This week's blog serves a slightly selfish purpose .... So the next time we have a little one, I'm more prepared for the birth!!
On Tuesday 19th September I helped deliver my beautiful baby girl Ella Sofia Turner into the world.
It was on this day I realised that I didn't quite prepare for my trip to the hospital to help birth little Ella so am noting down all the things I need to remember for next time, along with sharing some experiences from the day. Hopefully any expecting fathers or birthing partners can take something from this and prepare some bits for themselves in advance of being called into action.
Linking to the 5 P’s from my previous blog, I definitely lacked some planning for this event, but came fully prepared in the other areas, positivity, persistence, people & products.
So, let’s begin:
I loved being such a big part of the birth, and I was full of love and a little teary when I got to deliver Ella from the birthing pool on to Catherine’s chest.
I am enjoying being a daddy enormously already and the effort we have put in over the last couple of years to have mobile businesses with teams in place to give us as much time together as a new family we want, makes it all worth while. With a very sleepy baby and wife, I still manage to grab the odd half hour to an hour on the laptop if I want to and even managed to pop to the gym today to get my training back on track.
Thanks for reading, I’ll get back on topic next week with a business related blog, especially as during these last couple of weeks, I realised I am a lot closer to the 4 hour work week for all businesses than I thought - it’s surprising how much you can fit in to a short time slot when you need to!
If you have any specific areas you’d like me to cover around creating mobile, passive income businesses, let me know in the comments.
Have a great weekend,
p.s. As a new father and huge fan of everything mobile, the app Baby Tracker is excellent for tracking all the feeds & nappies! Not something I ever searched for before now but am glad it was out there for when we needed it.
A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks and I've realised 4 must be the new magic number.
Last Friday we enjoyed our 4th Wedding Anniversary - a truly amazing 4 years of married fun, laughter, adventure and business together. As we're both vegan, the traditional wedding anniversary gift list doesn't work I used good old Google and found there is a Vegan Wedding Anniversary Gift list - and for the 4th year of marriage, juicing! So we now have a mini orange and lemon tree for the house that we can 'harvest' next September ready for juicing.
Yesterday, we moved into our lovely new house that will be our family house. This was move number 4 since we sold our home 4 years ago to invest in property. We are so excited to be living in our new 4 bed home and can't wait for our little girl to join us.
In the last 4 years of entrepreneurship, we have created 4 main income streams:
Between now and the end of 2018 we're adding 4 more:
How am I managing all of these? A Property Manager and VAs. How many VAs? You guessed it... 4! If you don't know what VAs are or what they can do for you, check out my previous blog or guide to hire your first one.
And to top it all off, what is my aim for all of my businesses? To be run passively and only require 4 hours of my time a week. The 4 Hour Work Week.
I am already down to 4 hours a week for the property business and now working smart to get the other 2 down to fit within that 4 hours.
So that's why 4 is the new magic number. What's your magic number?
Have a great week,