What’s In This Episode:
Business owners wear too many hats. Systems turn the insanity into sanity. They help you (theoretically) to make sure everything gets done on time.
“From a business owner’s standpoint, what is your job?” – Brad
As a business owner, what is it that you do? Business owners have to:
- sell. No one is going to sell as effectively as the business owner does.
- recruit and train. You need to be responsible for who’s in the business.
- own the brand. What does the brand mean and is it consistent?
- do strategy. Where is the business going?
Anything that you don’t do should be the responsibility of someone else. That’s where systems come in.
“You don’t own it because it’s the scariest role to take on.” – Jill
What are you handing off in your business for someone else to do so that you have room to breathe? And are the materials your team needs easily accessible to them? Brad recommends getting a pack of notecards with one task that’s written on each that needs to get done in order for your business to succeed. With your team or by yourself, arrange those cards by skill or tool. Each of the piles you end up with is a job. While you may need to do these tasks yourself, eventually you might be able to outsource to a VA (learn how to hire a VA here).
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