Reflecting on the other day that was equally parts amazing and sucky.
- 16 hour day.
- Woke up at 5:30 am.
- Worked until kids woke up around 7:30 am.
- Hung out with them for an hour before they went to school.
- Worked straight through until kids got out early today around 1:30 pm.
- Hung out for 20’ish min.
- Then worked the rest of the day until 9:30 pm.
I don’t do these long days often anymore.
Guess “long days” is relative. I do 12 hour days regularly. I don’t like waking up early, but I do like getting a head start on the world and squeezing in extra hours that aren’t at the expense of time with my family. That’s why I do early mornings. Kids may be up late so don’t want to take away from that potential time, but they’ll never be up at 5 am. 😆
Two of my three kids passed out, and that made me sad. Win some, lose some. But the few extra hours sacrificed in one day will save me AT LEAST 100 hours this year and every year after.
Years ago I documented my company’s processes. That allowed me to scale.
Then I fine-tuned those processes, allowing me to delegate 90% of the work to my team.
But the last 10% was either me giving launch to a project or quality controlling the end of it, so I could still be a bottleneck.
In the last few weeks I’ve replaced myself in client on-boarding calls, project launches, and fulfillment. I now do only the parts I love; marketing and fostering client relationships. And guess what? Those are also the things that drive sales.
Now that I’m focusing only on my areas of expertise, guess what’s next? LEAD GEN!!!
Crazy that I’ve built a million dollar+ business without any lead gen. Ever. Accomplished this with killer SEO results, repeatable processes, and earned reputation.
Can you imagine what will be accomplished next? 🤯