The Art of Online Business Podcast

Overwhelmed In Your Business? You’re Not Alone, with Greg Hickman

My guest today is my good friend Greg Hickman, who is the founder and CEO of System.ly. Their mission is to enable and support entrepreneurs to amplify their best so they can spend their time on the things that matter most. Why I really wanted to have Greg on the show today is because a couple months ago he posted something on his Facebook page that really caught my eye, and it’s something that I’ve felt and experienced in the recent past. 

Today you’ll hear me read Greg’s entire post, and what he said is something that doesn’t get talked about enough. This is a wide-ranging conversation on what it’s really like to build and grow an online business, and we reveal it all in this episode. 

We talk about things like why’s it’s actually ok to feel overwhelmed, and how the problems and challenges that you face in business won’t magically disappear as you grow your business. 

Greg shares what happens when you let someone else’s definition of a “successful” business guide your actions, and how you don’t always need to be climbing a mountain and playing the comparison game with others. 

This conversation is one that might happen over coffee, or behind closed doors, but not openly on a podcast. We both share our experiences and I think it’s going to provide a lot of value to listeners, which is why I wanted to bring this episode to you today. 

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. At this time we have over 500 5-Star ratings and reviews on Apple Podcasts, which is great, but I’ve set a goal to get 750 of them now by the end of this year, December 31st, 2019. If you’ve gotten value from this podcast, I’d really appreciate you subscribing and leaving an honest rating and review. Take a screenshot, share it on your Instagram Stories and tag me, @rickmulready. When we hit the 750 ratings and reviews, I’ll be raffling off a book bundle of my top 10 business and mindset books for one lucky winner. If you’ve already left a rating and review, just take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram, and you’ll be eligible to win as well! 

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at http://rickmulready.com/messenger, telling me what you’d like to hear more of – including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show! 

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

  • What Greg’s evolution as an entrepreneur has looked like to date, and why you can pivot after being known for one thing for so long
  • The fears and hesitations that he faced with his pivot, plus what told him he was on the right path after he made it
  • Why it’s so important to define and strive for your own version of success, not someone else’s
  • The reasons he broke and remodeled his business, and the important lessons he learned from this process
  • The power of keeping your business simple versus complex
  • Why Greg feels that it’s not possible to focus on profit and growth at the same time
  • Feeling overwhelmed is normal (think long-term when it comes to business)

Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

https://rickmulready.com/accelerator 

https://system.ly/ 

https://system.ly/case-study 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJDIkUrCju1Y9Y-4bj7Blg 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scalable/id1464034464 

https://scalable-with-greg-hickman.simplecast.com/ 

https://rickmulready.com/comparing-stats-is-a-disservice-to-your-business/

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