Ep 159: Do You Have A Business Or A Job?
I’m going to challenge you in today’s episode. If you’re an entrepreneur and you feel overwhelmed, I want to ask you this: do you have a business, or do you have a job? Unless you set your business up the right way, all you’ve done is created a job.
I don’t regret having a “do everything” mindset when I started my law firm, because if I didn’t have that, I wouldn’t be here today. To have the business of your dreams though, you’ve got to step away from doing it all. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t start my business so that I would be busy all the time.
There are two different routes you can choose from to free yourself from doing everything. I’ll take you through them and how they fit into the notion of separating yourself from your business. Then, I’ll get into the importance of having systems in place to do the work.
Team members are a must-have when building a business that you can step away from. You need to slow down and put time into onboarding, but it’s necessary. That means you’ll have less time for other things during this process. The payoff, however, is unbelievable.
To have a business, not a job, you need to make the shifts I outline in this episode. Doing these things any other way is going to be inefficient; you’ll spend your time doing low-level tasks. Shift your mindset and start thinking about your business as something that is separate from you.
What You'll Learn in Today's Episode
- How to determine if you created a business for yourself or just another job
- Why you need to stop doing “all the things” in your business if you want it to grow
- Three ways to actually detach yourself from your business
- Understanding the value of your time when it comes to the tasks within your business