If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you have a business, not an Empire. Later in this article I will explain this in more detail, and give you counsel on how to change your status and results.
Are clients and potential clients calling your personal cell phone? Are you getting notifications popping up on your personal phone? Notifications from your business email, public business page, and Facebook private message? If so, you are mixing business with pleasure, and this is detrimental to your success.
In my blog article, One Word Will Transform Your Business, I compared a business to an Empire. There were several great concepts to get your wheels turning and look at your future in an entirely new light. However, the bases behind the article is a business keeps you a small band in a small town, never truly hitting the big stages. While an Empire positions you to impact millions, and perhaps even billions of people, Empires set you apart from every struggling entrepreneur who quits their nine-to-five for a loose dream, and sets you up for financial freedom (residuals). All-in-all, an Empire gives you what you truly desire to obtain in life: T.I.M.E. = Time, Impact, Money, Excitement.