Edmonton Business Coach | Doing What's Necessary to be Successful
Hi, welcome back to the Edmonton business coach YouTube channel. I am Karen and this is my husband Trevor, and today we are talking about doing what’s necessary to be successful. Michael Gerber, the author of the e myth says, the work we do is a reflection of who we are. If we’re sloppy at it, it’s because we’re sloppy inside. If we’re late at it, it’s because we’re late inside. If we’re bored by it, it’s because we’re bored inside with ourselves, not with the work. The most menial work can be a piece of art and done by an artist. So the job here is not outside of ourselves, but inside ourselves. How we do our work becomes a mirror of how we are inside.
Hmm. Very, very profound. Powerful. Yeah. Very good.
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Edmonton business coach, it’s true. A lot of people dream about being successful business owners, but too many thing gets a license to be able to do whatever you want and not have to answer to anybody. Sometimes you have to do the hard things on the road to freedom. True.
So Edmonton business coach, what is the big misconception that people have about running a business?
Oh Man. The biggest misconception that people have is that they’re going to be able to set their own schedule and work whenever they want to and not have to answer to anyone. You know, they have this big dream that they’re going to make all kinds of money and that just means no money. Why do you think if you can set your own hours? Yeah, not even doable. Hey Karen, you know, when you’re working your nine to five job and you just think of all the ways that you can do things differently or better and how much better it will be once you are creating on your own and make your own decisions and really charting your own course. Um, a lot of people think that they are going to be working less hours when in reality that is just not the truth Edmonton business coach. No.
Is it unnecessary to work more than 40 hours per week?
It really is. Um, you know, if you, if you want to get anywhere, I think it was Elon Musk, he’s a little bit crazy, but I know as the crazy ones that change the world. You saying at the beginning, you know, work a hundred hours a week, you know, if somebody else is working 40 and you doubled them, you’re going to get there twice as fast as they will. Right. Edmonton business coach, it’s just a true reflection. You know, you, you will have to work hard in order to get to the point you want to be in your life with time freedom and financial freedom. Gotcha. Yeah.
Is being an entrepreneur easier than being an employee?
I’m going to say no and just not be easier. Um, in certain instances it is because an employee, what they have to do is come to work and just do their work and go home. That’s easy. Right? You just do your work, do it well, go home. Yeah. Get paid for an entrepreneur. It’s not that easy. You’re not just pointing and telling people what to do. You have to think about training. You have to think about hiring. You have to think about systems, you have to think about firing. You gotta think about, you know, a million different things in order to help the business to run smoothly and just grow and become better on a daily basis. So you notice the switch doesn’t just turn off at 40 hours Edmonton business coach. So you, you do have to, to work more than the standard 40 hours a week cause you, you don’t get paid hour. You get paid on profit and if you’re not making a profit, you know, pain. Yeah, that’s how it is.
So who is responsible for getting results from you as an entrepreneur?
Edmonton business coach, the one who’s responsible for getting results for me, is me. I’m responsible. If I’m not doing the work that needs to be done, making videos, getting reviews. Um, you know, thinking about my process is creating content. I’m making phone calls, answering people. Like if I’m not doing the work, then I’m not going to be successful. I can’t depend on anybody else. There’s no one coming to safety because that’s the biggest misconception is that they thinks, you know, going from an employee mentality to an entrepreneur mentality, an employee, I’ve got things you can back up on. I can just go get another job and go on employment insurance if I get hurt. I’ve got WCB. When you’re a business owner, you’ve got none of those safety nets and no one’s coming to the rescue. So true. Yeah. And yeah, so that’s coming home. Biggest things people think they think it’s just going to be breeze Edmonton business coach.
Yeah. So this actually leads into my next question. Does your time off need to be more scheduled or can it be more flexible?
If you want to be successful, you have to schedule your time. Edmonton business coach , there’s no way around it. Um, I wish there was a way where you can just kind of float around and do whatever comes, but what happens is your time will be consumed by non issues whereby people who will just suck all your time away. Right? If you don’t have blocks of time in place to take care of marketing. Let’s see. You don’t have block time and place to meet with clients, you don’t have block time away to do some cold calling your prospect. You don’t block that time out, then you’re just not going to make time and then the day won’t run on and you won’t get the things done that you had set out to accomplish for the day. So it really helps having that structure. And there really is freedom in discipline. Yeah.
What do you do when you have to get work done and it’s a holiday?
Edmonton business coach, you just gotta get it done. Um, yeah. If you work, the goal is to build in eventually time to not have to come into work or on those holidays, but when you’re just starting out or even the first, you know, five years of your business, when everyone else has that time off to go be with their family and get away for the weekend or something, that’s the time when you can actually get in and do things when there’s no interruptions. So really for me it’s a time when, um, I don’t have anybody else around it and just focus on my work and I get a ton more done during that time. Um, so that’s, you know, just recently we had an Easter long weekend and uh, we had four days off while I work two out of those four. But I was able to get more things done. It was, I didn’t find it a burden because it’s building my own dream for the future. And if you want to beat those statistics, do what? Less than those people do. Cause honestly, let’s pray with they’re doing not enough work. Okay.
So why is it better than to have that scheduled time? Why is it better to have scheduled time off and just take time off whenever?
Well, Edmonton business coach, when you schedule time off, then you know that you, you’ve got that time set apart for getting away with family and just focusing on family things. In order to do that, do you have to have a team in place who can take care of things while you’re gone? Right. So that’s part of what we do. And what we help people get to rather than them having to work 24 seven 365 you can actually block time off to be a way with your friends and family to do fun things, but it’s, and it’s more meaningful, right? Because you have earned that time off and during that block of time you’re not being interrupted by emails, phone calls, text messages, nothing. You can just turn it off and be present with your family.
What are the benefits of being a business owner then?
The benefits are you have the opportunity to create time freedom and financial freedom. I have a much greater pace than if you just work your 40 hour job right now. You have more opportunities to meet more people. You have greater opportunities to travel and building wealth for yourself is a lot easier. When you are independent Edmonton business coach. Let’s say you are working your 40 hour job. Okay? The only way that you can increase your income is either work more hours or get a raise when really that doesn’t equate to a lot because the price of everything goes up all the time. And also as an employee, the other way that you can increase your, your earnings are your, the amount of money you have is to cut back on expenses and you’re not going to get rich that way.
Yeah. I just watched a video last night. We’re do not think about cutting back expenses. Think about getting more sales. Yeah.
Yeah. And when you’re working your 40 hour work week, you know, you, you have very few opportunities to create more money and any money that you do bring in your taxed at the highest possible tax rate Edmonton business coach. Most of that extra money goes to the government anyhow. So it’s almost impossible for people nowadays to generate savings, let along creating financial freedom. So the, there are major benefits. Um, when you have a corporation, you are only taxed at 11% as opposed to 48% when you’re a proprietor. So there’s, there’s benefits. So there’s a lot of other reasons, but those are just a couple for being a business owner. Sure.
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