Need more from your business?

What would it take to get more from your business?

For some business owners, this is a bit of a conundrum because they are often already feeling overworked and under-rewarded.  Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart.  People often assume that business owners have more freedom than those that are in an employee situation.  More often, the truth is, you don’t clock out….EVER.  Your business is always on your mind.  If you aren’t hustling then business isn’t coming through the door and mouths don’t get fed and roofs aren’t over head, clothes aren’t on backs …you know the story.  Perhaps more accurately, ‘the story that we tell”.

Is it true?

How do you know?

What if it doesn’t have to be this way?

What if you could get more out of your business so you could get more out of your life?  It’s part strategy and part mindset.  You have to have a clear plan of action and a clear belief that it is possible and be willing to tell the story of the outcome you want even if it goes against the grain and is the road less traveled.

What if you had a crystal clear personal vision that was in alignment with your core values and allowed for all your hopes and dreams?  Your business is the vehicle by which these hopes and dreams come true.  So often we get caught in the rat race of being a human ‘doing’ vs a human ‘being’ that we forget to really live. We get so bound by the work that we fail to enjoy its fruits…or even remember they exist.

I have a personal mission to help business owners get more out of each day in their business.  Your day is simply your life in miniature.  How do your days look?  Are you counting the blessings and the joys of the accomplishments or looking at the to-do list and feeling like you fell short?

With the right systems and structures in your business you can have more freedom, more fun AND more profit.  That’s right I used ‘structure and systems’ and ‘FREEDOM’ all in the same sentence.  Structure is what will provide you freedom. It is the systems that give you time and energy back so you have freedom to do more.  More things that make an impact, more things that bring you joy, more things that give back to the world, more things that get you closer to your personal vision and the lifestyle you want to lead… MORE EVERYTHING!

It is always my sincerest hope that people are doing things they love to earn a living or grow a business around and that you get joy in your work days.  The reality is it can’t all be work.  Even for those of us who can’t tell the difference between working and playing becasue we love our work so much…we still need time unplugged to recharge and connect with friends and love ones.

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” —Lawrence Pearsall Jaacks

Everyone should enjoy that which he describes.  It is my personal favorite quote.

Most often business owners simply lack the tools to get the most out of their bank of time and energy each day, week, month and year.  Check out this FREE tool I created for you to master your time and productivity and harness the power of your business….so you can get more freedom to lead your life by design.  If you want to take the implementation deeper, check out the free masterclass that comes with it.

I asked a lot of questions here…ponder them.  Share in the comments below.  What did you come up with?  Where do you need the most support?

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  1. Hi, Jenn! This is a magnificent blog post because it reminds us there is more to our lives than our businesses (our businesses can seep into every aspect of our lives, right?). I totally agree that STRUCTURE is the key to keeping your personal life and business life in harmony. Some entrepreneurs shy away from structure, I think, because it reminds them of their corporate lives (they forget, though, that they get to make the rules still!). =) Happily sharing on my social media networks.

    1. Jennifer Flynn

      You are so right! It can feel corporate-y and all restrictive if that was the experience in the past. The key being ‘in the past’ right!? Sometimes it can be interpreted as a cage or jail…I always ask myself (and others),”Who is in charge now?” ME, me and oh, ….ME. We get to make the rules! LOVE IT! Thanks for the shares!

  2. I think I mostly need support with prioritizing my time between projects. What I mean is, if I have a big client who is demanding, and they need something at a drop of a hat, I tend to always help them, and delay my smaller clients deliverables. It’s not a very good practice to have, but it is difficult not to do especially since 5 of my large clients are the ones mostly responsible for the roof over my head, clothing on me & my family’s backs, food on the table, etc.

    Any suggestions on how to overcome this scenario?

    1. Jennifer Flynn

      You are not alone Frank! This is one of the most common struggles: how everything competes for our time and how to strategically allocate time to feel satisfied that everything gets meaningfully completed, especially under pressure. In the tool you can grab in the links in this post I talk about how to allocate time. Even better, if you sign up for the free masterclass that the tool links too, I will walk you through how to set up your week and give you examples of what your schedule can look like with time blocking so you always have space set aside for the unpredictable. It’s a shift that is part mindset on how you look at your time for the week and strategy on how to set up some pre-blocks for greater productivity. DOes this help? Let me know! Happy to connect and talk about it!

  3. This blog post hit home on so many levels! So appealing to consider that I “can have more freedom, more fun AND more profit.” From experience, I can say you’re a brilliant coach and can make this happen for those who invest in making this shift.

    1. Jennifer Flynn

      AWWWW. Thank you so much for your kind words Debby! I know first hand how gifted and talented you are in your zone of genius as well. Seriously anyone out there writing a book? You want to stop over and see Debby. https://deborahkevin.com/
      There is so much to be gained from setting clear goals on a tighter timeline that are more doable. In this tool and masterclass I show folks how to get more done in less time with more personal and professional satisfaction along the way. We all want that right?!

  4. This is such great timing! I realized this past year that I was falling into this pattern. I moved my business from a 1 to 1 session model into a 1 to many model by launching an online academy. It consumed so much of my time, focus and energy. Even though it pumped me up to have my business reflect my passion (and still does!), I ended 2017 exhausted. This year I’ve promised myself to take action on setting up the structure and systems you talk about. I feel like your words are a gift from the Universe that confirms it is indeed time to invest the focus here. Thank you!

    1. Jennifer Flynn

      Thank you for your share Nicole! I too have been on those very shoes when I launched Balance YOUniversity. There is a lot of labor pains around birthing new products and programs in our business. Time to enjoy the fruits of your labor….and enjoy watching it change the lives of many! If you need help let me know! There is a Masterclass that comes with the free tool where we dive in a little more! Sending Love!

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