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Reclaiming Your Time as an Entrepreneur with Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire and Ditch Busy

Kate Erickson is the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award winning podcast where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. She is also the host of the podcast Ditch Busy and co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days. Learn more about the free training Kate & John have created for entrepreneurs who are ready to achieve financial and lifestyle freedom over at EOFire.com! 

Key Takeaways:

[0:18] Today’s episode of Franchise Euphoria is brought to you by IndyFranchiseLaw.com, a leading resource in the franchise space. Head over to IndyFranchiseLaw.com learn more!

[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Kate Erickson, one of Josh’s long-time colleagues who is the host of Ditch Busy podcast.

[2:37] Josh welcomes Kate back to Franchise Euphoria. Kate originally appeared on Franchise Euphoria in July 2013.

[6:22] Kate shares an overview of what has led her to create her Ditch Busy podcast.

[10:57] John and Kate contemplate what it is about the podcasting medium that makes it such an effective method for communication.

[13:41] Kate shares about her first foray into the podcasting realm, a show called Kate’s Take.

[19:02] Kate addresses one of the biggest pain points that entrepreneurs face: time management due to overwhelm.

[21:24] In Kate’s opinion, the number one thing entrepreneurs need to be adhering to is being very selective about what you say “yes” to.

[23:32] Josh shares that an ideal he tries to live his life by in both business and personal matters is that when making decisions, if it’s not a “hell yes”, it’s a no.

[27:30] Kate gives an overview of one her episodes where she walks through her email work flow and specifically touches on email management.

[31:33] Josh suggests that entrepreneurs be transparent with whom they’re in contact with and lay out when they can expect to hear from you otherwise both ends of the party end up frustrated.

[34:48] Josh opens a discussion about COVID-19 and how it has affected how he manages his time.

[39:52] Kate adds that this is the perfect time for entrepreneurs to create new habits that have been pushed to the back burner due to time constraints.

[41:10] If you want to learn more about Kate Erickson, visit her websites listed below.

[42:01] Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at josh@franchiseeuphoria.com. If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Mentioned in This Episode:

josh@franchiseeuphoria.com

www.franchiseeuphoria.com

www.indyfranchiselaw.com

www.DitchBusy.com

www.EOFire.com

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About the author, Josh

Josh Brown is a franchise and entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners, and expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. When not working on his two businesses, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

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