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I am thrilled to bring you my first ever interview! I’m not gonna lie, even though I’ve known this guest for years, I was still nervous. Doing anything for the first time can be nerve-racking, and even though we had some first interview technical difficulties, we powered through and made it work.
And speaking of work, let me tell you about today’s guest – Lauren Barbalich.
Lauren is co-owner of Truly Haute Candles, a full service decor rental company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that specializes in candlelight for events. But wait, there’s more.
Lauren’s also a full-time paralegal and project manager for the Louisiana Attorney General’s office and works on some pretty high profile cases. Her husband is a corporate pilot, and as you can imagine, frequently travels for work. Lauren’s also a mom to three adorable cotton-topped kiddos under the age of four. Her youngest is 5 months old and is so cute, I can barely stand it.
It’s safe to say that Lauren has her hands full, and she has found her own way of doing what she loves – which made her the perfect person to kick off It’s About Time interviews.
During our chat, Lauren opens up about to-do lists, priorities and taking time for yourself. She also shares her number 1 piece of advice for when it comes to asking for help.
You’ll hear us talk about automating and delegating – which can feel a little scary if you’ve never done it before. That’s why I created a totally free guide — Automate & Delegate: A Guide to Getting Started. Click here to download now!
Tune in to hear Lauren’s 3 tips for getting things done:
Plan: Use a rapid logging method to write (or put in your phone) something right as soon as you think of it.
Prioritize your time. You can’t and won’t have time to do everything. Pick a few things that are priorities and work hard at those. Don’t feel bad to say no to the other things. Ask yourself: Does this cause me stress or does this help me achieve my goals?
Get help! Whether it is from a housekeeper, mother’s helper, hiring more staff, your mom village, Amazon Prime, or a system in your business like Honeybook!
Keep in touch with Lauren!
On Instagram @laurenbarbalich and @trulyhaute
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LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Truly Haute – Lauren’s full service décor rental company specializing in candlelight for events
Trello – The online task management tool I use to organize my whole life
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Honeybook – Client management software for small businesses. Lauren’s favorite!
Dubsado – Client management software for small businesses. Anna’s favorite!
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