Episode 51: From 100 Hour Work Weeks to 20 Hour Work Weeks with Laura Murphy

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Are you struggling to get your business organized? Are you working long hours, but not seeing the results you want? Do you know the ins and outs of your processes? Or are you on the brink of burnout from working way too much, way too fast – ALL THE TIME?

“I thought becoming an entrepreneur, starting and running a business would lead me to freedom. This is not what I signed up for!”

Yeah… we get it, friend.

In fact, there are a lot of small business owners out there who are in the exact same boat. (I’ve been there and it was not fun. 10/10 do not recommend).

And so, I wanted us to share a conversation with an expert who understands the common denominator when it comes to healthy and successful businesses – and those are great workflows and systems.

Joining me in this episode is my good friend, Laura Murphy.

Laura is a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur and is the founder of Laura Lee Creative, a creative business consultancy. She helps entrepreneurs and creatives to identify their passions, define their goals and create effective workflows & systems that will enable them to live a life on their own terms.

Laura breaks it down for us today, sharing just how vital workflow systems are for business owners and how it can help visionaries work less, but achieve more!

“What is the point of being an entrepreneur, if you don’t have freedom or you are running yourself into the ground?”

– Laura Murphy

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Laura Murphy shares her entrepreneurial journey (and how she branched out to doing systems and coaching)
  • Why you need to start building out your standard operating procedures
  • Overcoming the overwhelm through efficient outsourcing
  • What to do to get your workflows more streamlined
  • A Brief Intro to the 4 S System by Laura Murphy
  • Breaking the unhealthy cycle of the hustle and grind culture
  • Journaling and how it can help guide you through your emotions

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