Maybe you are a stressed out entrepreneur or business owner, and you are tired of putting out fires and never feeling like you are getting ahead. Never in the history of the world have we been so overwhelmed, pulled in so many directions and feel that we have to do it all! Who is telling you that you have to do anything in your business? Why are you listening? There is a better way and I’d like to let you in on that!
Systems! Yep, boring and non-sexy systems are the answer to your overload. Ugh! “Who wants to deal with creating systems when they are already overwhelmed?” you ask. The savvy businessperson will, because it will save you money, time and possibly your business.
Everything in the natural world is a system; the solar system, eco-systems and your body. These things, when all is well, are not chaotic; they are healthy and strong – humming along without a hiccup. Why isn’t your life and business run in a predictable and reliable way, too?
First, you must create a “systems way of thinking.” Change your frame of mind as you approach all aspects of your day, week, month and year. Be on the look out for the things that you, or your team, do over and over again. Chances are there are many things that are done repeatedly yet not consistently.
This can begin at home as well… for example: want the kids to clean the dishes but they never do it right? Did you give them step-by-step instructions on how you want the chore done to meet your expectations? Give them a system to follow and you will get consistent results and maybe they won’t be so reluctant to do the chores. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Think about the results you can achieve taking this approach into your workplace. Your days humming along. The occasional bump doesn’t create havoc any longer; you have stopped putting duct tape on a problem and fighting through it. Now, you can discover the root cause of the issue and create a new system to prevent it from happening or be able to handle it in the future.
These actions will create harmony, consistency and ease for all involved! No more crazy out of control runs to the store for antacids. What can you systematize in your life and business, today?