I have been kicking back a bit this summer. Working less, working remotely, and now I am about to head off on a really amazing vacation to visit some of our National Parks in an RV. I am blessed beyond words. But, frankly, I’ve engineered this life and so can you!
Despite the fact that I am working less, I am producing more revenue. How does that sound? Work less, earn more! We are committed to helping you succeed by providing business support, advanced education as well as office & meeting space… and by providing a few lessons I’ve learned along the way:
- Passion isn’t enough. There I said it (again). Passion is not a business model, it’s what sustains you through the high highs and low lows of entrepreneurship. Data, trends, and strategy need to be in place to monetize your passion.
- Hire up. You cannot do this alone. No how, no way. I have built a team that ROCKS. But, I kissed a LOT of frogs in the process thinking I could “save some money,” make “it” work and so on. Hire or outsource to people who can tell YOU how to do it – trust me, it is the most cost effective path to having a business that runs without you.
- Delegate. Did I mention you cannot do this alone? Focus on what drives your business forward. Empower others.
- Know your 20%. The 80/20 rule tells us that 20% of what we do will drive 80% of our results. Figure out what behaviors (and you can only do 4 or 5 well) will drive your best results. This is especially important when it comes to new business development for solopreneurs. Are you networking in the right places? Should you be “dialing for dollars” instead? How are you nurturing your leads? Have you clearly identified your niche markets? Are you measuring results? Is your messaging clear?
Here’s what I know for sure: If you identify the right behaviors and do them consistently, you will be on the path to working less and earning more. It’s working for me, it can work for you.
Feel free to reach out with questions or to share your successes or struggles. We are here to help!
Stay tuned …
P.S. – In the spirit of “staying a student” which would definitely be one of my lessons learned, read Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek – part radical, part genius, and a catalyst for me working less and making more.
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