Have you ever heard of the phrase “work smarter not harder?”
For most of us, that’s easier said than done.
When running a small business or ecommerce-based startup, it can be pretty tricky to put those words into action.
You can quickly find yourself working more than 60 or even 80 hours every week to keep your business afloat.
And it takes even more hours to find scalable growth.
Growing a business from the bottom up takes a lot of long days and constant dedication.
And if you want to get to a place where you can hire a slew of new employees to take on tasks and remove some of your workload, you need more money to pay them.
To get the money, you have to put in the hours.
It can become a vicious cycle.
And it’s one that will do some major damage to your work-life balance.
You’ll quickly burn out if you spend all of your waking hours working on your business.
So, what do you do? How do you save time and cut your workday to just four hours a pop without risking a drop in efficiency or unfinished tasks?
For starters, you take some tips from Patrick Lehoux, the founder of Bottle Cutting Inc, a DIY glassware company.
He began outsourcing and automating tasks to cut his 60+ hour work week down to just four!
His three million dollar business was not an easy one to run. But he needed to find ways to cut down his time to enjoy his life, too.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps that Patrick took to cut down his work hours while still supporting growth in his business.
Then, we’ll show you exactly how you can implement those tactics for your own business and work schedule.
Let’s jump in!