Some of the most important work I do with my clients is showing them how to get more time back in their life so that they are able to work less “in” their business, more “on” their business, and have as many days and evenings off in a week that they would like.
Because here’s the truth:
You can design your business to create the life that you want.
Whatever you dream of having in your life, you can create it when you hold that picture so clearly and then begin taking the steps into creating it.
So in order to have this much time off that you’d like to have, the time you spend working in your business has to be precise and decisive so that you are able to get everything done you need to so when it’s time to stop working for the day, you know you can fully be present and enjoy this time off because you have no mental weight in your mind that there is something you have to do still.
The best way to ensure this is to learn the art of getting more done in less time.
So how do you get 4x more done in your workday?
The first thing you want to do at the very beginning of the day is to take 30 minutes and plan out your entire day. What do you need to get done? When is it going to happen? What space in your day is going to hold this specific project? Everything from writing emails, to sessions with clients, to work on your own business growth – everything. Start with planning out your calendar for the day.
You will want to block your time by either the hour or 30 min sections of time.
Some projects will need more hours than others, so for those, plan for more hours in that project for the day. Whatever you think it will take, that’s what you want to plan in. Then, the very last (and this is important) the very last hour of work for the day, set aside one entire hour blocked off for what I call “cushion time”. During this time of the day, you know you have open to look at anything you did during your other blocks of time during the day and tweak and polish and perfect it.
Then, go ahead and start your day. Every time you hit a new time block, move to that specific activity you had planned out. I love to use a timer that shows on my desktop so that I can see how much time I have left on that particular project.
When you block your time, and you don’t allow yourself to do anything else in that time, or let this project go past the time you allot.
When you do this, what happens is that it forces you to make quick decisions in what you do. Now it’s important to know that quick decisions do not mean bad decisions. Quick decisions simply means that it forces you to use that part in your brain where you’re tapping into your own inner knowing and don’t have any time to listen to the doubt or any time second-guessing your work. There simply is no time for it.
And when there is no time for it, your work gets better because you get it done and you get it out there. Then, the last hour of your day, you can revisit anything that you’d like. Whatever is most important to you to take another look at and tweak more – you can! OR if everything is exactly how you want, you can use this time however you’d like.
The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to be fully present and all-in every moment in your life that you can. It is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the people you love. So when you can completely eliminate the overwhelm of work, and get more done in less time, you suddenly have so much time back to yourself. And most importantly, that time is not overshadowed by the thoughts of projects that are not done, or clients that are not happy, or anything!
I take clients through how to do this very thing effectively because when done right, you’re able to get 4x more done than you ever have been able to before.
In my private 1-month intensive coaching program, I take overworked coaches and service providers from burnt out and working “in” their business to working less, feeling free and empowered and working on their business. I also address how to organize your paid offers for ease and how to reach $30k/months consistently by giving you a clear plan to follow month after month that will catapult you into the next level. Apply to work with me if interested in this program and we’ll chat to see if you’re a good fit.
As always, I would love to hear – what has changed for you when you have implemented this into your workday?
Remember, there are a lot of ways it can be implemented incorrectly, so if it’s not yet working for you yet, we would need to assess why it’s not working and tweak so that you are able to get the full benefit from it. If it is working for you right now – share your experience!
You are completely exhausted and stretched so thin. You hate to admit it now, but you work day and night in order to keep everyone happy.
The most frustrating thing is that regardless of how many hours you put in, you never seem to get ahead.
For a long time now, you’ve had dreams of getting to that next level in your business. You’d love to be bringing in $30k or more every month. You would be able to do so much with that kind of income.
You’ve created so many plans to make it happen, but they just sit undisturbed in your desk. You keep saying that one day when things calm down you will find a way to work this plan.
Sometimes you start, but it only lasts momentarily and you find yourself swept away again in the busy work of your business.
The reason why this is happening is because not only do you need a plan, you need an entire business redesign!
Because here’s the deal.. Without a business redesign, you will always be this overworked.
You will not have the bandwidth to ever grow your income and your impact if you are constantly drowning in the business you have now. So no matter what plan you create, it will always be squeezed out unless you take control of your full business first.
When you do this, everything changes. Suddenly you have your weekends free for your family and a whole day or more free every single week to work on what matters most to you.
You need to first decide what it is you want your business and your life to look like with full and complete clarity.
Next, and this often is the hardest part – you need to take a good look at everything you’re doing now in your business and see what no longer aligns to this next level version of yourself.
Once you do this fundamental work, the next step is of the most important… and that is transitioning into this dream life, stripping away what no longer is serving you, and taking the empowered, intentional steps towards what will bring you that new life that you so desperately want.
When you take these steps… everything changes in your business. When you do it right, you will be able to build in so much time freedom into your life where you will have time to work on your business instead of only in your business.
Right now, what is happening is that you are a workhorse in your own business. It’s a prison of your own creation. You feel trapped because if you don’t work all the days of the week (only taking a break out of complete exhaustion), you don’t know how else you are going to get everything done. You’re left with no time for marketing yourself and being able to take on more clients that pay higher fees for your coaching or services because you haven’t done the work to redesign your business to actually serve you.
But no matter how crazy your business feels to you right now, you can redesign it to serve you!
But where do you even begin with redesigning your business to help you create the life and $30k+/month income that you want?
Start by sitting down and deciding on the life you actually want. Because chances are, never having time with your family – working on your laptop sitting on the couch while your family enjoys spending time with each other without you – was never in your vision for your life when you started this business in the first place.
When you started this business, you wanted to create an online business that would allow you to create the life you wanted. To be home with your kiddos, to be there for your family.
You wanted to make the income that would allow you to fulfill those dreams you have of travel and generosity for the people and causes that you care deeply about. Your heart has always been in this place.
However, even though you are providing great value to your clients and helping them get great results, you still aren’t where you want to be.
You need a redesign plan so that your business stops running you and instead your business starts SERVING you and fueling all of your ambitions and makes your wildest dreams come true.
Your business has that potential when you tap into your inner power, step into the role of CEO, and make it happen. You know what it is that you want. We want to lead from that place, to operate from that place. To not allow outside people and influences to creep in and derail your vision. You aren’t meant to be pulled at from all directions to the point where you are run over.
When you get your business redesign right, you will have your weekends off, an entire day off every week that you can do with as you please, all of your clients will be taken care of and happy and you’ll have the space in your business to increase your income to $30k or more every single month.
Just imagine what that would be like to have this in your life!
How would that change things for you? Just about everything right?
The transformation that comes from doing this work is incredible. It is some of the most important work to do because your family and your well-being is the most important things you have.
If these relationships aren’t healthy and thriving because all you’re doing is working in your business and constantly feeling stressed, then you aren’t healthy either. Your business can only thrive at the level that YOU are thriving. If you are constantly spread too thin, the effects come out in the work you do with your clients, they come out in the time you have with your family. You were not meant to live your one precious life beaten down every day. You have something big to give to the world and in order for you to get it out there, you have to step into the role of CEO of your life and your business.
This is one of the main things I address with my clients in my 1 month intensive program that takes overwhelmed and burnt out women coaches and service providers from burnt out and working “in” their business to working less, feeling free and empowered and working on their business!
I also address how to organize your paid offers for ease and how to reach $30k/months consistently by giving you a clear plan to follow month after month that will catapult you into the next level. This 1 month intensive with me is a mid four-figure investment and the results that come directly out of this program more than pays for itself. Apply to work with me if interested in this program and we’ll chat to see if you’re a good fit! If so, we can get started right away!