Prosperous Pet Business Podcast

Episode #43: Working Too Much

The coaching client: Jesse is a pet sitter and dog walker who started her pet business a little over 5 years ago. She has 10 dog walkers and pet sitters who work for her. Even though she’s got a lot of people working for her she finds that she’s somehow working too much!

On top of that, Jesse is taking her first vacation since having hired staff and her vacation is in 2 weeks – so she needs to get someone lined up right away to help her with the phone and emails so she doesn’t have to bring her work with her to the remote island where she’ll be vacationing.

(Working on vacation = buzzkill!)

Here’s what Jesse wrote before the session:

“Hi Kristin,

I have built a successful business and love what I do. I have read a few of your books and feel that I just need some help putting some of the ideas into motion. I am feeling burned out and I know that I need more down time/family time/travel, etc. I often work 5-7 days a week and I know it isn't sustainable and need a fix asap.

I'm at a point in my business where I need to stop growing or figure out how to work less and let go of some control. I have considered hiring a manager, but I have a hard enough time finding quality/reliable dog walkers. I've started to make baby steps such as trying to take some Fridays off, doing fewer overnights, and am thinking about potentially hiring more dog walkers in the coming months. I think I'm likely a workaholic and it is negatively impacting my personal life and I want to find solutions.”

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