Does Your Business Run Your Life?

One day last week I called an Uber car to take me to pick up my son’s car from the dealership. Yes, I am such a good mom but that is an entirely different post. Regardless, we were talking about driving for Uber, and I asked her how she liked it. She was very excited about it; she said, “I love what I do, I have the freedom to do this as I want.”

As I thought about that, I wondered how may entrepreneurs had the same dream when they started their business and how many of us can today? We all went at this thinking this would be a good life…but it may have turned into a nightmare. The family starts to think this is not such a good idea? Our kids forget who we are?

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not talking about it not being hard work because it still will be…but focused on the things that get you the biggest return on your investment.

There was this one client I worked with recently who was always focusing on all the details. Very concerned about what might happen if something wasn’t taken into account or done just right. They were killing themselves with the what ifs. We were able to put in place a metrics that enabled them to determine when a problem may start to occur and to solve it proactively. This small change in the way they did work freed up time and energy. No longer was there obsessions about what might be happening when they were not there.

What type of changes could you make in your business that would free up that kind of time for you? What keeps you up at night and how can you solve that problem? Let me know in the comments below.
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