“Build an Amazing Life”

episode #757 –  AUGUST 9,  2022

GUEST: Nicole Bandes

Tradition is peer pressure from dead people.  Stop defining success based on your parents or grandparents definition.

the episode

When you started your business you probably assumed that sooner or later you would get around to building a life to go with it.  According to guest Nicole Bandes, that is not necessarily the best way to approach things. She believes you can actually build a successful business around your amazing life.

The trick is to stop defining success based on how others define it and focus on what is important to you. Then understand that you won’t find balance, because life is not 50/50.  There are times your business will need more attention, and it is ok to do that, as long as you also make time for the other things in your life.

Here are a few of the key points from our conversation

Ditch Tradition and Embrace Your Own Path:

Many of us feel pressure to follow traditional paths set by our parents or grandparents. But when you  forge your own paths you can design a business that suits your lifestyle and values.

Seek Harmony, Not Balance:

The idea of work-life balance can feel unattainable, but focusing on harmony offers a more realistic approach. It allows you to dedicate more time to your business when needed, like during a launch or product creation. The trick is to use flexibility to prioritize personal interests and family time when you are not in crunch time.

Outsource and Delegate:

There’s never a wrong time to start delegating. Outsourcing tasks that take up too much of your time or aren’t in your wheelhouse, such as bookkeeping, can free you up to focus on what you love and excel at.

Strategic Time Management:

Be strategic with your time. Eliminate unnecessary tasks and avoid chasing every shiny object.

Look for Support Systems:

Look for ways to build your own support systems, whether it’s hiring someone for administrative tasks or leveraging tools and resources to streamline your processes.

our guest Nicole Bandes

About Nicole

After losing her 17 year old son, Nicole Bandes discovered her purpose: encourage others to make time for what matters most. In 2017, Nicole founded Virtual A Team, a virtual services agency helping overwhelmed coaches and consultants who want to define success by the wealth of their lives, not the size of their bank accounts. Nicole now walks the walk working less than 20 hours a week and also hosts the Coach’s Copilot: Your Online Business Manager podcast.

Are you ready to let go of things that don’t use your skills or distract you from what matters? Find out if it is time to outsource by taking Nicole’s quiz