Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule, Recognizing Your Expertise and Planned Obsolescence – Small Business Show 82

expert small business ownerAs Small Business owners, we’re always hustling and sleep can often be a casualty of the “up late, up early” workflow. What do you do when your brain just won’t shut down long enough to get some much needed sleep? Listener Elias asks Dave and Shannon for advice about disconnecting enough to fall asleep. Their suggestion might surprise you!

You’re an expert in some things and probably need help in other areas. We spend some time discussing why you should create an Expertise List to identify what you do really well and what areas you need to find some tools or people to prop you up a bit. Similar to our Success List exercise, the simple act of writing down what you are good at can help you tremendously to identify areas to get help with.

What areas of your business are changing? Yes, we know, all of them. But, if you had to pick revenue streams that you think will be decreasing in the next 12-24 months, could you? And once you identify those revenue streams that are drying up, what are you working on to replace them? We discuss Planned Obsolescence for areas of your business that are headed downward – the art of finding new streams of revenue for your business, before those older streams dry up.

We wrap up the Small Business Show this week with a quick mention of our interview with Paul Downs that is scheduled for next week. Paul was the Small Business blogger for the New York Times and is the author of Boss Life, a book you need to get your hands on.

Listen in and send us your comments or questions via text at 401-472-4249 or visit our Facebook page. We hope you enjoy the show!

Chapters and Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Small Business Show #82 August 31st, 2016
  • 00:01:50 Elias – Waking Up in the middle of the night?
  • 00:07:05 The Obstacle Is the Way
  • 00:08:23 Reminders app
  • 00:09:10 Notes app
  • 00:13:42 Make Your Own Expertise List
  • 00:17:35 And One for Your Employees?
  • 00:20:54 Planned Obsolescence – It happens to YOU
  • 00:26:00 Shannon Says “Verticals”
  • 00:28:44 Perseverance – Next week with Paul Downs

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