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Do You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew?

July 12, 2012 | Business | Beth Schneider

For those of you in the USA, I hope you enjoyed the 4th. Jeff and I spent some quality time with friends and had a blast (no pun intended).

Save the date! Our next Double Your Profits, Double Your Time Off Intensive is coming up on Sept. 27-29 here in Los Angeles. The folks who came to the event last February loved it so much I decided not to wait until next year to do it again. So mark the dates now and watch your email for details. And here's a heads up, there's going to be not one, but TWO awesome two-for-ones. Ok, that's all I can say right now.

This week's article was inspired by a conversation I was having with a client this week. I told him to slow down and take human bites instead of shoving the whole sandwich in his mouth at once. If you're the type that is constantly biting off more than you can chew, then this one is definitely for you.

Take care,
Beth
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Nothing says celebration like a glow in the dark headband and some sparklers. If you're looking to add some fun in your business and get things running without you, then we need to talk. Email Dana@processprodigy.com or give her a call at 888-584-5452 ex 707.


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SYSTEMIZE YOUR BUSINESS...ONE BITE AT A TIME

By Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy

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I was having a conversation with a client yesterday that I feel is really relevant to all of you.

He was overwhelmed and confused and the main reason was because he's trying to do everything at one time. He gets excited, gets motivated and tries to do a year's worth of work in a week.

He starts off strong, but it's not long until he's overwhelmed, exhausted and totally burned out. This flashflood method doesn't get him where he wants to be...and that is what a lot of small business CEOs do when they are trying to implement systems.

Here are four steps to getting started with systems:

Step 1: Stop Shoving the Entire Sandwich in Your Mouth You have to take human bites. It's not realistic to think you can systematize your entire business in two weeks. It takes time to develop quality systems, it takes time to train your team (or find your team for that matter), it takes time to incorporate everything into your day-to-day workflow. So give yourself the gift of time.

Step 2: Get Focused The number one question we get is, "where do I start?" Spend some time looking around the business to determine what's just not working right. What's keeping you up at night? What fires seem to always happen? What areas are not producing the results you'd like to see? Make a list of what's not working right and then prioritize what needs to get fixed first...start there. But only work on one piece at a time.

Step 3: Set Aside Some Time So now you've got a list of things to work on. Make a recurring appointment with yourself and/or your team to work through your list. If you don't set specific time in your calendar, then somehow you'll always be too busy. But if you set aside the time, then you'll see regular progress and somehow all the other things you need to do will also be done.

Step 4: Hold Your Feet to the Fire If you had an appointment with your most important client, would you arbitrarily blow them off? I doubt it. Treat the appointment you set for yourself as if it was a meeting with your most valued client. Sometimes this is easier said than done, so if you need it (and you know who you are) find an accountability partner. Give permission to someone to remind you and ask you about your progress or reward yourself with something special once you've completed your system. Sometime we all need a little kick in the pants, which is why all of our programs come with access to our Accountability and Systems Coach, Sandye Linnetz.

Follow these steps and feel free to eat all the sandwiches you want.

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© 2012 Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy, Inc.

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