How to complete a doctorate whilst raising a family and running a business

I recently completed a Doctorate, all whilst raising my two young children and running a business. This is what I learned about how brilliant I am.

The most important thing was to always wake up at 4am. 

Here I am doing that, every single day.

Next I’d make healthy juices for my family and we’d all admire how great and tasty they were.

This led them to mindfully consider how great and tasty I am. 

It was clear throughout this process that my kids love me so much.

The next thing I would do is make time for self-care. 

Self-care is so important!

I would always do this by around 5am, on one of London’s many beaches:

You’re probably still asleep at this time, but I have already achieved so much.

I would next make time for some HIIT so that my body stays perfect, and then I’d make some client calls whilst cycling into the office whilst also eating avacados and thinking about whether a Bonferroni correction is needed on my stats.

Focus is key.

Cycling is so good for the environment.

Avocados are actually fruits, not vegetables.

It is now 0830am and you are probably only just getting up, but in contrast here am I:

I get up early but I am also exceptional at everything.

And in summary that’s how to do a doctorate, whilst raising a family and running a business incredibly successfully, all at the same time.

Coaching questions for you to reflect on in the comments:

  • Shouldn’t you be trying just a little harder? 
  • When was the last time you played really mindfully with your kids? 
  • Shouldn’t you be doing more on the environment?
  • Do you really think this is the way to bag an invitation to Davos?

8 thoughts on “How to complete a doctorate whilst raising a family and running a business

  1. Well done Rob! That’s brilliant many congratulations!!

    Fiona Dr Fiona Day Leadership and Career Coach, Fiona Day Consulting LTD MBChB, FFPH, Dip Occ Med, ILM 7 Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Licensed Career Counsellor http://www.fionadayconsulting.co.uk +44 7913 917330 I help Doctors and Professionals to find clarity and wellbeing in their careers and leadership roles Would you like to receive my bi-monthly newsletter with career tips, and receive a free career planning workbook? Sign up at http://www.fionadayconsulting.co.uk To directly book a free, confidential half-hour Career Consultation to find out more about how I can help you to improve your career and working life: https://fionadayconsulting.as.me/consultation Fiona Day Consulting LTD; Company Registration No 11472564

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