Creating a 5 Hour Work Week While Growing From 3 to 27 Retainer Clients in 6 Months

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This week’s guest is a business strategist and friend I absolutely adore. Hannah Murphy used to work 7 days a week as a pinterest + blog agency owner, fighting through the online noise of all the ways she should spend her time, only to find her to-do list was ever growing while her revenue stalled. Hannah realized creating a productive schedule wasn't about doing more tasks quickly, but rather doing  the right tasks effectively, and less overall.

Today’s case study reveals how Hannah gradually reduced her work schedule to a 5 hour week while growing from 3 to 27 retainer clients in just 6 months. Listen in to see how you can also create a schedule that reflects your personality, priorities, and drives profit.


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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Why visibility matters.
  • What a retainer client is and why it's important to track your retainer price for planning your yearly income.
  • Hannah's most effective methods for client acquisition.
  • What the first things Hannah eliminated from her business when streamlining.
  • “Cold pitching gets a bad wrap because so many people do it wrong.”
  • Her go-to automation flow / system.
  • “I used to think customization was the best way to give client experience, but what I found was automation (with little bits of customization) was the best because it means that the turnaround time for a client is streamed.”
  • How McDonald’s is a great example of the efficiency of automation.
  • Business is a tradeoff between money, time, and energy.
  • How she minimized her work to 5 hours a week.
  • “Hiring shouldn't be the only band-aid solution to time.”
  • Hannah’s process of onboarding a team member.
  • Why you cannot always be scaling in your business.
  • How do you help people create better work schedules for people based on their personalities?
  • What does productivity actually mean?
  • “There’s no point doing a task quickly which shouldn’t be done at all.”


  • What is your favorite day of the week?
  • Who inspires you?
  • Would you want to live forever?




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