090 You don't have a business, you have a job!

Welcome to this rerun episode of the Fail Forward podcast. With me almost back to full fitness, I thought I would reshape this episode as it is become more important to me in the last few weeks than ever. If I had been working in rather than on my business without the relevant systems and processes in place, I would never have been able to take the time necessary for me to recover.  So listen closely because you don’t always get to chose whether you have to step back from your business, sometime life decides that for you and you have to be prepared…. OK - this is going to hurt. If you can’t take two weeks off, work flexibly in terms or hours or location, or completely switch off from time to time - your business needs to change. In fact if your business can’t function without you - you don’t have a business, you have a job! And it’s probably a very underpaid job as well… In this episode I unpick what it really means to build a commercial enterprise that works without you, how to balance ‘time in the trenches’ with working on your business, and how my 4 pillars of a successful business can help you. Join me as we explore the role of coaching and mentoring in helping you transition from successful sole trader to leader of a business that works even when you don’t. After all - I’m willing to bet you didn’t start your business to be overworked, underpaid, stressed and anxious! If you’re enjoying the Fail Forward podcasts, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or LinkedIn for all the latest on my mission to help business owners Fail Forward. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/failforwardhenri LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-ghijben-539132101/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@failforward12 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/henrighijben/ 

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Failure is only negative if you don’t learn from it Fail Forward is the weekly podcast hosted by entrepreneur and family man Henri Ghijben. In each episode you’ll hear from Henri and guests as they share real-life experiences of positives born from failure, reflections on the lessons learned from ‘losing it all, and what fuels Henri’s desire to help others overcome personal and business challenges in order to create the lives they want to live. Who is Henri Ghijben? Growing up in Bury St Edmunds, Henri’s first memorable experience of failure left him with the lasting ability to never get lost. It proved to be the first of many times Henri would fail forward. But it wasn’t until he faced losing his home, business and possibly even his family, that he realised the truth. Failure is only negative if you don’t learn from it. Against the odds, Henri has rebuilt from rock bottom. He’s now on a mission to help others avoid making the same mistakes he did, to help those facing failure see that there is a way back and that by failing forward they can enjoy success again. Ever thankful for the love and support of his family, the loyalty of his team and the help of business owners who helped him when the chips were down, Henri now lives in Southampton where he runs HRG Tree Surgeons, has growing property management and investment businesses and runs mentoring programmes for business owners, entrepreneurs and directors who are on their own growth journeys.