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How Well Are You Managing Your Personal Energy to Grow Your Business?

How Well Are You Managing Your Personal Energy to Grow Your Business?

Learning to manage personal energy is a central building block for business owners to grow and scale their organizations, especially those who coach and mentor others.

Managing our personal energy is one of the most powerful practices we can execute to create a sustainable and solid foundation for our life and business.

Coaching Helped Me Manage
My Personal Energy and Grow My Business

Working with business coaches helped me grow my business to what it is today.

In 2008, due to corporate reorganization, I left nearly 30 years as an employee in the rear-view mirror when I lost my corporate cubicle of a major healthcare company.

Running my own business was never on my radar. Entrepreneurship was never anything I pined for in all of those years of working for someone else.

Notwithstanding, now I'm a solopreneur. Who knew!

Not only, but also,

I LOVE it!

Every day I embrace the day with purpose and passion.  I help other women grow and scale their dreams and accomplish big goals through their online service-based business.

For this reason,  I'd never want to go back.

However, in the beginning, like every business owner, I had a lot to learn.

And, managing my personal energy was not on the menu.

It took every ounce of my time, energy, passion and sheer determination to build a business that attracted clients.  On top of that learn how to operate as a business owner.

I can tell you from experience...

Learning to manage my personal energy delivered the results I needed to create a breakthrough to a profitable and enjoyable business model.

It Takes Personal Energy to Grow and Scale

As a business owner, you know how much energy it takes to run your business every day.

Through the years, hundreds of women have shared with me their challenges of feeling overwhelmed, overworked and simply exhausted in their business.  

First of all,

I highly recommend that business owners work with a coach and/or mentor for the long-term health and guidance of their growing companies.  

In my humble opinion...

Any business owner who aspires to create a successful and sustainable business must work with a coach or mentor to help them accomplish big goals and stay healthy in the process. 

Savvy business owners know they need the support of others not just for the startup phase of business. 

But also...

In every stage of a growing and dynamic company.  

Each stage of business has its own set of challenges that require more and more of the business owner’s focus and personal energy to move forward.

To keep your business growing, you must be aware and learn to manage your personal energy, and you may need to teach others to do the same.

This is true especially if you’re in a position to coach or mentor others.

If you are a coach, you understand your clients’ journeys, their fears, and their challenges. 

Working with a coach yourself makes you a more effective coach to your clients.

A few years ago in a Mastermind session with my coach, I learned 3 things that typically keep women entrepreneurs stuck.

  • Not having the right support.
  • Not having the right business strategy.
  • Not knowing how to manage our personal energy.

All three things rang true for me, and the third point REALLY resonated with me. 

Managing personal energy is everything in growing our businesses. 

Energy is our essence and the source of our business vision.

Again, I never gave a lot of thought to personal energy before I became a business owner.

I'd always been one that just pushed through from one goal to the next.

Then, I learned (many times the hard way) the importance of managing my personal energy to accomplish my goals for growing a sustainable business for myself and my clients.

Now I know, that managing my personal energy creates traction and stability and makes my business stronger.

managing personal energy creates traction and stability

Immediately upon returning from that mastermind...

I read an article posted by “Entrepreneur” on Facebook that spoke directly to managing personal energy and the limits of working harder.

The article discussed studies that examined the work habits of creative people from Darwin to Tchaikovsky.

They found we have a short time of consistent peak energy, typically 2 to 4 hours a day, or 10  - 20 hours a week.

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we have a short time of consistent peak energy,
typically 2 - 4 hours a day, or 10 - 20 hours a week.

After that, we hit a wall.

We still manage to complete mundane tasks,

but we run out of energy to do any high-level Visionary work.

According to the article...

there is a sweet spot in our day during which we can tap into a creative energy space that will propel us forward.

No matter what type of business we have, we all can tap into that optimal creative time.

During that special time...

our brains are functioning on highly creative levels that give us new ideas and brainstorms to grow our businesses.

This doesn’t mean the brain can’t focus and accomplish other less creative tasks throughout the day, and it doesn’t mean we can’t focus on managing our teams and businesses.

In order to grow...

we need to understand how energy works and
 leverage it as much as possible.

To be free mentally and emotionally for your peak creative hours,

you need to delegate tasks that you don’t enjoy, that take up significant time, or that drain you.

I don't know about you, but...

This was a real eye-opener for me.  

Managing my creative energy is CRUCIAL for growing and sustaining my business.

Anything that gets in the way of energy management needs to be delegated.

When I focus on taking care of myself physically, including eating well, sleeping, and getting plenty of exercise,

I find that I have more energy for myself and my business.

I’m able to set better boundaries and priorities, operate within my CEO role, and focus only on things that get me to the goal.


How Are You Managing Your Personal Energy?

As the CEO and visionary leader of your business - you want to stay in your creative energy as often as possible to grow and strengthen your business.

You need every minute of those 10-20 hours a week.


When we don’t have creative personal energy for our businesses, we can’t grow.

We can’t...

  • change the world through our business
  • take care of our team
  • take care of ourselves

Like time, energy is a precious resource – once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.

You can’t postpone creative energy like you can regular business tasks.

Either you have creative energy at that moment or you don’t, and you need to harness it while you have it.

Focusing on how you invest those 10-20 hours per week can make all the difference in your life and company's future.

How Can I Get 10- 20 Hours A Week Back in My Business?

Many women business owners have learned that to increase time to focus on growth and operate from the brilliance; hiring a Second-in-Command is a must.

In short, a Second-in-Command role will manage the nuts and bolts of running your business freeing you to focus only on what you do best to grow your company.

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Many women business owners have learned that to increase time to focus on growth and operate from the brilliance; hiring a Second-in-Command is a must.

In short, a Second-in-Command role will manage the nuts and bolts of running your business freeing you to focus only on what you do best to grow your company.

Is this you?

This may be the time for you to fully lean into the role of CEO leader of the company and let go of tasks that are not getting you closer to your goals.

For most business owners those goals are more profit, impact, and freedom.

Is today the day you begin to release tasks and responsibilities that are depleting your energy.

Trying to do everything in the business will drain your energy and your spirit.

Energy you need propel your business into the future.

Want to Learn More About Second-in-Command Support?

Operating in the role of Virtual COO, a second-in-command role, I help my clients grow and scale their online service-based company past 6 figures to 7 and beyond!  


About the Author Brenda Violette, Professional Fractional Integrator for Companies Running on EOS®

Brenda Violette is the founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, LLC an online business and operations management company serving visionary women entrepreneurs since 2008. Brenda’s core service offering is Fractional Integrator™ often titled a COO. If you are familiar with the book Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, you will recognize the roles of Visionary and Integrator. The V/I Duo™. Some Integrators like Brenda, work with companies that need the expertise of an Integrator™ but are not yet ready to hire a full-time Integrator. She partners with business owners generating early million-dollar organizations while sitting in the Visionary seat of the company and running their service-based company on EOS® - Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS® has become more and more popular in the marketplace. And Brenda loves it because it is a simple and straightforward framework for creating traction and growth for her clients. In the role of Integrator, it is her job to drive the model. She is passionate about helping business owners grow and scale their purpose-driven service-based companies. To learn more about how a Fractional Integrator™ can help you create big growth and sustainability visit

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