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September 26, 2014 | Systemizing | Beth Schneider

Not sure if you 'NEED' systems in your business?

Well, it's easy enough to figure that out... How are you doing?

Could you possibly be making more money?

Are your clients paying enough - and on time?

Is your staff your dream team?

Are you stressed, tired, overwhelmed, overworked and under paid? Are you lovin' everything about what you do and still feeling like you should be making more
money?

Do you wish that you had more free time? More ME time?

Okay, you need 'em, don't you? Now let's look at why you don't already have them...

Do you think....

1. "I'm already overworked. I don't have time to mess with writing up systems"

2. "Systems are a waste of time and sooooo boring"

3. "It's easier to just 'wing it'"

4. "Having to follow systems will suck all the creativity out of my work"

5. "If I just outsource stuff it will take care of itself!" (Well, this one is actually true...IF you have systems that others can follow!)

Myths about systems are just that, MYTHS, and according to the dictionary a myth is a: widely held but false belief or idea; a misrepresentation of the truth. So, my friends, let's do some 'MYTH BUSTING'!

1. The Myth: "I'm already overworked. I don't have time to mess with writing up systems". Okay, I get it, you are overworked and, admittedly, it will take some time to create and implement systems, BUT (and here's the important part): you only have to create each system one time. After that, the time you save when that task or job comes up again, is phenomenal! With a system in place, everyone knows what to do, when to do it... and it's all done faster and just the way you planned it!
2. The Myth: "Systems are a waste of time and sooooo boring" The Reality: Systems save you time! You don't have to 'do it yourself' or tell someone else what to do (over and over). The how to and the who, and the what ifs are clearly documented so that even that 'newbie' can jump right in and get to work. And boring? Well, maybe, but only if the task itself is boring! (Sorry, I can't help you with that... )
3. The Myth: "It's easier if I just 'wing it'" Really? That means that you have to recreate the wheel - over and over and over! Why not figure out 'what works' and do that (or better yet, have someone else do it) just the way you planned it; the same way every time, without you having to give it a single thought? Why wing it and wonder if it will work???
4. The Myth: "Having to follow systems will suck all the creativity out of my work" How about using your creativity to design 'creative systems' and then using all the time you save (and the money you make) to tackle some crazy, creative new project?
5. The Myth: "If I just outsource stuff it will take care of itself!"(Well, this one is actually true... IF you have systems that others can follow!)

Myths are interesting, but that's all. Systems myths, like all other myths can keep you believing that supernatural scary things can scoop you up and conquer you. Believing in systems myths (and treating them as real life non-fiction) will not only bleed you of your time and your money, but it will keep you stuck doing it all yourself! Give yourself a break... bust those systems myths and start 'creating' systems!

Need a little help busting those system myths? The first small step toward developing business systems to increase profits and productivity is to get started with a no cost, no strings attached business review at www.processprodigy.com/consulting. Or if you prefer, give Dana in our office a call at 888-584-5452 ex 707.

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© Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy, Inc.
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