Episode 33

Are You Building A Business Or A Job?

September 8th, 2021


Today we’re talking about whether you’re building a business or a job for yourself.
We dive into:
  • The difference between building a business vs creating a job for yourself
  • Reflecting on whether your business right now is what you intended it to be
  • The three things you need in place to support you in business
  • How powerful it is to stay in your zone of genius
  • Understanding your why is the first step in creating a business rather than a job

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Full Episode Transcription

Nicole Smith 0:02
Welcome to take control with Nicole. As business owners, we experienced firsthand the fine line between our personal and business life. During our conversations, we will look at simple hints and tips to create time, reduce, overwhelm, and help you to navigate through your journey to where you want to be. If you’re looking for smarter ways to work, and create space and time freedom in your day, then you’re in the right place. All right, let’s go.

Hello, hello. And thank you for joining me here for a fabulous episode of take control with Nicole. Now firstly, I just wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you who are tuning in each week, we have just kicked over the 1000 download mark for the podcast. And I am so excited that you are loving the content we’re putting out and that you’re tuning in each and every week. So just like to firstly say, Yes, thank you.

But if there is something that you want to hear about, if there is someone you want to hear from, or if you would like to come and join me on the podcast yourself, this is the invitation to do just that. So pop on over to Instagram, send me a DM I would love to connect with you. And to see who is actually on the other side of this podcast because I don’t know who you are and I would love to know so we can connect. Okay, so today, I wanted to discuss and ask you a question.

Are you building a business? Or are you creating a job for yourself? Now, that’s a funny topic, isn’t it? Because I know that when we decide, yes, we’re gonna go out on our own. And we are going to start and open the doors to our own business. That is such an exciting time in the world of an entrepreneur and really like taking that big bold step into the new way of how you are going to be not as person, but just in the grand scheme of how you are working each and every day. And we have these dreams of how this looks like or how the the world perceives what an entrepreneurial world can look like. You imagine that working from the coffee shops, and you know, but designing the day that you want and, and, you know, all these, going on the trips when COVID allows us – we’re still in lockdown here in Melbourne. But that’s gonna change at some point we’ll be able to travel soon, which is fabulous. And yes, we had the opportunity to design your day the way you want to, to build the business that you’d like to see and work in and work for each and every day.

However, what I have seen to happen time and time and time again, is these fabulous business owners start the intent of this designing their business. And then all of a sudden, they’re working all the hours, they’re doing all the things, they’re just got work coming out of their ears, they have a lose track of maybe not lose track, but the personal world just go off into the ether because they’re so focused in on the job, the job of the business, the reactive work that can come as being a business owner, there are so many hats that we wear as an entrepreneur, we look after head of social media and marketing. We are head of finance, we are head of client relations, we are head of operations where the CEO with a COO with a CIO, where all the C’s and I’s and O’s and all the things. But is that what we actually want? Is that how we imagined running our businesses? Is this something that you’re now just realising? Hang on a second, this was not my intention when I stepped out into the entrepreneurial space. And you know what I say how fabulous because you are now aware, we’re aware that there is another way of doing this, of being a crawling of creating a world creating a business that is going to be a business and not a job.

I know that I love what I do. I love working with my clients. I love supporting my fabulous community and the members lounge. But you know what I love even more the freedom of choice to be able to decide how my day looks, how I want to be doing things who I want to be working with how I can support people choice. Now the choice comes down to The fact that when I’ve built my business, I have thought about things in a way that do not always need me involved. So can your business run without you? Now, I’m not saying that it needs to run without you 24/7. But do you have things in place that are going to support you, if you decide that you are going to take a leave of absence? Or that you actually just want to move over into this other space for a little moment? Now, how could this look like this could be that you are bringing on a team to support you. Now, when I told Tim It doesn’t mean employees, although it could, it could mean subcontracting your social media planning your you know, your creation of your online programme, it could be that your admin of your business to manage the amount of incoming emails and inquiries is managed by somebody else. Oh, is it that you are designing your business in a way that you’ve got all these beautiful systems, these beautiful processes that are really saving you time and energy each and every day?

I have to say that when I support my clients, and I see where they are right now, and the transformational journey that we go through together, to arrive at that other end, and then feeling just so he is it’s easy. Now, I know that I understand how to plan my world, my day, my month, my years. I know exactly how and where and what I’m going to be doing. And who was responsible for x y z. And so really, it’s gone from the doing the doing the doing the doing, to the experiencing, I think about it like that I want to experience my my world and my business and how I love doing all the things that I choose to do. Staying in that zone of genius staying in that space that I know I add value.

Just interrupting this episode with an exciting announcement. I would love to welcome you to the members lounge, helping your business flow and grow with clever system design and implementation, the doors to the take control with Nicole members lounge and now open, and we are ready to welcome you into our fabulous community. Now that you’re here, you can know that this is more than a clever place to design and put your systems in all the right places. We keep all the good stuff over in the important expertise, support community, we are all about the wonder of what works and that’s what’s special about being here. It works. Are you ready to take action, pop on over to www.academy.theartisans.com.au/members-lounge to join us in the members lounge? how fabulous you are now confidently striding down easy straight. I look forward to seeing you soon inside the lounge bye now.

So let’s go back to the why. Why did we actually start our businesses? What was the reason we took that step off the employment ladder and over into the entrepreneurial space. Understanding your why will really help you to design the ecosystem that’s going to support your business to become a business that you absolutely love growing, being in doing living all the things each and every day. So today, I would love you to take this opportunity just to pause for a moment, create that opportunity to think in. ask yourself that question. Am I building a business? Or am I creating a job for myself? how fabulous when you do take that opportunity to stop and reflect and it’s amazing what you can discover. Remember, the business is not a stuck fixed structure. Every time we learn something new, every day, every client interaction, every interaction with our community. Every podcast, we listen to every piece of content we read. We are acquiring knowledge and how fabulous because our businesses and our personal knowledge. We keep evolving, evolving, evolving. That is what’s so fabulous about creating your own business.

You have the choices to be able to stop, pivot move stay Grow, choose exactly how you want this to be for your world are so, so exciting right now, because we have opened the doors to the members lounge again and I love being in my community and that we had a design and, planning and design session last month, and it made my heart sing seeing our community work together communicate, just be exactly how I imagined it to be. We have such a beautiful community involved in the members land. And I am so excited to welcome in our new members in this round of intakes, which is only open for one week. So pop on over and have a look at the members land web page. And if you are interested to join our community, and you are ready to take action, come on over, join us in the members lounge or pop on into my DMS. And if you have any questions, I will be happy to connect and chat with you about all the things right here. Now, I will leave you to have a fabulous rest of your day. And enjoy creating space and time freedom by now.

Well, there we go. Thank you so much for joining me today. It’s been such a pleasure having you on board. Have we connected on social shares? If not, please come on over Say hi, I’m on all the platforms at the artisan solutions. So I’d really look forward to seeing you over there. And if you enjoy today’s episode, don’t forget to tag me and I’d love it if you could leave a review. And of course share this with others so others can come and join us next time. All right, then everyone have a fabulous rest of the week and until next time. See you then


Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.