#319: How to work ON the business

One of the challenges of being self-employed is that we’re continually getting sucked into working exclusively IN the business.

And that often comes at the expense of working ON the business.

Working in the business is mainly about doing client work and serving clients. But it also includes admin work such as email management, invoicing and so on.

The notes that follow are a very basic, unedited summary of the show. There’s a lot more detail in the audio version. You can listen to the show using the audio player below. Or you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Working on the business is about anything related to improving the business. It includes everything from thinking about the vision and direction of your business to brainstorming, strategizing, professional development, implementing new strategies, working on new initiatives that will improve the business (e.g., an info product, a new productized service or a new offer), and even marketing yourself.

Here’s the challenge. When you’re not sure how to split and budget these two functions (working IN vs. working ON the business), the “ON the business” part gets left out. Especially when you’re busy.

So what’s the solution? That’s what this week’s podcast episode is all about.


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