What I mean: Do you know at all times which status your clients have? Do you have a list of tasks to take care of your leads? Or what if something goes in the wrong direction? Do you have a warning system? What if you had an emergency in your family or a friend? Or you just felt like go on vacation for a week…would your business still run smooth? Even without you?
Do you have automation set up and implemented systems? You probably just yawned and gasped by the overwhelming influx of boring-ness.
I get it, but having systems and automation is one step that allows you to be the CEO of your business, and not so much Jack- or Jill-of-
There are different strategies to start getting your business prepared with structures, these allow for a smooth and stable “run of the day”. And have the baseline to scale to the next level. The main factor being the time and money you want to invest. Don’t forget that your time is money, too 😉 Just like with any task that is not your forte, you will take longer than a professional would and at the same time can’t earn money serving clients. And wouldn’t you hire a professional for your tax report, too?
You don’t think the “behind your scenes”, the “how I do my work” is THAT important??? Well, let me tell you this: The majority of businesses fail or scrape by an inch of failing because of missing structures. They don’t have systems, automation, and strategies for high efficiency and productivity in place.
The Magazine Forbes writes : … The reason the vast majority of new businesses flat-out fail in just a few years is that to bring a vision to life, a company needs structure. Good systems and processes allow an organization to thrive on something beyond the passion of one or two individuals. For those few founders who know how to build structure, their companies will not only survive; they will grow. …(but also)… With success, a company’s leaders become obsessed with what the results should be and how to get there–strategy and tactics–and they forget why the company was founded in the first place. The original strategies were developed to advance the cause and the results measured the progress. When the cause is forgotten, strategies are developed only to advance the results. The vision and the crusade simply go fuzzy. …
As you see, one doesn’t go without the other for a lengthy period of time. Some do better than others, even become world leaders and household names. But if structure and strategy OR passion and cause go missing, the downhill path is inevitable.
So, don’t fall into the group of those trying. I can’t help you with the passion and cause, but absolutely with the structure and strategy.
Here is something you can do while you decide in which group you want to fall.
Analyze your day for what kind of tasks you perform and assess them. Write a track record of everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you do for a week.
A week? Yes!
Because we want it to be comprehensive. There will still be tasks missing. Tasks like the monthly ones who may not fall into the particular week or the quarterly and yearly ones. But fear not, you can download a list of almost 140 tasks that are part of every business here: task-list.pdf. I want to give you a head start. Bear in mind: The list works as an overview, there are many hidden tasks in “social media management”.
Add tasks that are not on the list.
Checkmark those you do.
Do you have a team already? Give them a copy of the list to checkmark and add their tasks. ALL tasks!!!
Then bring them together.
Any tasks where there is no checkmark and no name??? Well, that needs a thorough re-assessment.
From here on you can go about deciding which (other) tasks you would like to stop doing yourself. Be it by using an app or hiring. And
then act upon it.
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