Luck Favors the Prepared: One Crazy Momma’s Balancing-Act Tips
Holly Robinson Peete offers her “crazy working momma” tips for maintaining a successful work/life fit. You will walk away inspired and refreshed, knowing that if Holly can do it—so can you! Robinson Peete’s tips include:
- Staying prepared and ahead of the curve: If you know better, you do better.
- Taking care of you: If momma isn’t happy and healthy, no one is!
- Lights out/work out: Sleep deprivation and lack of exercise cause not only weight gain, but poor reactions to stress.
- Delegate: Other people are capable too!
- Just say no: You can’t please others at your own expense.
- Remain flexible: Relax, breathe and go with theflow.
- Cut yourself some slack: You get another shot tomorrow. Manage and minimize guilt and feelings of failure.
For more than two decades, Holly Robinson Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. Snagging her first acting gig on the awardwinning children’s show “Sesame Street” at the age of four, she knew her heart belonged to showbiz at an early age but opted to place her education first.
Married for 13 years to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, she became an author with her book Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game: A Woman’s Guide to Loving Pro Football.
Peete believes profoundly in the power of philanthropy and lives by the motto, “Service is the rent you pay for living.” In 1996, the Peetes formed a nonprofit, the HollyRod Foundation, with a mission to help improve the quality of life of people plagued with devastating life circumstances. HollyRod has expanded its mission recently with the formation of HollyRod4Kids which benefits many children’s causes, focusing on improving the quality of life of the children of the Gulf Coast post-Katrina, Kenya and South Africa.
She has received numerous awards and honors for her most recent philanthropic deeds, including the 2005 Girls, Inc. Mentor Award; and the 2006 A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award.
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