How Working Less and Staying In Your Zone of Genius Will Lead to Better Business Decisions

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I’m a small-town girl from Switzerland, rebel entrepreneur, warrior for freedom and visionary with big dreams. Passionate about: Live music, deep conversations, and desert landscapes.

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Through my work with entrepreneurs, I know a lot of CEOs make business decisions that don’t pan out the way they hoped. Whether it’s that a mastermind didn’t work out, they hired the wrong people, took bad advice, or made decisions that halted their growth – it’s not uncommon. These issues lead to wasted time, money, and resources. 

This is incredibly frustrating for visionaries, and that’s why I want to talk today about how to make sound business decisions and stay on track. I have a lot of experience with this, so let’s get into it.

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My Experience With Poor Business Decisions 

When I was running my own business, I was really in the weeds of it all. I was working 50 to 65 hour weeks and was constantly disrupted by my team. Because this was happening and I was working so heavily in the day-to-day of my business, I oftentimes ended up frustrated. I wanted to step into my role as CEO, but was being pulled in so many different directions.

That meant I never had time to get things done. I would arrive at my office at 4:30 am just to “get ahead,” but I had absolutely no time to make decisions. That meant that I was commonly making them blindly, then getting frustrated with my team when things didn’t work out. But it wasn’t their fault that I didn’t ask enough follow up questions before making these choices.

This led to me wasting a lot of money, resources, and time. I was constantly spinning my wheels and was riding the cashflow rollercoaster. In short, I was the bottleneck of my business.

So where did I go from there? Let’s explore that below.

Spaciousness to Empower Better Decision Making 

Eventually, I  reconfigured my business and then it was sold. After that, I took two years off and waited until I got my inspiration back in order to start my new business, which led me to where I am today. 

Now, I make business decisions very differently. I have spaciousness in my schedule. This stemmed from the realization that whenever I went on vacation, I was in a space of flow. I was having downloads of solutions to issues I had been working on.  In fact, having more spaciousness actually allowed me to solve bigger problems and be way more effective in my business.

I incorporate this spaciousness into my business by allowing myself a lot of time to do nothing each week. I only work three days a week and have four days off. On those days off, I can “just be” and only work in my zone of genius, doing things I  love. 

I’m not in the day-to-day of my business and I take time away from the hustle to think clearly, allow issues to percolate, and come up with strategic ideas. 

Once I have solutions in mind, I sit down with my operations manager and map out a game plan. She implements it, and this is what we call “idea to implementation.” 

This allows you, as the visionary CEO, to have brilliant ideas but not be responsible for making them happen. What an amazing privilege, right?

Spaciousness for Streamlined Growth

When you’re faced with questions, you need to make time to look at them from different perspectives and feel into things. Follow your gut and intuition, tap into the presence of the moment, and take a step back from hustling.

From there, you can put a plan into place and follow it.  This will allow you to know what needs to happen to make the most progress in your business rather than struggling through it. You’ll no longer have to ride the cashflow roller coaster, and you’ll be able to grow at a sustainable pace.

Grow With Ease and Grace: The Bottom Line

You need to build out solid components of your business strategically and steadily, allowing yourself to grow in a way that feels aligned with your vision and impact. 

Doing this can help you double your business with ease and grace in a sustainable manner. I know you think you can’t afford to slow down and that it feels counterintuitive to do so.

But there is a way. Slowing down allows you to be strategic and more productive. My team and I can help you achieve this and to have the spaciousness you need to make big moves in your business.

Let’s move forward together – you’ll love this newfound freedom in your business and life.

I would love to get connected on Instagram or The 7-Figure Freedom Club Facebook Group so we can chat about your takeaways from this episode. If you’re interested in learning more schedule a call with me today or visit my website!

And if you want to take the next step, take the business assessment quiz to get started.

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