When you’re running a business in the digital realm, it feels like there are a million and one things you need to stay on top of.
From industry trends to sales leads to remembering to shower, it’s hard to think about the future of your business when you can barely find time to breathe in the present.
I’ve been in your shoes, and I know the solopreneur struggle is very real.
But if you keep operating on autopilot and powering through the chaos, eventually you’re going to burn out. And bad things will happen to your business if you do.
It may seem like there’s barely time to eat, but we all know that if we want to make time for something we can. As a current online business owner who knows what it’s like to work 60+ hours a week while being a mom and semi-functioning human being, I vote you dedicate some time to this exercise.
I want you to ask yourself the following three questions so you can begin to see that there’s a better (and much less stressful) way of doing business. Even on the internet.
Question #1: How many hours are you really working?
Sure, you feel like you’re on the clock ALL THE FREAKING TIME. But how many hours behind that computer screen are you being productive—like actually checking shit— off of your to-do list—and how many hours are you browsing tabs, jumping from task to task and answering emails that could definitely wait until tomorrow?
Question #2: Could you keep operating at the current level you’re at for the next year?
Time flies when you’re running an online business! If you had to sign a contract that guaranteed you’d have to work the same hours and at the same level of stress as you do now — would you sign it?
Question #3: What’s the point?
Nobody goes into entrepreneurship because they want to sit at home all day fighting with a WordPress rep over the phone in yesterday’s PJs. Most of us have a drive, a “why” that’s keeping us in this rat race we’ve created for ourselves.
I want to know what your “why” is — and if you’re any closer to reaching it then when you started.
If you’re not, it’s time for things to change. It’s time to systematize your business and transform it into a well-oiled machine. It’s time to go to bed at a reasonable hour and have EVERY Friday night off.
I’ve done it. Hundreds of my clients have done it. And so can you.
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