How To Leverage Your Systems for Greater Efficiency
Posted on December 15, 2022
How To Leverage Your Systems and Processes
Last week, I spoke about the myth of work/life balance. If you didn’t see, don’t worry, because I offered an alternative of work/life harmony that’s far more realistic and achievable.
Now, one of the ways to achieve that harmony is by leveraging your systems and processes. In fact, it’s critical to its success. Check out that blog post here.
We’re well into the year, and it’s around this time that business owners look back at their goals and often think – “We’ve not really made any progress with that so far!”
Can you relate? You’re not alone. You start the year full steam ahead, and then life and other business tasks get in the way.
So, let’s do something about it. Together. I want you to begin thinking about how you can build leverage.
Leverage is one of the most important components and frameworks for success in any business and industry in the world. It’s critical. This is how you do more with less.
To become a successful business owner, you must be an advanced student of this concept called leverage. Today, I want you to spend some time thinking about how you can leverage your systems and processes.
How can you leverage your systems?
Leveraging systems is about replicating the processes that work overtime. Then, you must ensure that you follow the systems you’ve created.
Businesses have systems for a reason. It’s not to stifle creativity or keep people in a box. It’s because they work.
To create good systems, simply figure out what is working in your business, and then build on that.
Putting these systems in place means taking some pressure off you as the business owner.
For example, if someone isn’t sure what to do on a job, instead of coming to you and taking up your time, you have a system in place that helps them work through it by themselves or as part of their team.
You should consider issues such as:
• How can you make sure the right people are doing the right things?
• What can you automate?
• What can you delegate?
• What can you outsource?
• What shouldn’t you be doing?
Then, once the system is up and running, innovate and evolve the system to perfect it.
You need a predictable road map and a beaten track to get somewhere; you don’t need to be Robinson Crusoe.
Take what you’re already doing and make it work for you.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. What has got you as far as you’ve come already, and how do you continue to advance that?
There’s more than enough time to reach your goals before the end of the year. Start working on putting these processes in place, and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll achieve.