May 25, 2021

EP 21: Building From Barbados

EP 21: Building From Barbados

Can you run your business from anywhere? In this episode we talk with someone that is doing just that. Evelynn Ratcliffe, business owner, is managing the operations of a $10M plus Toronto based custom home building and remodeling company from a villa in sunny Barbados during a world pandemic.


Can you run your business from anywhere? In this episode we talk with someone that is doing just that. Evelynn Ratcliffe, business owner, is managing the operations of a $10M plus Toronto based custom home building and remodeling company from a villa in sunny Barbados during a world pandemic.

Show highlights include:

  • The “3S System” which gives you complete freedom while running your business remotely (2:39) 
  • I am my most productive when I am happy! (5:55)
  • How moving thousands of miles away from your company injects steroids into your productivity levels (8:32) 
  • If it wasn’t for COVID we wouldn't have taken this step (13:58)
  • Why “front-loading” your week makes you more productive and gives you more freedom to spend time with your family (19:39) 
  • How working remote forces you to be more human and vulnerable with your team. Our work is what we do not where we do it(22:14) 
  • The weird way testing your genomes helps build a more profitable business (28:40) 

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If you’d like to get in touch with Evelyn, check out her Instagram pages here: https://www.instagram.com/alairhomesforesthill/ and here: https://www.instagram.com/alairhomesmarkham/. You can also find her website at https://www.alairhomes.ca/forest-hill-toronto/

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