Would you like to play a bigger game in your business and life?
If you're like other women entrepreneurs and business owners, you do.
You can step it up in your life and your business. You can have a successful business and a great life too, but it takes a change in the way you play the game.
Often, women entrepreneurs think stepping up their game means putting in more time or doing more work. When your business generates a 7-figure revenue, how can you do more work? When can you put in more time?
You can’t. When you manage AND lead your business, you can’t do any more because you’re maxed out on time and energy. Of course, your home life suffers, and you can’t take any time off and enjoy your success.
There is a better way to step up and play a bigger game in life and business – and you can start with a click of your mouse.
Play a bigger game in your business... sound too good to be true?
Let’s look at two women entrepreneurs, Beth and Lisa. Both are in similar industries, and their businesses both generate seven-figure revenues. They have happy clients and team members, and they love what they do.
Just one problem…
They both work and DO too much. It's time for them to play a bigger game in business.
They wear the CEO and Manager hats, and they’re stressed from doing so much to keep their business running. They don’t have time to take pleasure in their work. Plus, they have no energy to benefit from all their hard work has brought them.
In addition, they don’t have the time and energy to fully step into the role of leading their business growth. This is what they do best: planning, strategizing, and creating. They don’t have the time to do any of that vital work because so much time is taken up with managerial tasks.
Lack of time and energy is a big problem facing most women business owners at some point in business growth. There comes a point when you hit the wall, figuratively speaking.
Everything goes through you. It's exhausting and draining.
You feel like you need to be involved in everything so it’s done right. You don't have time to play a bigger game in business, so you feel stuck.
What if I told you that you didn’t have to be buried in the day-to-day management of your business to be successful?
What if I showed you how to gain back up to 60 - 80 hours a month into your daily schedule? Time and energy you can use to focus only on those tasks that you can do in your business that will create real traction and growth?
Every business needs two high-level roles: the CEO (Visionary) and the Integrator, often titled a Virtual COO. These roles should ideally be filled by two people.
The Visionary needs the Integrator to manage and carry out her vision.
The Integrator needs the Visionary to set the tone and plan the path to building the empire. Both roles fit together like puzzle pieces.
Until now, you’ve been playing both roles.
That’s a fast track to burnout. If you’re like most women business owners I speak with, the Integrator role isn’t your strong point, and you don’t enjoy chasing after those tasks.
Plus, you can't play bigger in your business.
So what’s the solution? How can you play a bigger game in your business?
Let’s check back in with Beth and Lisa.
Beth realized she needed a second-in-command, so she hired an Integrator.
Lisa didn’t hire anyone to help her; instead, she decided to continue managing the daily operations, team, and marketing of the business and delegating work to her team.
Now Beth works on her business, not in it, from 8-5 Monday through Friday. She has time to plan the next big thing for her business, enjoys serving her clients, and enjoys quality time with her family. She travels at least twice a month, without a worry about her business while she’s gone.
Lisa still wears both hats and still spending 80+ hours a week working - because she has to. Asking her team to take on more work didn’t make much of a dent in her working time, and it didn’t relieve her of the stress and overwhelm.
On the contrary, all it did was give her more to manage.
Lisa is afraid to let go of any control in her business. She doesn’t realize that releasing a little control now means she can grow her business and be the CEO she’s always wanted to be. She can’t move forward with her business or take it to a new level because she’s stuck managing everything.
Does this sound familiar? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
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This post was first published on 8/15/2017 and updated on 5/7/21.