Is your business on life support? What to do with limited time

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Elaina.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David!

I am running my business from home with two small children. I am struggling to get on the computer every night after they are both asleep. I manage to carve out five hours a week for myself. My business is on life support right now, and I’m frustrated. My question is: if you only had five hours a week to focus on your business, what would you do?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Elaina!

The truth is, I think you’re asking the wrong question…

I don’t know of any successful business owners who have obtained their success by working
five hours per week on their business.

You’re certainly not setting yourself up for success that way.

I suggest you first get clear on your goal.

Do you want a small side business, or do you want a thriving business?

If you want to run a successful and thriving business, you may want to hire help to come in and care for your children so that you can focus on that goal.

Bringing in childcare, even for a few hours per day, would make a massive difference in your business.

Look at what else you’re doing that is taking you away from business building and sales opportunities.

These are the things you’re using as an excuse to stay small.

Have you:

•  hired a cleaning service?
•  hired a lawn service?
•  hired a personal assistant?

You see, if you are spending your time doing all those things, you are not in your own brilliance, and your time is being wasted when it could be used to create what you REALLY want in life.

It sounds to me that in order to truly build your business, you need to build in support for yourself so that you can be the captain of the ship, rather than a passenger.

Can you give yourself permission to do that?

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