How to Build a Business You Enjoy Even with Little Time


Pat Flynn interviews Dana Malstraff of Boss Mom. They talk about building a business when you don’t have time, especially if you have a family, and some cool tips on building your own following when you’re just starting out.

Why should you listen?

I’ve got a soft spot for Smart Passive Income podcast – It’s one of the first podcasts I ever listened to back in 2013. I remember hammering through the archives on a long drive down to Italy for a business meeting and starting to get that feeling that corporate life wasn’t for me anymore.

The podcast still has that feel to it and can see why Pat has soooo many followers.

I liked this episode as there’s good discussion around building your business when you have family and when you’re short on time. And I like the ideas around how to start an online following.

If you’re feeling like it’s impossible to stand out in your market then you should get some inspiration to move forward.

3 lessons…

  • Get micro famous in other people’s communities before taking the jump to build your own
  • Involve your family in your business. Make it part of the quality time with you spend with them – it’s a good education for kids helps the internal battle of how to balance your time
  • When you’re starting don’t approach it like, “Wow, there’s so many people out there that are better than me,” you approach it like, “Oh my god, there’s so many people out there that have so much knowledge and experience, I’m gonna take in everything I can, learn from them, learn what they’re doing, learn how I can differentiate myself, connect with those people so that I can carve out a space for myself.”

#359: Boss Mom Founder Dana Malstaff lays out approaches for building an online following, climbing the business ladder, and optimizing your time—even if you don't have much time available in the first place. Podcast show notes available here: