If we see one thing consistent among all successful companies and persons, it seems to be systems of some sort or process. Everybody’s business that has evolved to a bigger size has systems, repetitive actions and processes that are done over and over and over again.
Why is this important? Systems are important because they reinforce activity. We’ve talked in earlier blogs about process and procedure, http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/building-procedu…tematic-approach/ that systems are things that are done repeatedly, that are done over and over again. They’re critically important because they require you to repeat an action on a regular basis. As you get better at something, you can do it again and again and again – more efficiently and profitably each time. It also keeps your focus. By having a system that you follow you’re going to do certain activities again and again.
What might be part of your system? You might want to make a certain number of phone calls to prospects every week. You might want to do a certain amount of reading. You might want to talk to a certain number of clients. You might want to do a certain amount of writing on your next book.
What you see here is a theme of repeated action that keeps you moving forward. This repetition keeps you from getting lost and forgetting about something.
We’re all very busy. If you’re running a growing business you’re going to be pulled in all kinds of directions. Your systems for yourself and your team keeps everybody focused on key activities so that the business moves forward. In fact, the mere idea of having a system forces you to prioritize. This helps you determine what you want to do more of, what you want to do less of and where you want to spend your time and energy — which maybe the most valuable part of the whole process.
What have you done in your business with systems and processes? What are you doing repeatedly? How are you making things better? Let us know about your experience and thoughts in the comments section below.
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