As entrepreneurs, we get caught in the mindset that we can out-work or out-hustle everyone to get to the next level. When we hear that it’s important to focus and be mindful we feel that we are different. We have to hustle.
The reality is that running around like a crazy person, trying to be everything to everyone at all times, ultimately leads to burnout and ineffectiveness. Today I’m sitting down with Dave Ruel to look at the simple things — the operations of a business — to be effective and to stay healthy.
[3:30] Dave began his first health business by selling cookbooks.
[6:25] Dave wanted to launch his own business in order to have more freedom, but he became overworked and experienced burnout.
[8:56] How do you know if you are caught in a burnout phase?
[14:38] You don’t have to hustle and grind to be a successful entrepreneur.
[16:29] You may need to go through the “burnout recovery program.”
[21:13] You must learn to manage yourself.
[23:16] This is how Dave structures his day.
[29:43] How can you connect with people without letting email take over your life?
[36:00] What software does Dave use for project management?
[37:57] There are so many options for planners and journals for entrepreneurs. Choose one that helps you prioritize.
[47:26] Let’s look at Dave’s key performance indicators!
[54:09] Here’s how to follow Dave.
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“I never thought, ‘I’m going to be an entrepreneur.’ I just did what I wanted to do.”
“I consider myself a life and business architect.”
“Bodybuilding changed my life.”
“ The big thing for me was reconnecting with my non-negotiables.”
“ The first thing to go when you’re in the burn out zone is your health.”
“ Focus and time are not usually the biggest issues for Entrepreneurs. It’s managing themselves.”
MORE ABOUT DAVE RUEL
Dave is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several 7-figure online companies (many of them in the health and fitness space). He specializes in creating businesses that maximize profit and freedom (what he likes to call Self Driving Businesses).
Dave has sold over 50,000 fitness books published in 4 languages and brought a supplements company from $100k to $3.2 Millions in annual sales. He is also the the founder of Effic, a company specialized in entrepreneurial efficiency.
Amongst his peers, he is known as the architect, the man who can create highly efficient and sustainable business structures. Learn more about Dave here.
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CALL TO ACTION
This week’s call to action to prioritize & organize. Because when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. What are some areas of your life that require some structure? What is one thing you can do right now to make things run more efficiently? Whatever it is, share your commitment on our Entrepology Facebook page. Because when you are accountable, you are helpable.