“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
~ Alan Watts
This week I told you about the benefits of building systems. And yesterday I mentioned that the first step in building a system is to look at your current business processes.
Step #2 is to develop your business systems.
Specifically, once you’ve identified the initial process(es) to improve, it’s time to develop your business systems. In developing your systems, start with the outcome, that is, how should the task or process look at the end when it is completed flawlessly.
Then work backwards to figure out the best steps to achieve that outcome. When doing that, and comparing this to your current processes, try to look for the most efficient steps and eliminate any unnecessary ones.
Importantly, in doing this, you must write down the system on a sheet of paper. Yes, it’s as simple as “Step 1, do this” and “Step 2, do that.” The key is to make it easy and foolproof so any of your employees could follow it.
How to Build a $10 Million+ Company
What’s the difference between successful multi-millionaire entrepreneurs and the typical small business owner just struggling to get by?
Well, there are a LOT of differences, actually…
But I’ve summarized the main differences on this page:
The really interesting part is that you don’t have to work yourself to death to grow a wildly successful, eight-figure business…
In fact, when you follow this formula, you can make much more by working less…
Today’s Question: Which gas station(s) are remnants of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company?
Previous Question: What is the key feature of Amazon’s technology service that takes its name from a chess playing automation of the 18th century?
Previous Answer: Real People behind “The Turk.”
“The Turk” was a chess-playing automaton of the 18th century, which was made by Wolfgang von Kempelen. It toured Europe, beating the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin.
It was later revealed that this ‘machine’ was not an automaton at all, but was in fact a chess master hidden in a special compartment controlling its operations. Likewise, the Mechanical Turk web service allows humans to help the machines of today perform tasks for which they are not suited.
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