Make Your Business Support Your Life: Indie Business Podcast: Episode 71

Welcome to Episode 71 of the Indie Business Podcast, all about how to make your business support your life! If you’ve listened to even just a few of our interviews with amazing Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs, you’ve surely noticed that most of them have one powerful personal entrepreneurial purpose in common.

Here it is: they are all determined to grow a business that allows them to maintain a certain type of very specific lifestyle.

Of course, they are not ignoring the hallmark requirement that business be profitable, or that the products and services they offer fill a tangible and specifically identifiable market demand. Having said that, Indie Business Podcast guests tend to be more concerned that business not interfere with the type of way they want to enjoy their lives.

They took the traditional business model that most of us grew up with, and turned it on its head so that it performed in ways that allowed them to simultaneously prioritize lifestyle and profitability, and they just went for it.

In this episode of Indie Business Podcast, I personally dive deeply into this topic, which is one of my favorites, and share the top 10 strategies you can use to make sure that your business support your specific lifestyle desires.

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Episode Show Notes

Here are the strategies I share in this episode, with time stamps to help you find the information that most interests you:

  1. Plan and re-plan. (starting at 3:47)
  2. Track everything. (starting at 8:40)
  3. Work in batches. (starting at 10:53)
  4. Get input from other people. (starting at 14:35)
  5. Embrace change and risk-taking. (starting at 17:00)
  6. Don't overthink change. (starting at 20:04)
  7. Practice developing your leadership skills. (starting at 21:53)
  8. Journal your journey. (starting at 24:48)
  9. Bring your family along with you. (starting at 27:07)
  10. Declare what you want, and be intentional about it. (starting at 29:30)

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode

In this episode, Pam and I mentioned the following resources.

  1. Maker Mastermind
  2. Join the Indie Business Network

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.