How To Make Maximum Money In Minimum Time… With Less Stress And Fewer Hassles!

4 Level Coach
Feb 11 · 6 min read

We’ve all heard the saying that the secret to success in business is all about “working smarter, not harder!” However, for most entrepreneurs, that’s easier said than done.

So, the question remains exactly how does one go about working smarter and not harder? After all, don’t we all have the same resources at our fingertips? The same number of hours in a day? And, pretty much the same “Business IQs”?

Well, the answers to those questions are:

Yes!

Yes!

And no!

While we all do have the same number of hours in a day, and for the most part, the same exact resources as our competitors, we don’t all have the same “Business IQ’s.”

But not to worry my friends, because I’m about to share with you a nifty little secret that will help just about any business owner “level the playing field.”

“Strategic Relationships” The Key To Working Smarter Not Harder

Strategic Relationships? You’re probably wondering what that’s all about, aren’t you? Well, let me start by telling you how I, as a business owner, got into the habit of developing strategic relationships in the first place.

For years I consulted with a company by the name of “Brownlow Partners.” The reason I went to Brownlow in the first place was that I was working with an accountant at the time, and it was basically a once a year relationship where I dropped off that proverbial box of receipts and said, “Take care of my year-end.”

That approach made it tough to build a relationship. You drop off that box of paperwork and receipts once a year, the tax return gets prepared, you go sign it, it gets filed, and then you say “See you next year!”

Most business owners can’t grasp the importance of having a strategic relationship with an accountant, and the doors that such a relationship might be able to open, however, Barry Brownlow of Brownlow Partners Inc. explained everything to me.

In crystal-clear detail, Barry outlined and explained all the different benefits a business owner could gain access to, by simply developing strategic relationships with all the different contractors that one typically works with.

It All Starts With Everybody Understanding Your Business & What Your Goals Are

If you’re like the average entrepreneur, who visits their CPA maybe once a year, the amount of communication you typically engage in is pretty limited, however, when you structure strategic relationships and when you set up meetings to discuss all the different “pain points” you’re experiencing in business, the “healing” begins.

It’s through effective communication that you are able to determine what you can do to help one another.

There are constant opportunities rolling your way if you have your eyes open enough. If you’re conscious and ready to take advantage of those opportunities and discuss them with your fellow contractors.

One of the biggest complaints commonly heard among contractors is that “I can never find good people!”

Well, when you have strategic partners as part of your team. Strategic partners who are the “eyes and ears of your industry”. Those “good people” will start to fall into place and before you know it, they’ll become members of your team. A team that will be working synergistically as one unit like a well-oiled machine!

In doing this you’ll have less stress, fewer headaches and the profitability of your business will be at an all-time high.

Focus On What You Do Best

Over the years I’ve dealt with hundreds, if not thousands of people who complain that they simply don’t have the time necessary to do everything that needs to be done in their business.

I constantly hear things like “I’ve got to complete these invoices. I’ve got to do payroll, I’ve got to get back to the job site. I’ve got to do this. I’ve got to do that… yada, yada, yada!”

However, I always advocate, ONLY DO WHAT YOU DO BEST! Otherwise, it all becomes like a snowball rolling down a hill. You have this snowball that’s growing, things that you need to do, and it just becomes overwhelming.

And at some point, you’re pulling out our hair because you can’t get to everything. And you find yourself in a place of overwhelm and frustration!

And when I start talking about how any contractor can grow their business by 2 times, 5 times, 10 times, or more, people look at me like I’m crazy.

Most entrepreneurs devoutly believe that they’re the only ones who can get the job done right! That delegating is not an option for them. It’s bullshit!

Delegation is an option for you… and it usually comes about… it’s usually most effective… when you develop “Strategic Relationships” with your counterparts.

It All Comes Down To Relationships

You need to develop relationships that will actually help you get where you need to be going.

Right now it’s probably impossible for you to see that. You’re probably thinking — “Well, that all sounds great, but I don’t have the funds to do any of that delegating stuff.”

But the truth is, you’ll never have the funds to do that if you continue on with doing the same things you’ve been doing week after week, month after month, year after year.

You can’t run on this hamster wheel (that you call a business) forever. At some point, you’re gonna have to take the risk to jump off and do something different.

Stop Spinning Your Tires In Mud

How would you like an amazing FREE “Time Finder” tool that helps you get where you need to be going, fast? If you go to our website www.4LevelCoach.com/tools we do have a tool on our website, which I think is an exceptional tool to help you see where you’re spending your time right now, so you can objectively look at what you can let go of and what you should let go of in order to take your business to the next level.

By utilizing this tool that has a tremendous degree of accuracy… you’ll be able to truly calculate the value (of spending the right time doing the right things) with the allotted number of hours that you have in a day.

And by having that freed up time, you’ll be able to see the possibilities.

In a nutshell, it will give you the ability to minimize that risk factor of starting to “let go” and saying, “You know, if I had the time, I could actually put another $500,000- $1,000,000, or heck, even 5 million dollars into the business by freeing myself up.

You know there’s enough work, you just have to be able to get it!

My friend, you really can transform your business so you’re Making Maximum Money In Minimum Time With Less Stress And Fewer Hassles.

It all comes down to two things:

1. Education

2. Implementation

Make this year your best year ever!

A good start in going out and getting that work would be to head on over to https://4levelcoach.com/randy-stanbury/podcast/ so you can listen to the entire podcast, where the author goes into much, much, much greater detail than the tips and tactics that have been summarized in this article.

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