Feeling like you’re juggling ALL THE THINGS, especially in our current circumstances? Playing teacher, business owner, wife, chef, tutor… and so many more!
You’re being pulled away from your business more, feeling like you have less time to grow your business, and that can feel like you won’t be able to achieve your goals.
But here’s the thing: I know it’s possible for you to grow a full-time business in part-time hours.
The first secret to growing your business in less time is to stop learning. That may sound counter-intuitive but take it from someone that spent many years consuming MORE of everything; more courses, more podcasts, more books.. You have to focus on the things, the voices and the knowledge that will serve you in your space RIGHT NOW. When you first start your business, you need to focus on the resources that will get you up and going (overcome the urge to learn about paid advertising, launching a podcast, etc).You aren’t going to do all of those things right now.
Not only will this free up time, but it will also free up headspace and allow you to focus. Constantly learning and consuming information can create a lot of confusion and frustration. I want you to think about what is the next step for you, or what the biggest gap or challenge is for you and your business right now.
The second secret to growing your business in less time is to focus on your mindset. What thoughts are you having that is taking away your energy and time? Comparing your business to other businesses, or thinking your business isn’t good enough is bad for your business and bad for your time management.
There are two modes of operation for your business. The first is fear and scarcity and the second is abundance and opportunity. Operating from fear will drain you dry — especially if you have limited amount of time and energy to put into your business.
We all go through periods of poor mindset, but you have to work on reframing your thoughts and beliefs, and forcing yourself to operate from abundance and opportunity. I want you to imagine that you are killing it, you’re the expert in your niche and your business is going to explode in the next 6 months. The energy shift you’ll experience from this is huge.
The third secret to growing your business in less time is self-care. People talk about this all the time and it’s kind of a buzzword right now, but it’s hugely important. I put self-care first, which allows me to serve my business better and most importantly, allows me to serve my family better. I’m exercising, I’m eating healthy, I’m sleeping and I’m going to therapy.
You have to keep your body and mind whole in order to operate a business. Everything else in the world will wait, so you have to take care of yourself. Be intentional with how you spend your time, and especially intentional about the things you do first thing in the morning or right before bed. I want you to think about how you can create that time in your day that is non-negotiable, whether it’s waking up and meditating or going on a 30 minute walk.
To grow faster in less time, focus on learning what will serve you best now, shift your mindset to operate from abundance and opportunity, and take care of yourself. I promise you you’ll see a massive change in your life.