Ep. 92 Using boundaries to grow and expand your business

with Lani Jackson

This episode is about boundaries,  why they’re so important, and who you need to have boundaries with.

It is so important to set clear boundaries and have them in place so that you are not interrupted and you can maximize your time – so that you’re not stretched thin. Also so that you don’t feel used or taken advantage of because no one wants to feel used or taken advantage of. No one wants to feel the feeling of people just not respecting them or being on call all the time, because you’re not, and should not be on call all the time!

At some point we have to put up a boundary. We have to give ourselves permission that not everything is an emergency and that not everything has to have our attention every second of every day.

“As entrepreneurs, it is a never ending job. Just like being a mom. Life is a never ending job. And at some point we have to say something can wait until tomorrow.

At some point we have to give ourselves permission that not everything is an emergency and that not everything has to have our attention every second of every day.”

Discussed in this Episode...

Listen as Lani shares:

The people you need to set boundaries with


  • By setting boundaries with yourself you are
    • Taking responsibility for setting
      • The pace
      • The tone
    • Setting clear expectations for yourself
      • You will avoid
        • Frustration
        • Overwhelm


  • We often complain about others not respecting our boundaries but
    • We don’t respect our own
      • We say we are only going to work 20 hours a week
        • But we work 40
      • We say we aren’t going to stay up late to work
        • But we do


  • People who know they can push our boundaries (because they see us push ourselves)
    • Our children
    • Our spouses
    • Our clients


  • What boundaries do you know you need to put into place?
    • What can you do today?
    • What can you commit to?
    • Can you
      • Hold them?
      • Honor them?
      • Respect them for yourself?


  • Why you need boundaries outside of yourself
    • To create clear expectations
      • So that our communication level goes up
    • So you don’t feel taken advantage of
    • So we won’t have
      • Bitterness
      • Regret
      • Frustration
      • Overwhelm
    • So that we can create relationships around us that are
      • Happy
      • Healthy
      • Respected


Family and Friends


  • When you say you’re only going to work for an hour
    • But you go over that
      • They won’t believe you
      • They won’t respect your word


  • When you stick to your boundaries
    • They will believe you when you say it will only be an hour
    • Commit to your timeline to gain trust


  • To establish boundaries
    • Consistently communicate with them what to expect
    • Follow through
    • Communicate how you want to be treated
    • Communicate how you will treat them in return


  • Find a connection time with your family
    • Establish a time it’s okay to work
    • Set aside evenings that working is off limits




  • You can not be there for your clients for an unlimited amount of time
    • You can’t be at their beck and call
    • They can’t call you anytime of the day
    • They can’t expect an immediate replay


  • Set a clear expectation of how to communicate with you
    • This is what expectations you have for response time
    • This is my business hours
    • This is my turn around time to getting you things
    • Letting them know from the get to is very important


  • Overall when you set up boundaries, you can expect
    • Things will improve
    • Communication will be better


  • In order to expand your business you must set boundaries into place
    • Without it – You can’t keep up with
      • 15 one-on-one clients
      • An email list
      • 5,000+ people in a Facebook group
      • Family
      • Friends


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More about Lani:

Lani is a mom to 6 kids, and wife to her husband of 15 years. She survives on caffeine, laughing with her kids, cooking in the kitchen, hiding in the pantry eating chocolate, and helping other women know they are not alone in the chaos of motherhood & their entrepreneur journey.

She is a Clarity & Strategy Coach for mom entrepreneurs! Helping them to create flexible strategies that adjust and move with the chaos of mom life, but still bring consistent monthly income. Her mission is to help mompreneurs get out of survival mode, release the mom guilt, and create a clear plan of action that will help them reach their dreams of consistent monthly income, flexibility, and freedom.

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