How To Travel the World While Your Business Thrives

Everyone wants two main things from their business.

Financial freedom 💵

AND . . .

Time freedom ⏰

You want to make enough money to cover your budget, be set for the future and truly enjoy your life.

You also want to have free time for things like:

  • Travel
  • Family
  • Hobbies
  • Doing nothing

Keep reading to find out how to create more freedom in your life.

I just returned from a 17 day family trip to England and Sicily.

Currently pushing through jet lag to write this post. 😅

Here we are in the city of Taormina (the place they filmed season 2 of White Lotus).

It was easily one of the most charming and romantic European cities I've ever visited.

A family of four, including two adults and two teenage girls, smiles while posing for a selfie with a scenic town and mountainous landscape in the background.

It was a fantastic trip.

I fully disconnected from work and enjoyed my family (most of the time 😂) and our adventures.

I probably worked a total of 1.5 hours during my time away.

Both of my businesses operated smoothly and my teams handled everything like pros.

So proud of them.

Also, It was wonderful to get this message from a practice owner who works with our virtual assistant team.

An email expressing happiness for Uriah's wonderful trip and emphasizing the importance of taking breaks from work for everyone's well-being. The sender appreciates Uriah's adherence to this practice.

So, how can you make this happen for yourself?

Here's a quick breakdown:

1. Create a product or service that's not dependent only on you

This is super important.

If you don't make any money when you don't show up for work, you don't have a business. You have a high paying job.

This was a tough realization for me as a successful solo practice owner who always struggled to take vacations.

Maybe you can relate.

Building a group practice and a virtual assistant business has helped me have more financial freedom and time freedom.

I mean, just look how relaxed I am in this photo. Chilling by the water in Ortigia. ğŸ˜Ž

A man wearing a black cap, sunglasses, and a black patterned shirt stands by a stone railing near a body of water. A woman in the background looks at her phone while standing by a trash can.

2. Build a team and empower them

Delegation really is the key to creating the life that you want. 🔑

You need help running the day-to-day operations of your business, both people to deliver the services and the admin folks to support them.

Most importantly, you need leaders who you can trust to oversee everything while you're gone.

That's the hardest part.

If you need help with this, check out The Productive Practice book.

Here's a photo of Jamie and Luci, my leaders who make it possible for me to leave town for weeks at a time.

They tame the chaos and scold me when I try to work on vacation. 😆

Three people are indoors, standing in the foreground of a room with bookshelves. Arrows above them label: "Me" on the left, "Luci" in the middle, and "Jamie" on the right.

3. Create systems and document all your procedures

This is an ongoing work in progress.

And . . . it's not that much fun, but it's so vital.

Waybook is my favorite tool for organizing everything in my business and making sure my team has what they need to do their jobs.

One highlight of my trip was meeting up with the CEO of Waybook in London (photo below).

Mike Bandar is an amazing guy and you can look forward to some fun collaborations with them soon.

If you do happen to sign up for Waybook, you can instantly import the business playbook I created for my group practice.

Pretty rad and a huge time saver.

Two men are smiling at the camera with one giving a thumbs-up. They are standing outside a cafe decorated with flowers and teapots. Several people are seated at tables under white umbrellas.

4. Trust your people and your processes

This is the most difficult step for business owners.

  • Unplug
  • Step away
  • Resist the urge to check in
  • Know that something will break
  • But it will be just fine and you will fix it for next time

If you hire great people and empower them with solid systems + your trust, they will help you reach your goals.

It's a beautiful thing!

You are important and your business definitely needs you.

But it also needs you to be rested, happy and thriving. 😁

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