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 and the founder of the personal branding business community,


  1. Gabriala Brown on December 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I have had to learn this one the hard way too. Important and great advice!

  2. Evan Wanderkay on December 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Until last year my idea was to want to get it all by myself and did not like the idea of ​​getting help from other people. After reviewing my philosophy I realized that I was on the wrong path! It was then that I began to seek help from other people, at that moment I came to perceive the reciprocity of the people in our relationships, today my projects online develop quickly thanks to the partners that I have been getting during my walk in entrepreneurship here in Brazil! Listening now to this podcast a movie went through my mind, it was great to remember that! I really enjoyed the advice, thanks for sharing with us this knowledge that, sure, will help many people just as it helped me … :)