Systems to grow your business
Many business owners stunt their own growth with entrepreneurial A.D.D. They have a lot of good ideas but they can't figure out what's the most important thing to work on.
They start writing an article but in the process of writing the article they get distracted by an e-mail they were supposed to send to a client. Jumping over to e-mail, there's 6 new e-mails in their inbox which they start answering.
At the end of the day, you're left with a lot of good ideas and nothing to show for your time.
Does this sound like you?
In his book "The One Thing," Gary Keller talks about how highly successful people work. They start each day with a list of the things they could do, find the most important thing that, if done, will make other things easier, and then they work on that one, most important thing until it's done.
When I look at the things that I've done in my career, the one thing that sticks out for growth and focus on the strategic work has been setting up systems.
When I double down on making my current processes more efficient, I find that my mind is able to focus on the vision of the company and because I've set up systems, I don't have to reinvent the operations every time.
Let's face it, no one gets into business to review financial reports or to create facebook posts. You got into business because you love what you do and you want to make an impact in other people's lives.
So, if you don't have systems in place for the things you do daily, weekly, or monthly, you're not only wasting time but sacrificing REVENUE GROWTH.
Think about the things you spend time on. Things like social media posts, letters to clients, payroll, ordering, invoicing - the list goes on...
By creating systems for the things you do repeatedly, you start to create efficiencies which in turn creates time. Systems become the lead domino making everything else fall into place.
What is a system? It is a procedure, process, method, or course of action designed to achieve a specific result.
And creating effective systems in your business is the only way to get results that are consistent, measurable, and ultimately benefit your sales, customers, and your bottom line.
I believe SYSTEMS create FREEDOM - financial freedom and time freedom. Because all the money in the world doesn't matter if you don't have the time to spend it with the people you love doing the things you love.
When you're anxious, scattered, and stressed out all the time, things are dropping through the cracks and you're not efficient or effective. No matter what you're doing, your mind is somewhere else.
Today it's time to step back and look at the systems you've created for your business.
If you already have systems in place, do a "systems audit" to see what needs to be updated and what's missing that needs to be created.
If you don't have systems in place, think about what you spend the most time on (i.e.; always forgetting you passwords or no computer backup?) Make a list and decide what are the things you're doing that, if you had a system in place it would free up time to work on something more important.
I've put together a list of systems that might help you get started.
It includes 90+ system ideas and I'll admit, it's easy to get overwhelmed.
My recommendation is to go through the list and identify the one system that, if you had a better process would make everything else you do easier.
Start working on that system. Once you have that system created, go through the list again and pick the next system...
If you commit to generating a system each week, soon you'll be running your business more efficiently and you'll notice you're spending more time growing your business rather than having things slip through the cracks.
And if you need help prioritizing or creating your systems, SCHEDULE A CALL with me and we'll attack this together.