IBM 223 | How to Build a Business Even if You Have Limited Time

IBM223-200There are so many demands on your time and energy every day, when are you supposed to sit down to build your biz?

In this episode, we share the method we teach our coaching students to help them build a business, even if they only have thirty minutes a day.

You discover how to create an autopilot habit for reaching finally launching a business so you can enjoy your time in any way you choose.

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In This Episode

  • The secret to staying on track until you find success
  • How to trigger autopilot growth for your business
  • How to eliminate any distractions that might get in your way

Items of Interest

Action Guide

  1. Commit now to be consistent
  2. Create your routine
  3. Plan for obstacles
  4. Negotiate expectations
  5. Check in with your focus daily

What do you think?

How do you get the most of your time and energy to make consistent progress?


  1. This episode is podcast gold, thank you guys. I needed this today … I’ve been working on getting my act together – scheduling time for my business, even for exercise (yes, it only recently occurred to me that I should schedule that). It was great to hear you guys talk about it. Thanks!


  2. Thanks for making the podcast. Would you guys be able to share a link to that Spotify playlist you use for writing? I’ve been trying to find a good programming mix, but have yet to find one that works really well for me.


  3. Great episode guys – I need to get back onto my schedule again. The morning time is the best quiet time with the mind fresh! Looking forward to starting tomorrow. I think I need some of that bulletproof coffee too! :)

  4. Great advices guys! Thank you so much for sharing these. I’m trying to build some new habits and this episode is very inspiring and timing couldn’t be better for me. Also, you guys sound different lately, better, more fresh. Don’t know what’s happening but I like it :)

  5. Kevin BigHappy Smith says:

    “When the student is ready the teacher will appear”
    It’s amazing how the right information finds you at the right time. I retired 14 days ago from a 30 year career as an Air Traffic Controller. Still a young man (52) I’ve become concerned about managing my time between new opportunities, kids, volunteering and more.

    Always look forward to the IBMA podcasts. More often than not the information is very timely.

    Keep it up guys.

    Big Happy

    • Congrats on retiring and now get to work! hehe Retirement is a blessing and a curse, based on the research. Now you can find something else that fulfills you, how exciting! I’m so glad you enjoy the show!

  6. Can you share the link to the 99U’s “Manage Your Day to Day”?

  7. Thanks for adding it. I am going to go ahead and get a copy now.

  8. Hey ya’ll – Long time listener, first time poster. Just wanted to say I found a lot of value in this. Thanks for summarizing things so succinctly. I realized that lack of focus is one the reasons I “feel like I get nothing done” even when I set aside lots of time. I started working on my routine today and talked to my lady about expectations – easy convo that went really well. Thanks much . Love the new format – action all the way!

  9. I ended listening to the audio book today.
    I thought there would be examples of people’s daily schedule and how they organize their day.

    I was a little disappointed they didn’t have those, but I still got some great tips for improving my current system.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Jason,

      Right. That book is more of a “principles” book for you to apply to your own day.

      Though, you’ve given me a great idea for a book! :)

  10. Hi guys,

    I just found your podcast through listening to Pat Flynn and will continue to listen. You mentioned you both started “cold turkey” and it was a different type of scenario than this podcast’s topic. I recently was in that situation, am not going back to working, but I’m hoping I can be prepared if that situation presents itself again.

    Do you have the best podcast episode with which to start if you’re totally unemployed?