How to Escape the Rat-race and Running a System-free Business

Thrive Time Show Podcast

Australian entrepreneur, Tristan Wright, the business sherpa teaches how to escape the “Rat Race” and running a system free business including an in-depth discussion about how to properly delegate, why you need to replace yourself with 2 or 3 people, why you must document all of your systems, passwords and processes.

Thrive Nation on today’s show we have the honor of interviewing a man by the name of Tristan Wright who is based in Melbourne, Australia and who is known as a business sherpa! Tristan, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show! How are you sir?!

Tristan, I know that 95% of listeners aren’t sure of what a business sherpa is, so I would love to start today’s interview by asking you about what a business sherpa is?

Tristan Wright, what was your path to becoming a business sherpa?

Tristan, I know that you’ve been able to achieve tremendous success throughout your career however, but I would love to go back to the very beginning. Was there something in your life that happened that made you want to become an entrepreneur?

Tristan, for our listeners that are not super familiar with your background…I would love to share about how you started your first business?

Tristan, what was the turning point during your career, where you felt like you were first beginning to gain traction?

Tristan, how do you help business owners to grow their businesses?

Tristan Wright, you’ve worked with so many different business owners over the years. From your experience, what is the most common mistake that business owners typically make?

Key Performance Indicators

Tristan, from your experience, what are the most common blind spots that small business owners have in their businesses?

Tristan, what would be a few of your top tips to help our entrepreneurial listeners to improve their productivity?

Tristan, I would love for you to share about the value of time and freedom now?

Tristan Wright, can you share about why it’s important for entrepreneurs to focus on what they do best?

You come across as a very proactive person. How do you typically organize the first four hours of each day?

I wake up at 6:00 am

I do the ugliest task first thing in the day

You come across as a very well-read person, what are 1 or 2 books that you would recommend that all of our listeners should read?

Can’t Hurt Me – David Gogins

It is all about the hurdles he had in life. How he built up a mindset that he can achieve whatever he wants.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

Tristan Wright, what are some of your idiosyncrasies?

I keep refining how I plan my weeks and my days.

At the end of my week, I review it and asked how it could have gone better and more efficiently.


  • Write down your workflow on a white board
  • Hire 2 – 3 people to take your spot
  • Don’t believe that other people care about your business baby
  • Clearly define the Key Performance Indicators for all of your employees
How to Escape the Rat-race and Running a System-free Business