If there was ever a secret recipe (think 11 herbs and spices) for businesses that are made up of dependent events, I would think SYSTEMS would have to be the top candidate for the role of “Secret Recipe for Success”. If creating Goals is step 1 on the path to success, then developing Good Systems must be step 2 to enable achieving those Goals.
- If your business takes more than 40 hours per week of your time to steward, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If taking time off for rest and re-creating yourself (weekends, holidays, trade shows, industry events, vacations, etc.) is not something you can do, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If you can’t spend at least 15-20% of your time working on your business rather than in your business, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If everything seems to take longer than it should to get out the door, or installed, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If your ‘On-time Delivery’ should be put in the ‘Never Happens’ category, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If making payroll is a frequent challenge, you are probably lacking Good Systems
- If you are robbing Peter (deposit for project B) to pay Paul (bills for project A), you are probably lacking Good Systems
Systems are NOT just written procedures, they are the framework, foundation, or shoulders your business rests on, and if they are weak or non-existent, then scaling your business will always lead to frustration, anxiety, and almost always, failure to achieve your goals.
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