The Growth Trap_ A normal part of the entrepreneurial journey

Ep. 134 – The Growth Trap: A Normal Part of the Entrepreneurial Journey

April 8, 2024

Do you feel like you’re stuck in your business?

Perhaps you’ve hit a revenue ceiling and can’t seem to get past it?

Perhaps you feel like you are no longer doing meaningful work?

Perhaps you lost the joy in your business?

Well, my friend – then welcome to the GET OUT OF THE WEEDS podcast series where each day I’ll share with you how to not only reclaim 4-8 hours per week but learn to love your business again!

Each day this week, I’ll release a new episode and share with you:

  • Today, Ep. 134 – The Growth Trap: How to Take the Pain Out of Growing Your Biz
  • Tues, Ep. 135 – The M-Myth: Why Doing More Isn’t the Answer
  • Wed, Ep. 136 – 7 Scaling Mistakes to Avoid
  • Thurs, Ep. 137 – Scale Sustainably: How to Build Your Self-Running Engine
  • Friday – No episode but I’m hosting a LinkedIn Live where you get to come on live with me and ask your questions – on the spot!!!

Today, I’ll share:

  • A specific boating manoeuvre that will help you ‘get out of the weeds’
  • A strategy to uncover time in your agenda so you can work on your business


  1. Get Out of the Weeds & Get Back in the Driver’s Seat Workbook – download here
  2. Entrepreneurs Freedom Scorecard – view here
  3. Time Audit Exercise – download here
  4. Business Freedom Timeline – view here


How to reclaim 4-8+ hours per week

  1. Do a time audit
  2. Plan your CEO weekly meeting
  3. Schedule your CEO level activities 
  4. Stop doing $10 & $100/hour tasks
  5. Learn to say NO


I’m a best-selling author, award-winning speaker and podcast host. After almost 40 years as an entrepreneur, I’m best known for my straight-talk, no BS and the simple business and marketing strategies that bring my clients more joy, profit and freedom.  This podcast offers tips and strategies for small business owners who are tired of working too hard for too little profit, and having little or no free time.

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