It is not easy leaving home to travel while running a business. It is even more difficult if a woman needs to do it. She could not just leave her family behind. Mothers are expected to nurture their children and be there to guide them. If you are in this situation, it is like Sophie’s Choice. On one hand, you want to stay because your kids need you, but on the other hand, you also want to focus on managing the business from afar. Considering the number of successful business owners running the business from a distance, you might be inspired to follow their footsteps.
To make it happen, you need to plan everything in advance. Tell your kids that you are doing this for the family. You want to leave not because of them, but because you want to find ways to manage the business effectively. Let them know that it is better if you are away from the business to meet potential clients and business partners.
Explain to them that you are leaving them with someone who will look after them. You should also promise to keep in touch with them all the time.
The same thing is true with your job. You have to inform your managers and employees that you are running the business from a distance. You will still be there to follow everything up. They will still update you about the business and potential issues all the time.
It is a challenge at first, but it can be done. Just check the infographic below for some more tips to succeed in this endeavor.