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How to Build a Business, Not Another Job

Many people start a business all fuel with passion & dreams and many abandon their ventures too soon and burn out. That’s why episode 56 of the 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑩𝒐𝒔𝒔: 𝑩𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑼𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 Podcast is about Building a Business, Not Another Job! 

In this episode of Life Boss Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of {knowing the difference between being a business owner and being self-employed} and actionable steps you can take right now to {help you build a sustainable business instead of just another job.}. Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • Don’t Try to Do It All Yourself
  • Don’t Allow Yourself to Work All the Time
  • Don’t Allow Yourself to Work All the Time
  • Taking Downtime 

Are you ready to start setting the systems you need—to successfully run your business without becoming overwhelmed and overworked? 

Then, be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on how to hack your body and mind to squash the overwhelm, stop glorifying stress, and design a business that brings you joy, and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

Don’t Try to Do It All Yourself

Building a successful online business requires that you leverage the talents and time of others. While it might seem cost-effective to simply do everything yourself—especially in the start-up phase when you likely have more time than money—it’s a path to burnout and stress. 

Instead, separate your tasks into those that you love and are especially suited for (such as marketing) and those you dislike and aren’t good at. Then make a solid plan to get those that you aren’t good at off your list of things to do. If you feel like you can’t afford to outsource it all right now, start with what you tend to procrastinate the most on, even if it’s just a few hours each month. 

Don’t Allow Yourself to Work All the Time

The trouble with working at home is that you live at work. And that means that there’s no clear line in the sand between your work day and your home life. 

Since there’s always work to do, it’s easy to find yourself working every available moment—often to the detriment of your family relationships. 

You can help avoid this by:

  • Setting—and maintaining—clear work hours
  • Having an office with a door you can close when you’re done
  • Scheduling time for family and other activities
  • Taking time for yourself

Vacations and Downtime Are Important

Don’t create a business that requires you to be “in the office” every day. At the start, you may need to be available more, but you should definitely be planning for the day when you can be “off the grid” for extended periods of time. 

  • Have trusted contractors who can handle things when you’re not available
  • Leverage automation tools such as autoresponders and evergreen webinar systems
  • Create repeatable systems so you’re not always re-inventing the wheel

While you might not be able to hit the road with no internet access for weeks at a time, at the very least you should be able to reduce your workload to a daily check-in. 

Sounds impossible? It’s not. With some forethought and planning, you can create a team—and the systems they need—to successfully run your business without becoming overwhelmed and overworked. 

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