Here’s a question that came in on the site about how to expand business according to available time:
I want to expand my business into senior fitness in-home, or at assisted living facilities, but can not seem to find the time to get it off the ground, because I am stuck at work training for 12 hours a day.
I really feel this is my next step to take and would be a good change for me as am feeling a little burned out, but I am not sure how to start without disrupting my current business. Any suggestions?
Thanks again, Andy
Andy, there’s no way you can do this and keep any remaining sanity you have. I love how much of a hard worker you are. And I would always tell you that you need to bust it early on so you don’t have to later.
However, if you’ve been consistently working 12 hour days, then there’s about to be a real problem when you expand. A friend of mine, Dave Ramsey, used to tell me,
“Tuck your cape back in your pants Superman, you can’t do it all.”
And he was absolutely correct. There was no way I could do it all by myself and without ending up a slobbering mess walking around in pajamas with one slipper on and holding my teddy. (Ok, no clue where that visual came from.)
You either have to hire someone to take over a bunch of the current training, so you can focus on the expansion. Or you have to hire someone to take over the expansion. Either way, get someone in there to take some of the load off of your plate.
I’m assuming that working 60 hours a weeks is paying you well enough to begin to staff. If not, you have a pricing issue. Or you could refocus a day of the training with the in-home or assisted living. Get that ball rolling so you can then hire someone in one of the roles.
I hope that answers your question Andy. I do know the Tribe will have some great info to add as well.
Question: How would you suggest Andy tackle this opportunity?