Episode 30 | All Systems Mess Means Full Stop


Episode 30 | Solve Messy Hiring

On our expert segment today we are going to be talking to Jo Dodds. She is known for her 5 business fundamentals that help with productivity and business success.

“In order for any business to succeed, it must first become a system so that the business functions exactly the same way every time down to the last detail.” – Rick Harshaw

How do I evaluate if my systems are working for me and how can I adjust them so I can live my life and not my business?

First, if you are living your business and not your life that is a good evaluation that your systems are not working for you.

Start with what you want your outcome to be. Be really clear about what you want your business and your life to look like. Take the time to work it out and plan it out.

Systems are fluid and may need to be changing or adjusting. It is really trial and error figuring out what systems work best for you.

You can just change the process if it is not working or tweak it. Once you recognize that something is taking too long then it is time to change the process.
Jo uses Asana for her systems. She also recommends To Doist, Evernote or even pen and paper.

When you get stuck in procrastinating you may want to consider outsourcing or you could automate with a program like Zapier. Every time you find yourself putting something off there is a problem with your process.

How do you figure out what you need to do on a consistent basis?

Often if we don’t have a process, it just won’t happen.

If something seems to be too hard or too long, I try to find a tool for that. Zapier is a tool that Jo has used. You could also set up canned responses in your e-mail.

If it tires you out, hire it out!

Tracking is an important part of systems.

You can use your tracking to evaluate your systems and if their working.

We all have messy back-ends.

Link to Jo’s Offer: http://www.powertolivemorecalm.com

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