Ryan Diess: Husband. Father of Three. Founder Digital Marketer.
Should spouses work together when starting up a business?
Couples should have this conversation right off. For Diess and his wife, his wife didn’t want to work for him. One reason is that she didn't want to share his problems, because if they both were in a tough situation, who would they have to turn to?
What is one misfortune of having a child right when you start a business?
Diess admits that it’s unfortunate because he doesn’t have a lot of memories with his oldest daughter during her first few years of life. He was physically there, but not emotionally because he was focusing on his business.
Why are constraints a good thing to have?
For Diess, it was his ego that decided that he needed to work 16 hours a day to accomplish his daily goals. It took his wife talking to him for him to realize that he had to change his work schedule and focus more on his family.
What does it mean if you can’t complete tasks within an eight hour work day?
Diess states how that’s a substantial amount of time to get stuff done. If you can’t, that means something is wrong and it needs to change. It means that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, your model is wrong. So, you will need to go back and re-evaluate and figure out your path.
What happens when you start to track your work time?
You begin to realize how inefficient you can be when you’re trying to extend hours and do other stuff. You do a better job when you track your time. It may be humiliating at first, but it turns out to be beneficial to do as a whole.
What should an entrepreneur and parent understand about family?
You have the role of being the spouse and you cannot neglect it because it will impact the kids. Making sure to have date nights and quantity time, not just quality. Diess emphasizes to not miss out on events.
Ryan Deiss joins the podcast. He is the founder of Digital Marketer.
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