One of the especially cool things about the WP Elevation podcast is that every guest comes with a unique story. And, yet, those unique stories all tend to have a similar thread running throughout them:
Operating a business and making money isn’t difficult… anymore. This is what I had to do to take control of my narrative.
Revolutionise Your Business Operations with the Help of the WP Elevation Podcast
Today, the WP Elevation podcast has done close to 250 episodes. Although those episodes feature a wide array of subject matter experts, there are common themes we see time and time again when it comes to how they were able to revolutionise their business operations:
- Niching down
- Creating processes
- Adopting the right tools
- Time management
- Team management
- Prioritising profitability
Let’s look at some recent episodes that cover these important business lessons.
Amber Hinds: Commit to Your Niche
We all go into business with a dream of what we want that business and our life outside it to look like. But it’s never as easy as saying “I want to run a seven-figure agency” or “I want to live life on the road with my family.” You need a super-clear vision of what you plan to do and who you will serve in the process.
In this episode, Amber talks about the fear of committing to a single niche, but how, once she did, it ultimately enabled her and her husband to build a business that enabled the lifestyle they wanted.
Bret Philips: Develop Your Processes the Right Way
There are tons of stories on the podcast from Elevators who describe how the Blueprint helped them tighten up their business operations and processes over the long run. In Bret’s case, it didn’t take long for him to discover how useful those pre-built and fully-loaded processes really were.
In this episode, Bret talks about his first encounter with the Blueprint and how he used strategies like the anti-follow-up to close a deal that was three times more than what he’d ever earned in the past.
Ivica Delic: Build Your Toolbox
Just as you shouldn’t go into business trying to build all your processes from the ground up, you shouldn’t try to manage them all on your own either. It’s an inefficient and ineffective way to manage your operations.
In this episode, Ivica talks about tools. Which ones to use. Where to get them. And who to listen to for recommendations when you need to strengthen your business’s toolbox.
Christie Chirinos: Master Your Time
Even if you follow the three tips above, you’re not going to suddenly transform your hectic workday into something that feels on par with a trip to the spa. There will always be a pile of things sitting on your desk(top) waiting for you. But rather than allow yourself to be overwhelmed by them, you should actively decide how you’ll spend your time handling them.
In this episode, Christie Chirinos provides some insight into the Eisenhower Matrix and how it helps her decide the level of importance, urgency and, ultimately, the priority of tasks.
James Schramko: Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
For many business owners, the company they dreamed of building isn’t one that revolves around them managing every single piece of it. But that’s what happens. You start a business with a specific skill set, take on everything while you’re in bootstrapping phase and then wake up one day and realise, “Ugh, I really don’t want to be the one building websites anymore.”
In this episode, James Schramko talks about what led him to hire a team, how he delegates tasks to them and why the key to successful team management is the quality of people you hire in the first place.
Mike Michalowicz: Pay Yourself First
Let’s say you’ve optimised the s*** out of your operations. Your business is a well-oiled machine. But it’s not just how you streamline income generation that’s important for your business’s success, it’s what you do with those earnings that matters too.
In this episode, Mike Michalowicz shares his own story of failing to prioritise profitability and the finance management process he’s since developed to ensure that failure is never a part of his (or your) story again.
If you listen to enough WP Elevation podcast episodes, you’ll notice that many of the guests have learned these same lessons — sometimes on their own, sometimes with the help of others. And the destination for these folks is always the same:
A stronger business.
A better quality of clientele.
A life they actually have time to enjoy.
If you’re ready to revolutionise your own business operations and start living the life you’ve always dreamed about, start with this free webinar. It will teach you how to find better clients, work on more fulfilling projects and make more money in the process.