Has this ever happened to you? You’ve started a business at home or are building your business. You are getting on a roll and things are beginning to click. New marketing opportunities are showing up and clients and customers are finding you. And then, when summer starts and the kids are out of school, the progress slows and in some cases by mid-August it has drawn to a ear-bending screech of a halt!

And this can be pretty surprising, because you created wonderful plans and strategies about how you would steal 2 hours each morning to focus on phone calls, or perhaps an afternoon while the kids are playing, to get your office organized. But, summer can create many wonderful opportunities for diversion.

Not only do we need to be more flexible to accommodate camp schedules and swimming lessons, but we would like to take the opportunity to be with our children while they are not in school. If they are all sleeping in, we might like to sleep in too. And if we view the big picture, taking the opportunity to enjoy our children during the short time that we have them, is a no-brainer.

So what to do if you feel like your business needs to kick into gear…

1. Identify one or two actions you could take each day or week that would feel as though you are getting something done and commit to it. Even if you commit to one thing and get it done, that will feel much better than having a list of 10 things and nothing completed.

2. Focus on the important business activities. Let the busy work happen in the Fall – what must you do to keep your business moving?

3. Choose what is happening. If you find that you are spending less time on your business in order to be with your kids; embrace that as a choice and not something that is happening to you.

Don’t forget – you are invited to join me and my partner; phenomenal business and career coach; Christine Lewicki, for a FREE call, “Create A Winning Game Plan for Your Business,” on Tuesday, September 15th at 12pm PST. It will be recorded for those of you who cannot attend.

www.gameplanforyourbusiness.com/freecall (simply copy and paste into your browser for more information).

Jump starting my business, right after I take my nap,


Jamee Tenzer, PCC
Life coaching for working women

Author's Bio: 

Jamee Tenzer is a business and executive coach for women who have it “all,” but are too busy or exhausted to enjoy it. She offers another way of approaching the integration of her client’s professional and personal “worlds” that supports women as they make their vision real in the workplace and have more fun in life.
Prior to becoming a coach, Jamee enjoyed a successful 15-year career in the entertainment industry working on numerous live network television shows and series including the Academy Awards, the American Music Awards, the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Hot Country Nights and the Golden Globes. During her career she worked for Dick Clark Productions, the William Morris Agency, ABC, NBC, Ken Ehrlich Productions and many more. She also developed and produced the highly-acclaimed MTV television series and franchise; “Music In High Places,” sponsored by MSN and Radio Shack, and served as the Marketing Director for the franchise.

In 2002 Jamee became certified as a mediator, earned her CPC (Certified Professional Coach) certification and founded “Life Works Coaching.” She holds a PCC Credential from the International Coach Federation and is a Trainer for the International Coach Academy, based in Australia.

In 2006, she was invited to co-author “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life,” and she currently writes and publishes the monthly newsletter; “Coach Me Quick!”
Ms. Tenzer is a busy woman, doing and laughing a lot as she shares an integrated life in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

Member: International Coaching Federation, Producers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.