It’s easy to say we’re great when things are good, but it’s when things are wrong that we have our chance to prove how good we really are.– Dan Martell
The 3-Level Strategy to Buying Back your Time & Energy w/ Dan Martell
Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur and coach to some of the top SaaS companies in the world. His passion is growing businesses and people and I am one of the fortunate ones that get to call him coach.
Dan has challenged me personally and within my business and has initiated transformation on the highest levels. Building businesses of impact and freedom are what we are all about here at Carrot.
Today I was honored to sit down with Dan to talk about life and the strategies he uses and teaches to buy back your time.
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I first met Dan in 2018 and since then, he has helped me to not only transform my business but also my life. His troubled past teaches others that real transformation is possible once we shed the limitations we set for ourselves.
Since working with Dan, I have been challenged physically, mentally, and within my business. During a global pandemic, with the world left in uncertainty, Dan taught me to think even bigger. His strategies and ways of thinking have allowed me to remove the self-imposed limits and grow more than I had ever thought possible.
Buying Back Your Time
One of the greatest lessons I have learned from Dan is how to buy back my time. As Carrot has gone through different phases, I find that I become sucked back into the company, not making time for my family and health. Dan has taught me to find balance.
Buying back time isn’t about adding capacity to your business, it is about opening up more time on your calendar. If you build a business you resent, it will never fulfill its potential. Buying your time back will help you achieve the freedom you set out to find when becoming an entrepreneur.
Level 1: Assistant
The first thing you should do is hire an assistant. Someone to manage your calendar and email, owning it 100%. Dan doesn’t recommend a VA for a few hours a week, but someone you can physically meet with to discuss goals, plans, and strategy.
Level 2: Deliverables
If you are in a business that provides clients with deliverables, hire someone to take over this part of the process. This is typically a task you can document and repeat. By hiring someone to fulfill this role, there will be no bottleneck for sales because your deliverables are hard.
Level 3: Marketing
Once you figure out and perfect your marketing, you can hire someone else to do it for you. Much of it can be automated and planned ahead. As long as the person you hire understands your mission, hiring someone to do your marketing will free up a whole lot of time on your calendar.
Level 4: Sales & Beyond
At the end of the day, you will always be the best salesperson for your business. As such, you’ll want to hold onto this aspect of your business until you are in a place to find someone to handle this part of the transaction. Once you have a solid sales manager in place, you can begin thinking about leadership roles for the business and team.
Entrepreneurs don’t grow into pain. They will often sabotage their success for fear of it being hard or due to a feeling of being unworthy. They pull back and would rather walk away than cross the next hurdle toward success. By being a careful steward of your time and going through the steps to buying it back, you’ll be able to grow and scale your business no matter what industry you are in.
Look for Dan’s book coming out in the fall of 2022! Using real-life stories and examples he aims to crush belief systems and limitations entrepreneurs hold often hold onto.
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