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Why business ownership is killing you

I’ve got some bad news.

Real bad news.

You know that heavenly perfect life you dreamt of when you decided to become a business owner?

Well, the reality might not look exactly like that.

Let’s talk about it…

Business ownership on paper sounds cool.

You can work when you want and where you want. . . It’s flexible.

When you decided to go into business, you were looking forward to the free time you would have to look after yourself…

To work out.

Eat right.

Spend time with friends and family.

 

Fast forward to real time —->

 

Not looking quite as good as you imagined, is it?

(I know because I’ve been there)

You find yourself working 50-100 hours a week.

You’re grabbing fast food on the run.

You’re neglecting your exercise routine.

And every night you’re falling into bed, exhausted for a “solid” three hours of sleep.

And you’re left wondering – scratching your head – why you left your “real job” in the first place.

 

What’s the best way to take control?

 

So this is the deal…

As a business owner – a self-employed entrepreneur – you do have the potential for great flexibility in your life. You just have to learn how to organise your day so you can benefit from it.

 

Here are some ideas of how you can do that:

 

Work in your Genius: Do what you are good at (i.e. managing or selling etc) and let other people do all the rest.

Employ the magic word. DELEGATE.

And before you say, “I don’t have the financial resources to delegate”, there are hundreds of ways to hire short-term private (and often low-cost) contractors to handle what you can’t and to free up your time.

 

Automate: Believe it or not, there are lots of ways to automate your business.

Everything from communicating with prospects to marketing can be fully automated.

You can attract prospects and sign contracts quite literally while you sleep.

 

Get moving: Your physical health is paramount to your success.

Entrepreneurs need to take care of our bodies to be top performers. So build in ‘self-care’ into your routine. Set a timer to remind you to get out of your chair.

Use a headset so you can walk around while you’re on the phone with clients or take a brief ten-minute walk between calls.

Invest in standing or adjustable height desk – or better yet, a treadmill desk!

 

Invest in professional development:  Spending time and money on developing your skills needs to be a priority to grow your business. There are lots of ways to do this reading, short courses, workshops etc.

Why not take a ½ day every quarter and focus on business and personal growth through The Business Leaders program. This is a great way to hone your skills and work ‘on’ your business, rather than ‘in’ it.

 

The truth is that we entrepreneurs often work upwards of 60 hours per week. But the good news is that it’s exciting and engaging and can afford a flexible lifestyle if you just do a few simple things.

Don’t let your business kill you. . .

 

Sean Martyn

 

PS: Whenever you’re ready . . . here are 4 ways we can help you grow your business:

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4. Work with me and my team privately. If you’d like to work directly with me and my team to take your profit from 6 figures to 7 figures and beyond  … just reply to this message and put “Private” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to achieve together, and I’ll get you all the details!

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