Episode 58: Your Business is (NOT) Your Baby

Episode 58 Your Business is NOT Your Baby with Stephanie Skryzowski featured blog post image 100 degrees of entrepreneurship podcast

As your business grows, it’s important to remember that it is NOT your baby. You cannot coddle your business and expect it to thrive – you have to put it to work and make sure that it’s bringing in the $$$$$. But no matter how much pride and joy it brings you, your business is and will always be a separate entity – and should be treated as such.

So, let me say this again:

Your business is not a baby. It should not require your full, undivided attention. A business that needs you this much will lead to burnout – and trust me, nobody wants that. 

Here are three things that we did to take our business from baby to well-oiled machine:


One of the best ways to ensure that your business runs smoothly is to automate as many tasks as possible. This could mean setting up automated emails, automating your social media posts, or using a CRM to automate your sales process. By automating these tasks, you’ll free up time for more important things (you know, like growing your business!).


Another way to take your business to the next level is to make sure you have the right people on your team. This means finding and investing in people with the experience, mindset, and skills necessary to help your business grow. It also means finding people who share your vision and are on board with your company culture.


Finally, it’s important to create a routine for your business. Set aside certain days or times of the day for specific tasks. Create a checklist of tasks that need to be completed like clockwork each day/week/month. Build a routine that helps ensure that no task is overlooked and that your business runs like a fuel-efficient race car.

So, when you get the urge to treat your business as you would an adorable, precious, and demanding baby…

You need to remind yourself, that your business is an organization that’s composed of highly capable individuals. Remember its purpose: to bring you time and financial freedom, serve your audience, and hopefully, make the world a better place.

P.S. Are you ready to un-baby your business yet? Tune in to this week’s episode for the full scoop on how we used these 3 strategies to transform 100 Degrees into the thriving 7-figure business that it is today!

“Do you really want your business to be your baby? Demanding, needy, full of responsibilities that only you can fulfill. That’s a hard no, right? I don’t want a business that needs me 24/7 to make it happy.” – Stephanie Skryzowski

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why we need to stop coddling our businesses
  • The 3 things we did that helped turn the business from needy baby to well-oiled machine

More resources to help you uplevel your mindset and business:


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