I was DEATHLY TIRED of reading articles about "balancing" work and family - it just didn't hit home for me. Until I read this one by Jeff Haden. Though the title was formulaic - 9 Qualities of Remarkable Entrepreneurs - it was the word "remarkable" that caught my eye.
Not "successful" - Remarkable! Here was the Game-Changer for ME in this article- #3:
3. They don't think work/life balance; they just think life.
"Symbolic work-life boundaries are almost impossible to maintain. Why? You are your business. Your business is your life, just like your life is your business - which is also true for family, friends, and interests—so there is no separation, because all those things make you who you are.
Well, that was ALL I needed! And I owe Jeff Haden a huge debt to this day for his wholly "remarkable" advice.
Our kids have been modeling our hoops for the website since birth. But now I really get them INVOLVED. We made a hilarious video series with the munchkins that showed our audience How to Make Polypro Hoops.
So when our eldest daughter - the 7 year-old - asked if she could do the Superhooper Instagram post for the day, I said, "Sure!" I gave her a couple pointers. And made an issue of approving (and spell-checking) the caption, but "Yeah Kid, Go For It!"
Here are some of her first posts:
So, sure ... like every new Instagrammer she hit the Selfies hard.
But she also brought a WHOLLY NEW PERSPECTIVE to our business' social media on Instagram. And why wouldn't she? She's 7! She sees things differently.
And she has made some truly phenomenal posts. I am proud of her. She is proud of herself. When I asked her she told me, "Well, it's a lot of fun. But it makes me feel important, too. Like I'm helping. Like I am a part of what you and daddy do all day, Momma."
Navi doesn't post on our @superhooperorg IG account EVERY DAY, but she posts a lot - at least once a week.
But it's not just her posts that rock our audience. It's her IDEAS. Some days, I say, "Baby, what are we gonna post today on Instagram?" And she says, "You know, I'm going to do a video. You ready? Check this out!"
Our 7 year-old's images get good engagement. But her VIDEOS have garnered unprecedented response. This one, as a case-in-point. (Go ahead and click. It's short ... and it WILL make you smile!)
Today, our eldest made her post on @moonshinelara, too!
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