4 Key Strategies to Buy Back Your Time & Unlock Painless Growth

Dan Martell
2 min readJun 28, 2021

Does ‘growth’ to you mean doing MORE of what you hate?

More tedious onboarding?

More admin?

More direct reports?

That’s what it used to mean to me…

When I was building my company Spheric Technologies in 2003. I was on the brink of burnout.

I was always putting out operational fires. 100-hour work weeks. And 95% of my calendar was filled with work that drained my energy.

I HATED getting out of bed.

Nowadays, thanks to the strategy I want to share with you today, my life and business is totally different…

I run an 8-figure working 7 hours a week…

My assistant has an assistant…

And I get to spend most of my time doing what I love… coaching amazing SaaS founders.

I explode out of bed. And I’m pumped full of energy to crush the day.

How did I get here?

Hard work.

But also, after years of grinding and crawling through the trenches, I’ve discovered the secret to unlocking painless growth

I call it The Buyback Principle.

I’ll dive deeper in this week’s episode.

Buy Back Your Time WITHOUT Losing Control of Your Business With The Next Hire Focuser™ Worksheet

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • The Buyback Principle.
  • Your EHR number.
  • How to build a ‘people infrastructure’.
  • Free up your exec leadership’s time.
  • How to chunk up work tasks
  • How to hire team members for multiple hats.
  • Capacity vs Capability

Imagine your day was loaded with work you LOVE. Work that made time fly by and that excited you.

Wouldn’t that just transform the way you attack the day?

That’s why if you strapped me to a chair, and told me I had only one more episode left to share with you, these would be my parting words.

I’m THAT confident this episode will change your life.

Watch this week’s episode and let me know your #1 takeaway.

Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, an investor in 40+ startups like Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce and the creator of SaaS Academy, helping over 500 B2B SaaS founders scale faster. He’s founded five SaaS companies and successfully exited three of them. If you want to scale faster without hitting the usual roadblocks, make sure to follow him on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter.

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Originally published at https://www.danmartell.com on June 28th, 2021.



Dan Martell

I coach ambitious software founders | Award-winning angel investor / 5x founder with 3x exits | Speaker | Proud Father.