Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. (Thomas A. Edison)
Do you have systems in place for your business? Don’t for a second think that systems are only for large corporations with large budgets. They are critical for small business and start-ups. They are essential for people who are wanting to be successful in a home based business.
A system is something that you, and your clients can rely on. It builds efficiency into your actions. It prevents the inefficient “spinning of your wheels” that so many small business owners experience while trying to get the business off the ground.
Here is a simple system that you can put into place in your business right now. It is the “Action Grid”.
1. Take out a Calendar for September 2013
2. Take a separate piece of paper and list 30 effective actions that you should do to grow your business
3. Now, input all 30 actions onto the September calendar.
As simple as it sounds. You now have a system that you can rely on for September. You just have to put that Calendar up on the wall and each day you look at the actions that you are supposed to do for that day, and then you do them.
This is just a simple idea. There are many, many others that will make your business more effective and more efficient. Systems don’t need to be complicated. If they are complicated then you won’t do them, and then you kill the whole concept of the system.
Build the system, watch the results.