How many people got into business because they wanted more freedom? Everyone!
How many people who are now in business actually have more freedom? Very few!
Why is that? Well - the ability to manage the balance of working ON your business rather than IN your business comes down to a level of clarity you have on why you are doing it in the first place. Your bigger vision. Your purpose.
If you are measuring how busy you are by the number of hours you work - or by how much activity you are involved with, then you are probably missing the bigger picture, and will spend your working life on a hamster wheel needing more hours in the day, and more days in the week in order to actually grow your business.
So many business owners think that everything in their business needs to be done "their way". Because of this, they wear all the hats. Because they wear all the hats, they do stuff that they are no good at because it falls outside of their core skills. Because of this - they end up on a hamster wheel needing more hours in the day, more ......
Stop thinking about doing stuff and about what needs to be done. Start thinking about why you are doing it in the first place. Get clarity on that first. Let that guide you. And you will start to think less about what needs to be done, and more about who you need to become to get it done. It will let you strip away so much shit that is bogging you down.
Having an unshakeable reason why will give you urgency. It will give you clarity and courage. You will stop worrying about the petty shit, and ask yourself bigger questions....
What is it that I really want out of my business? What am I trying to achieve? If I had the freedom - how would I spend that time? How would my life experience change? How badly do I want that?
Being able to remove yourself from your business to allow time to work on your business frees up crucial time to consider critical issues - and make better informed decisions - set a better direction.... to stay on mission and fulfil your vision and purpose.
The only way to achieve freedom in your business is to set time aside to work on yourself and on your business. The only way you will do that is to constantly remind yourself of why you started in the first place.
So - why do you get out of bed in the morning?