Prepare for a Successful School Year


In some areas of our country, it is the beginning of the school year, and for others, it will begin very soon. Your children start bringing home more “homework” (AKA forms) for you than they have for themselves. The fall sports season is upon us, you still need to rent your child’s band instrument, “back to school night” is just the first of many school-related events to hit the calendar, and you are a working professional. How do you create work-life harmony between your personal and professional life while setting the stage for a successful school year? I use the Producktivity® Principles: Identify. Connect. Organize. 

Identify – What does a successful school year look like to you and your family? Do you establish a strong partnership with teachers, volunteer for a field trip, spend time each evening learning about your child’s day? Create a list of the top 6 things that would contribute to your vision of a successful school year.

Connect – Keep in mind the vision and prioritize your top 6 list. It may be unrealistic that you will achieve all 6 items, because as a parent you also need time for self-care, personal growth, and to meet career goals. Narrow your focus to 3 high-value items on the list.

Organize – Plan your days by giving the most time to your 3 high-value items. If you give time to at least one of those items each day, it will keep you motivated to achieve your successful school year.

Using the Producktivity® Principles assists me with making decisions and staying focused on my highest priorities, which reduces my stress level and allows my time with my child to be quality time rather than chaotic time. Children grow up so fast. Value your time as a parent when you are with your child, be an effective leader when you are working, and give your children and co-workers undivided attention. I wish you a school year filled with Producktivity®.

What is one thing that will make this a successful school year for you? Share your thoughts and experiences, join the conversation below.

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