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Are you hostage to your business?

Many entrepreneurs started their business because they wanted more freedom but now find themselves a hostage to their business.  What would the impact be if you left your business for 2 weeks?  What does that tell you about your freedom?  In this podcast, we talk about 4 types of freedoms: freedom of time, freedom of money, freedom of purpose, and freedom of relationships.  By the end of this podcast, you’ll have more clarity about entrepreneurial freedom and how to get there.   

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • What is entrepreneurial freedom and why it’s the opposite of being a hostage to your business 
  • The difference between being a “business owner” and being “self-employed”  
  • What is freedom of money for an entrepreneur  
  • Why entrepreneurs have more freedom of relationships than corporate executives  
  • How some entrepreneurs lose their freedom of purpose when they build their business 
  • Why freedom of time relies on a systems-dependent business not a human-dependent business 

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Take inventory and be honest with yourself about how you’re doing with the 4 freedoms 
  • Ask yourself if you could leave your business for 2 weeks without interruption to the business  
  • Identify steps you could take so you can go on a 2-week vacation without working    

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Why Lottery Winners Go Broke

You might be running your business just like the person who bought a lottery ticket.  You’re hoping that you’ll hit the jackpot one day and sell out.  When it comes to your business, both winners and losers have the same goals, but winners have systems that help them get there instead of relying on luck or chance.  We talk about why setting up systems is more important than setting goals and how systems help you build a health and successful business.   

   

In this episode, we’ll share:  

  • Why people who win the lottery, just like entrepreneurs who sell their business, are often unhappy  
  • The concept of Entrepreneurial Poverty that some entrepreneurs are stuck in and unhappy 
  • The importance of systems to run a healthy business and how it can differentiate winners from losers  
  • The difference between systems and goals and why systems have more to do with your success  
  • The 3 main areas of your business that should have systems: Sales and Marketing, Administration and Finance, and Operations and Service Delivery  
  • Why you should apply a systems approach to both your personal and professional life  

  

More information  

Here’s why lottery winners go broke, Abigail Hess, CNBC  

You might also be interested in the other episodes we mention in this podcast: 

  • How a 1% Improvement Makes You 37 Times Better in English or Arabic 
  • Infancy, Adolescence, and Maturity Stages for the Entrepreneur in English or Arabic   

 

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How a 1% Improvement Makes You 37 Times Better

In this episode, we discuss why some people accomplish their goals while others don’t – including a story about the British cycling team who made small improvements to build a very successful team.

Some entrepreneurs are wildly successful (which doesn’t mean they have a big business necessarily) and we discuss what they’re doing different than the entrepreneurs aren’t as successful.  We focus on the importance of making small, incremental improvements over time and the significant impact it can have on your life and business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why small, 1% improvements can make a big difference over time and help you transform your business
  • How making a 1% improvement in one part of your business can affect other areas of your business and your life
  • The concept of habit stacking and the value of adding new habits to ones you already have
  • Why all you need is a slight edge over your competition to be on top of the pack

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:

  • Target a 1% improvement every day
  • Consider how you can stack new habits with habits you’re already doing

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Atomic Habits by James Clear

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Are You Chasing The Sunset?

In this podcast episode, we talk specifically to entrepreneurs and highly ambitious people who have a sense of dissatisfaction or frustration.  While everything might look perfect to the outside world, entrepreneurs often have a sense of disenchantment – something we call “Chasing the sunset.”   We talk about the concept of the Gap and why it’s common for entrepreneurs who are measuring themselves against their ideals.  This podcast also includes discussion about three tools that can help you become happier and more fulfilled as an entrepreneur.    

In this episode, you’ll discover:  

  • More about what the discontent and frustration is and why you have it 
  • Why some entrepreneurs are happy and fulfilled and others are not  
  • Tools that can help you become a happier and more fulfilled entrepreneur  
  • The concept of The Gap and the Gain  
  • How an entrepreneur’s brain is different, and why self-awareness is important  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Measure against specifics and not generalities  
  • How to measure your success backwards 
  • Appreciate the past  

More information  

The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan  

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Why Entrepreneurs are the Real Heroes

In this episode, we debunk the myth that all successful run large multi-million-dollar businesses.   Small giants are every-day entrepreneurs running successful businesses.   

In this episode, you’ll discover: 

  • Some real-world facts about entrepreneurs and their success.  
  • Common misconceptions about successful entrepreneurs: the size of their business, their motives, and their background.  
  • Why we should look to more than just athletes, entertainers, and politicians as our heroes and recognize entrepreneurs as inspiration.  
  • The difference between a proactive and a reactive hero.   
  • Why successful entrepreneurs have a big impact on their community and the community of their employees.  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to: 

  • Recognize your accomplishments as an entrepreneur.  You are a hero!   
  • Look for other entrepreneurs that you can think of as a hero  
  • Think about the ways you’ve made a positive impact on those around you.   

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You might also be interested in the following Riadi Club podcasts: 

Why most small businesses don’t work Part 1 English or Arabic 

Why most small businesses don’t work Part 2 English or Arabic  

Why a for-profit business is the best non-profit English or Arabic  

90 days, 25 years, and 100 tries English or Arabic  

 

Learn more about this podcast on our website http://akwade.website/riadi/87  

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How healthy is your business?

Welcome to This episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.    

It’s common for someone to ask you how big your business is or how many employees you have.  But has anyone asked you how healthy your business is?  In this podcast we want you to start thinking differently about the health of your business and how you view profits.  We challenge you to pay yourself first. 

In this episode, you’ll discover: 

  • Why the health of your business is more important than the size of your business 
  • Why it’s important to pay yourself first  
  • How to flip the traditional Revenue – Expenses = Profit formula on its head 
  • The true difference between Revenue and Real Revenue  
  • A plan to focus on a health business regardless of its size  

 

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Profits First by Mike Michalowicz 

 

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Do You Have a “Not To Do” List?

Welcome to This episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.

Does the idea of a Not To Do List seem strange?  Do you have one?  You should.  Most entrepreneurs don’t need to add more to their To Do list.  In this podcast, we talk about how important it is for entrepreneurs to focus on the activities around their Unique Ability.  Other activities belong on your Not To Do List for you to either eliminate, delegate, or automate.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • That most entrepreneurs have too many things on their To Do List that is outside of their Unique Ability
  • Why you want to spend 80% of your time working within your Unique Ability
  • Why your Not To Do List is more important than your To Do List
  • What kind of tasks belong on your Not To Do List
  • The importance of delegating, eliminating, or automating tasks
  • How to structure your work week so you have focus days and buffer days
  • Why focusing on only 3 primary tasks each day and 3 priorities each week

 

Your call to action from this podcast

  1. Create a list of the things you do today that you hate to do and find draining. Don’t worry about who’s going to do it or how it’s going to get done.
  2. Determine which of the things you listed can be eliminated, which can be delegated, and which can be automated. Every month, schedule a one-hour Not To Do List meeting with yourself where you focus on eliminating, delegating, or automating the tasks on the list
  3. Choose 2 or 3 days during your workweek that you dedicate as “focus” days where you are working within your Unique Ability and not doing anything on your Not To Do List

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Are You a Dead Man Working?

Welcome to This episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.

In this episode, we compare life as an entrepreneur to the movie Dead Man Walking.  It’s far too common for us to be a “dead man working” – hating your job, or just working for a paycheck.  This is even common with entrepreneurs who have successful businesses.   Working within your Unique Ability can take you out of the dead man working zone into a more successful place.  We also talk about how you don’t need to be a full-time entrepreneur to put your Unique Ability to work.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Everyone has a Unique Ability that’s created by an intersection of your superior skill, your passion, your energy, and your ongoing desire for improvement.
  • How to uncover your Unique Ability and turn it into something that is also profitable.
  • What your Unique Ability looks like and how you know when you’re using it
  • The different ways you can put your Unique Ability to work as an Angel, an Advisor, a Founder, an Aficionado, or the 110% Entrepreneur.

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The Past, The Present, and The Future

Welcome to this episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.

In this episode of the Riadi Club podcast, we share some very simple tools that will allow you to be fully present.  As entrepreneurs we’re often preoccupied by a long to-do list or things that are creating stress in our business.  Sometimes, we love what we do so much that we are always thinking about work.  Daoud Kakish shares the three tools that he uses to keep himself focused at work while also freeing him to be present outside of work.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What makes entrepreneurs different and why do they find it hard to be in the present?
  • Most entrepreneurs are not stuck in the past, rather they’re highly focused on the future.
  • If you’re highly focused on the future, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options
  • People who are truly “present” are some of the most fulfilled people we know
  • How “buffer time” at the end of each day lets you wrap up and check out
  • A “get it out of your head” document lets you use your brain for thinking instead of storing
  • Why it’s important to check out instead of check-in

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The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

Getting Things Done: The art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

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How much would an Egyptian Pharaoh pay?

Welcome to this episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.   

In this episode, we talk about why it’s so important to be grateful.  Even though we often get caught up in all the things life throws at us, it’s important to stop, smell the roses, and appreciate the little things.  We share a simple tool that will take you 2 minutes every day and will help you live a more fulfilling life.  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:

  • Take time every day to be grateful for the things and people you have in your life today.  
  • Travel back in time and imagine what an Egyptian Pharaoh would have paid for the things you have in your life today like a car, electricity, the internet.
  • Instead of always looking forward, stop and look back to see how much you’ve accomplished.  
  • Look at the things you have in your personal and professional life as gifts and be grateful for them.
  • Don’t go it alone.  Find other entrepreneurs who do what you do so you can support each other in the process.  
  • Learn the difference between proactive gratitude and reactive gratitude.  

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