How to Build a Consulting Business (Around Your Life)

On the Profitable Joyful Consulting podcast, I teach you how to increase your profits and enjoy your business more. In this episode, you’ll learn how to build your consulting business around your life.

You may have heard the advice that you should build your business around your life and not the other way around.

But what does it mean to have a lifestyle business? Is it even possible to have a big business that is built around your life, or does it really need to be the center of your life?

In this episode, I’m breaking it all down. We explore what it means to create a lifestyle business and how to realistically design your work so that it doesn’t encroach into your life.

You can build a business around your life and succeed in that business. There will be trade-offs and compromises you’ll need to make. But if you know your own priorities, then you can still craft your business in alignment with your values and create more of the life you want to have. Learn how in this episode.

Key areas discussed in this episode

  • When and why you might want to have a period of hustling more
  • Parkinson’s law and how it impacts the space you have in your consulting business without you realizing it
  • How to realistically design your work so that it doesn’t encroach into your life
  • The tradeoffs you have to make to build your business around your life
  • The important gap to notice in your business
  • Five ways to think about your business and life differently so you can begin to transition to where your life is the center of your life and your business is an aspect of it
  • An exercise that will help you get clarity on how to structure your ideal business so it almost doesn’t even feel like work
  • How to create better boundaries between your business and the rest of your life
  • Trade-offs you might need to make to achieve your goals



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