But, if you are like most of the small business owners I talk with you are also overwhelmed and struggling to create effective business systems too.
Creating systems are actually pretty easy when you realize that there are only 3 key elements to each system you create in your biz, it doesn’t even matter what the system is for.
It could be a follow-up system, lead generation system, scheduling system, back up system. It really does not matter.
The 3 elements are:
• The Tools – what software/technology is used in the process
• The Process – step-by-step instructions to complete a task
• The People – who is implementing various steps in the process
The place where I see most folks get hung up on is with the tools. If you are just starting out, or even if you have been in business for awhile sometimes you don’t actually use tools per say, it could an excel spreadsheet, or a google sheet, or it could be on an index card. The point is don’t get overwhelmed trying to figure out what tool to use to implement the system.
The truth is unless you do this on an everyday basis like I do with my clients and have tons of experience with what works for each scenario you may not know where to start with what the “right” tool is. That’s okay. You can do it manually with a spreadsheet.
For the longest time when I first started my business before I got all this fancy software/tools to do the job, I used a simple spreadsheet for my follow up system.
It does NOT have to be complicated, in fact, the less complicated the better, because chances are if it’s too complicated you won’t use it or you’ll need someone else to help you use it. And when you are trying to run a lean business that can be overwhelming in and of itself.
It’s kind of like using a firehose to fill your bathtub, it really doesn’t work and it would make you need all sorts of additional support you don’t really need if you just turned on the faucet.
It also helps a ton to get down the current system you are using now, the one that is not automated as it will help you to figure out what fancy system you actually need to implement, it will show you what is working and what is not working.
You see, systems don’t have to be scary or overwhelming when you break them down this way. 🙂
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hey, I’m Kim + I am ridiculously passionate about helping you to work smarter and not harder + to realize how freaking amazing you actually are, exactly as you are and how easy business really can be when you are in alignment + simplify + add systems to organize your business + plan your business growth. I’ve been geeking out about online business, online marketing + systems + personal development + all that stuff since I created my first business back in 2006 + sold it.
This whole business owner thing is not for the faint of heart, there is a reason why most businesses fail!
While the road to burnout doesn’t look the same for everyone on it there are some similarities you typically experience on this path!
- You’re always in the weeds of your business
- You don’t have efficient systems and processes (or maybe none at all)
- You aren’t delegating effectively
- You can’t take time off
- You’re trying to do too many things at once + wearing all the hats
It’s exhausting just thinking about it! But there’s a way off the hamster wheel!
If you’re overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, and worried that if you take time off the bottom will fall out from beneath you and your business will fall apart.
Then, you are in the right place my friend, been there, done that, got the tee-shirt and I’d love to support you in ending the cycle!