several people’s emotions, habits and motivations to manage. If I could handle all that, why is it so difficult to manage just my own activities and time?

Maybe it’s easier to homeschool the elephant rather than eat it. After all, managing time is not really the issue. Time just ticks away. Managing myself is the challenge. The passing of time is predictable, my actions within that framework are not.

When homeschooling, I found that if I segmented the hours into three 20 minute blocks, the main things became more manageable. Asking the kids to focus attention for 20 minutes on one thing is doable, which directly affects the ability to control behavior. Teaching 20 minutes of a subject at a time forced me to stay on the subject and made subjects I was less familiar with less intimidating.

This tactic helped to create productive happy kids and great results. Today is my 20 minutes at a time experiment. I’ll report back tomorrow on the results!

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