When you started your business there were a million and one things to think about. So you got organised as quickly and cheaply as possible. But there comes a point where Post-It Notes just won't cut it...
Have you ever heard the saying "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got?"
For some of us, no matter how many productivity tips we apply to ourselves, no matter how hard we work, no matter which hacks we force into our lives, things don't seem to change. We still run into the same old problems, again and again and again.
Now there's a reason for that. It's that little voice, sat on your shoulder, making you back down from the things that you know you should be doing.
Here's my story of what that voice was doing to me and how I defeated it.
And if you want to check out my quiz, head over to clientrobot.com/focus.
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Is your business giving you the lifestyle you were expecting? Was your first year or two of working on your own fantastic? Has it been a steady slide downhill ever since?
You're not alone. Thousands of small business owners hit the same cycle - I've been through it too. And there's a reason for it.
It's because the skills you need in your day job, the one you quit, are much the same as the skills you need to start your business.
But the skills you need to keep your business going ... those are entirely different.
Even worse, because you're in the thick of it, it can feel like you've no breathing space, no time, to learn those new skills.
But don't panic ... help is at hand! You can take baby steps to get to where you need to be ... and you can find out which the first one is by taking my quick and easy quiz.
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When you're successful, you need to go out of your way to stop people from buying your stuff. LEAVE ME ALONE. I've got all the yachts I can handle!
These sure-fire tips will make sure that you are never bothered by new clients again. How to piss people off at networking meetings. How to get prospects to hang up on you.
This episode is solid gold.
There's an exclusive club of small business owners out there. Are you a member?
If you've made it past one year in business, you're doing an amazing job - significantly better than most.
And if you've made it past four years in business, that's absolutely outstanding - you're a member of the VIP club!
But why's it so hard to get past those milestones? Why is it such an exclusive club?
It's because if you want to progress, if you want to move from working for someone else, to working for yourself, to running a successful business that doesn't drive you up the wall ... you need to change. And that change can be hard. Especially when you're in the thick of it.
If you'd like to know where you should focus, take the quick and easy quiz
Is your life perfect?
Didn't think so.
Yet if you listen to most of these podcasts from consultants and coaches and experts who tell you how to run your small business, you'd think their lives were totally perfect.
Well, my aim is to help you with your small business. But I'm not perfect - no, I'm a long way short. And this episode explains why.