Stop Doing Everything Yourself and Achieve More – With Chris Ducker

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Off The Charts Business Podcast

In today’s episode, our guest Chris Ducker shares a pretty powerful lesson for all entrepreneurs … and one that he had to learn the hard way!

Most of us entrepreneurs are pretty familiar with the persistent idea that, to be more successful, you have to do it all yourself. But this idea is probably one of the biggest misconceptions out there.

..And it’s a misconception that Chris Ducker definitely bought into wholeheartedly a few years back.

In this interview, Chris shares his journey from an extreme micromanager (of a highly successful 7-figure business), and how it took a pretty drastic burnout to make him realize that some things had to change.

That journey took him to back in 2009, he had an incredibly successful, 7-figure business and 130 employees working for him…yet was a constant and extreme micromanager.

The subsequent burnout and recovery period led Chris to implement some pretty drastic – and necessary – changes in how he ran his business.

He realized that, truly, as a successful entrepreneur, you have to stop doing everything yourself in order to achieve more.

Learning how to step back (eventually becoming a virtual CEO) brought an entirely new measure of successful pursuits for Chris. It gave him the freedom to develop a personal brand all to himself, and take his pursuits up to the next level.

Listen in to learn how Chris Ducker was able to become a master delegator, going from micromanaging 130 employees to now stepping back and having personal freedom once again.

More About Chris Ducker

Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestseller, Virtual Freedom. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 15-years, where he hosts the annual Tropical Think Tank mastermind event and has founded several businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. He is also a popular business blogger and podcaster at ChrisDucker.com and the founder of the personal branding business community, Youpreneur.com.

How To Work From Home And Avoid Getting Distracted

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This episode is really for you if you find yourself getting distracted while working from home …especialy when you’re in the early stages of setting up your business.

As a solopreneur who’s now home full time, you might notice quite a bit of a change in your working habits, especially if you’re used to working in an office or with your boss close by. Sometimes, it can really be a struggle to set your goals and actually stick to them.

So in this episode I’m sharing three strategies I’ve learned to really hone in on the focus when working from home and how to avoid getting distracted.

1. When you’re just getting started, you need a clear path and to create structure for yourself.

Goals really help us to stay focused on what we need to do, and help us to prioritize the path we take to get there.

In fact, even if you’re not sure “what to work on next”, you can always reverse-engineer from your goals.

Along the way, keep track of what worked and what didn’t. This will give you the ability to be more efficient and productive during future projects.

2. Working from home full time, by yourself, means that you need to be your own boss.

One of the most beneficial parts of having a boss comes in the sense that you have some external motivation to get your projects done.

When you’re working from home, don’t let yourself off the hook! It’s easy to get sucked into Netflix binge watching, doing household chores instead of important tasks… but you have to essentially act as your own boss.

3. Write down a list of your top 3 most important things to get done each day.

Off The Charts Business PodcastThree is such a manageable number to work on so that you can better keep yourself focused and motivated on the right areas of your work life.

I also re-write my focus list at the start of each week to make sure I’m working on my priorities.

In short, the ability to stay focused on your work and not let yourself be distracted has a lot to do with self-discipline and manageable goals that can be achieved on a daily or weekly timeline.

If you have another tip or trick that helps you stay focused when working from home, please share it below!

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