SBX 24: How To Not Let Your Business Get In The Way Of Your Life

How To Not Let Your Business Get In The Way Of Your Life

Is your business taking over your life?

Starting your own business is nothing like working for someone else.  When you have a job, you clock in every morning and clock out at the end of the day.  Both physically and mentally.  With your own business, it’s with you all the time.  All the time!

Having a business means that there are no clear 9-5 boundaries of when you can start and stop your work day.  Of course you can make them, but we all know if something needs to be done now, you have no boss to ignore because he’s with you 24 hours a day.

This is why it’s so important to make sure your business goals are in-line with your life goals.  If those two aren’t in-sync, it can eventually lead to unhappiness with your business and your life.

The good thing is that today’s guest is an expert at making his business and his life work in harmony with each other.  Our good friend Tal Gur is here to talk about why it’s so important to understand what your life goals are before you start building a business.  Tal’s lived and several countries, has taken multi-year treks across the globe and is still able to run his own business, or should I say businesses, and generate enough income to live life on his own terms.


Listen and Learn…

  • Why your life plan needs to happen before your business plan
  • Why your business is making you unhappy
  • What is a lifestyle business and how can a regular business owner apply the same principals
  • Gary’s business mistake that cost him years of headaches and stress
  • Why delegating is so important if you want to be free from your business
  • How to automate as much as your business as possible

Action Steps from this episode:

  1. Know what your life goals are first – Is travelling the world important to you or is it having the freedom to do things on a whim or to spend time learning a new skill or craft? The first step is to spend time understanding what really makes you happy in life

  2. Does the business you have or want to start in-line with your life goals? If you want to be able to travel the world on a minutes notice, having a brick and mortar retail store with employees may not be the ideal business for you. It could still work, but it might be harder than being say, a consultant or designer who can work remotely from anywhere

  3. Go and take action – Once you’ve decided that your business and life goals are in-line, you can move forward at full speed, knowing that your business wont become a bottle neck for what you what you really want to do in life. There aren’t too many things greater than being able to go to work doing something you really love everyday.

Links and Resources:

  1. You can find out more about Tal Gur here.  You can also check out one of his latest venture, goal software that helps you keep your goals on track.

  2. Want to learn more about creating a lifestyle business?  You can check out Tim Ferriss’s book, The 4 Hour Work Week.

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