I remember as I was starting out as a full-time entrepreneur, I had a lot of time but didn’t know how to manage it effectively—a problem that both entrepreneurs and established businesses face. These days, I’m honored to split my time during the day with a wonderful one-year-old, and, as a result, I’m working less than 20 hours a week. Yep, less than 20 hours a week. But guess what? Clients are still coming in. With a comfortable client load being about 15 clients for me, and my capacity being 25-30 clients, I have 20 clients with 5 new clients committing to work with me just last week and two who I will be orienting this week who will be starting as some of my current clients close out their packages. I am now using some of the same strategies that I was using when I finally started working effectively to produce a substantial profit with 40 hours a little over a year and a half ago as an entrepreneur. And even though I am working less than 20 hours per week, I’m actually super close to making what I made at the height of my business revenues while I was working around 40 hours per week.
Are you wondering how I came to understand the keys to strategically managing my time in my business?
Books like “Take the Stairs” by Rory Vaden have taught me about the mastery of the art of being disciplined in my business, and I also had to learn some things the hard way. After working from early morning to late night when I first started my business and not seeing much of a substantial profit produced, I was determined to do something different, and I made a choice to do everything in my power to make a shift in my business. I spent over20 hours a week immersing myself in online content from the most successful entrepreneurs; I hired a business coach, I read articles about business and productivity; I listened to podcasts from some of the best business leaders I know; and I surrounded myself with other business leaders who were making up to multiple 6 figures annually in revenue.
What you will see in this video comes from what I found on my business journey to be extremely valuable to the most successful business owners who I have encountered and also comes from what ultimately allowed me to first break into making multiple 5-figures while working around 40 hours a week. These same tasks have ultimately allowed me to substantially increase profits while working less than 20 hours a week. On this video, which is originally a Facebook Live with over 500 views, I break down over 40 tasks that I believe profitable entrepreneurs do regularly. I present them within 6 categories: Marketing; Operations; Finance and Compliance; Growth and Mindset; Client Work; and Sales.
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