Episode 140: Kris Ward – Building a Business that Supports Your Life & Doesn’t Consume It

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Welcome to another eye-opening episode of “The Builders” podcast. Today, I'm thrilled to bring you an enlightening conversation with Kris Ward, a visionary entrepreneur and author who knows a thing or two about work-life balance. In this episode, we delve into how you can build a business that enhances your life instead of draining it—because let's face it, who wants to be a slave to their business?

Kris started her entrepreneurial journey 14 years ago, navigating from exhaustive 12-hour workdays to a liberating 6-hour schedule without compromising the growth of her business. She even managed to step away for two years without causing a blip on her company's radar. How did she do it? By focusing on what truly matters and implementing strategies that align her business goals with her personal aspirations.

We also explore the “3 D's” that could be damaging your business, why a $5/hour help could be a game-changer for you, and how changing lives across the globe can simultaneously elevate your business. Join us as we uncover valuable insights for entrepreneurs who dream of a life that's about more than just business. Buckle up, Builders; this episode is a game-changer.

Kris Ward, a Systems Strategist.

Author – Podcaster – Coach – Speaker

Kris Ward – Team Building And Systems Strategist

Kris Ward is creating a movement where your business supports your life instead of consuming it.  She is the founder of the Win The Hour, Win the Day philosophy. 

After the loss of her husband, she returned full-time to her work as a marketing strategist.  She was relieved that her business had not only survived her absence but was growing. Now, she has completely changed the landscape for entrepreneurs by sharing the successful practices that allowed her absence. 

Kris has shared the stage with Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup For The Soul, Kevin Harrington original Shark from Shark Tank, James Malinchak -ABC’s Secret Millionaire, Sharon Lechter – Rich Dad Poor Dad Co Author and

Joe Theismann – NFL All star and commentator to name a few.  Kris has also featured on award winning podcasts, radio and TV shows.

Kris is an acclaimed podcaster. You can hear her on her own podcast – Win The Hour Win The Day, where she has engaging conversations with dynamic guests covering a variety of business topics so you can get to your next win now!


  • Introduction
    • Meet Kris Ward
    • Episode Objective: Building a Business that Supports Your Life
  • Kris' Entrepreneurial Journey
    • Starting 14 Years Ago
    • The 12-Hour to 6-Hour Transition
  • Business Philosophy
    • Business Should Support Life, Not Consume It
    • The Catalyst for Writing Her Book
  • Strategies for Business Owners
    • The Importance of Managing Energy
    • The 3 D's That Damage Your Business
  • Team Building Insights
    • Building an Affordable Team
    • The Power of Creating Department CEOs
  • Financial Wisdom
    • The Paradox of $5/Hour Help
    • How to Scale Without Breaking the Bank
  • Global Outreach
    • Building an International Team
    • Changing Lives in the Philippines
  • Personal Growth
    • Understanding Energy Management
    • Finding Time for What Matters
  • Takeaway and Closing Thoughts
    • Your Business Should Enhance Your Life
    • Staying Rested, Alert, and Calm
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