Leadership Lessons: Week 1 (Mom/Parent Tip)


The simplest definition of leadership is influencing others to do something while working towards a common goal or agenda. In 2022, I’m focusing on becoming a better leader in all areas of my life. As I grow, I’m sharing lessons and stories along the way. Thanks for tuning in and I hope something I share resonates with you in your leadership (influence) journey. 

On most Saturdays, my three children have a variety of things on their to do list. 90% of those things involve a chauffeur which happens to be me.  Saturdays end up being a day filled with running them around to various places and me squeezing in whatever time is left to read or relax. Week after week, this can become exhausting and it tells my brain that it’s okay to put myself last. The leadership lesson I’m learning is to put myself first even with my children and set boundaries on how many activities I will take them to. Prioritizing self care and time for reflection and renewal is necessary. If I can’t recharge, I will be no good or of any use to them. It also allows me to set an example to them of balancing time for rest and work. What have you learned as a mom in balancing the needs of your children and your own needs? 

 ~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, speaker, life coach and business executive who is passionate about helping others get unstuck. She hosts a beyond stuck podcast and has written seven inspirational books. Connect with Coletta at info@moveu4ward.com. 

One thought on “Leadership Lessons: Week 1 (Mom/Parent Tip)

  1. Today marks 5 months of mommyhood for me! So far I have learned that him wanting to go to dad when he sees him is not a bad thing against me. Perhaps it’s him reminding mommy that she needs to take time for herself in those moments.

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