Something for you to think about. A day for some reflection and introspection.
Today's topic: Systems and Processes
Are you running your business? Or, is your business running you?
This is something I've had PLENTY of firsthand experience with since I'm so new to business and want everything to run smoothly. (Sidenote: I've since learned that last part is a myth )
I'd find myself creating graphics and social media posts on the fly. My calendar was booked with appointments but very few were revenue-generating. I was maintaining email lists manually. All of this consumed too much precious time and energy, until I started using systems and processes.
Which is crazy because I KNOW they're needed, I know how useful they are. But I wasn't making time to research the right ones to implement.
Some, if not all of the most successful companies like Chase, Amazon, etc know this too. You won't see the owners, or even the CEOs / c-suite executives doing this. They have templates outlining the tools needed to run the business.
Systems can include: software / apps to manage social media, subscriber lists, payments, contracts, reports, analytics, scheduling, etc.
Processes can include: written standard operating procedures (SOPs), employee handbook, contracts; delegating tasks; time budgeting / blocking; routines, etc.
The point is, you launched your business to make an impact, serve others, share something you love with others, or simply make money, but you can't do that if you're so caught up in trying to manage tasks. Get the right systems and processes in place so you can get back to your passion.
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